Performance I AM A DIALOGUE and the team of DANCE.LV journal goes to dance festival in Vilnius


Annual international contemporary dance festival New Baltic Dance ’12 will be held in Vilnius from May 2 till 9.  Dance performance “I am a dialogue” created by Dance Anatomy is also included in the program of festival (performance on May 5 at 17:00). Also, thanks to the support from Mobility program of Nordic Culture Point, the tam of DANCE.LV journal will also go to Vilnius. We will watch and write, talk and think about latest tendencies, meet people, present situation in Latvia and search for the best ways to communicate dance. During the festival the meeting of Nordic-Baltic project READING DANCE/WRITING DANCE will be held in order to plan further activities.

The 16th international contemporary dance festival „New Baltic dance“ will take place in Vilnius, May 2-9. The organizers of the event are preparing to present 12 gripping performances by famous dance troupes from abroad and a broad panorama works by Lithuanian contemporary dance companies and independent choreographers. A total of 19 performances will be presented to the Lithuanian and international audiences.Most of the performances will be shown at the Arts Printing house and the Lithuanian National drama theatre.

International Contemporary Dance Festival ‘New Baltic Dance’ has grown up into one of the main and most prestigious dance festivals in the Baltic Sea region. The first event in 1997 gathered participants mostly from the post-Soviet countries where contemporary dance had been only starting. Since then the number of guest countries increased – festival has presented companies from all Nordic and Baltic countries, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Israel, Canada, Slovenia, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Poland, Switzerland, Senegal. Program of the festival consists both from 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 etc.) with famous productions and new young companies/choreographers with experimental works. One of principles of festival is to present the newest productions (usually not more than 12 months old), thus the event is open for premieres, post-premieres, pre-premieres. The festival also provides the possibility for Lithuanian choreographers to show their newest creations (mostly premieres).

In previous years there were several artists representing Latvia – several times Olga Zitluhina Dance Company (“When owl’s tail blossoms…”, “And again about the same. Part I”, “Quick Time Player”, “Dances of the Lost” (see the the reviews by Lithuanian dance critics here and here), also the works by R?ta Nordmane, El?na Breice and Val?rijs O?ehno as well as students of the Latvian Academy of Culture were shown.

See the full festival program on the site of Lithuanian Dance Information Center –

Video  from the performance “I am a dialogue”