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"ABOUT SHADOWS"
    Dance performance „ABOUT SHADOWS” ("ĒNAS") - Synthesis of contemporary dance and shadow theatre principles.
  „ABOUT SHADOWS” is dance performance about our connection with Universe and God, about life on planēt Earth, about death and our shadows, which are integral part of our existence. In performance choreographer Lilija Lipora solves questions - What is shadow? What is shadow of mine, society, dance and century itself? „Performance is a space for imagination, knowledge and simply for pleasure. The form of performance gives opportunity to find relevant and interesting things for everyone themselves,” about performance says Lilija Lipora.
  The opening night of performance „About Shadows” was in summer of 2015, in 5th International Contemporary dance festival „Vides Deja”. Its dancers in 2015 at the Embassy of Latgale „Gors” in collaboration with german organist Ansgar Valenhorst made stage production „Dance. Shadows. Improvisation.” about world creation, combinining contemporary dance, shadow theatre principles and improvisation of organ music.
 
Choreography: Lilija Lipora
Dance: Gabija Bīriņa, Kate Pumpiņa, Katrīna Albuže, Reinis Rešetins, Modris Opelts/Edgars Šļakota
Light and video  scenography: Egils Kupčs
Executive producer: Inese Grīnvalde
Assistants of production: Edgars Lipors , Viljams Plešs
Music: Stefano Barone (Italy), Liene Circene
Costumes: Guna Stikāne
 
     „I sympathize the toughness and energy of choreographer with which she continues her artist’s path. And more than that I like her joy with which she finds more and more new means of expression to build her own dance performances. In this time there is very impressive use of shadow theatre options, besides, presence of musicians in performance is important. And there is one more thing that is characteristic for Lilija Lipora – it’s important for her that performance is understandable for audience. Themes are extremely comprehensive (like creating a world, corporative globalization etc.), but in a frame of music and shadow theatre dancers plays them out perceptibly, even it is impossible to define all in words without playbill. Noticeable that this time as well the audience is very pleased with what they saw. That kind of performances realize beneficial educational work for audience on the way to more complicated art events. And that is why afterfeeling is very enjoyable.”
(Dita Jonīte, critic of theatre)
 
 „There is contemporary dance theatre in Czech Republic, I have seen a variety of performances at a very high level. It is interesting to see what kinds of art director decides to combine in nowdays. I hadn’t seen contemporary dance combination with shadow theatre before, and that’s why „ABOUT SHADOWS” was surprise for me. There were a really good dancers.”
                                                   Dagmar Bednáriková, director of culture centre (Czech Republic)
 
   „Dance performance „ABOUT SHADOWS” made it possible to see something new and different, I hadn’t seen combination of contemporary dance and shadow theatre before. It reproduced a person’s life from birth to death, going through childhood period, showing the relationship with parents, cherishing in mother’s arms, upbringing followed by the teen years, the feelings of love. There was selected a poetical way how to tell a person’s life.”
                                                     Lucia Kramer, dramatist of Stuttgart New Theatre (Germany)

 

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