X
Latvia.travel mobile app. Your official guide for travelling in Latvia.
Download

You are here

Record number of folk dancers to converge on Riga this summer

29.05.2013

The dance part of this summer's XXV Nationwide Latvian Song and XV Dance Festival will gather the  largest number of folk dancers in the festival's history.

The dance part of this summer's XXV Nationwide Latvian Song and XV Dance Festival will gather the  largest number of folk dancers in the festival's history.

There will be 97 more dance groups than in 2008, with the number at 603, including 14 from Latvian communities abroad.

Maruta Alpa, project coordinator for the large-scale production in Dauagava Stadium, notes the high quality of performance overall in the 603 groups.

"The mastery, feeling of adventure and plain joy when dancing that our participants exude in preparing for the Festival, is a welcome surprise," said Alpa.

Related news
From 3rd May, the first outdoor water fountains begin operation in park and squares throughout Riga, LETA was informed by Riga City Council spokesman Vjaceslavs Stepanenko.
Lagging behind only Iceland, whose growth in foreign tourist numbers this year is at 23.1%, Latvia finds itself in impressive second place with an 18.9% growth.
The year is coming to an end, but “Daugava” Gallery is beginning anew, relocating to Ausekļa Street 1 in downtown Riga,  A well-known entity on the art scene, “Daugava” is proud to have sculptor Aigars...
A concert of the British rock group "Muse" in "Arena Riga" on December 13, 2012, was attended by 11,300 people, LETA was informed by the concert's organizers.