What do people say about Daiļrade?

Uldis Šteins

“I followed the development and growth of the dance ensemble Daiļrade since the foundation of the collective, as it was created by my former students. Silva Štelfa, the first director of ensemble, always was maximalist. She always strived for the best result. Silva always kept the principle “very good or nothing!” So the performance of the ensemble has always been and still is bright!”

“Thanks to its hard work and high standards, nowadays Daiļrade has become even more noticeable. In my opinion, this can be explained by the fact that Iveta Pētersone-Lazdāne, the current artistic director of the current ensemble, is similar in character to Silva. She is persistent and ambitious; she is very interested in high-quality dance performance. What a dance ensemble is able to show today is worthy of admiration.”

“There are a lot of good ensembles in Latvia, and the more diverse these ensembles’ characters will be in dance style, and repertoire, the more they will be loved by the folk dance lovers. I know that dancers of the dance ensemble Daiļrade work a lot, and I am really glad that there are like-minded dancing enthusiasts, who are cheering and enriching the development of national dance in Latvia.”

Maruta Alpa

“It’s a bright star in the constellation of Latvian stage dance.

Daiļrade has its own, unmistakable dance manner and has its own handwriting in the dance creation process.

A dance ensemble that is loved by the audience and all dance lovers who always surprise with well-finished performances and amazes with dancing from the heart.”

DAIĻRADE – a vivid and noticeable unit of folk art in all the years of existence.”

“They are loved; envied and discussed… as they are not like anyone.

They are young and crazy, azartic and talented, manageable and unmanageable – these are the dancers of Daiļrade.

Whether to dance in Dailrade means giving all yourself to the dance??

 Yes and no. Still, one must be able to learn, to pursue a professional career, make friends, argue, love, build a family and bring up children, live life. Lucky ones!”

Ingrīda Saulīte

DAIĻRADE has become one of the best dance ensembles in country”

“In 2012 Iveta Pētersone-Lazdāne takes over the leadership of the ensemble from its artistic director and founder Silva Štelfa. Under her leadership, Daiļrade has become one of the best dance ensembles in country, which has gained wide recognition at local and international events with its repertoire and performance. Iveta’s work is characterized by purposefulness, creative searches for the artistic image of the ensemble and the ability to attract a large number of dancers to achieve outstanding results.

The ensemble has regularly collaborated with many Latvian choreographers thus becoming their creative laboratory, as well as they got an opportunity to gain recognition in creative dance competitions. In collaboration with choreographer Agris Daņiļēvičs ensemble has started a new dance style in Latvia – folk ballet.

Thanks to a diligent, collaborative work, there is also a satisfaction with the accomplishments – to create beautifully!”

Achievements

GROUP A

2019

03.03. – The highest grade (Riga City Folk Dance Ensemble Competition)

28.04. – GRAND PRIX for continued development of Latvian National dance and 1st place in competition(XV Children and Youth international choreography competition Rīgas Pavasaris 2019)

14.07 – 2nd place(IX International Folk Dance Festival Contest Sudmaliņas)

2017

 

28.02. XX Creative Dance Competition

23.04. Children and Youth international choregraphy competition „Rīgas Pavasaris 2017”:

–       – 1st place in the group of professional choreographers (A. Daņiļevičs)

–       – Grand prix for professional and highly artistic performance

Rehearsal for Latvia’s 100th Anniversary XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration – 1st Year repertoire checking competition:

– Higher degree

Anniversary concert of the band Iļģi in Arena Riga

17.07. / 15.08. Dance performance CIEŠI, CIEŠI in Piņķi and Rauna

 

2015

 

15.01. Opening of the world’s largest agricultural exhibition “International Green Week” atklāšana, , Berlin, Germany

05.04. EU Presidency Representation Concert in China, Beijing National Performing Arts Centre Black Pearl

04.05. A big concert of Riga City Group A Dance ensembles  Dod man spēku, dod man laiku,Kipsala

23.05. Dance performance Pavasara nakts mistērijas, Valka

28.06. VIII Gala Concert of the Nordic Baltic Song Festival at Mežaparks open-air stage, Riga

 

2013

 

November. Dance show No zobena saule lēca Kipsala Hall, Riga

24.02. XXV Latvian Song and XV Dance Celebration dance ensemble competition:

–       – Highest grade to Folk Art Center Mazā ģilde dance ensemble Daiļrade – 64.5 points

July. XXV Latvian Song and XV Dance Celebration dance ensemble competition:

–       – First place to Folk Art Center Mazā ģilde dance ensemble Daiļrade – 19.1 points

XXV Latvian Song and XV Dance Celebration

 

2018

 

25.02. – The highest grade (XXVI General Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration Dance Festival Māras zeme repertoire acquisition competition)

 

22.04. – 1st place in folk dance category (XIV Children and Youth international choreography competition Rīgas Pavasaris 2018)

03.06. – THE GREAT AWARD (XXVI General Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration dance ensemble final competition)

17.-19.11. Abas Malas, Arēna Rīga

 

2016

 

21.02. – 13.03. KADAGYS folk dance television show in Lithuania

28.03. “CIEŠI, CIEŠI” Daiļrade – 25the Anniversary, Dailes Theatre, Riga

15.05. Dance performance Gredzenus mijot repertoire checking competition:

– Higher degree

28.04. Folk dance ensemble festival GREDZENUS MIJOT, Cesis

24.10. V. Ponomarjovs’ 65th Anniversary Concert, Dailes Theatre, Riga

19.11. – 20.11Dance show KipsalaNo zobena saule lēca, Kipsala

 

2014

 

25.01. Creative dance competition in Valmiera:

– 1st place

22.03. Concert of Latvia’s most outstanding dance ensembles Rīga dimd, Liepaja

20.06. – 22.06. Great dance show Lec, saulīte! Mežaparks open-air stage, Riga

09.07. – 13.07. World Choir Olympics Concerts, Mežaparks Open-air Stage and Arena Riga, Riga

 

International trips

 

2015 – Beijing – under the Presidency of Latvia.

