Homo Novus / Speak!

Starptautiskais jaunā teātra festivāls "Homo Novus" / 1. - 9. septembris, 2017 / Rīga

Izrāde "Speak!"

Concept, direction and choreography: Sanja Mitrović

September 8 at 20:00

September 9 at 17:00

Railway history museum, Uzvaras bulv. 2/4


In English with Latvian surtitles

Biļetes 15 EUR and 10 EUR (skolēniem, studentiem, pensionāriem, cilvēkiem ar invaliditāti)


In Speak! Sanja Mitrović explores the meaning, impact and manipulative potential of language by taking a look at political speeches delivered in public during the past 120 years. The speeches are exciting both as performances and for their historical import, since they swayed public opinion at particular moments in history. Prominent public addresses by various historical figures including freedom fighters, humanists, revolutionaries, mass murderers and dictators are brought back to life. The two performers face each other in a head-to-head duel to seduce the audience, win them over and convince them. The spectators judge who is the winner of this rhetorical combat. The allure and histrionic composition of political rhetoric comes under scrutiny.


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.


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