Link Vostok promotes open and stable relationships between international dance communities.
Link Vostok sponsors cross-cultural connections among dance artists located in North America, Europe and Russia. Working as a cultural and organizational liaison, Link Vostok provides consultation and assistance to individual artists and dance companies with international project development.
Since its founding by Executive Director, Lisa First in 1993, Link Vostok has served as co-organizer for ten international dance festivals in Yaroslavl, Russia as well as other international projects. It has facilitated cross-cultural festival or exchange projects in dance, movement and related artistic disciplines for over five hundred U.S., Canadian and European and U.S. dance artists, choreographers, companies, critics and administrators.
The mission of Link Vostok is to promote open and stable relationships between international arts communities by fostering creative, cross-cultural exchanges between North America, Europe, Russia and other countries previously separated by the Cold War.
Link Vostok will co-present the Xi Festival of Movement and Dance on the Volga in Yaroslavl, Russia. We are looking forward to bringing U.S., European, and Russian artists together again, and excited about what will emerge this summer.