Rīta Panorāma

Intervija ar Edžu Arumu, Dejas izrādes «No zobena saule lēca» producentu, idejas autoru

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Intervija ar grupu «Auļi»

Beach dance extravaganza will celebrate centenary

A popular dance spectacular "No zobena saule lēca" (The sun leaped from the sword) has gained tremendous success since its premiere in 2010. Now a new open-air version will take place later this month on Vecāķi beach to celebrate the centenary of the Latvian state.

As the author of the performance and producer Edžus Arums told LTV, dancers and musicians were ready for the performance - after four days of gruelling rehearsals, the choreographer Agris Danilevics and the assistant and chief conductor Dagmar Barbala also acknowledged.

"The new location will give the sky, give light, give the sea - these are dimensions that are difficult to describe in words," Arums told LTV, explaining that a couple of small-scale trials had shown the location was right.

On August 19, special podiums will be built to allow dance performances to be viewed from the amphitheater. For the participating dancers, the soft sand presents a particular and fatiguing challenge compared to dancing on boards.

The organizers are confident that nothing short of a full-scale hurricane will stop the dance being performed on August 24 and 25.

You can get a flavor of the music to expect with the folk group Auļi in the video clip above, though sadly they are not on the soft sand of a Baltic beach but the concrete block of the LTV building.


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