Workshop: Variations of the Research, Research of the Variations

This workshop is part of a two-year project initiated by the non-profit organization “Association PARTY” (Riga, Latvia). The research idea brought together four international artists with extensive experience in teaching and performing for different audiences in different countries worldwide. During the first year, we will hold two meetings, the first of which will take place in Vilnius as part of the New Baltic Dance festival. Our second meeting, with the assistance of the American Dance Festival, will take place in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

The questions we asked ourselves, justifying our interest in this workshop, are mostly related to the change in the perception of dance that occurs with years of choreographic practice, as well as the creative relationships that arise (or not) between artists of different generations. What can interest a young artist to create a duet with a person who is twice his age? Can the opposite happen? We understand that the answers to these questions are primarily related to the peculiarities of the worldview, as well as to many other aspects of our existence and professional background.

What do artists of different ages, countries, and worldviews rely on in their research? For each of us, there are topics that we cannot ignore because we belong to specific contexts, communities, and countries.
What can we find in common in our practices and what makes us different? With this question, we go to the meeting with the workshop participants.

To participate in the workshop, we invite dancers, choreographers or actors working with movement practices aged 18 and over (the maximum age is not limited) and with experience in creating dance performances.

To participate, please send a short bio and your creative portfolio by April 25, 2023 to, and we will answer you by May 1.

๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž:
05.05 from 12 pm to 4 pm.
06-09.05 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Place: Arts Printing house, Studio II

About artists:

๐Œ๐€๐‘๐Š ๐‡๐€๐ˆ๐Œ (๐”๐’๐€)
has been choreographing for over 35 years. Artistic Director of Mark Haim & Dancers from 1984-1987, and the Companhia de Danca de Lisboa from 1987-1990, he is currently AD of Mark Haim Dance and Theater based in Seattle, WA. He has created new works for dance companies such as the Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet Frankfurt, the Limon Dance Company, the Joffrey II Dancers, and the Rotterdamse Dansgroep, and has restaged his works on The Joffrey Ballet, the Bat-Dor Dance Company of Israel, Djazzex, and the Juilliard Dance Ensemble. His full evening solo project, The Goldberg Variations, has been performed at the American Dance Festival, the Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, The John F. Kennedy Center, On the Boards and other venues.

๐€๐๐“๐Ž๐ ๐Ž๐•๐‚๐‡๐ˆ๐๐๐ˆ๐Š๐Ž๐• (๐”๐Š๐‘)
Is a lecturer, performer, choreographer and organizer of the annual international dance festival Zelyonka Space UP in Ukraine since 2010.
In 2016-21 he presented a few solo performances and created four multidisciplinary projects and was selected to participate in the CEC Artslink Residency in the USA. In 2015 Ovchinnikov cofounded All-Ukrainian Association โ€œContemporary Dance Platformโ€.

๐‰๐„๐’๐’๐„ ๐™๐€๐‘๐ˆ๐“๐“ (๐”๐’๐€, ๐๐˜ ๐›๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ).
He is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, having previously been the inaugural 2014-2016 Research Fellow in the Universityโ€™s School of Dance. Jesse has performed his solo work in Taiwan, Uruguay, Russia, Korea, Germany, New York, Japan, Mexico, Israel and throughout the United States. His solo โ€˜Bindingโ€™ is the recipient of three 2010 New York Innovative Theater Awards: Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Solo Performance, and Outstanding Performance Art Production.

๐Ž๐‹๐†๐€ ๐™๐ˆ๐“๐‹๐”๐‡๐ˆ๐๐€ (๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ฏ๐ข๐š)
is a choreographer, dancer and teacher โ€“ the most influential personality in Latvian contemporary dance scene, head of a program of contemporary dance in Latvian Academy of Culture. She has been the artistic director of Olga Zitluhina Dance Company from 1996 to 2012. The company was the only professional contemporary dance group in Latvia for more than decade. Olgaโ€™s productions have been performed and she was teaching in many countries. Since 2006 she is director of international contemporary dance festival โ€œLAIKS DEJOTโ€ in Riga.

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