the place where light meets darkness and the discovery of their unity together with people will be revealed to become a value of the present.

The village feast “Zunda hamlet” will takes place in an one of the most ancient and historical territories in Pardaugava called Zunda. Village daily life will be brought into a new light and will awaken the traditions of education, social life and the customs of famers and traders. The event will allow its every visitor to experience unique trip through the living space of the area and its passing moments of the present. Children and parents, youth and seniors, are kindly welcome to Pardaugava hamlet.

When: 5th of September at Arhitecture and media centre H2O 6  and yard (area Udens street 6)  within the annual Contemporary Arts forum “White Night”
Time: from 7 PM untill 1 AM


Organized by PIGEON-BRIDGE, RISEBA University, Arhitecture and media centre H2O 6, initiative organization Free Riga, event venue “Zunda dārzs”, children animation workshop  MultenKulten.

Financial supporters: Riga City Council, The Embassy of Austria in RigaINTPA (International Net for Dance and Performance Austria).  

This event is made possible by INTPA – INTERNATIONAL NET FOR DANCE AND PERFORMANCE AUSTRIA of Tanzquartier  Wien with funds by BKA and BMEIA.

Friends and supporters: Bellevue Park Hotel Riga, Gutenberga druka, PUPU MAISS, Alises Rozes Dizaina studija, Compensa TU S.A. Vienna Insurance Group Latvijas filiāle, Gara Vasara, Dirty Deal Teatro,Valmiermuižas alus, Četras Zoles, smoke house Abas.lv


Idea, concept, production: Zane Estere Gruntmane
Advisors: Sanita Bučiniece (RISEBA), Linda Krūmiņa, Olivers Tarvids
Idea of “Zunda school” and organization: Linda Krūmiņa and Kristīne Daukšte (pigeon-bridge), Ivars Šmits, Kristīna Ratniece (MultenKulten)

Technical  support: Ģirts Ozoliņš & Co, Olivers Tarvids
Lighting and video solutions: Ģirts Ozoliņš
Visual artist: Jānis Burmeisters
Space design solutions: Kristīne Daukšte
Video: Raitis Ābele, Dace Jokste
Production assistance: Laima Jokste
Passionate & creative practitioners: Evita Bērziņa, Anda Zaļepska, Megija Grauziņa, Zane Bondare, Liene Miķelsone, Māris Bortnikovs



19.00 opening of the oldest village Zunda festival with Zinta Valdmane
A journey called “The unknown brilliance of Zunda” invites to get acquainted with the the modern features of the lost ferrymen village. Walk around the Udens street area from the old Agriculture machine factory to the junction of Daugavgrīvas street. You’ll be surrounded by latvian history relics, perfect structures of factories of Tsar time , facts of culture and history enriched with a personal view. The joruney will be lead by historian Zinta Valdmane. (limited places, register to participate)

19:00 – 22:00, the yard in the front of Arhitecture and media centre h2O 6

“Zunda School” invites children and other interested to participate in workshops,where the game of light and darkness will portray the history of Zunda village. Workshops will be lead by organizations “Pigeon-bridge” and “Multenkulten”.

20:00 – 23:00, the yard 

Open-air cartoon’s cinema for children.

20:00 – 21:00,  concert venue “Zunda dārzs” (Arhitecture and media centre H2O 6 exhibition hall)

Stories of dreams sung by Elizabete Balčus.  Surrealism is the word which best describes her music, character and lifestyle.

21:00 – 22:00 “Galganberga hill” (Arhitecture and media centre H2O 6 video hall)

“United Sorry” and “Theater im Bahnhof” with a band “Die Liebe, ihr Tod un sein Lebensberater” will captivate the audience with the performance “No, Nothing” to celebrate the glamorous beginning and the end of life, love and death.

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22:00 – 00:30, concert venue “Zunda dārzs” (Arhitecture and media centre H2O 6 exhibition hall)

Ethnographic journey “The Boat” will bring audience to discover Latvian river trails when the music of kokle (latvian traditional instrument) will be performed by guitarists. Through the deep forest trails will guide experimental folk – rock band “Das Sonatas Legion”.

The first concert of the project “The Boat”, 2009