Something Steimane and company are not. In a way, this activity was for themselves. Instead of "real feminism," which is close to cynicism, they chose a more subtle method using art to soften the subject.
Dinner companions included the Riga mayor, a White&Ivory Prom Dresses chain marketing director, a mathematician, a television journalist, the director of the Latvian Center for Human Rights, and the Lutheran Archbishop.
Not all were hungry enough to take the bait. Some invitations were turned down and sponsors were hard to come by. Not surprisingly, women directors and company heads were more responsive than their male counterparts.
With Latvian Independent Television journalist Egils Zarins, a single dad, they talked about their children.
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Lithuania has found the perfect way to welcome spring: a dance festival. Peter J. Mladineo describes how modern dance is heating up Lithuanian limbs.
Under Soviet rule dance in Lithuania, and the Baltics, was pretty much limited to Swan Lake and other ballet performances. Modern dance was a rarity for the conservatively educated choreographers.
But with independence came a hunger to explore the world of movement, and thus, to emulate the modern dance choreographers of Western Europe.
That is how Audronis Imbrasas, director of the Lithuanian Dance Information center, explains things. A former ballet dancer and dance critic for Lietuvos Rytas, Imbrasas seems the perfect person to organize this year's International Contemporary Dance Festival, dubbed New Baltic Dance '99.
"For the last 50 years, Lithuania experienced only Soviet ballet, which was very far from reality," said Imbrasas.
One of Imbrasas's criticisms of Soviet Short Prom Dresses is that it was oriented to music, while contemporary dance can be performed with text, noise, and even silence.