International Festival of Contemporary Theatre "Homo Novus" / September 1 - 9, 2017 / Riga
Author: Alessandro Sciarroni
September 2 and 3 at 20:00
Railway history museum, Uzvaras bulvāris 2/4
Tickets 15 EUR and 10 EUR (reduced price for students, seniors, people with disabilities)
Aurora is the last part of Alessandro Sciarroni’s trilogy “Will you still love me tomorrow?” that aims to intensify the vulnerability and resilience of bodies. In it’s first part Folk-s Sciarroni explored traditional dance (performance can be seen on 6 September at 20.00), the second part Untitled looked at juggling. This time artist is focusing on sport and more specifically – Goalball, a Paralympic team sport for the blind and visually impaired. The players have only their hearing and touch to rely on. The audience gets to see a real match, but the game-master forces things and thereby disrupts, little by little, the perception of the actors and the audience. By intervening in the sound and lighting, he makes the playing field into a dramaturgical field of tension. Space blurs and time slows. Sciarroni sheds new light on how we look and what we see.
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.