I am a dance and theatre maker, dramaturg, curator and producer. I have completed the studies of audio-visual and theatre theory at the Latvian Academy of Culture and continued my MA studies in contemporary dance. My professional interests involve relationship between society and individual, and the possibility to meet each other through art.
Everything can be everything. Imaginary and honesty are the most powerful tools and weapons in art and life.
I am curious about breaking down and exploring why there is and what is happening in the middle of two extremes. Whether those are ideas in society or individuals, movement qualities, spaces around us, groups of people etc. In fact, I don’t believe in this binary thinking, I believe in the space in between and all that we can create by merging those two extremes together in different proportions. I am doing this thinking and exploring through theatre, dance and dramaturgy.
Areas of interest: Theatre, contemporary dance, body, raw and honest meetings, conversations, through art and life
Why are you a part of MagiC Carpets: I find work with local communities very inspiring and creative. I see that it can bring not only mutual understanding, but also solutions, open up some new possibilities in everyday life, communities, organisations etc.
A meeting place “Svidanka” was created, where audience
members, in a remote way, had the chance to meet ten young men, who were born and raised in different parts of Latvia, but now spend some time of their lives together (but separately) in Cēsis Educational Institution for Minors. Currently they share the same physical space yet have their own coming of age story and unanswered questions about time inside, time outside, time before and after the sentence.
More info on the project in here.
Baltic Current is a platform for mutual learning, sharing of expertise and support for the next generation of performing arts practitioners from the Baltics. It consists of a series of workshops that are designed to nurture artistic practice and understanding of the current performing arts environment in the Baltics as well as encourage communication, networking and collaboration among participants. The workshops take place in the theatre Ģertrūdes ielas teātris (Riga), the Kaunas City Chamber Theatre and the festival Starting Point as well as in the performing arts platform Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (Tallin).
More info on the project in here.
Why have you chosen to be a curator or why has curatorship chosen you? I have collaborated with New Theatre Institute of Latvia before and one of those times also as an artist during previous Magic Carpets residency. Mutually we have understood and decided that this collaboration has to continue and expand. I believe that it’s because of that we share similar values and interests in creating meaningful situations, contexts, facilitating spaces for opportunities for artists and different communities.
What do you think is the purpose of art? I am convinced that art is a fantastic mediator between people which helps to look into, get to know, to talk and discover someone or something completely new or even already familiar. I believe that art can lead to meaningful conversations about very broad and also intimate questions.
Your favourite film(s): “Last Year at Marienbad” 1961, Alain Resnais.
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