The course of dance classes from teachers leading dance companies and dance educational centers in Europe
Dear participants of Riga / ON 2020! In connection with the circumstances, which we are unfortunately not able to influence, in particular: closing borders, canceling flights, compulsory two-week quarantine for all foreign citizens, the international team of project organizers decided to transfer the intensive to next year.
Riga / ON International Contemporary Dance Workshop will be held from May 1 to 5, 2021.
Such a difficult decision was made now, without waiting for the end of the quarantine regime in Latvia. All this time we monitored the situation, and at the moment it is obvious that we must prevent the spread of the virus, preserving the health of each participant, which is our top priority.
We are very grateful to each of you for your understanding. We wish all of you and your loved ones to remain safe and healthy. Regards, Riga / ON team!
Continuous dance immersion, creative communication, atmosphere and inspiration
A powerful stream of super-topical information on contemporary dance, matched specifically for your development
A combination of many years of experience, different views, approaches and techniques for studying contemporary dance
KIDS Class OPEN Class PRO Class
Specially selected material and a program developed by the organizers for all who are interested in the development of contemporary dance (from young amateurs to professionals)
Conditions of accommodation
Cozy hotel, where there is an opportunity to comfortably accommodate all participants, which is within walking distance from the venue for dance classes, as well as from the historical center of beautiful Riga
The opportunity to get a hot, hearty lunch right to the venue of the dance classes. This option has received the greatest number of compliments from the participants of last year's project
The organization of evening leisure for joint recreation, communication and entertainment of participants. Theme nights, lectures, video views, tours, parties, jams
Education: 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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