I’m a really shy person

Thursday, May 26 15.30

Venue: Former factory VEF on Brīvības street 214 (address on google map – Ūnijas street 4. Enter from Brīvības str. and walk to the 2nd building on the right side from Godvil club)
Duration: 20min
In English
This is a work-in-progress presentation!

Author, choreographer and performer Kristīne Brīniņa

This upcoming performance is inspired by the Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons. “I would call him my hero at the moment. The fact that he has received Grammy does not really matter. This is not a story about professional success but about the ability to live with an open heart”, says Kristīne. With movement, spoken text and imagination, Kristīne strives to impersonate her favourite artist with the hope to see her own reflection in him.

Kristīne Brīniņa graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture in 2011 and has since worked actively as a freelance choreographer and dancer. She has created several solo pieces but also works collectively and has participated in international projects in Latvia, Cyprus, Turkey, Norway, Iceland, USA and Korea. She is very inspired by the people and searches for ways to bring everyday experiences on stage. In her work she wants to erase the boundaries between performing art and daily life, to take art out of its elitist context towards a more essential, direct way of expressing and experiencing art. Since last year Kristīne lives and works in a small village of Cīrava in the western part of Latvia.