International Contemporary Dance Festival NEW BALTIC DANCE during its existence has grown up into one of the main and most prestigious dance festivals in the Baltic Sea area. Since 1997 the Festival has presented companies from all Nordic and Baltic countries, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Israel, Canada, Slovenia, Serbia, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Poland, Switzerland, Senegal. During the years of its existence, NEW BALTIC DANCE has brought more than 200 dance companies and independent choreographers from 30 countries. Among them La La La Human Steps (Canada), Cullbergballet (Sweden), Aterballetto (Italy), Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (Israel), Random Dance Company (UK), Russell Maliphant Dance Company (UK), Ballet de Lorraine (France), Tero Saarinen Dance Company (Finland), etc. The Festival also presents performances by Lithuanian Dance Companies and choreographers.

Program of the festival which is organized by Lithuanian Dance Information Centre and Vilnius Festivals consists both of well established companies with famous productions and new young companies/choreographers with experimental works. One of principles of the festival is to present the newest productions, thus the event is open for premieres, post-premieres and pre-premieres. The festival also provides the possibility for Lithuanian choreographers to show their newest creations.

Contact person – Gintarė Masteikaitė, gintare@dance.lt