Riga / ON
International Contemporary Dance Workshop
The course of dance classes from teachers leading dance companies and dance educational centers in Europe
Important information Riga/ON 2021!

Due to the restrictions for everyone entering Latvia from other countries, namely, compliance with 10-day self-isolation, even if a negative test for COVID-19 is presented, Riga / ON 2021 International Contemporary Dance Intensive will be held online.

May 1-4

All information is here:


* If the restrictions are lifted in March 2021, a possible offline project is being considered.

Riga/ONline 2021
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John Simon Wiborn
Stockholm, Sweden
Choreographer, circus artist, dancer, performer
DOCH, Dance and circus university, Stockholm 2011-2014
3 year BA program
Akademiet For Utæmmet Kreativitet, Preparatory circus school Copenhagen Denmark, 2009-2011
Circus Cirkör Upper secondary school 2006-2009

Co funder of Svalbard Company

Current work (touring or under creation) (2019)
Choreographer/performer - Anatomy Of Power, John Simon Wiborn & Emile Pineault.
Performer/Co-Creator - The Sphere, Saloranta & De Vylder

He teaches at international dance and circus festivals and schools:
University of Dance and Circus (Stockholm), Academy for Modern Circus (Copenhagen), International Dance Week Budapest, etc.
Manuel Ronda
Genoa, Italy
Choreographer, teacher, dancer, performer.
He studied Industrial Design at the University of Architecture of Genoa and then in 1999 at the modern dance theatre school in Amsterdam.

He worked with:
Teatro del Piccione, Genoa
Lindsay Kemp, Rome
Andre Gingras, Amsterdam
Charleroi/Danses Plan-K/ Frederic Flamand, Brussels
UltimaVez/ Wim Vandekeybus, Brussels
RootLessRoot/ Linda Kapetanea& Jozef Frucek, Athens
Angelique Wilkie, Brussels
Elena Fokina, Moscow
Klaus Jurgens, Amsterdam
Seppe Bayens, Brussels
German Jauregui, Brussels
Tasya Krougovykh/ Pussy Riot, Moscow

Manuel lives in Brussels.
Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld
Brussels, Belgium
Teacher, performer, choreographer, author of "Dots" technique
She graduated from the School for contemporary dance Ana Maletic in Zagreb and studied dance in Bruges and Lier in Belgium.
In 1998 she was a DanceWEB scholarship student in Vienna and in New York she was a scholarship student in The Jennifer Muller Company.
2012 she completed the postgraduate program a.pass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Study) in Brussels in which she developed a method of work "the connector" for collective authorship and is using it within all of her works.

Aleksandra is a close associate of BADco from Zagreb.
She worked with Ismael Ivo ( Deutches national theatre Weimar), Anna Mondini (Staatstheatre Kassel) ,The System Castafiore, Brice Leroux, David Hernandez and many others.
She is one of the co-founders of Nomad Dance Academy and Nomad Dance Academy Croatia.

She is a guest teacher at SNDO – Amsterdam and Dance Academy in Zagreb.
Elina Gaitjukevica
Рига, Латвия
Хореограф, педагог, танцор, перформер.
Elina Gaitjukevica is a Latvian contemporary dance performer, teacher and choreographer, also she is a member of the Latvian Professional Dance Council (Latvian Ministry of Culture). She is a leader of the Ritms Dance Company since 2000.

In 2007 Elina has founded a contemporary dance project "Anatomy of Dance" - a platform for the local young choreographers and dancers that results in a demonstration of newly staged performances approximately twice in a year.

She has graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture, Contemporary Dance department (2007), as well as got additional education by participating in American Dance Festival (USA 2004), ImPulsTanz (AUS 2008,2013) and TSEKH 2006, 2007 (RUS). "DanceWEB Europe" scholarship recipient in 2009.

Her works were part of several Latvian dance festivals, including Latvian Theatre Showcase 2009, New Baltic Dance Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 2016 her performance "The return" has won Latvian theatre price "Spelmanu nakts" for best dance performance of the year.
Dimitrijs Gaitjukevics
Riga, Latvia
Choreographer, teacher, dancer, performer
Dimitrijs Gaitjukevics has been an independent choreographer since 2008.
Two of the biggest art awards in Latvia "Spelmanju nakts " are already behind him: as a choreographer for the play "Inside" and as a performer and co-author for the play "The Return" - chоreographer Elina Gaitjukevica. Also Russia's largest art award "Golden Mask" for performance in the play "After Involvement" - choreographer Tatyana Baganova.

Dimitrijs danced in such companies as:
Olga Zhitlukhina Dance Company - Latvia (2005-2013)
Stellaris Dance Theater - Norway (2012,2013,2016)
Provincial Dances - Russia (2008)

And also collaborated with:
Koen Augustijnen "Les ballets C de la B" - Belgium
Willi Dorner - Austria
Contact Gonzo - Japan
Branko Potochan - Slovenia
Alison Green - USA
Orens Tishler - Israel

As a teacher Dimitrijs works at the Riga Choreographic School, in dance studio "Ritms", collaborates with the Riga Circus and Latvian ice skaters.
Since 2006, Dimitrijs has been conducting workshops mainly in Russia, Ukraine and, of course Latvia.
Olga Zitluhina
Riga, Latvia
Choreographer, teacher
54 years I have been dancing
42 years helping others understand themselves in dance
42 years creating choreography
19 years lead the dance company
20 years Director of BA contemporary dance program at the Latvian Academy of Culture
10 years professor
83 choreographers released
78 remained in the profession
17 years art director of the TimeToDance festival
25 years of teaching at the Riga Choreographic School
26 countries teaching and touring
56 hours of solo dance in 10 days in 2014
20 performances for digging
2 performances for break dancers
3 performances with a ballet company at the Latvian Opera and Ballet Theater
1 Cross of Merit in the development of contemporary dance
2 times awarded THE BEST EVENT in contemporary dance
1 AKKA / LA authors award