Category Archives: contemporary dance in Latvia

2D Dance. Sintija Siliņa dance performance’s ‘Rock Bottom /// Bedre’ review

Max Ryynänen

The review was written as a part of the project 2D Dance where foreign authors assessed video recordings of several Latvian dance performances. 2D Dance is an experiment that studies if dance is a readable form of art when put on the screen, and how local choreographers’ work can be perceived by authors who know little or nothing about […]

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 […]

Dances with theory and power

Inta Balode
The article was first published in music magazine “M?zikas saule” on September 2015. Translation into English by Ilze Millere and Inta Balode
I decided to think about who dances, who thinks and who has power. Power in quite broad sense as influence, superiority and authority often holding hands with financing, visibility and fame. Power that […]

On two performances in Saldus – “Corpuss” by Elina Lutce and Krista Dzudzilo and “Summer feet in Saldus” by Moa M. Sahlin

Elena Angelova*
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 […]

TIME TO DANCE 2013 already running! Texts from “Reveal a critic inside yourself!”

Busy with kedjaKlaipeda we missed the first day of International contemporary dance festival TIME TO DANCE which is the biggest contemporary dance event in Latvia. Anyway I’m sure you know about the festival from where you can read all the details about the artists and performances, and workshops and more. As regards DANCE.LV Journal […]