Choreography: Olga Zhitluhina and company
Dancers: Ramona Galkina (Latvia), Vilnis Birins (Latvia)
Music: Arcangelo Corelli
Producer: Baiba Ozolina
Duration: 30 min.
“Together” is a performance about mature relationships, about being together, in one tempo. If we are together, no matter where we are going. Important is just going to a single aim in one speed. We are exploring both: the concept of movement and philosophical meaning – what is one speed, being in one tempo, if people are so different and evolve differently.
This is a very physical, bodily performance, easily adjustable to space, with the minimum of scenography and technical needs, but very choreographically complex. The story, of course, is about love.
The idea comes from our actual project “Lifelong Dance Practice: Project 45+”, supported by “Nordic Culture Point”, in which “Fine 5 Dance Theatre” from Estonia and “Stellaris Dance Theatre” from Norway are involved. Choreographer Olga Zhitluhina is one of the most influential figures in Latvian contemporary dance. She is a pioneer in the field, an educator, teacher, organizer, choreographer. Between 1996 and 2012 she led her contemporary dance company, created 20 works and performed in 18 countries around the world. Today she leads the Latvian Cultural Academy's Contemporary dance curricula and runs the international dance festival “Laiks Dejot” in Riga.