2015 – Berlin – International Green Week  2015

 

2019

03.03. – The highest grade (Riga City Folk Dance Ensemble Competition)

28.04. – GRAND PRIX for continued development of Latvian National dance and 1st place in competition(XV Children and Youth international choreography competition Rīgas Pavasaris 2019)

14.07 – 2nd place(IX International Folk Dance Festival Contest Sudmaliņas)

2018

 

25.02. XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration Dance Festival Māras zeme repertoire acquisition competition:

– The highest grade

 

22.04. Children and Youth international choregraphy competition„Rīgas Pavasaris 2018”:

– 1st place in folk dance category

03.06. XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration dance ensemble final:

– GOT THE MAIN PRIZE (best dance ensemble among group A)

 

2017

 

28.02. XX Creative Dance Competition

23.04. Children and Youth international choregraphy competition „Rīgas Pavasaris 2017”:

–       – 1st place in the group of professional choreographers (A. Daņiļevičs)

–       – Grand prix for professional and highly artistic performance

Rehearsal for Latvia’s 100th Anniversary XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration – 1st Year repertoire checking competition:

– Higher degree

Anniversary concert of the band Iļģi in Arena Riga

17.07. / 15.08. Dance performance CIEŠI, CIEŠI in Piņķi and Rauna

 

2016

 

21.02. – 13.03. KADAGYS folk dance television show in Lithuania

28.03. “CIEŠI, CIEŠI” Daiļrade – 25the Anniversary, Dailes Theatre, Riga

15.05. Dance performance Gredzenus mijot repertoire checking competition:

– Higher degree

28.04. Folk dance ensemble festival GREDZENUS MIJOT, Cesis

24.10. V. Ponomarjovs’ 65th Anniversary Concert, Dailes Theatre, Riga

19.11. – 20.11Dance show KipsalaNo zobena saule lēca, Kipsala

 

2015

 

15.01. Opening of the world’s largest agricultural exhibition “International Green Week” atklāšana, , Berlin, Germany

05.04. EU Presidency Representation Concert in China, Beijing National Performing Arts Centre Black Pearl

04.05. A big concert of Riga City Group A Dance ensembles  Dod man spēku, dod man laiku,Kipsala

23.05. Dance performance Pavasara nakts mistērijas, Valka

28.06. VIII Gala Concert of the Nordic Baltic Song Festival at Mežaparks open-air stage, Riga

 

2014

 

25.01. Creative dance competition in Valmiera:

– 1st place

22.03. Concert of Latvia’s most outstanding dance ensembles Rīga dimd, Liepaja

20.06. – 22.06. Great dance show Lec, saulīte! Mežaparks open-air stage, Riga

09.07. – 13.07. World Choir Olympics Concerts, Mežaparks Open-air Stage and Arena Riga, Riga

 

2013

 

November. Dance show No zobena saule lēca Kipsala Hall, Riga

24.02. XXV Latvian Song and XV Dance Celebration dance ensemble competition:

–       – Highest grade to Folk Art Center Mazā ģilde dance ensemble Daiļrade – 64.5 points

July. XXV Latvian Song and XV Dance Celebration dance ensemble competition:

–       – First place to Folk Art Center Mazā ģilde dance ensemble Daiļrade – 19.1 points

XXV Latvian Song and XV Dance Celebration

 

International trips

 

2015 – Beijing – under the Presidency of Latvia.

2015 – Berlin – International Green Week  2015

 

GROUP D

Founded in 2016

2019

03.03. – The highest grade (Riga City Folk Dance Ensemble Competition)

14.07 – 2nd place(IX International Folk Dance Festival Contest Sudmaliņas)

2017

 

The highest grade in the competition on April 30, 2017 in the Culture Palace Ziemeļblāzma, Riga.

The highest grade and 3rd place in the XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration Dance Festival Māras zeme repertoire acquisition competition:

  1. 1st place – University of Latvia Society Juventus middle age Dance ensemble Dancis – 59.5 points
  2. 2nd place – Riga Folk Art Center Mazā ģilde middle age dance ensemble Līgo – 59.0 points
  3. 3rd place – Riga Culture and Folk Art Center Mazā ģilde dance ensemble Daiļrade – 58.7 points

 

2018

Higher degree in the competition on May 7, 2018, at VEF Culture House, Riga. 2nd/3rd place in the repertoire acquisition competition of the XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration Dance Festival Māras zeme:

1st Place to the Riga Municipality association of cultural institutions Concert organization Ave sol middle age dance ensemble Teiksma – 59.1 points

2nd/3rd Place – University of Latvia Society Juventus middle age dance ensemble Dancis – 58.3 points

2nd/3rd Place – Riga Culture and Folk Art Center Mazā ģilde dance ensemble Daiļrade – 58.3 points

 

03.06. XXVI General Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration dance ensemble Final:

– GOT THE MAIN PRIZE (best dance ensemble in group D)

 

 

2016

 

Highest grade skatē in the competition on May 7, 2016, in Vecpiebalga Culture House, Vecpiebalga.