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06/07/17 Education and research , experience abroad , Latest posts , News

Axis Syllabus intensive workshop with Frey Faust. Early bird registration open!

Axis Syllabus intensive workshop with Frey Faust. Early bird registration open!
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Axis Syllabus intensive workshop with Frey Faust  will take place from October 27 till 29 in the beautiful surroundings of the Asvejos National Park 7o km from Vilnius.  The registration for the workshop is already open and early birds pay less! If they are early enough not to miss the moment until there are no more places left. Workshop full price is 340 EUR; early bird (until 25th of August) pays 290 EUR. Registration takes place here.

Detailed information about the workshop can be found on http://axissyllabusintensivewithfreyfaust.weebly.com/

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20/12/16 experience abroad , Latest posts , News , Personalities

Far north makes a project “45+” last longer

Far north makes a project “45+” last longer
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Inta Balode*

“You are provoking; you must be a journalist,” says one of the participants of the discussion after listening to couple of my questions to the group of choreographers of “45+” project gathered in their final lab in Hammerfest, Norway. Tonight “45+” members are discussing the future of the network. “It is good to ask questions but you are asking them to wrong people. Politicians are the ones to be asked!” he continues. I said that I have been doing also that and I know how complicated it is, how easy it is to make enemies just because of asking simple questions. At the same time, I believe that there are not wrong people to be asked. There are two reasons. First, I am interested in answers. Second, yes, I do provoke sometimes but it is for the sake of stimulating situations where I am more or less outsider. I am allowed to be the one thinking (or pretending to) think differently, to question and to doubt. Continue reading

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12/09/16 contemporary dance in Latvia , experience abroad , News

Latvian and Bulgarian collaboration in dance performance “Wordless”

Latvian and Bulgarian collaboration in dance performance “Wordless”
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Inta Balode

On September 16 and 17, 2016 Latvian Contemporary Dance Choreographers Union is presenting choreographer’s Elena Jacinta’s dance performance „Wordless” which will be shown at Gertrudes Street Theatre at 19.00. One of the performers is Elena Angelova from Bulgaria. If international choreographers are working in Latvia quite often, then having a dancer from abroad is still quite rare thing. Because of that I decided to ask couple questions to Bulgarian Elena (yes, a choreographer is also Elena) whom I met last year for the first time. Continue reading

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27/08/16 Calendar , Latest posts , News

NEW DANCE IN A NEW PLACE has reached West coast of Latvia

NEW DANCE IN A NEW PLACE has reached West coast of Latvia
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From August 28 till September 1 traveling interdisciplinary festival/seminar “New Dance in a New Place” is taking place in Cīrava and Liepāja. It will gather dancers, philosophers, journalists, choreographers, critics, musicians and visual artists from France, Finland, Germany and Latvia. Within the festival several performances, discussions, research seminar and creative labs will take place. The festival which already for the forth time is organized by DANCE.LV Journal in different places in Latvia aims at improving accessibility of contemporary arts outside the capital, enhance its undertstanding and collaboration among different fields. During the previous years the festival has been in regional concert halls in Rezekne, Cesis and Saldus Arts School.  Withing the festival of 2016 on August 31 in Liepaja concerthall “Great Amber”  two new contemporary dance performances will be presented – documentary dance performance “I’m a Really Shy Person” by Kristine Brinina and solo performance “Childhood’s Dream” by Agnese Bordjukova / Anatomy of DanceContinue reading

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10/08/16 Education and research , News

Summer Dance School’16 in Vilnius

Summer Dance School’16 in Vilnius
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Summer Dance School is the annual educational dance event which is held for the seventeenth time on 15th-20th of August at Arts Printing House, Vilnius. This year organizers introduce 5 teachers from USA, Nigeria, Slovakia, Austria and Lithuania. They will present 6 different dance disciplines. All seminars are dedicated for search and expansion of the abilities of dancer’s body: Continue reading

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06/07/16 Education and research , experience abroad , Latest posts , News

Lifelong Dance Practice: Project 45+

Lifelong Dance Practice: Project 45+
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With the support from Nordic Culture Point Mobility Programme Network Funding and partners from Estonia and Norway a very nice and cherished for a long time idea of Latvian choreographer Olga Žitluhina became possible. The idea is to bring together dancers and choreographers of the age from 45 years from different countries and do something new and creative with all power of experience and will of project participants. The thought found its realization within a project “Lifelong Dance Practice: Project 45+”. Project’s 1st meeting took place in Latvia, Riga, June 5-9, 2016.

At the age of 88, legendary dance artist, Anna Halprin writes: “I am aging. My body is not the same as a twenty-year-old’s, and it doesn’t have the prescribed quality of being in social places. But I think an aged body has its own configurations of beauty.” Continue reading

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20/04/16 Latest posts , News

‘Dance.lv Journal’ marks its fifth anniversary by richly programmed range of events

‘Dance.lv Journal’ marks its fifth anniversary by richly programmed range of events
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On April 29, the International day of dance, the internet platform for professional dance “DANCE.LV žurnāls” will celebrate five years since its being in circulation, and this event is going to be honoured by Dance artists’ awards ceremony, a master-class of dance criticism in Riga and an international creative dance lab in Viljandi, in Estonia. Continue reading

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15/10/15 Education and research , experience abroad , Latest posts , News

Making, showing and seeing – why?

Making, showing and seeing – why?
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Madli Pesti*

In the beginning of golden October the Writing Movement Network met in Iceland, in a small village of Laugarvatn, in the middle of a bare, smoking country. The network brings together dance writers from five countries: Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland. The hostess of the event was Sesselja Magnusdottir, dance critic and teacher from Iceland. She confronted us with three essential questions, that at first hearing may sound naive or even banal. But how much do we really go back to the basics and ask us what we are really doing? How often do we take time to ask the why-questions? The roaring rainstorm outside our cosy house and the possibility to look at the endless horizon inspired and stimulated our thinking process. Continue reading

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01/10/15 experience abroad , Latest posts , News

The Writing Movement Network meets in Iceland

The Writing Movement Network meets in Iceland
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As you already know ke∂ja Writing Movement has found its new incarnation within The Writing Movement Network initiative by Latvian partner DANCE.LV Journal and joins dance writers from Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland. From October 3 till 7, 2015 the second lab of the network will take place in Iceland. Continue reading

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13/08/15 Education and research , Latest posts , News

Project New Dance into the New Venue goes to Saldus

Project New Dance into the New Venue goes to Saldus
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August 2015 is the month when the third annual chapter of the project New Dance into the New Venue will open. This festival, initiated by the internet site ‘DANCE.LV Journal’, spanning the range of events including contemporary dance performances, seminars and master classes, will be hosted by the Saldus College of Art and Music. Continue reading

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