Kristīne Brīniņa documentary dance performance “Trajectories of childhood” will be premiered in LiepājaSeptember 11, 2021

On the 26th of September at 12.00 and 15.00 in “Liepāja Arts Forum 2021”

This autumn, on September 26, choreographer Kristīne Brīniņa will present a new documentary dance performance “Trajectories of Childhood” in contemporary art festival “Liepāja Arts Forum 2021.” The new production is the intention of five Liepāja parents to become their children for the duration of the performance. The parents have literally taken lessons from their offspring so as to understand and express to the viewers their interests, fears and worldviews through movement, text and music.
It is based on the Documentary Dance Method which Kristīne started in 2015 with the production “Catch Me” – a performance that gained wide acclaim from the audiences and critics, also it was nominated for the Latvian Theatre Award 2015 . “Trajectories of Childhood”  is choreographer Kristīne Brīniņa’s next chapter in creating documentary, socially active and socially inclusive contemporary work. And it is also being created in a collaboration with musician Rihards Efeja-Lībietis, scenographers Ieva Kauliņš and the artistic platform “pigeon-bridge”.
The performance has been created for several months, during which the creative team has spent countless hours with five children aged 6–9. The process was documented and became the narrative basis for Trajectories of Childhood. The children’s parents have accepted the challenge to precisely mimic their children’s actions from documentary videos with understanding and empathy. The children will watch the performance to provide their parents with support and guidance. Mutual trust and interaction between the two generations will expand the performance space for a story presented to the audience to share the results of this exchange.

Idea, choreography, directing:  Kristīne Brīniņa
Performance heroes – children: Marta Riekstiņa, Roberts Gods, Hanna Matilde Dintere, Olivers Bilerts, Māra More
Performers – parents: Ilze More, Pēteris Riekstiņš, Roberts Dinters, Liena Goda, Marta Bilerte
Music: Rihards Efeja-Lībietis, performed by: Rihards Efeja-Lībietis and performers
Scenography, costume, video design: Ieva Kauliņa
Drama consultant: Rasa Bugavičute-Pēce
Creative producer: Zane Estere Gruntmane

Producer: pigeon-bridge,

Co-producer: Cita Abra
Partners: The concert hall “Great Amber”, contemporary art festival “Liepāja Arts Forum 2021”
The performance has been developed with the support of the Liepāja Culture Department, the State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF) and Kurzeme planning region target program “Kurzeme Culture Program 2021 supported by Latvian State Forests” and SCCF financial support for culture projects.
Performance duration: 60 minutes
Participation: free
Registration: link
Place: Urban neighborhood of Liepāja
Meeting place: Avotu street 6