Dance Festival "New Baltic Dance"
During the 20 years of its existence, the International Contemporary Dance Festival, New Baltic Dance, has grown up into one of the main and most prestigious dance festivals in the Baltic Sea Region. It is organised by the Lithuanian Dance Information Centre and Vilnius Festivals. It takes place each early May in different venues in Vilnius. For the first event in 1997, Audronis Imbrasas, the artistic director, gathered participants mostly from the post-Soviet countries, where contemporary dance had been only starting. Since then, the number of guest countries increased significantly. All in all, more than 170 companies from 25 countries have been programmed for this festival.
The programme of the New Baltic Dance consists of well-established companies (La La La Human Steps, Cullberg Ballet, Provincialnye Tancy, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Random Dance Company, Russell Maliphant, Ariadone/Carlotta Ikeda, Granhøj Dans, cie.toula limnaios etc.) with famous productions and new, young companies/choreographers presenting experimental works. One of the guidelines of the festival is to present the latest productions, thus the event is open for premieres, post-premieres, and pre-premieres. The festival also provides the possibility for Lithuanian choreographers to present their recent works.
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