Departures and Arrivals

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Whirl
2016/05/29 › 2016/05/29
Concert house Lielais dzintars
Liepaja
, Krišjānis Sants & Erik Eriksson
New Theater Institute of Latvia

 

Performance in Liepaja May 29 at 17.00 Concert house Lielais dzintars

In „Vērpete” the young choreographers Krišjānis Sants (LV) and Erik Eriksson (SE/BE) bring together their keen interests about body in movement, research of traditions and new way of perception. Building on rhythmic structures of folk melodies and one single movement common in traditional dances of many nations, Krišjānis and Erik bring pure physicality in focus and create a picture of perpetual movement of body in space and time.

“Vērpete” was premiered at the International theatre festival Homo Novus 2015.

Krišjānis Sants and Erik Eriksson are recent graduates of P.A.R.T.S. dance school in Brussels and this is their first collaborative project. Krišjānis Sants is a Latvian dancer who after graduation of the Latvian Academy of Culture (2011) and P.A.R.T.S (2014) works both in Latvia and Belgium, collaborating with several acknowledged artists like musician Laima Jansone and choreographer Daniel Linehan. In his own work Krišjānis explores the ways to transmit the rythmic codes of Latvian ornaments and folk songs into movement.

Erik Eriksson is a Swedish dancer based in Sweden and Belgium. Deriving from a acrobatics and break dance background, he is passionate about the moving body in every possible aspect. After having graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, he continues to work as performer and teacher in Europe.

Organized by New Theatre Institute of Latvia and presented in the context of [DNA] Departures and Arrivals with support from Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Supported by Latvian Ministry of Culture, State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, Liepāja concert house ‘Great Amber’

http://theatre.lv/eng/we-do/whirl-in-riga-and-liepaja-from-may-17/

Inter-local atelier / Sundays for Everyone in Riga May 30 and 31, 2016 September 5-16, 2016 Idea Veli Lehtovaara With Veli Lehtovaara (FI), Krišjānis Sants (LV), Elīna Lutce (LV), Rūta Pakalne (LV), Kristīne Brīniņa (LV), Maria Ferreira Silva (PT)

 

Inter-local Atelier / Sundays for Everyone is a long-term artistic project which started from a need and desire to work on developing together an alternative, self-organized model for creative practices in the field of dance and performance. Initiated by Veli Lehtovaara in 2012, it has taken place in several cities in Europe.

The main focus of the atelier is the to look into ways of sharing the value and meaning of the artistic practice in other forms and terms than which we already know. Creating pieces might happen, but it is not the objective.

The atelier in Riga will first of all function as a platform for collegial discourse and challenge the participants to articulate and share the ongoing processes, while also opening for communication with the city and wider public.

The artist group in Riga atelier consists of Veli Lehtovaara from Finland, Krišjānis Sants, Elīna Lutce, Rūta Pakalne, Kristīne Brīniņa from Latvia and Maria Ferreira Silva from Portugal who was participant of the Atelier in Lisbon in 2013.

Organized by New Theatre Institute of Latvia and presented in the context of [DNA] Departures and Arrivals and co-funded bu the Creative Europe of the European Union.

Supported by Latvian Ministry of Culture, State Culture Capital Foundation