On November 16 and 17, dance performance titled „No zobena saule lēca” („Sun rising from the Sword”) was held at Ķīpsala Hall with more than 1000 participants. Uģis Brikmanis, curator of „Thirst for the Ocean” thematic line, was a part of creative team together with Agris Daņiļevičs (choreography), „Auļi” music band, musical directors Ilze Grunte and Kaspars Bārbals. 30 dance companies from Latvia took part as well as ethno musicians Zane Šmite, Ivars Cinkuss, Kristīne Ādmine, Lauma Bērza, Aiga Sprinža, Sandra Budeviča and choir „Gaudeamus”.
Also „Rīga 2014” information stand was available at Ķīpsala during the performance where information about the upcoming „Rīga 2014” events was offered for everyone. In addition to that, it was possible to register for „Chain of Booklovers”.