Baltic dance meeting "IndepenDance" will take place from September 20th until December 1st 2018 at scene for contemporary dance and visual arts "3.rd floor", Göteborg. "IndepenDance" is dedicated to celebrate 100years independence of Baltic countries and is presenting contemporary dance artists from Baltics.
Estonian team is presenting the Estonian Theatre Award 2017 dance production "CONNEXT" (co-operation work of Latvian and Estonian choreographers-dancers Laura Kvelstein and Ruta-Ronja Pakalne), co-operation project with Israeli choreographers and Estonian dancers from different dance-generations "GENERATIONS" (dancers Helen Reitsnik, Olga Privis, Simo Kruusement, Dmitri Kruus, Aneta Varts, Katre Sabbal, Allar Valge, directors Stav Marin and Neta Weiner) and art-research/dance-neurosience based dance production "TRISOLDE" (Tiina Ollesk, Simo Kruusement, Renee Nõmmik, Ilkka Kosunen, Hans-Günther Lock, Giovanni Albini).
People might have different views of freedom and independence - as a national concept, as an artistic expression, as a personal experience ... but Culture and Art has always played an important role in this field. A Baltic Dance Festival in Göteborg is our way to commemorate these aspirations.
#1 September 20-22, Andrius Pulkauninkais Company (LT), Laura Kvelstein-Ruta Ronja Pakalne Project (EST-LV)
#2 October 19-20, Aura Dance Theatre (LT), Olga Zitluhina DC (LV)
#3 November 16-17, AIROS Dance Theatre (LT)
#4 November 29- December 1, Fine5 Dance Theatre (EST)
Festival is organized by: 3.rd Floor (SWE) and Fine5 Dance Theatre (EST). Supported by: The Swedish Arts Council, Region Västra Götaland's Cultural Affairs committee, Cultural Committee City of Göteborg, EV100 - Estonia 100, Latvian Ministry of Culture, Lithuanian Council for Culture.
SA Fine 5 Tantsuteater
Fine5 Dance Theatre is one of the best-known and the most influential contemporary dance companies in Estonia. Theatre was founded in 1992 when five dancers from theatre Nordstar formed their own troupe. In 1994 Fine5 opened the first contemporary dance school in Estonia. Since 1997, the key figures of theatre are Renee Nõmmik and Tiina Ollesk. The company has performed in USA, Canada, Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway, South-Korea, Cyprus, Armenia, Finland, Poland, Baltic States, Russia and Belorussia. They are many times laureates of IFMC in Vitebsk and also have been nominated several times to Estonian Theatre Awards (winners dance award 2008 & 2015).