27-30 April 2010, Riga, Latvia
During four intensive days we invite you to see some of the most recent and interesting Latvian theatre productions. The detailed program will be available in the beginning of March.
The Latvian Showcase will feature the latest productions of Alvis Hermanis at the New Riga Theatre – a hit of the last season “Grandfather”, which got the Award as the Best production of Latvian author’s work in 2008/2009, and two premieres of this season – “Grandmother” and “Ziedonis and the Universe”.
New Riga Theatre will present also the performance “Brothers” by Regnars Vaivars, the vital story about Latvian family based on Visconti’s film “Rocco and His Brothers”.
Latvian National Theatre will present a new production of well known Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov – “Dead Souls” by Nikolai Gogol, and the latest productions of Viesturs Kairiss – Jokum Rohde’s “Pinocchio′s Ashes” and Odon von Horvath’s “Kasimir and Karoline”.
The program will include also several productions of the younger generation of Latvian theatre makers – a site specific school drama about the teenage loneliness and cruelty “The Battle at…” taking place in a real school environment (director Martins Eihe) and “…Tell Me about…” by Inese Micule who has received the Debut of 2008/09 award – among others.
The dance scene will be represented with the “Mannersache” – collaboration between Latvian dancers and Slovenian choreographer Branko Potocan, and some other projects of young choreographers.
Translation into English will be provided to the majority of the performances.
We will also offer an introduction on the current situation and context of Latvian theatre and organize meetings and discussions with theatre makers and critics.
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