Contemporary dance, music and light performance "Tornado"
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Contemporary dance, music and light performance "Tornado"

About the event

Contemporary dance, music and light performance "Tornado" returns during the summer solstice.

The contemporary dance, music and light performance "Tornado" by choreographers Olga Zitluhina and Valery Olehno will take place on June 15, 2022 in the concert hall “Hanzas Perons” in anticipation of the summer solstice. The performance will bring together a large number of performers who will turn the tornado into an unprecedented power.

Creative team: choreography: Olga Zitluhina un Valery Olehno; music: Juris Kaukulis un Liene Dobicina; light design: Oskars Paulins; costumes: Sheila; dancers: Elīna Gedina, Vilnis Birins, Aldis Liepins, Girts Bisenieks, Olga Zitluhina, Valery Olehno and dancers from all generations of Latvian contemporary dance as well as festival "Laiks dejot 2022" guests.
Production: Baiba Ozoliņa un Patricija Kolate

The tornado, as a natural phenomenon, is a metaphor for a devastating, inevitable movement. Tornado enchants with its power, strength and omnipotence, fascinates, hypnotizes, dominates and absorbs. Tornado subjects everything to a unifying movement.
The idea of the performance "Tornado" is to initiate artistic synergy by combining different artistic practices in one process around contemporary dance. The creators reveal: “By reconstructing the tornado as an artistic process, we hope to experience kinaesthetic shifts, sensory transformations, and perceptual transformations in dance. At the epicentre of this process we expect to see the formation of a whole from fragments and elements, focusing our attention on a holistic vision of art.”

The performance premiered in December 2020 and since then has attracted more and more artists to its orbit: musicians Juris Kaukulis and Liene Dobičina, light artist Oskars Pauliņš, costume designer Sheila. This summer, the performance will take place within the framework of the international contemporary dance festival "Time to Dance" and will feature dancers from different generations from Latvia, Macedonia, Great Britain, the USA, Switzerland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Finland and Tanzania.
The artistic team offers visitors the choice to watch the performance as a spectator or engage in a unifying movement. The performance will take place continuously for 4 hours, but the visitor is given the opportunity to choose which part of the performance to watch.

Tickets are available at the box office “Bilešu paradīze”. Viewers are asked to choose one specific time to visit: at 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 or 21:00.

About organizers

The event is organized by the dance company PARTY, supported by VKKF, Latvian Academy of Culture, LR6, LU Radio NABA.
Photo: Jūlija Žitluhina