contact Gonzo (Japan) and Latvian dancers in Grīziņkalns

Authors and performers: Yuya Tsukahara, Masakazu Kobayashi, Takuya Matsumi, Keigo Mikajiri, Dmitrijs Gaitjukevičs, Aldis Liepiņš, Kristīne Brīniņa, Eva Krūmiņa, Sergejs Taraseņa, Elīna Lutce, Roberts Muciņš
Produced by New Theater Institute of Latvia
Premier: 23rd August 2014
Location: Koka Riga, Krāsotāju street 12
Duration 1h

The evening starts with a video installation at the centre 'Koka Rīga' and then takes the viewers for a walk through the streets of Grīziņkalns. The walk ends in one of the neighbourhood's fascinating courtyards.

The members of Japanese collective contact Gonzo employ special tactics in their work that comprise visual and very direct bodily experience of the surroundings. In Riga they were working together with a group of Latvian dance artists, using and adapting existing structures outdoors and indoors and moving through the neighbourhood of former worker's district of Grīziņkalns.

Performance is a part of the project Dance Moves Cities
Dance Moves Cities is an artistic project focusing on the potential of urban spaces to become inspiration sites for contemporary dance creations and international collaboration as a mode of production.
Dance Moves Cities is a 'Riga 2014 – European Capital of Culture' event.

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Supported by the EU Culture programme, Japan Foundation, EU-Japan Fest, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, Foundation Riga 2014, Culture palace 'Ziemeļblāzma', Diena, centre „Wooden Rīga".