“Riga Ball” Celebrates its 5th Anniversary by Maria Zota

“Riga Ball” Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

One of the brightest cultural events in Latvia- “Riga Ball” is going to celebrate its 5th anniversary on October 10, 2020. In honor of this significant date, laureates of the most prestigious Latvian music and dance awards and championships, young talented artists, as well as debutants of the Ball – students of the country’s leading educational institutions who have passed all stages of selection and preparation will take part in the festive event. The grandiose event will traditionally take place in the exquisite interiors of the House of the Blackheads, where guests will spend an unforgettable evening to the accompaniment of selected classical and dance music pieces performed by symphony and jazz orchestras.

The organizers of “Riga Ball” have prepared a special festive program for this jubilee event in which their part will take the laureates of the Latvian Year Award in dance – Latvian National Opera ballet soloist Julia Brauer and choreographer Milana Komarova; winners of the highest Latvian state music award “Big Music Prize” – opera singer Ilze Grevele-Skaraine and conductor Atvars Lakstigala; famous Latvian opera performers – Evita Teterovska and Nauris Indzeris; multiple champions of Latvia in sport dancing Ernest Axel Dimant and Maria Pashchenko and others. Guests of the event will also see performances of young ballerinas – students of the dance academy, headed by the famous choreographer and artistic director of “Riga Ball” Talis Sils, and a waltz performed by future debutants – students of the Exupery International School.

The host of “Riga Ball 2020” will be popular Latvian showman Armands Simsons. 

The Chef of 36. Line restaurant Lauris Alekseev has developed a special autumn menu for the guests of “Riga Ball”. Fine drinks, including the “stylish” Piper-Heidsieck champagne will be provided by Amber Distribution Latvia and the highest quality drinking water will be provided by Venden. The striking barista will offer all varieties of high-quality aromatic coffee from the oldest Italian brand Hausbrandt founded in 1892, which has won millions of fans around the world, including visitors of the Vienna Opera. The dessert of the jubilee “Riga Ball” will not only be tasty, but also healthy – the cake from the confectionery company Raw Cake does not contain sugar, lactose and gluten.

In collaboration with MGL ART Consultants guests of “Riga Ball” during the event will have the unique opportunity to visit a paintings exhibition by cult American Pop Art artists of the 60s, 70s and 80s: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Robert Stanley, Malcolm Morley, Mel Ramos and others.

Decor studio Sajūtu Aleja, company Ver Noma and balloon design studio Helium.lv will add a festive atmosphere to the majestic halls of the House of the Blackheads, and luxurious flowers from a flower salon King’s Flowers will be a magnificent decoration. Each lady from the guest list will be presented with a special gift at the end of the evening – a rose in an elegant glass bulb from Infinity Roze. 

“The possibility that “Riga Ball” will take place in this difficult year for the whole world and also for Latvia – is a great miracle! I am grateful to everyone who made it real because of their decisions and actions. I am very grateful to all our partners who, despite everything, continue to move forward and support one of the most beautiful Latvian traditions – “Riga Ball”! Our partners are companies represented both in Latvia and abroad and they are all united not only by the highest professionalism, but also by a very special attitude towards Riga.

Among the partners of “Riga Ball” are companies from various industries and spheres of activity: the industrial company LNK Group, the biotechnological company Cellarte, the innovative consulting company HRMNY Human Technologies, the educational Exupery International School and many other successful organizations. I want to say a special “thank you” to our team, which is doing everything to ensure that the ball is held at the highest level, in compliance with all required health security measures. Our guests who choose the path of beauty and optimism deserve a special gratitude too! I am sure that “Riga Ball” will give strength and charge all its participants with positive emotions. Only together we can continue to move forward!”, – says the patroness of “Riga Ball” Nataly Tumsevica-Ergle.


Debutants with their first dance- the polonaise will open the Riga Ball. This year, the debutants are represented by the best pupils and students aged 17 to 24, studying in leading Latvian educational institutions: the University of Latvia, Riga Stradins University, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvian Agricultural University, Riga State German Gymnasium, Riga Classical Gymnasium, RISEBA, ISMA, Riga Dome Choir School, Riga Secondary School Nr. 86, Riga Construction College, Riga Kengaraga Secondary School, Amsterdam University College.  As custom has it a special pair of the audience sympathies will be chosen among the debutants. Beautiful outfits for the debutants will be provided by salon Klerr.lv and hairstylists and make-up artists from the beauty salon Studio17 will also take a good care of the debutants looks.

The charitable action aimed at supporting young talented musicians, laureates of the competition “Talent for Latvia”, will be held in cooperation with the long-term partner of the ball – the Latvian Children’s Fund. Last year as the beneficiary of the ball was chosen gifted cellist Reinis Rudzitis, but this year all funds raised during the campaign will be directed to the talented Latvian saxophonist Zana Medvede. The charity auction will be held with the participation of the company Kazinonoma.lv.

To create a unique atmosphere there will be a strict dress code during the event. Gentlemen should see well in advance about getting a black tailcoat, tuxedo or suit with a matching bow tie. For ladies, the dress code prescribes a long evening dress, as well as a mandatory accessory of ballroom etiquette – evening gloves. The organizers of “Riga Ball” will take care about gloves for gentlemen.


“Riga Ball 2020” is supported by: Riga  City Council, Live Riga, Exupery International School, LNK Group, HRMNY Human Technologies, Cellarte, Hausbrandt, MGL Art Consultants, Amber Distribution Latvia, 36 line restaurant, Sajūtu Aleja, Helium.lv, King’s Flowers, Kazinonoma.lv, Infinity Roze, Klerr.lv, Studio 17, Venden, Ver noma, Rawcake.lv.

Media partners: TvFashionStyle CelebreMagazine, Monaco Woman, Titanium, VIP Lounge, Люблю.

The organizer of the Riga Ball is – event agency Royal Events.

Additional information and tickets reservations: [email protected], +371 28100843.

Project page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rigasballe

Instagram: @rigasballe

Website: www.rigaballe.lv

Video: https://youtu.be/ixoKoSU0MzQ

Author: Maria Zota 



“Riga Ball” Celebrates its 5th Anniversary by Maria Zota


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