This autumn, from 8 to 18 September, the International New Theater Festival “Homo Novus” will take place in Riga, in the several regions of Latvia, online, in person and by phone. Festival program consists of 23 new works by Latvian Artists and works co-created in close collaboration with artists from different countries, including Norway and Finland. Two of the festival's performances have been made with the support of the Nordic-Baltic mobility program "Culture":
On 11 & 12 September, 19:30 in Zvejniekciems “Koklītes”, contemporary Norwegian artist Ingri Fiksdal will performe series Diorama. The Norwegian artist uses choreography as a special effect or lens to change the way we perceive the world. Her performances reflect on the passing of time, on the slow change in landscape, and scenography as an ecological practice of bodies both human and non-human. The music is composed by Norwegian musician Jenny Hval and noise artist Lasse Marhaug, and shifts from a drone-like echo, to a punctured, industrial noise, to indecipherable whispering voices drifting into the landscape.
An other performance on 11 & 12 September, 19:00-19:50 at Gertrude Street Theatre LISTENING Live Art Society (Helsinki)
Listening is a live art solo performance that introduces the audience to sound frequencies and means of communication that are easily disregarded in human interaction. In the performance Silva Belghiti communicates through her mother language (sign language) and lets it slide into dance and back. The performance constructs a body conscious space and creates a time where one can fall into the details of different ways of existing.