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Theatre festival "Homo Novus 2011" to offer diverse program

19.08.2011

The International Contemporary Theatre Festival "Homo Novus 2011", to be held from September 3 to September 9, will offer a diverse international program in various venues in Riga, as the artistic director of the festival, Gundega Laivina, told reporters.

The International Contemporary Theatre Festival "Homo Novus 2011", to be held from September 3 to September 9, will offer a diverse international program in various venues in Riga, as the artistic director of the festival, Gundega Laivina, told reporters.

The festival will be divided into four sections, of which the most diverse will be the program of guest performances from various countries of the world.
"This year, all guest performances talk about catastrophes. In some performances, they are personal and global, in others they are horrifying and funny, or common and unpredictable, but altogether they reflect our feelings towards the world," Laivina said.

Organizers of the festival recommend the production by the Lithuanian director Oskaras Korsunovas, "The Lower Depths", based on the play bearing the same title by Maxim Gorky. The play, awarded as the Best Lithuanian Production in 2010, will be presented twice at the National Theatre of Latvia.
Meanwhile, the Frenchman Camille Boitel will offer a virtuoso circus performance "L'immediat" at the New Riga Theatre.

The British contemporary theatre, however, will be represented by the duo "Lone Twin", offering four different productions - "Nine Years" at the New Riga Theatre, and "The Catastrophe Trilogy" at the Railway Museum.

Festival tickets are on sale in "Bilesu Serviss" sales points and at the box office of the New Riga Theatre.

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