spelmanu naktsPerformances of Dance Anatomy have been nominated for Latvian Theatre award „Spēlmaņu nakts“ 2013/2014

Nominees for Latvian Theatre award had been announced in the middle of June. Anatomy of Dance is very happy to tell you that two of their performances have been nominated as a „Best of the contemporary dance performance of the year“.

In 2013 Dance Anatomy in collaboration with playwright Inta Balode made a performance-lecture „Duncans – weirdoes or prophets?” The performance is a research about American artists, dance reformers Isadora and Raymond Duncans personalities, as well as dance and philosophies processes in the beginning of 20th century. In the research process artists looked for Isadora’s Duncan influence on the contemporary dance. Dancers during the performance are showing not only the inheritance of Duncan’s but also they follow their ideas of movements and principals. The playwright in the performance is like a dual-image. She is using the message of aesthetics and chronologic stops and also invites the spectator’s in interactive discussion.

Creative team of performance: choreographers and dancers Agnese Bordjukova, Monta Vandere, Elīna Gaitjukeviča, playwright Inta Balode.
Next shows: 27th and 28th of August during the dance festival „VIDES DEJA 2014“

Second nominee is the dance performance „How Close?”

“HOW CLOSE?” shows scenes from different kinds of memories, which reflect how two people can be together when the time is already long-term and the space – permanent.

Does living with someone mean living together? Are we able to keep intimacy in long-term relationship? What is the thing that connects us? Are “we” only “we” – and where am “I”? How does it feel when we think about the time we spend together?

Creative team: choreographer Elīna Gaitjukeviča, dancers Evita Birule and Edgars Šļakota, stage-designer and costume-designer Uģis Bērziņš, light Jūlija Bondarenko un Matīss Beķers and executive producer Zane Estere Gruntmane.
Co-producer: Ģertrudes Street Theatre

Next shows: 25th and 26th of August during dance festival “Vides dejas 2014”, 13th of October in Gertrudes Street Theatre

We want to say Thank You for all the supporters and spectators, who have worshiped our performances! See you soon!


Aurora borealis


Wilderness dance is a unique residency project within the frame of Nordic-Baltic dance platform kedja 2012-2015 activities. It will involve some 50 dance artists from the region and offer them a platform to explore, engage, create and present work in close proximity to wild nature and local residents. Read about the Wilderness residency places and artists on www.kedja.net


Last year “Anatomy of dance” participated in art forum which was focused on Urban art, including dance. The task was to create a performance which can characterize one specific place. We decided to go into this place and search for some true stories which can be basis for this creation. We experienced how solid for art can be people surrounding us. Simple human beings, who live their everyday life, do their work, have their stories, interests, vision of life etc. The fact is that everyone of us can be character of some artistic event. Uniqueness, integrity and honesty are the factors why it’s interesting for us as an artists to search for people who can tell, who can share, who dear to offer their parts of life to became visible.

During the Wilderness project we want to create our vision about people living in these particular places where we are going to work. We want to get in contact with local people, to search for some stories which inspire us. To create a performance from everything which affects us.

Our starting theme will be dance. We will try to find out what is dance for locals, what meaning dance has in their lives, society? What are their personal relationships or feelings about dance? Throughout this process we can discover much more interesting which we don’t know yet but is worth to be shown.

During both residencies we are going to create a choreographic material and document all the experience on the video. In the end of our research we will make a piece where video and live process becomes one united work.


Latest ANATOMY OF DANCE performance 3/4 WATER

16 and 17 January
at 19:00

in Gertrudes street theatre

3/4 ūdens