Walk and series of micro dance happenings in the homes of Riga inhabitants.

Choreographers: Kristīne Brīniņa, Agate Bankava, Ásrún Magnúsdóttir & Alexander Roberts (Reykjavik) together with inhabitants of Riga (Kuldigas and Daugavgrivas street)

Premier: Saturday 22 April, 2017, Riga

What does dance and movement mean for people of different ages and in different life situations? The performance-walk DancePoint explores the dance in the most private of private spaces and invites audience to visit homes of different inhabitants of Pārdaugava neighbourhood and join them for a dance where no dancing skills are required!

Latvian and Icelandic choreographers will work together with home owners and create unique dance situations in each apartment, reflecting on personal stories and experiences of people and using everyday gestures and social codes. Entering the home, the spectators will become part of a micro happening and will be asked to follow simple instructions. By calling to pay attention, awaken senses and empathy for strangers, this is an invitation to a delicate non-verbal meeting.

The idea for DancePoint comes from the performance Church of Dancy of the Icelandic choreographer Ásrún Magnúsdóttir. In summer 2015 she created an event in Reykjavik where she invited people to her home and her neighbours homes encouraging strangers to come together with a simple reason to dance and celebrate.

DancePoint is a project initiated and organized by the New Theatre Institute of Latvia as part of [DNA] activities in Latvia and co-funded by the “Creative Europe” programme of the European Union, State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council and Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.