Baltic Bubble Riga 2013 open call for applications


Choreographers, dancers, teaching staff, producers and other contemporary dance professionals from Baltic countries are invited to participate in Baltic Bubble Riga 2013 programme which will take place in Riga during March 13th -17th 2013.

The programme aims to introduce participants with contemporary dance scene in each country – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, in order to facilitate exchange of opinions and offer a platform for new contacts and collaborations. Based on applications 15 participants from three Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, will be selected.

Baltic Bubble Riga 2013 programme:

1) overview of contemporary dance scene in context of culture policy of each country, including organisational and financial questions, as well as historical development’s aspects:

– Priit Raud, Kanuti Gildi Saal, artistic managing director, Estonia;

– Laura Staš?ne, Latvian New Theatre Institute, programme curator, Latvia;

– Audronis Imbrasas, Lithuanian Dance Information Centre, director, Lithuania;

2) contemporary dance scene’s artistic landscape and developments in each country:

– Evelin Lagle, dance critic and theoretician, Estonia;

– Inta Balode, dance critic, editor in chief of e-magazine, Latvia;

– Vita Mozuraite, dance critic, associated professor at Vilnius University Communications department, Lithuania;

3) latest information about international cooperation projects and networks in the region in contemporary dance field, as well as about possibilities to receive financial support for creation of new partnerships and strengthening the existing ones.

4) performances of the youngest generation of the Baltic contemporary dance artists and informal meetings with the artistic teams:

RESERVISTS, choreography El?na Lutce, dramaturgy Inga Gaile, dancing Krist?ne Albuže, Eva Vanc?ne, Kristaps Ce?malnieks un Sergejs Tarase?a [premiere date February 13th, 2013, ?ertr?des ielas te?tris];

SANTA MUERTE AND THE SUN, work-in-progress for choreographer’s Karl Saks and sound artist’s Hendrik Kaljujarv new piece;

GOOD ENOUGH, directing Andrejs Jarovojs, choreography Krist?ne Vismane, performing Katr?na Albuže and Krist?ne Vismane [premiere date January 6th, 2013, ?ertr?des ielas te?tris];

HOURS, choreography and performing Evita Birule, Eva Vanc?ne, Krist?ne Vismane [premiere date October 30th, 2012, Dirty Deal Teatro];

SIBILLA, directing Valentins Masalskis, choreography and performing Lora Joudkaite [premiere date December 31st, 2008, Arts Printing House].

Requirements to applicants:

– lives and works in one of the three Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania;

– has at least one year professional experience in contemporary dance field and current occupation is directly related to performing arts;

– ability to communicate orally and in writing in English, to understand others and express own opinion;

– readiness and ability to participate in the programme full time, i.e. without exception take part in all programme’s activities during march 13th-16th, 2013.

Financial and organisational provision: organisers will cover travel costs and will ensure accommodation, meals, local transportation, as well as free entrance to performances scheduled in the programme.

In order to apply, send your application until February 18th, 2013, 24:00 to email address Application should include:

1) motivation letter (max 1500 characters);

2) professional Curriculum Vitae.

Documents must be in English.

Organisers will get in touch with all applicants till February 25th, 2013, and will post list of confirmed participants not later than on February 28th, 2013.

All latest updates about the Baltic Bubble Riga 2013 shall be posted on ?ertr?des ielas te?tris website:

Organisers keep the rights to make amendments in the programme.

Baltic Bubble Riga 2013 is organised by ?ertr?des ielas te?tris, and this will be second Baltic Dance Platform’s (BDP) event. The first BDP event Baltic Bubble was organised by dance agency STÜ (Estonia) and took place in September 2012 in Tallinn, where Baltic dance performances were presented within Nordic – Baltic dance cooperation network’s kedja programme. BDP also supported a one week residency during which three young choreographers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania worked together.

Baltic Dance Platform aims to facilitate cooperation in contemporary dance field in the Baltic countries and its creation was initiated by dance agency STÜ (Estonia) in cooperation with Dance Information Centre (Lithuania) and ?ertr?des ielas te?tris (Latvia).

Baltic Dance Platform was made possible with support of Nordic-Baltic Mobility programme Culture.