International Festival of Contemporary Theatre "Homo Novus" / September 1 - 9, 2017 / Riga
Izrāde "Patethetique. On visible language"
Idea and artistic realisation: Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo
September 1, 2, 3 and 4 at 20:00
Art and technology centre Sporta 2, entrance from Hanzas iela
Tickets 10 EUR and 7 EUR (reduced price for students, seniors, people with disabilities)
In their new work Latvian artist duo Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo explore language and sound as a visual category. The audience listens to the last symphony No 6 by Russian composer Piotr Tchaikovsky and experiences its interpretation in sign language. The conductor lifts his hands to create sound, the deaf person lifts his hands to create language. The standard communication and perception patterns are challenged as the deaf guides the hearing one through the Tchaikovsky’s score.
The International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus is the leading performing arts festival in Latvia and one of the biggest in the Baltic region. It takes place in Riga and introduces audiences to both new and renowned artists that seek ways of expressing their views and opinions about the world and the society. Festival offers a range of performances as well as seminars, workshops and other activities.