Three for the Weekend: Dancing shyly like Andris Nelsons

Here's our weekly overview over what to do on the weekend in Latvia.

Dancing shyly like Andris Nelsons

The dainty Ģertrūde st. Theater will on Saturday host a 40-minute performance by contemporary dancer Kristīne Brīniņa, evocatively titled "I'm a Really Shy Person".

Choreographer Brīniņa says Grammy-winning conductor Andris Nelsons served as her inspiration for the performance. 

The performance is based on a video interview with Nelsons by the managing director of Boston’s Symphony Orchestra Mark Volpe and uses other documentary materials featuring Nelsons.

What this seems to mean is that the choreographer will be dancing in an effort to become an artistic replica of the famous conductor.

Argentinian beats at KKC

The Kaņepe Culture Centre will also on Saturday host a performance by INTICHE, a Berlin-based Argentinian music producer and DJ. Intiche (inti: “sun” in Quechua language, che: “people” in Mapuche language) will perform a live set mixing electronics combined with live traditional instruments like charango, guarani caña flute and percussions.

Latvian modern art

Meanwhile the Latvian National Museum of Art at Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1 is holding an exhibition by the candidates for the annual Purvitis art award.

It features work by eight artists selected from 25 nominees whose work has been judged to be significant from December 1, 2014 to December 7, 2016.

The exhibition will take place alongside the impressive permanent exhibit at the museum. The exhibition will be on show until April 9.

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