I’m always thinking about how it started. How and why, and where I found rights to talk about other people’s work in a way I know something about it? In a way I know something more, something special, and something others might not know or might not think about, something worth sharing? This is […]
Almost two years ago in September in Aarhus Denmark there was an encounter of Nordic Baltic dance network “kedja”. And there was also a dance writing seminar. We did write different texts. And to be more “different” me and my Lithuanian colleague dance critic Ingrida Gerbutavi?i?t? we invented a task for ourselves. We decided […]
Today I went to the square at the Central Station of Riga. There was an open air attraction “The Chairs” from France. The attraction is brought by International Baltic Ballet festival “From Classics to Avantgarde”. It is already eighteens edition of the festival. Always also inside the station and sometimes at the station. Sometimes […]
As you know very well DANCE.LV Journal and especially DANCEPUNKC is not only about pure dance, dance-dance or something what is labeled as „dance”. That’s why it was pleasure to receive an offer and invitation from the Argentinean composer, performer and filmmaker Sebastian Wesman based in Tallinn. The offer was to take a look […]
About “Sacred Sky Sacred Earth: Pacific meditation” on August 18, 2012
Huge and tiny, earth and air, fire and water, inspiration by spirit, by creative spirit, by spirit of the free wind, spirit of clean waters, spirit of air and spirit of warming, protecting and cleaning fire. Dance in its improvised and structured form, light […]
Cal-Laboratory Kitchen 2012 has moved to Tijuana, Mexico for it’s last two days. All the choreographers are working together and thinking about BORDER. Here is a short photo and comment reportage from August 20 in Tijuana.
1. We went to see the border and found a wall.
2. We tried to look through the wall to get […]
This will be more personal than EARTH, WATER and AIR. FIRE is personal; it tends to interact very directly and very obviously. Becoming a choreographer for two hours just by a chance is also very personal. And it lit my FIRE.
I enter the studio and Henry (Henry Torres ) says I was thinking about superheroes. […]
On May 6, 2012 during the dance critic seminar (at the Arts printing House, Vilnius) we, the team of DANCE.LV Journal asked the participants and also the leaders of the seminar to get involved in little unusual and playful project. We told a little about history of dance criticism in Latvia and tried to search […]
Inta Balode,* Madli Pesti,** Elena Slobodchikova***
It is hard not to be taken by New York. Every night there are hundreds of performances to choose from. Once the choice is made some generalizations about all New York performing arts arrive. Three of us visiting New York for just to mention some festivals – American Realness, Coil, […]
DANCEPUNKC speaks about the exhibition BODIES in Riga
The most unpleasant moment in the exhibition Bodies revealed: unseen+real was the question from a dressed all in white medical student: “Can I help you?” I attended the exhibition with a nineteen year old girl whom I met at the school before the lunch break. At the […]