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23/03/13 experience abroad , Latest posts , Republished reviews , reviews

After Baltic Bubble Riga: Nationalism in contemporary dance

After Baltic Bubble Riga: Nationalism in contemporary dance
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From March 13 till 16, 2013 Latvia (Ģertrūdes Street Theater) was hosting Baltic dance platform Baltic Bubble Riga 2013. Even if not discussed directly the questions of identity and also national identity were in the air. What is different among all Baltic countries? What is similar? Are there also other things besides funding systems making us Latvians, Estonians or Lithuanians even in such nationally “neutral” art form as contemporary dance?  Thinking about that made me remember that in December 2012 during the Polish Dance Platform in Poznan Lithuanian dance critic Monika Jašinskaitė  gave me her text about two dance solos (one Lithuanian, another Polish)  dealing with the subject of nationalism. So now after the Baltic Bubble Riga and before the deadline of the grant named “National Identity” at the State Culture Capital Foundation seems the right time to publish Monika’s article. National identity definitely is getting more and more topical issue in different contexts. Let’s see where it goes – towards narrow minded national slogans or towards true search for who we are and what happens with us.  Continue reading

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26/06/11 experience abroad , Latest posts , Republished reviews , reviews

4 x40 or an everlasting performance (Audronė Motiejūnaitė about DANCES OF THE LOST)

4 x40 or an everlasting performance (Audronė Motiejūnaitė about DANCES OF THE LOST)
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Audronė Motiejūnaitė (During experimental project “Dance in word – not vs. new criticism”)

The man and the environment. How does a person change in unusual conditions, how is the space perceived? How does a professional dancer change being expelled on the asphalt instead of official, enclosed places (theater stage)? There was an attempt to answer this question. Each of us can interpret their feelings in our own ways, but let’s not look at it so bluntly and peripherally. Let’s imagine that we are in the woods of Crimea…

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25/06/11 experience abroad , Republished reviews , reviews

Lithuanian dance critic Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė about DANCES OF THE LOST

Lithuanian dance critic Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė about DANCES OF THE LOST
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As DANCE.LV journal already reported on May 5, 2011 Dances of the Lost – work by Olga Zitluhina Dance Company – was performed during the International Contemporary Dance Festival “New Baltic Dance’11”. We are grateful to Lithianian dance critic Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė that she found time to translate into English the paragraph from her festival overview where she speaks about Dances of the Lost.

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07/05/11 contemporary dance in Latvia , Latest posts , Republished reviews , reviews

Reviews about performance Come with me

Reviews about performance Come with me
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COME WITH ME

Your arms would not be able to strech as far as necessary to form an adequate gesture for beauty (You know that, don’t you?) So, beauty remains in the impossibilities of the body. Einstürzende Neubauten

Contemporary dance performance Come With Me at Gertrude Street Theatre is created by Andrejs Jarovojs in collaboration with choreographer Elīna Breice and dancers Agnese Bordjukova and Guntis Spridzāns. The visual image of the performance was put into the hands of Ieva Kauliņa and the music for it has been tailored by Dāvis Burmeisters.

The performance is a psychological portrait of a relationship at a time of choice – to go or to stay. It starts at the moment where nothing happens as we’d like it to. Come With Me tells a story of struggle with each other and with the truth that nothing in our lives goes on forever: loneliness, fear, freedom, addiction, passion, love, touch and embrace. And nevertheless, despite the countless differences, we can’t live without each other. A simple and intimate story of love and separation.

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