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POSTPONED - STAY TUNED: Pārmija. Episode #2. Vērpete
stage art event series

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POSTPONED - STAY TUNED!

Latvian culture is featuring a new series of unique contemporary plays “Pārmija”. Once a month, on Sundays, culture and art venue Hanzas Perons will welcome its audiences to enjoy two high quality pieces created in Latvia and abroad in the field of theatre, music, art or dance. That will include exhibitions or performances which had been seen only by restricted viewers before and have been given great reviews both by viewers and critics.

Episode 2 will feature choreographers Krišjānis Sants and Erik Eriksson performance “Vērpete”. They bring together their keen interest of the moving body and their extensive research of the Baltic traditional songs and dance. Utilizing the melodic structures of folk songs and a circular pattern common to many cultures, the two dancers become the evolution of one constantly changing vortex of movement. Turning hand in hand, it is the agreement and commitment to disagree that keeps the dancers moving together. Music on stage is created and performed live by Mārtiņš Miļevskis and Rihards Lībietis.

Krišjānis Sants and Erik Eriksson met while studying at P.A.R.T.S. dance school in Brussels. „Vērpete”was their first collaboration that premiered at the festival Homo Novus in Riga in 2015. Currently Krišjānis Sants is touring internationally as a performer with Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki (BE/NO/JP) and creating work in Latvia together with dance artist Ieva Gaurilčikaite. Erik Eriksson has been collaborating with choreographer Daniel Linehan (USA), directors Krista Burāne (LV) and Andy Field (GB) and dance artist Danielle Eriksson (SE). He also teaches in several European dance schools. Mārtiņš Miļevskis is a percussionist and composer who has performed with the popular Latvian band Astro’n’out and folk music group Auļi and has written music for documentary films. Rihards Lībietis plays acoustic guitar and regularly performs his compositions solo or with Rihards Lībietis Orchestra and other artists, has released several albums and tours together with Linda Leen.

„Vērpete” received Latvian theatre award in contemporary dance in 2015/2016.

Idea, choreography and performance: Krišjānis Sants, Ēriks Ēriksons
Musicians: Mārtiņš Miļevskis, Rihards Lībietis
Producer: New Theatre Institute of Latvia

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Association "Tuvplāns". Stage art event series "Pārmija".
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