Folk Dance Festival Countdown!
The 16th Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival will be in Philadelphia, PA during the July 4, 2020 weekend. The excitement of this festival in conjunction with the city’s Welcome America events will culminate with a colorful and dynamic show featuring some 2,000 dancers creating a magical symphony of Lithuanian folk dance, costume design and historic culture storytelling. Nearly 10,000 people from around the world are expected to gather for the Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival in historic Philadelphia - explore and share in this experience!
The XVI Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival takes its inspiration from the Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis' 1909 painting, The Tale of Kings. The logo was created by designer Deimantė Kalinauskaitė from Lithuania, who currently resides in Atlanta. The festival logo embraces the many elements of the festival’s significance; the M.K. Čiurlionis kings’ crown, folk dancers, the three colors of the Lithuanian flag, and a bell, a symbol of freedom not only in Philadelphia in its struggle against oppression, but is also found in Čiurlionis’ work. The bell has been incorporated in several of M.K. Ciurlionis’ paintings, as well as his musical compositions. In his painting The Sonata of the Sun’s Finale, the nation’s tireless and hopeful pursuit of freedom is symbolized. This brief explantion of our modern 21st century logo, reflects a committed, modern and growing European nation and her children!