Category Archives: Dance artists and companies
The Latvian Dance Award Ceremony. Photo: Margarita Germane

2019 Reviews

Gundija Zandersona

In 2019 a variety of writers submitted reviews to journal. This collection of celebratory, and critically reflective texts are a testament to the growing ecology, and recognition of dance practices in Latvia.


The Latvian Dance Information Centre (LDIC) invited Larisa Abizova (a leading ballet critic from St. Peterburg) to review three works performed by […]

Simona Orinska

Simona Orinska – dance movement therapist, butoh performer. She has gained master degrees in Arts and Health Care. Simona is a member of  Latvian Dance Movement Therapy Association and studio Laboratory of Stage Arts. She has been also studied body techniques as in Latvia and abroad – dance movement therapy, physical theatre, dance improvisation, contactimprovisation […]


OLGA ZITLUHINA DANCE COMPANY was founded in 1996 as the first contemporary dance company in Latvia. The artistic director of the company is Olga Zitluhina. Olga Zitluhina is the headmaster and contemporary dance teacher at the Department of Contemporary Dance Choreography at the Latvian Academy of Culture; she teaches contemporary dance and character dance at the State […]

Guntis Spridzans

As a contemporary dance choreographer I have worked on dance pieces, theater plays and on TV.
Some of my works are choreography for the theater plays, for example, P.S. Spriditis, produced by United Intimacy Theater group, play Crazy at the Valmiera theater and rock opera Izredzetais for which me and choreographer Inga Raudinga […]

Ilze Zirina

Works in contemporary dance field since 1997. Got MA in choreography ( Music Academy of Latvia ) in 2001. Preofessional skills learned from such teachers as Olga Zitluhina, David Zambrano, Maria Munoz, Pep Ramis, Julyen Hamilton, Hai Cohen, Masaki Iwana, Fiona Millward, Katri Soini, Benno Vorham, SU –EN to name few. With the support of […]

Elina Gaitjukevica

Dancer, dance teacher, choreographer. BA of Arts (Latvian Academy of Culture, 2007). Graduated Culture College of Latvia ( department of the performer of contemporary dance ) in 2004. Artistic director of dance group RITMS. Has expanded her professional experience at international festivals such as American Dance Festival (ASV, 2004), ImpulsTanz ( AUS, 2008 […]

Ramona Galkina

Dancer, dance teacher, choreographer, Feldenkrais Method practitioner. Dancer at Olga Zitluhina Dance Company. BA of Arts (Latvian Academy of Culture, 2003), MA of Arts in Choreography (Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, 2007) , Certificated Feldenkrais Method practitioner (Vienna, 2004).