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 […]
By Olga Dolina
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 […]
This text is inspired by a conversation with the participants of Baltic Nordic collaboration project “45+” gathering dancers over age of 45 who are still active in the field. My thoughts and impressions about the project are in two texts written after meetings in Riga during Time to Dance festival and Hammerfest during DanseFestival Barents: […]
I entered the world of “Ananda” (September 20, 2016) without any knowledge about it in advance: I walked the way lit with candles, drank from the Indian tea and thought that this is already an experience of integrity and sinking in a meditative, different from the every-day world environment. Right from the entrance there […]
Why do we eat avocado, if it does not have any flavor?
It is everywhere!
Bananas. They are nice.
Our preset notions and reputed opinions are like avocado – tasteless fruits with buttery texture, which green and porous bark we usually peel and throw away in the litter. Therefore, the bone of avocado – chestnut brown core […]
The closing lab of the current cycle of The Writing Movement Network is taking place in Riga during the Time to Dance festival. This time the network brings together writers from Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Byelorussia. One of the activities of this lab included participation of the dance class led by Branko Poto?an, […]
On “more than naked” by Doris Uhlich at Vaba Lava in Tallinn
Yes, of course, I was paying attention to the body parts that are not usually exposed so much. And I did compare bodies and I found bigger and fatter ones more interesting than thin ones. In a way. Because the shaking technique or fat-technique […]
Here is one text about the two performances I was able to view during the project “New Dance in the New Venue” (August 15-19, 2015) in Saldus, Latvia. Since this was an initiative, born from The Writing Movement Network, it feels kind of natural for me to write and move. Firstly, I moved from […]
Movement Research presents shared programs of 3-4 choreographers each Monday evening on a free series at the historic Judson Church. Because this program supports experiments in performance rather than finished products, reviews are not allowed. In addition, production values are low – there are few lighting cues and tech is minor. However, because the […]
I was in ICE HOT Nordic dance platform seeing „Nordic contemporary dance at its best”. On December 11 I saw 6 performances of total around 315 minutes. Mainly I came to Oslo because The keðja Writing Movement-project launched its catalogue: Expeditions in Dance Writing. Writing Movement 2012-2014, in the foyer at Dansens Hus, Oslo, on […]