International Dance Festival «Riga’s Wave»

2-5 November 2019, Latvia, Riga

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Riga's Wave, International Dance Festival
  • Establishment of creative contacts, strengthening inter-regional relations and cooperation through the children's work, the formation of the creative potential of the younger generation
  • Revival, preservation and development of national cultures and the strengthening of international cooperation
  • Relationship with the best creative teams, promotion and popularization of choreography
  • Providing methodological and advisory assistance in the field of choreography, the exchange of experience
  • The support of the young, talented teens
  • St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet
  • Culture Centre “Ziemeļblāzmas”, Latvia, Riga
  • Radisson Blu Hotels

International Dance Festival “Riga’s Wave” will take place on the professional stage of Culture Centre “Ziemeļblāzmas” (Ziemeļblāzmas iela 36, Ziemeļu rajons).

Grand Concert Hall is equipped with modern sound, light and project equipment.

Creative Association «Baltic Pearl» Saint Petersburg

With support of: The International Dance Council (CID UNESCO), Committee of Youth Policy and interaction with public organizations of Saint Petersburg and the city administration, Oleg Vinogradov Foundation for the preservation and development of Classical Ballet.

Results of the competition and awarding ceremony will be held separately on the basis of protocol of the Juries in each nomination according to the age categories of participants and provides the awards for holder of the Grand Prix, Laureates I – III degrees and Diplomats I - III degrees. Riga’s Wave award means estimation by respected figures in the world of dance.

The Juries can award some separate participants or the heads of dance groups with the following Diplomas: “Best ballet master work”, “Best concert master work”, “Best virtuosity and dramatics», “Best contemporary work” the gratitude letters and precious souvenirs can be issued as well. The heads of dance groups and teachers receive state certificates of participating in workshops.

Valuable presents and certificates for every participant of the Dance Festival.

The Grand Prix winner will be awarded a free trip to one of the next International Dance Festival.

The award fund of The Festival amounts 9,000 EUR.

The best dance groups will be given the incredible opportunity to dance on the one stage with famous ballet dancers of 21th century.

  • Classical dance;
  • Сontemporary dance (modern dance etc.);
  • Folk dance;
  • Stylized folk dance;
  • Children’s dance;
  • Variety dance;
  • Ballet;
  • Show;
  • Street dance (Hip-hop, house, techno, funk styles etc.)
  • Solo;
  • Duet;
  • Dance Groups (dance ensemble, etc.)
  • Petite – 5-7 years;
  • Junior – 8-10 years;
  • Teen – 11-14 years;
  • Senior – 15-20 years;
  • Adult – 21 years and older;
  • Mixed group.
  • Performing skills-motion technique;
  • Compositional structure of programs;
  • Compliance with the repertoire of age peculiarities of artists;
  • Theatrical skills (plastic, costume, props, culture of performance);
  • Selection and matching of musical and choreographic material;
  • Artistry, the disclosure of the artistic image.
2 November
  • Arrival to Riga (pick up, transfer from the airport/ railway station to the hotel)
  • City tour Riga (by request)
  • 13:00 - 14:00 – Accommodation in the hotel **** Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel Riga
  • Lunch in the restaurant PANORAMA*
  • 17:00 – 18:30 – Meeting for the dance groups’ leads
  • Free time
  • Excursions (by request)
  • Dinner in the restaurant PANORAMA*
3 November
  • 07:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:30 – 15:00 – Dance workshops with famous choreographers of ballet schools and contemporary dance companies:
    • Russian folk dance
    • Contemporary dance
    • Ballet dance
    • Russian classical dance
  • 15:00 – Free time
  • You can book one of our guided excursions (see “Guided sightseeing tours”)
  • Lunch in the restaurant PANORAMA*
  • Dinner in the restaurant PANORAMA*
  • 20:00 – 22:00 – Disco for the participants
4 November
  • 07:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to the Concert Hall “Ziemeļblāzmas” (Ziemeļblāzmas iela 36, Ziemeļu rajons)
  • Stage rehearsal before the competition (limited time)
  • 10:00 – 10:20 – Opening of the Dance Festival Competition “Riga’s Wave” on the professional stage of the Concert Hall “Ziemeļblāzmas” (Ziemeļblāzmas iela 36, Ziemeļu rajons).
  • 10:20 – 17:00 International Dance Festival Competition “Riga’s Wave” on the professional stage of the Concert Hall “Ziemeļblāzmas” (with the break for lunch)
  • Lunch in the restaurant PANORAMA* (Transfer: concert hall – hotel – concert hall)
  • 18:00 – 19:45 Gala-concert and award ceremony of The Dance Festival Competition “Riga’s Wave” on the professional stage of the Concert Hall “Ziemeļblāzmas”
  • 20:00 – Transfer to the hotel
  • Dinner in the restaurant PANORAMA*
5 November
  • 07:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast in the hotel
  • Free time
  • Departure “See you!”

