List of abstracts for the IV International HCA conference - Hans Christian Andersen between children's literature and adult literature
The Motive of Mermaid in the Baltic Cultures (the modifications of H. C. Andersen's tradition)
H. C. Andersen's fairy-tale 'The Mermaid' ('Den lille Havfrue') most often became a spring of artistic impulses in the Lithuanian and Latvian literatures of XX century, first of all in the works of romanticists and postromanticists. Latvian neoromanticist Karlis Skalbe in fairy-tale 'Princess of the Sea' shows human moral perfection.
Latvian poet Leons Briedis created a poem 'The Mermaid', in which is enthroned the power of love. The one of most interesting interpretations of H. C. Andersen's 'The Mermaid' in the near past - the water ballet 'The Mermaid' by Latvian choreographer Agris Danileviius: grand children dance collective perform this ballet in the water.