The ballet performance Two Metres is a reaction – serious and humorous at the same time -of choreographers Elza Leimane, Antons Freimans, and Aivars Leimanis to the experiences of a ballet dancer during the pandemic.
The etude developed by Elza Leimane Līdzcilvēks (Fellow Human) is the story of a person who fails to find the exit from the theater and at the same time from himself. It is a dancer’s attempt to deal with what is most complicated, the relationship with himself. Antons Freimans has created a dramatic performance involving the emotional and physical problems a dancer faces when resuming dancing after a long, involuntary hiatus. In Aivars Leimanis’s etude he experiments with the mandatory rules, trying to imagine what ballet would be like if the dancers had to observe the 2-metre distance. The common element for all three performances will be the spoken word of the dancers.
According to the restrictions in place in the country, the Latvian National Opera and Ballet offers attendance to the performance “Two Metres" only at one safety level – without face masks (for vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19) – 30.09., 01.10., 02.10., 29.10., 30.10.