Extension of the living in the hotel by request


* Dinner is included in packages “Comfort 2”, “Comfort 3”

* Lunch is included in package “Comfort 3”

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International dance festival is open for dance groups of different styles, ballet schools, soloists and duets. One dance group can participate in a few nominations and age divisions. For the participation in solo or duet you have to send the video with one of your dance to our e-mail info@baltgem.ru. The Application Form is available in electronic form on our homepage. Deadline for sending Application Form on 1(st) August 2019. It is possible to correct Application Form, but no later than 2(nd) October 2019. After we receive the completed application form, we contact you and send the confirmation.

The total time of dance performance should not be over 12 minutes.

Music requirements: CD/DVD drives or USB memory stick.

Comfort 1 (breakfast) Comfort 2 (breakfast, dinner) Comfort 3 (breakfast, lunch, dinner) Accommodation
180 EUR 210 EUR 240 EUR Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel Riga

The participation packages («Comfort 1», «Comfort 2», «Comfort 3») include:

  • Participation in the International Dance Festival Competition “Riga’s Wave” inclusive three nominations
  • Dance workshops with famous choreographers of ballet schools and contemporary dance companies:
    1. Contemporary dance
    2. Russian folk dance
    3. Russian classical dance
    4. Russian classical dance
  • Accommodation in the hotel **** Radisson Blu Daugava – 4 days
  • Meal in the hotel restaurant: «PANORAMA»
    • «Comfort 1» included: only breakfast;
    • «Comfort 1» included: only breakfast;e
    • «Comfort 3» included: breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Arrival/departure transfer service (from the airport/railway station to the hotel and back)
  • Arrival/departure transfer service (from the airport/railway station to the hotel and back)
  • Gala-dinner for the heads of dance groups and teachers with juries and event planners
  • A lot of exciting communications and positive emotions
  • The preparation of the invitation letter for getting VISA
  • English, German and Spanish support during the whole stay in Riga
  • Special disco for our participants

Accommodation in the hotel**** Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel Riga

Hotel rules:

  • Time for check in - from 14:00 (local time)
  • Time for check out - at 12:00 (local time)

Conditions for local dance groups:

  • Solo – 15 EUR
  • Duet – 30 EUR
  • Group – 10 EUR/ per person

Additional services:

  • Extra day with breakfast – 39 EUR/per
  • Extra day with dinner (or lunch) – 49 EUR/per
  • Extra day with breakfast, lunch and dinner – 59 EUR/per
  • The preparation of VISA (VISA application form) and med. coverage – 15 EUR/per
  • Transfer to Riga
  • Accommodation in Single Room
  • Professional video recording during the International Dance Festival Competition
  • Guided sightseeing tours (the cost and descriptions of excursions you can find on our webpage https://baltgem.ru/ekskursii/

Prepayment conditions:

  • The prepayment for the participation in the international dance festival «Riga’s Wave» is due on 1(st) August 2019 in amount of 100 EUR.
  • The prepayment payment for additional days in the international dance festival «Riga’s Wave» is due on 10(th) August 2019.
  • If the dance group has more than 15 participants, the head of group doesn’t pay the general fee.

The team of professional, renowned and respected figures in the world of dance:

Janina Martisone (Riga, Latvia) – A choreographer, ballet-master. A professor of Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music.

Alisa Panchenko (Saint Petersburg, Russia) – Professor in the N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory; «Bye Bye ballet contemporary dance center» and «Dance Academy Russia». Choreographer of the modern dance.

Dmitriy Zaleski (Minsk, Belarus) – Choreographer of the modern and contemporary dance, artistic director of TV Project «Everybody dance» (First Channel Russia). Owner and Artistic director of the theatre of modern choreography «D.O.Z.S.K.I».

Viktoria Golubeva (Saint Petersburg, Russia) – Choreographer of the theatre «Baltic House». Choreographer of leading ballet school of Poland and Chine.

Creative Association «Baltic Pearl»

3 Sovetskaya street, 9, Saint Petersburg, Russia

For applications and further information please contact us on e-mail info@baltgem.ru

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For dance groups/ soloists from EU / Asia / USA

Artur Nikiforov + 49 172 278 63 22 (WhatsApp, Messenger)
+ 7 (812) 941 66 89

E-mail: info@baltgem.ru