Homo Novus 2019 / High Performance Packing Tape

International Festival of Contemporary Theatre "Homo Novus"

performance "High Performance Packing Tape"

September 9, 10, 11, 12 at 19:00

Aisteres hall at H2O6, Aisteres street 2


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Tickets – 15 EUR (10 EUR - reduced price for students, seniors, people with disabilities)

Collaborating artists: Lee Wilson, Mirabelle Wouters, Mickie Quick, Phil Downing, Antek Marciniec (consultant)
Produced by Harley Stumm for Intimate Spectacle
Commissioned by Performance Space Sydney

In ‘High Performance Packing Tape’, the performer Lee Wilson is faced with difficult and menacing situations brought onto him by various objects and hazardous technical equipment. During the opening minutes of the show he tries to blow a huge balloon out of its proportions. An explosion follows.

From the very beginning everything Wilson does is destined to fail; but we are disarmed by his persistence which allows us to regard failure as an inevitable and perhaps even useful element in life. Fighting fear and the instinct of self-preservation, the man sacrifices his safety and wellbeing before risk and freedom. His only companion is a very durable tape. The finale rewards his efforts, as the impossible happens.

Although the actor at the end of the performance is nude, we nevertheless believe the show is suitable for schoolchildren and adolescents.

International Festival of Contemporary Theatre "Homo Novus" is the leading performing arts festival in Latvia and one of the biggest in the Baltic region. Festival takes place in Riga from September 5 till 13, 2019 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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