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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

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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27/08/15 contemporary dance in Latvia , DANCE.LV reviews , Latest posts , reviews

On two performances in Saldus – “Corpuss” by Elina Lutce and Krista Dzudzilo and “Summer feet in Saldus” by Moa M. Sahlin

On two performances in Saldus – “Corpuss” by Elina Lutce and Krista Dzudzilo and “Summer feet in Saldus” by Moa M. Sahlin

Elena Angelova*

Here is one text about the two performances I was able to view during the project “New Dance in the New Venue” (August 15-19, 2015) in Saldus, Latvia. Since this was an initiative, born from The Writing Movement Network, it feels kind of natural for me to write and move. Firstly, I moved from Bulgaria to Latvia, then I also moved in the choreographic project of Latvian choreographer Elena Jacinta “Tongue: Translations”[1]. Later on I moved again from Latvia back to Bulgaria, and here I am, writing about movements from two performances, that I saw during my stay in Saldus. A real process of writing and moving!

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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

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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02/08/15 Education and research , Latest posts , News

Nomadic School is looking for participants

Nomadic School is looking for participants

International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus invites 6 international students to participate in the Nomadic School to be held in Riga, September 4 – 11, 2015 during the Festival. Continue reading

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07/06/15 Bez tēmas , experience abroad , News

keðja Hammerfest 2015: Aesthetics and Power. Registratiton till June 30, 2015

keðja Hammerfest 2015: Aesthetics and Power. Registratiton till June 30, 2015

Dansearena nord – regional dance centre of Northern Norway, is organising the 11th keðja Encounterto take place in Hammerfest from November 5th to November 8th 2015. You find the programme and the registration form here. Deadline for registration is June 30, 2015. Nordic lights are waiting for you! Continue reading

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10/04/15 experience abroad , Latest posts , News

Aerowaves Spring Forward festival streaming from April 17 till 19

Aerowaves Spring Forward festival streaming from April 17 till 19

Aerowaves Spring Forward is a three day festival of the freshest contemporary dance from Europe. This year Spring Forward is hosted in partnership with Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona. From 17-19 April, 23 companies and artists from 17 countries will perform at a variety of venues in Barcelona for local and professional audiences. In partnership with ArtStreamingTV, Aerowaves brings you performances, interviews with artists and guests, and insights behind-the-scenes of this action-packed festival, directly from the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona. Spring Forward will be Streamed from Friday 17 April till Sunday April 19. Watch it on ArtStreamingTV! Continue reading

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14/03/15 DANCE.LV reviews , experience abroad , Latest posts , reviews

Elina Lutce, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Monday, February 16, 2015

Elina Lutce, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Monday, February 16, 2015

Laurie Uprichard*

Movement Research presents shared programs of 3-4 choreographers each Monday evening on a free series at the historic Judson Church. Because this program supports experiments in performance rather than finished products, reviews are not allowed. In addition, production values are low – there are few lighting cues and tech is minor. However, because the program is free, there is generally a large and warm audience in attendance. Continue reading

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01/02/15 Calendar , Education and research , experience abroad , Latest posts , News

Critical Practice (Made In Yugoslavia). Call for Applications 2015-2016

Critical Practice (Made In Yugoslavia). Call for Applications 2015-2016

Emerging authors (writers, critics, researchers, theoreticians) and those interested in further professional development in the field of critical practice in contemporary performing arts can advance their writing and discussing skills within the Critical Practice (Made in Yugoslavia). Deadline for applications is February 10, 2015.

This Critical Practice edition draws on the conceptual platforms of performing arts, which have been recently developed at the geographically non-existing territory of Yugoslavia, such as those generated by TkH [Walking Theory], Nomad Dance Academy, Maska, Frakcija etc. It consists of three one-year non-residential programme cycles focused on the education and practical work of participants. Its purpose is to advance the professional development of authors from the region of former Yugoslavia and Europe and to encourage a more profound, more visible and more accessible critical reflection on the contemporary performing arts, enhancing their visibility and stimulating dialogue with audiences. Its concrete outcomes will be articles, essays, reviews and other formats of critical writing published online or in diverse publications, as well as live discussions, interviews and talks with dance and performance makers. Continue reading

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23/12/14 Ballet , Education and research , experience abroad , Latest posts

Music and Dance

Music and Dance

Natasha Hassiotis*

Music and dance have a long history together, therefore there are many stories to be told and/or recounted. Some are lost in the obscurity of a distant past, some are closer to the present era, which means there is more information, nonetheless in histories emotionally charged as this one, the truth is a debatable goal. The history between the two art forms may appear as one long itinerary, like a tree trunk with its branches as the various phases and forms of this collaboration, with either of the two partners in the position of a “dominatrix”, until the 20th century, when more truly collaborative forms took place. In this text, the relationship is taken as anything but linear, focusing on the disruptive elements imposed by ideologies, historical background and individual interference. Continue reading

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12/12/14 DANCE.LV reviews , DANCEPUNKC , experience abroad , Latest posts , News , reviews

Superficial Look at Nordic Dance Platform ICE HOT (completed)

Superficial Look at Nordic Dance Platform ICE HOT (completed)

Inta Balode

I was in ICE HOT Nordic dance platform seeing „Nordic contemporary dance at its best”. On December 11 I saw 6 performances of total around 315 minutes. Mainly I came to Oslo because The keðja Writing Movement-project launched its catalogue: Expeditions in Dance Writing. Writing Movement 2012-2014, in the foyer at Dansens Hus, Oslo, on the last day of ICE HOT Oslo, December 13 at 08.30 pm. Still no surprise that dance writers sometimes go and see dance performances. On December 12 and 13 I had an intention to see around 12 more performances of total around 600 minutes. So more than 900 minutes or more than 15 hours of sitting and watching other people dance. I ended up with little less, just little. To add around 300 more minutes at least I invented I game I did and you can see bellow. I tried to figure out what dance is like in each of five countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). I  applied five points to all the works I saw (and 2 works I didn’t see but I read about, talked about and saw some videos). I grouped all performances by country. At the end I  summarized texts to see how each country is doing and summarized countries to see how Nordic region is doing. I will get to know what Nordic is. The game got invented because of the optimization reasons – I couldn’t figure out where to find at least 9000 minutes to write short texts about all of them. But the selection of performances on December 11 convinced me that all them deserve attention. Besides I am for democracy. And DANCEPUNKC likes playing games like that. Continue reading

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