Gala Performance. Music Dance, Adventure! Symphonic Dance Performance - West Side Story and Bolero


This year’s "Riga Festival" will feature a special event involving children cared for by the city’s Department of Social Services. These children will be taught the basics of dance by expert dance teachers and later participate in a musical performance together with other artists and dancers. About forty such children, ages 7 to 15, will participate in the performance together with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. The performance will be staged by Norwegian stage director Sigrid StrØm Reibo, choreographer and dance teacher Agris Daņiļēvičs, and Swedish conductor Christian Lindberg. The performance will feature excerpts from American composer Leonard Bernstein's compositions - “West Side Story”, “On the Town” and others.

Thematic division: Riga Carnival

Begins : 21.06.2014 17:00

Ends: 21.06.2014 19:00


  • Latvian National Opera

Form of event:

  • Concert
  • Show
  • Festival

Category of event:

  • Music
  • Dance

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

The “Riga Festival” is a compelling demonstration of Riga’s status as a city of inspiration. Riga is a celebration – an endless celebration of sound, taste, flavour and inspiration. Everyone is a welcome guest at the celebration and everyone will feel special, regardless of how near or far they have come, be they on stage or in the audience. This is joy that one wants to share with others. The “Riga Festival” is noted for a broad variety of genres, epochs and music styles – a celebration of music without borders, targeted at Rigans and guests of the city.

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