Homo Novus / Language Trilogy: Perfect Migrant

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

Izrāde "Language trilogy: The Perfect Migrant "

Authors Ahilan Ratnamohan, Matīss Gricmanis

September 6, 7 at 19:00

Ģertrūdes ielas teātris, Ģertrūdes iela 101a


In Latvian

Tickets 7 EUR and 5 EUR (reduced price for students, seniors, people with disabilities)

Language trilogy is a reseach by Tamil and Latvian theatre makers Ahilan Ratmanohan and Matīss Gricmanis on the symbolic and social capital of language, and it’s role in the society’s power relations.
Ahilan Ratnamohan’s solo performance The Perfect migrant is created in residence and in consultation with the community. Over a period of three weeks, Ahilan meets with diverse Latvians and Latvian communities. He asks each of them to provide him – both physically and mentally – with what they find essential to being Latvian and living in Latvia. Ahilan learns to cook rye bread soup, use the local public transport and maybe even receives the ring of Namejs, while finding his way in Latvia. At the end of the three weeks – speaking only in Latvian – Ahilan presents the audience with what they have taught him about being Latvian.


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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