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Category Archives: experience abroad

Are You in the “Context” ?!

By Olga Dolina
Sometimes it happens to experience written in the stars-like situations. When you wake up one rainy November morning and realize that hustle and bustle of Latvian culture festivals is long gone, and you want something more than just an everyday routine. I woke up having a clear wish to dive into the energy […]

Heart Beats Light in the polar night

Ilze Zirina
In short
From November 5 till 12, 2017 interdisciplinary international project Heart Beats Light was presented at the Dance Festival Barents in Hammerfest, Norway. Dance representatives form Latvia, Inta Balode, Vilnis Birins, Ramona Galkina, Ilze Zirina and Olga Zitluhina, together with dancers of Stellaris DansTeater Ekaterina Nikitina, Eivind Linn, Tonje Aas Molnes from Norway participated […]

Far north makes a project “45+” last longer

Inta Balode*
“You are provoking; you must be a journalist,” says one of the participants of the discussion after listening to couple of my questions to the group of choreographers of “45+” project gathered in their final lab in Hammerfest, Norway. Tonight “45+” members are discussing the future of the network. “It is good to ask questions […]

Meeting Caroline Waters at ECITE 2016

Ilze Zirina
Caroline Waters is CI practicioner since middle of 80’s. Based in Great Britain, Caroline is currently an Associate Lecturer of Dance at Chichester University, is a Broadcaster on Brighton and Hove Community Radio and a performer in Tanglehead Productions and The Carnival Collective.
Amongst all the traveling teaching at international level, Caroline was an Associate […]

Latvian and Bulgarian collaboration in dance performance “Wordless”

Inta Balode
On September 16 and 17, 2016 Latvian Contemporary Dance Choreographers Union is presenting choreographer’s Elena Jacinta’s dance performance „Wordless” which will be shown at Gertrudes Street Theatre at 19.00. One of the performers is Elena Angelova from Bulgaria. If international choreographers are working in Latvia quite often, then having a dancer from abroad is still quite rare […]

Holding the Center. About ECITE 2016

Ilze Z?ri?a
There are many great people taking care for the development of contemporary dance as well as Contact Improvisation (CI) in Latvia. Still, feels like the development happens slow and has a certain heaviness in itself: enthusiasts are running out of strength and passion. They step back, other enthusiasts come instead and “fight” for few […]

Lifelong Dance Practice: Project 45+

With the support from Nordic Culture Point Mobility Programme Network Funding and partners from Estonia and Norway a very nice and cherished for a long time idea of Latvian choreographer Olga Žitluhina became possible. The idea is to bring together dancers and choreographers of the age from 45 years from different countries and do something new and […]