There should be no year without Latvian dance in Vilnius! We are glad to announce that in 2o14 the performance INSIDE choreographed by Dmitrijs Gaitjukevi?s is included in the program of the NEW BALTIC DANCE ’14 festival and will be shown on May 14 at 19:00 in the Black Hall of the Arts Printing House. “INSIDE” is the recipient of the Theater Award in contemporary dance nomination of the season 2012/2013. It will be a shared evening with Estonian (Latvian origin) choreographer Renate Valme and Kompanii Nii in work called PUNG. But the festival starts already tomorrow – it will run from May 9 till May 15 and will feature many worth seeing Lithuanian and foreign performances. As the festival director Audronis Imbrasas said – there is a jump in the number of dance performances produced in Lithuania to compare with previous years.
More information about the festival can be found on the website of the Lithuanian Dance Information Center and on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naujasis-Baltijos-%C5%A0okis/181157471931352
International Contemporary Dance Festival ‘NEW BALTIC DANCE‘ during 18 years of its existence has grown up into one of the main and most prestigious dance festivals in the Baltic Sea region. It is organized by Lithuanian Dance Information Centre and Vilnius Festivals. Each yearly May it takes place at different venues in Vilnius. For the first event in 1997 festival team gathered participants mostly from the post-Soviet countries where contemporary dance had only been starting. Since then the number of guest countries increased significantly – the festival has presented companies from all Nordic and Baltic countries, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Israel, Canada, Slovenia, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Poland, Switzerland, Senegal. All in all mote than 170 companies from 25 countries have been programmed for the festival. The program of the New Baltic Dance consists of both well-established companies (La La La Human Steps, Cullbergballet, Aterballetto, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Random Dance Company, Russell Maliphant, Ariadone/Carlotta Ikeda, Ballet de Lorraine, Granhøj Dans, cia. toula limnaios, zero vizibility corp. etc.) with famous productions and new young companies/choreographers with experimental works. One of the guidelines of the festival is to present the latest productions, thus the event is open for premieres, post-premieres, pre-premieres. The festival also provides the possibility for Lithuanian choreographers to show their recent works.