Saturday, June 27, 15:00 Bucharest (Old Princely Court, str. Franceză 21-23)
July 1-3, Porto (old town)
Three artists leave traditional performance venues to create an open air performance in public spaces in different European cities. They explore the city spaces from hidden courtyards to rooftops to tell their own emotional stories and respond to the impulses of urban environment. Sing! is a performance by choreographer Olga Žitluhina (Latvia) in the frame of E-Motional: rethinking dance, created in collaboration with performers Guntis Spridzāns (Latvia), Irinel Anghel (Romania) and Alberto Magno (Portugal).
“I have realized that all my choreographies are about the artists I work with, where they are and how they are now.
Be with those you want to be.
Speak about things that are important.
Do what you think is right.
Sing! or dance.” – Olga Žitluhina
The events are presented by Gabriela Tudor Foundation in partnership with Museum of the City of Bucharest/ Old Court Princely Court and the Association of Contemporary Dance Choreographers of Latvia.
By: Olga Žitluhina (Latvia)
Created and performed by: Guntis Spridzāns (Latvia), Alberto Magno (Portugal), Irinel Anghel (Romania)
Supported by: the Culture programme of the European Union, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, State Culture Capital Foundation (Latvia), Liepaja City Municipality (Latvia)
Produced by: Association of Contemporary Dance Choreographers in Latvia / association „Party” (Latvia)
Duration: 1-2 h
Premiere: April 27, 2015 in Liepaja (Latvia), June 27, 2015 (Bucharest)
Olga Žitluhina’s artistic life in numbers:
50 years – dancing
37 years – choreographing
37 years – teaching and sharing dance
16 years – the head of contemporary dance department in Latvian academy of culture
10 years – the art director of Time to Dance, contemporary dance festival
24 years – the alien
17 countries performed and taught
Blog Sing! https://dans.ro/e-motional/2013-2015/blog/
Performance coproduced in the frame of the E-Motional: rethinking dance, a programme created and lead by Gabriela Tudor Foundation (Bucharest), in colaboration with the Association of Contemporary Dance Choreographers of Latvia (Riga), „George Apostu” Culture Centre (Bacău) and TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois (Luxembourg). With support from the Culture programme of the European Union.