International Contemporary Festival - New Baltic Dance

20.04.2012 |

The ARS BALTICA accredited "New Baltic Dance" Festival will take place in Vilnius/ Lithunia from 2 to 9 May 2012. This year's opening act will be "The Forsythe Company" from Germany.

The International Contemporary Dance Festival "New Baltic Dance" has grown up into one of the main and most prestigious dance festivals in the Baltic Sea region. The first event in 1997 gathered participants mostly from the post-Soviet countries where contemporary dance had been only starting.

Since then the number of guest countries increased - festival has presented companies from all Nordic and Baltic countries, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Israel, Canada, Slovenia, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Poland, Switzerland, Senegal. Program of the festival consists both from well established companies (La La La Human Steps, Cullbergballet, Aterballetto, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Random Dance Company, Russell Maliphant, Ariadone/Carlotta Ikeda, Ballet de Lorraine etc.) with famous productions and new young companies/choreographers with experimental works.

One of principles of festival is to present the newest productions (usually not more than 12 months old), thus the event is open for premieres, post-premieres, pre-premieres. The festival also provides the possibility for Lithuanian choreographers to show their newest creations (mostly premieres).

For the 2012 programme schedule, please go here.

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