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What's On 2018


It's Definitely Baltic! 

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What's On 2018


It's Definitely Baltic! 

BALTIC ART FORM RETURNS TO LONDON WITH ITS 2018 FESTIVAL OF CULTURAL FUSION MAKING BALTIC ART TANGIBLE ON A GLOBAL STAGE.

THE FESTIVAL PROVIDES A UNIQUE COLLABORATION PLATFORM FOR ARTISTS FROM VARIOUS DISCIPLINES AND CULTURES

TO CREATE NEW FORMS OF EXPRESSION.

THIS YEAR IT RUNS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE HOSTED AT SOMERSET HOUSE AND IS

organised in cooperation with the LATVIAN  Ministry of Culture and LATVIA 100.

In 2018, Latvia celebrates 100 years since it became an independent state. With festivities at home and all around the world, Latvia will present its best offerings in culture, lifestyle, and innovation. The contemporary dance performances "Invisible Effect" and "Seasons" are two of many events taking place throughout 2018 in honour of Latvia's centennial year. The projects are made possible courtesy of funding support by the Ministry of Culture of Latvia.


THE INVISIBLE EFFECT - 8pm MONDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2018

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Pleasance TheatrE, lONDON N7 9eF  

Baltic Art Form with Latvijas Koncerti and Latvia 100 presents an exciting premiere featuring a multi international cast of contemporary performers and musicians to fringe audiences at the Pleasance theatres London abode on Monday 3rd September.

Choreographer Kirill Burlov (Rambert Dance) lends his contemporary dance expertise and lifelong classical ballet training to artistically direct this poignant sequence, a contemporary spin on ancient and traditional Latvian folk heritage and pagan ritualistic dance. Burlov succeeds in moving his audience beyond the aesthetics of movement to unveiling their symbolic values.  

                                                                    Tickets £22  Advance tickets £15

                                                                     BOOK TICKETS HERE

 


    Reinis Zariņš, piano   Kirill Burlov, dancer and choreographer

  Reinis Zariņš, piano Kirill Burlov, dancer and choreographer

THE SEASONS - PĒTERIS VASKS PERFORMED BY REINIS ZARIŅŠ & KIRILL BURLOV

7pm SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER, 2018 BRUNEL SHAFT SE16 4LF

Audiences are in for a rare treat as 'The Seasons' visits  London after its premiere at the Latvian National Opera.  The 50ft descent into the historic two-century-old grand entrance to the Thames tunnel is the underground setting for this performance. The evening promises to be an immersive experience with extraordinary acoustics for this live music concert. Peteris Vasks'  'The Seasons' recited by multi-award winning pianist Reinis Zariņš & Choreographed by Kirill Burlov (Ballet Soloist, formerly of Latvian National Opera, Northern Ballet, Rambert, Michael Clark).  The Seasons portray a dancer’s life from youth to maturity set against stunning sceneries of nature. This limited capacity venue provides an intimate setting for this truly captivating performance.   

Tickets £20  Advance tickets £15

BOOK TICKETS HERE


  Reinis Zariņš, piano   Kirill Burlov, dancer and choreographer

Reinis Zariņš, piano Kirill Burlov, dancer and choreographer

THE SEASONS - Performance of Contemporary Dance "Pēteris Vasks The Seasons

7pm MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER, 2018 BRUNEL SHAFT SE16 4LF

'The Seasons' finale performance concludes the Latvian 100 Bienalle celebrations in the intimate depths of Brunels shaft. Prepare to descend 50ft into darkness arriving at this two-century-old grand entrance to the Thames tunnel. The evening promises to be an immersive experience with extraordinary acoustics for this live music concert based on Peter Vasksis' 'The Seasons', recited by multi-award winning pianist Reinis Zariņš. Choreographed by Kirill Burlov (Ballet Soloist, formerly of Latvian National Opera, Northern Ballet, Rambert & Michael Clark).  the Seasons portrays a dancer’s life from youth to maturity, set against stunning sceneries of nature. An intimate setting in this truly captivating venue. 

PARTICIPANTS Reinis Zariņš, piano Kirill Burlov, dancer and choreographer

Tickets £20 Advance tickets £15

book TICKETS HERE


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WALKING OPERA 13:00, 18:00 & 20:00 FRIDAy 28TH SEPTEMBER 2018

Coronet - Print Room, LONDON

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 as the Baltic story unfolds. Local voices and musical compositions created in a series of Summer workshops accompany the walk. Watch out for surprises and not everything is at it seems, characters may appear luring 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. The walk commences at the Coronet, Print Room and concludes at Hyde Park. Please dress appropriately for the weather.  Book your tickets here. 

Voice Exploration workshops

  1. 19:00 - 22:00 Thursday 12th July 2018 
  2. 13:00 - 16:00  Saturday 14th July 2018
  3. 17:00 - 20:00 September 19th July 2018

Sign up for these free participatory workshops hosted at Latvian House in preparation for Walking Opera in Notting Hill BAF festival 2018 in September.  A rare chance to up close and personal with award winning composer Dr. Ruta Vitkauskaite and other singers at the Musical Meetings!

Location: Latvian house, London, W2 3SH
Click HERE for more info and to book your free summer workshop tickets.