“Welcome to the the Baltic Art Form – the home of international cross-cultural art festival uniting artists from the Baltics and the UK. It’s definitely Baltic! The festival provides a unique collaboration platform for artists from all sorts of disciplines and cultures to create new art forms, opportunities, premier emerging talent or those looking to try out ideas or experiment to create something new, with a highly innovative approach of mixing it up to create a spectacular annual festival of programmes.
We are delighted to announce that the 4th Baltic Art Form Festival will take place between June - September, 2018 in London.
In preparation for Walking Opera in Notting Hill which is part of the BAF festival 2018 in September, join composer Ruta Vitkauskaite and singers on the Musical Meetings!
Location: Latvian house, London, W2 3SH
Click HERE for more info and to book your free tickets.
Ruta Vitkauskaite is supported by PRS Foundation's Open Fund for Music Creators
Brand new premier featuring Latvian and British Dancers choreography by Kirill Burlov
Performance of Contemporary Dance "Pēteris Vasks. The Seasons
Audiences are in for a rare treat as Seasons reimagined returns to London for 2 night only. Descend 50ft deep down into Brunel’s Shaft, a truly intimate setting where the acoustics promise to be extraordinary. Live music concert performance based on Pēteris Vasks’s Seasons, recited by multi-award winning pianist Reinis Zariņš and choreography by Kirill Burlov, ballet soloist, formerly of Latvian National Opera, Northern Ballet, Rambert & . The four seasons portray a dancer’s life from youth to maturity, set against stunning sceneries of nature. The performance is
Reinis Zariņš, piano
Kirill Burlov, dancer and choreographer
A late summer musical promenade through Notting Hill
Ruta Vitkauskaite Composer (PhD) Royal Academy Of Music
Experience an opera for one, it takes the listener, equipped with sound devices and headphones through a walking opera, guided by the multi-award winning Dr Ruta Vitkauskaite. Guests are in for an audio visual sensory delight on they move through the streets past statutes, frescos and objects. The Notting Hill story will be narrated through arias, recitatives and vocal folk choir’s as the Baltic story untold. Local voices and musical compositions created in Summer 2018 accompany the walk. Watch out for surprises and not everything is at it seems, characters may appear luring to you into their whirl of dance or a brush to paint with perhaps? The finale allows guests to exercise their own vocal chords and contribute to a final Opera.
The Walking Opera is strictly limited for 20 people. Duration of the Walking Opera is 1 hour, however maximum walking time is 30min. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
For Summer workshops click HERE to book.