Alise Putniņa is a choreographer, dance artist and teacher based in Latvia, Riga. She actively participates in the contemporary dance scene in Latvia. For almost a year, she has been studying in the Art Academy of Latvia, interdisciplinary master’s program POST. In her MA project she’s experimenting with different media – movement and photography, researching ideas on different aspects of trauma and grief, and their influence on the body. Her latest research was on topics about changing aspects and stereotypes of womanhood (created a solo dance performance Nightshade in 2019). She has been working with various theatre directors creating performances for adults and youngsters, and community projects throughout Latvia and abroad. She has been teaching contact improvisation, developing her practice in yoga and contemporary dance technique for some years now. She is researching and sharing her own movement method that highlights influence on the body’s movement profundity and overall endurance. As an artist she is always trying to find ways to get as close as possible to the spectator of her work. Combining movement with visual art is one of the paths that lead in the possible direction.