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Simona Orinska

Simona Orinska (born August 18, 1978 in ?rg?iLatvia) is the only butoh artist in Latvia and a multidisciplinary artist - contemporary dancer, poet, director and choreographer of many art projects. She is also a Dance Therapy or Dance Movement Therapy practitioner. Simona grew up in ?rg?i until she was about 6–7 years old, then her family moved to small village called Misa (Latvia). When she was 17 years old she moved toRiga and started her study in Riga Applied College. She studied in the Environmental Design Department specializing in Object Design from 1997 to 2000. Then from 2000 to 2005 she completed both her bachelor's and master's degrees in arts in Latvian Academy of Culture. Her passion in arts motivated her to complete her second master's degree in Health Service and Art Therapist Professional Qualification with specialization in Dance Movement Therapy in the Riga Stradina University from 2006 to 2009. In 2008, she was involved in the International Arts Synergy Festival in Riga. She also made a multimedia performance butoh performance titled "Eyes Fluttering in My Knees." In 2010, she will make a new performance titled "The Sacred Dances of the Night" at Happy Art Museum ( in RigaLatvia on October 30, November 6 & 27 together with Modris Tenisons (artist, director), Artis Gulbis (performance & sound artist), Gita Straustina(video artist), Skaidra Jancaite (Lithuania, singer), Ken Mai (Japan, co-author, consultant of performance), Erika M?ldere (artistic lighting designer) and her companion Aigars Lenk?vi?s (graphic designer) from Lamp Design Worshop.


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