Dance Moves Cities


The Japanese street dance act “Contact Gonzo” will be visiting Riga and working with ten to twelve Latvian choreographers and dancers on several new performances for several weeks in Grīziņkalns. The entire process will mostly be taking place in urban environment, giving the local residents and passers-by a chance to witness an art project in the making. The results of the collaboration will be presented to the public at 12 Krāsotāju iela on the 23rd and 24th of August at 7 p.m.

Thematic division: Road Map

Begins : 04.08.2014 21:00

Ends: 23.08.2014 21:00


  • Several venues in Riga

Form of event:

  • Event
  • Performance art

Category of event:

  • Dance
  • Street art
  • Education

Audience of event:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

In 2014, Riga will become an action-site for the recognized choreographers of contemporary dance, who will engage the young artists of dance from Latvia in process of search and creativity aimed at finding new sites for dance and generating  professional pieces of contemporary dance outside their traditional studios, theatre houses and platforms. The subject of the project research will be potential of urban environment to become the stage of contemporary dance.

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