Ballet by Giedrius Kuprevičius “Čiurlionis”. The role of imagination in forming cultural memory

  • Rūta Gaidamavičiūtė
Keywords: Giedrius Kuprevičius, ballet, historicity, imagination, cultural memory, M. K. Čiurlionis, intertextuality, citation


The goal of the article is to present the ballet “Čiurlionis” by Giedrius Kuprevičius as a memorialistic work of art, in which creative motifs of M. K. Čiurlionis are widely employed by meansof intertextuality. Attempts are made to reveal the composer’s purposeful efforts, which he took to disclose the creator’s inner drama. Studying the chosen way of composing, efforts are taken to pay attention to the aspects of historicity and imagination. The chosen way of composing can be defined as intermediate between historicity (authentic material of his biography and creative work) and artistic fiction when imagination is directed to reveal the chosen aspect of the personality.