Welcome to the XX Anniversary International Contemporary Dance Festival OPEN LOOK 2018 in Saint Petersburg!
Since 1999, the Festival has been held annually in July. This year Russia is very lucky to have become the Mecca of football. Even though only for a short period of June and July, but still. And since we are very experienced football fans, we decided not to draw attention away from the FIFA Cup, and moved our festival to different dates.
This year, performance programme will take place from 14th to 18th of August, and workshops will start on August 13. So we invite our colleagues, dancers, students and teachers of contemporary dance to St. Petersburg.
This year 90% of the teachers’ staff are new names, and although our students love “good old tried and reliable” teachers, we’ve decided to add “new blood”. There will be truly exclusive teachers, which we have been hunting for several years in a row. The workshop programme is quite impressive!
The performance programme consists of international and Russian parts. There will be new names as well as renowned old favorites.
I have to say that this year we will not have the traditional RUSSIAN LOOK National Platform, where companies are selected by the expert board. All Russian companies that will participate in the Festival have been invited by us based on our vision and desire to show the spectrum of Russian contemporary dance.
ATTENTION! “RUSSIAN LOOK” HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED, IT WILL TAKE PLACE IN 2019!
This year we celebrate our 20 anniversary, and we are extremely happy that we will meet very soon to begin a new chapter in the history of our Festival!