This year Vilnius will host and present famous dance companies from all around the world to introduce their latest productions. During its time of existence the New Baltic Dance festival has reached a broad variety of styles with companies from the Nordic and the Baltic States, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Israel, Canada, Slovenia, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Poland, Switzerland and Senegal and celebrates its 19th anniversary this year.
The festival program will include a broad spectrum of contemporary dance, for both established companies with famous productions as well as young companies and choreographers with experimental works. The aim of the festival is to connect already established companies presenting well known productions with so far rather unacquainted companies or choreographers.
| Vytis Jankauskas Dance Company (2014) |
© Dmitrijus Matvejevas
|Korzo productions (2014) © Dmitrijus Matvejevas|
The performances will take place at several venues in Vilnius including the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, the Arts Printing House and the Low Air Dance School. This year's festival edition could be called the festival of contemporary dance networks. Performances by artists from guest countries will begin with works by Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki (Belgium/Norway/Japan) at the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre and end with “Idiot-Syncrasy“ by Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas (UK / Spain / Italy) at the Arts Printing House on the last day.
For the program and more information please visit the official website
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