Lielvarde has strong traditions in folk dance movement and it is a very symbolic region in Latvia in terms of cultural values, history and heritage. Lielvarde is currently looking for novel ways to expand the folk dance practice, regional traditions and cultural heritage connecting it to other fields, concepts and players by letting co-creation happen and completely new and extraordinary partnerships and concepts to arise.
The aim of the project: based on folk dance elements and different national culture and history values, legends and symbols, to work on new dance elements, forms and content combining folk dance and contemporary dance exploring new horizons for dance culture and national identity in EU and for attracting new audiences to dance events.
Project activities will include masterclasses in each partner country with participation of folk dancers, contemporary dance choreographers and cultural heritage researchers with the aim to create a unique content that will result in a joint celebration – festival.
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Please find more about the project in the appendix.