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The 22 nd International Baltic Ballet Festival will offer performances of the dance companies from Chicago, Beijing, and Italy
Šā gada pavasarī – no 7. līdz 24.aprīlim – jau 22.reizi norisināsies Starptautiskais Baltijas Baleta festivāls, skatītājiem piedāvājot izrādes Rīgā, Rēzeknē, Preiļos un Ventspilī. Festivāla devīze joprojām ir “No klasikas līdz avangardam”, savukārt šā gada tēma ir “Mīlestība”, lai pasaulē un cilvēkos vairotu labo, skaisto, cildeno un mūžīgo.
15.12.2015
The International Baltic Ballet Festival will take place for the twenty-second time this spring by offering the performances to the audiences in Riga, Rezekne, Preili, and Ventspils. The festival’s slogan invariably is “From the classics to the avant-garde”, while the theme of love is prevalent this year to multiply the good, the beautiful, the noble, and the eternal in the world and the people.
 
According to Ms Lita Beiris, Director of the Festival, the Beijing Dance Theatre and Giordano Jazz Dance Company from Chicago will be the special guests this year. The Festival’s program also envisages the traditional opening concert at Riga International Railway Station/ shopping centre ORIGO, the exhibition dedicated to the Festival at Gallery Centre, the evening of Swedish cinema, and other activities. One notes that exactly the avant-garde ballet program of the Beijing Dance Theatre that will be performed at the Latvian National Opera on April 24 is the key performance of the Festival this year. Besides, the cooperation with this company fits into the Silk Road cooperation platform among China, Central and Eastern Europe fostering recognition of national cultures.
The Beijing Dance Theatre was founded in 2008, and it represents the modern ballet. Choreographer Wang Yuanyuan leads the BDT, whose choreography has gained recognition and high appreciation on the international scale in all the continents of the world. “The program of the Dance Theatre includes three one-act performances, which are completely different to reach a whole range of different audiences, both young people and seniors, both the fans of neoclassic and the fans of avant-garde,” stressed the Director of the Festival. The show can be enjoyed at Latgale Embassy GORS in Rezekne on April 23. The performances will represent the latest choreography by Wang Yuanyuan “Farwell shadows”, “Poison”, and “Nightingale and the Rose” (after the works of Oscar Wilde).
 
In its turn, the Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC) established in 1963 is the American original jazz dance company that enchants the viewers all around the globe due to strong dynamics and diverse repertoire. The choreography reflects the innovative jazz expressions. Their performances will be held at Preili Regional Culture Centre on April 9, at Ventspils Theatre House Sea Gate on April 11, at the Riga Congress Centre on April 13. One also plans that a masterclass led by the choreographer of the Giordano Dance Chicago will be held for dancers and ballet dancers on April 10. For more information on the Giordano Dance Chicago, visit http://giordanodance.org/history.html.
 
A special surprise of this annual festival is the show by Italian choreographer Benedetta Capanna “Saknes” (Roots) - a tribute to her grandmother, the former diva of the Latvian ballet Mirdza Kalniņa. This performance will take place at the Theatre House of the Latvian Academy of Culture Horse Mail on April 23.
 
“Moreover, the opening concert of the Festival will be traditionally held at Riga International Railway Station/ SC ORIGO, and this year it will happen on April 7. The audience of the Festival’s opening concert will be offered music, dancing, and singing,” shared Ms Lita Beiris, Director of the Festival.
 
The Festival is implemented by public benefit, non-profit organisation “Dejas varavīksne” (Rainbow of Dancing). As pointed out by Ms Lita Beiris, the Festival continues its setting to enrich the cultural space of Latvia, to promote the art of professional ballet, to raise awareness of the public on the latest trends in classical and modern ballet, as well as to organise charity events to socially vulnerable groups.
 
Tickets to the shows and concerts of the 22nd International Baltic Ballet Festival will soon be available at Biļešu Paradīze and Biļešu Serviss networks.
 
21. Starptautiskais Baltijas baleta festivāls
Starptautiskais Baltijas baleta festivāls „No klasikas līdz avangardam.” ir vienīgais baleta notikums Latvijā, kas skatītājiem piedāvā pasaules klases dejotāju, horeogrāfu, baleta teātru un kompāniju priekšnesumus, apvienojot klasiskās tradīcijas ar laikmetīgu skatījumu.

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Bagātināt Latvijas kultūras dzīvi, iepazīstinot mūsu sabiedrību ar pasaules mēroga novitātēm dejas mākslas jomā, kā arī popularizēt baleta mākslu, atklājot tā daudzveidīgo mākslas garu, kas izpaužas horeogrāfijā, tehnikā, vēstījumā, mūzikas interpretācijā un emociju izklāstā.

Vērtības
Kvalitāte, daudzveidība, mūsdienīgums un pieejamība.
The 20th International Baltic Ballet festival
The International Baltic Ballet Festival "From classics to avant-garde" is the only festival in Riga which tends to represent the professional worlds' level ballet artists and choreographies showing the best of today in classical ballet and contemporary dance. The festival has been initiated in 1996 in Riga by ex-Prima of Latvian National Ballet Lita Beiris, who is Director of the festival.

Aim
The aim of the Festival is to enrich the culture life of Latvia by introducing our society with worlds' level innovations in dance art as well as to promote the ballet art by picturing its  diverse spirit through choreography, technics, story, music interpretation and emotional expressions.

Values
Quality, diversity, actuality, accessibility.

