An Evening of Dance in a Spanish Atmosphere: So close, yet so far
09.05.2017 19:00
On Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 7 PM The Art Museum RIGA BOURSE and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Riga invite you to an evening of dance n Spanish atmosphere with performance “So Close Yet So Far” by ballet dancers Gonzalo Preciado Azanza and Jolanta Lubēja.

Dance performance So Close Yet So Far is a story about two people coming from two opposite parts of Europe, a man from Spain and a woman from Latvia.  Each one has their own life and they are happy with the way things are. However, one day, quite by chance, they meet and from then on everything changes. They explore and discover each other and learn how this other person could contribute to their lives and what the consequences might be. They both visualize a future together and after analysing and weighing it up, both decide to move on together into the future ahead, they will both enjoy a better and accomplished life finding support in each other. It endows a moral to the piece, the future will always be better if we head forward together. No matter what your background, in the end we all share a common culture, the culture of humanity.



Gonzalo Preciado Azanza is born in Zaragoza (Spain). He trained at the Consevatorio Municipal de Danza and Maria de Avila´s Ballet School. Graduated at the English National Ballet School in London in 2014. He is a member of The Latvian National Ballet since 2015. His repertoire includes soloist roles such as Caliph of Bagdad in Scheherazade and her Tales, The Gnome in Bolero…, 4 Lunatics in Peer Gynt and more recently the Tyrolese Dance in At the Blue Danube. He has performed internationally in Italy, Spain or United Kingdom. In 2011 he was awarded the Dance and Drama Award by the UK Government.


Jolanta Lubēja is born in Riga (Latvia). Graduated of the Riga Choreography School in 2009 and a member of The Latvian National Ballet from that year, she was promoted to Young Soloist in 2012 and to Soloist in 2016. Her repertoire includes the principal roles of Odile in Swan Lake, Giselle in Giselle, Maria in Nutcracker, Gamzatti in La Bayadere or more recently Annele in At the Blue Danube. She has performed worldwide in many countries such as Italy, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Russia, China, Israel or South Korea. Her awards include: Gold Medal at the Korea International Ballet Competition (2016), Bronze Medal at the International Baltic Ballet Competition (2013 & 2016) and last year she was nominated at the Latvian Theatre Spelmanu nakts Prize.



Art Museum RIGA BOURSE, Atrium



Adults – 6.00 EUR; pupils, students and seniors – 3.00 EUR



The number of places is limited.

T: (+371) 67357534





Related exhibitions