Willi Dotner "Living Room"

Author and choreographer: Willi Dorner (Austria)
Choreographer's assistant: Esther Steinkogler (Austria)
Photo and video: Lisa Rastl (Austria)
Performers: Evita Birule, Dmitrijs Gaitjukevičs, Elīna Gaitjukeviča, Elīna Lutce, Roberts Muciņš, Eva Krūmiņa, Kristīne Brīniņa and 30 dance students from the Latvian Academy of Culture and Latvia Culture College.
Produced by New Theater Institute of Latvia
Premier: 12th September 2014
Location: Public and private space in Sarkandaugava district in Riga

Live installations in the urban space and a photo exhibition in 8 apartments in Sarkandaugava.

Living room is a photo exhibition and live event created in Sarkandaugava district in Riga with the participation of 8 local households, 6 dancers and around 50 volunteer performers. First, dancers are placed and photographed object like in the interiors of private flats of Sarkandaugava inhabitants. Later these life-size photos of body sculptures are installed in the same flats. Public is invited to follow a trail through Sarkandaugava's private rooms and public spaces where a large group of dancers will perform choreographic actions, creating new relationships between live bodies and urban environment

Special thanks to the museum „Dauderi", Sarkandaugava's Development Association and the inhabitants of Sarkandaugava – Alija, Dmitrijs, Herta, Līga, Ieva, Sarmīte, Ņikita, Kristīne and Anna for their hospitality.

Performance is a part of the project Dance Moves Cities

The project "Dance Moves Cities" is a 'Riga 2014 – European Capital of Culture' event and a series of performances in urban spaces that contemporary choreographers from abroad create together with Latvian dancers. 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. Similar projects with the name Dance Moves Cities are also happening in Terni (Italy) and Krakow (Poland).

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".