Concept       
The 20th International Baltic Ballet festival “From the classics to avant-garde” will take place from 30th of Mart to 30th of April 2015 in Riga, Ventspils, Valmiera, Preiļi and Rēzekne.
The 19th International Baltic Ballet festival

The International Baltic Ballet Festival "From classics to avant-garde" is the only festival in Riga which tends to represent the professional worlds' level ballet artists and choreographies showing the best of today in classical ballet and contemporary dance. The festival has been initiated in 1996 in Riga by ex-Prima of Latvian National Ballet Lita Beiris, who is Director of the festival.

Aim

The aim of the Festival is to enrich the culture life of Latvia by introducing our society with worlds' level innovations in dance art as well as to promote the ballet art by picturing its  diverse spirit through choreography, technics, story, music interpretation and emotional expressions.

Values

Quality, diversity, actuality, accessibility. 

Concept
The 19th International Baltic Ballet festival “From the classics to avant-garde” will take place from 7th of April to 15th of May 2014 in Riga, Ventspils, Valmiera, Preiļi and Rēzekne.
Keeping the continuity of traditions the opening of the festival will be held at the Riga Railway station by giving the concert “Dvēseles stīgas” (“The Chords of the Soul”) - classic and modern dance choreography with music of R. Pauls. We will offer two contemporary dance performances, representing high quality of contemporary dance byBrussels Contemporary Dance Company Opinion Public, and Polish Dance Theatre from Poznan will show their interpretation of tango and the combination of choreography with multimedia. Express of a passion and emotions will be met during the Flamenco show by prominent flamenco dancer Jesus Carmona from Barcelona. The avant-garde show Bicycle ballet by the dance company from United Kingdom will emphasise the varied character of the dance.
The 20th International Baltic Ballet Festival
March 30 – April 30, 2015
From classics to avant-garde
Programme
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20.Starptautiskā Baltijas baleta festivāla viesi - ASV laikmetīgā baleta zvaigznes – Complexions Contemporary ballet
2015.gada 30. martā Latvijas Nacionālajā operā
2015.gada 1. aprīlī Rēzeknē GORS
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20.Starptautiskā Baltijas baleta festivāla viesi - Igaunijas teātra Vanemuine baleta izrādes Getsbijs un La Dolce Vita
2015. gada 28. aprīlī Dailes teātrī
2015. gada 30. aprīlī Ventspils teātra namā “ Jūras vārti”
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The festival program
The festival foresees diverse programme as usual offering variety of art forms. representing of classical and contemporary dance, concert, street show, visual art exhibition and films.


The dates

7th - 30th April, 2014
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Black and White: A Show by Jesus Carmona & Cia Flamenco Dance Company (Barcelona)
The leader of the Cia Flamenco Dance Company as well as its choreographer and soloist, Jesus Carmona, is currently a first-rate flamenco star in Spain and around the world.
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Contemporary Dance Company Opinion Public
The company Opinion Public is composed of five dancers. While drawing inspiration from their personal and professional experience in the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, the company is driven by a common desire: to create a distinctive choreographic style.
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"Czterdzieści" by the Polish Dance Theatre – wise and witty tale instead of congratulatory card.
A quote from Jo Strømgren: “Life is written on thousands of loose sheets” sounds honest but also coquettishly. In his spectacle “Czterdzieści” those sheets are creating consist narration about the fate of a woman from a certain country in Europe, continent torn apart during past 40 years by more or less revolutionary changes. This woman is Polish, she lives in the countryside, but it is easy imaginable she could be for example from Czech Republic or…
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Black Diamond
World Premiere of "Black Diamond" at Vejle Musikteater - a new sparkling performance by Tim Rushton
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Dance with Piano Diāna Zandberga (piano)
The concept of piano recital Dance with Piano associates with a magnificent journey through different eras of dance genres.
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Mākslas filma "Karalis dejo"
Drāma, kas atspoguļo attiecības starp Francijas karali Luiju XIV, komponistu Žanu – Batistu Lulli (Jean-Baptiste Lully) un Moljēru 17. gadsimtā. No vienas puses ir Saules Karalis, kurš sāk apzināties savu patstāvību un neatkarību no mātes ietekmes, būvējot savu pasauli – Versaļu, baroka mūzikas, dejas un mākslas pasauli. No otras puses baroka laika komponists Žans – Batists Lulli, kurš, būdams nabadzīgas itāļu dzimtas pārstāvis un aristokrātijas pretinieks, pateicoties ambīcijām, ātri iekaro karaļa labvēlību un uzticību.
Luija XIV kaislība ir deja, kam mūziku komponē Žans – Batists Lulli.
Atbalsta Francijas institūts.
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Vizuālās mākslas izstāde
Rīgas un Sanktpēterburgas mākslinieku darbu izstādes “Dārgumi. Veltījums Dž. Balančinam” atklāšana - Mencendorfa namā. Izstādē piedalīsies mākslinieki no Latvijas un Sanktpēterburgas.
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L’AMOUR DE L’IMPOSSIBLE (“Mīlestība pret neiespējamo”)
No 8. līdz 30. aprīlim 19. Starptautiskā Baltijas baleta festivāla ietvaros Mākslas telpā “Aspazijas 20” notiks izstāde “L’amour de l’impossible” (“Mīlestība pret neiespējamo”).
Projekts tapis paralēli ar baleta “Romeo un Džuljeta” iestudēšanu maestro Načo Duato (Nacho Duato) vadībā Mihailova teātrī Sanktpēterburgā, un pirmo reizi tika atklāts vienlaicīgi ar baleta jauniestudējuma pirmizrādi 2012.gada decembrī.
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