Category Archives: DANCEPUNKC

On Expectations

Inta Balode*
I was on the side of informed audience – while standing on the edge of Geysir, the master Geysir, the father of the word “geyser”, – I knew already that it “doesn’t do anything”. When Sesselja said the phrase “it doesn’t do anything” she meant that it is just there, it is hot, but […]

Keðja Wilderness Dance in Bebrene

Today, on May 11, 2014 at 15:00 in Bebrene/Dviete there will be a second showing of the outcomes of the keðja Wilderness Dance residences. Norwegian choreographer Ingri Midgard Fiksdal together with Pernille Holden, Ingeleiv Berstad, Eivind Seljeseth and Kristin Helgebostad were in residency in Bebrene from June 13 till July 4, 2013. This year from […]

Aliens in Ainaži. About a Wilderness Dance showing

Inta Balode
We are all aliens. We come from somewhere we don’t know, we go to somewhere we don’t know and we meet people we don’t know. Four young artists (Lotta Suomi, Ásrún Magnúsdóttir, Aust?ja Vilkaityt? and Lea Vendelbo Petersen) united under the title of „Foreign Mountain”, came from all those places they are from (Finland, […]

Riga, Umea and European values

Inta Balode
The human chain of about 14 000 people standing in the streets of Riga in really freezing day of January 18 and passing books from the old to the new building of the Latvian National Library. Seven Chinese dancers for around and hour dancing in line close to each other in The Sami-Chinese dance […]

Tipperary exists

Inta Balode
Even if wikipedia says that now in Tipperary live less people than in 1821 the town is real and it looks good and vivid despite the rain. And the line from the song „It’s a long way to Tipperary” I mentioned a day before is the most cliche one and it is used in […]

It’s a long way to Tipperary

Inta Balode
Tomorrow I will go to Tipperary. My friend said that it cannot be true, there is no such a place, she was sure that it is a fictional place existing only in the song.

Tomorrow I will go to the Tipperary Dance Platform. Yes, it is a real and annual (!) contemporary dance event with exciting […]