Folk dance and song group 'Žilvinas' was established in 1948.
In April 2008 the group marked its 60th anniversary by a grand event.
The basis of the repertoire is authentic dances and songs of Klaipeda region.
The routes of 'Žilvinas' concert tours cross many European countries.
The group has won numerous awards in various competitions. The most prominent are the following: 2001 'Golden Bird' ('Aukso paukštė') award for the best folk dance and song group; in 2002 the vocal group won 'Golden Bird' ('Aukso paukštė') for the best vocal ensemble.
The group recorded three concert programmes on the Lithuanian Television, one-hour concert programme on the German radio 'Deutsche Welle', vocal group recorded CDs: in 2004 'Metamorphosis Klaipeda Style' ('Klaipėdietiškos metamorfozės'), in 2007 'We Are Klaipeda Residents' ('Mes klaipėdiškiai').
Current repertoire includes:
Klaipėda region programme - authentic seaside region songs and dances.
Performed by vocal and dance groups of 'Žilvinas'.
Programme duration: 35 – 40 min.
Entertainment programme – spectators have a possibility to learn Lithuanian folk dances and songs. Moreover, spectators can dance folk dances and sing old Lithuanian songs together with group members.
Programme duration: 30 – 40 min.
Lithuanian dance programme – programme performed with the background music prepared in advance.