Starting the spring season with 40 dance artists in Riga
We begin our spring season by participating as co-organisers at Baltic Dance Platform with 40 Estonian dance artists along with almost 200 foreign guests. In March, the PREMIERE series presents new choreographers with their debut productions and Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak premieres their new performance. During the spring, we will show several performances that are a result of international collaborations.
On the 9th to the 11th of February in Riga, we are co-organizing the Baltic Dance Platform which is the most important event of the Baltic dance scene. The purpose of this event is to introduce the newest and best works of Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian dance. STL participates in the platform together with the Estonian delegation, which consists of Sveta Grigorjeva’s “Dances to Dream, Res(is)t and Sleep to”, Netti Nüganen’s “The Myth: last day” and Sigrid Savi and Hanna Kritten Tangsoo’s “COWBODY/ Oh wow, it’s you” !”. In addition, Johhan Rosenberg, Liisi Hint and Maria Ladopoulos, Valeria Januškevits and the creative collectives BET Project and Unholy Trinity will present their work to international industry professionals through short presentations.
On the 22.-23. of February, our space will be transformed into a multimedia installation “Temporal Spaces”. As part of the pan-European project Modina, choreographer Max Masahiro Levy and artists Celia Betourne and Louis Cortes will create a space where the audience has the opportunity to be a dancer and viewer in a choreographic work created by themselves. The installation “Temporal Spaces” uses artificial intelligence that analyzes people’s faces and bodies and creates visualized movement based on that data.
On March 8, we will present the fresh debut performances of dance artists selected for the series PREMIERE. The platform, which started in 2009, has attracted many well-known performers, among them dance award winners. Dance artists Elle Viies and Marta Jamsja will present their work at this year’s PREMIERE. Viies “Pastoral” deals with eerie forms of being and perception in a seemingly idyllic environment, Jamsja “Heroina” is an autobiographical and fantasy-filled journey of becoming a woman under the influence of fairy tales through a socially critical lens.
Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak’s new perfromance “Shelter in Ouroboros” will premiere on March 28th. Together with Indian dance artist Rakesh Sukesh, the dancers embark on a body-poetic journey to create personal and collective sanctuaries that help them shed the skins of worn out selves. With “Shelter Ouroboros” Roosna and Flak continue their practice of creating interactive performance-ecosystems, where the dancers’ movements affect the sound and visual landscapes of the performance.
On April 20, in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, we will present German choreographers as part of the Saksa Kevad program. Yotam Peled’s “Where The Boys Are” is a playful performance about the meeting place of dance and martial arts and the possible softness in relationships between men. The performance “Schwanensee in Sneakers” by Nora Otte and Anna Till conveys knowledge and perspectives about dance and movement in a fun and creative way.
For the end of spring, we have picked the best of the best for you. On April 27th, 28th and 30th, it will be possible to see choreographer Sveta Grigorjeva’s successful dance performance “Dances to Dream, Res(is)t and Sleep to” The performance focuses on softness, sensuality and physicality, which is Grigorjeva’s response to an aggressive, warlike and patriarchal world. On the 18th to the 19th of May choreographer Sigrid Savi’s “TROPICS” will take a slightly over-the-top look at the modern culture of pleasure in todays world through over-the-top resort vibe.
We have a Spring season ticket campaign from 1.-8. Of February. All tickets to our performances are 12€ tickets! Check out our program here