Homo Novus theater festival starts in Latvia

The annual festival of new theater, Homo Novus, gets underway in Latvia September 5 with an extensive program of performances inside theaters and out on the streets of Rīga.

"How does the world sound when the prevailing noise and voices become calm? What stories are written in the faces of Ukrainian women encountered in the streets of Northern Italy? What happens, when people abandon the landscape and new relationships between objects appear? What do the WWI Museum in Ypres and the Louvre Abu Dhabi have in common?" asks festival organizer Gundega Laiviņa, adding that the festival will "disclose the surface of the reality to reveal what’s beyond."

"The Festival’s 15th edition invites you to celebrate the new theatre, jointly build new worlds to be experienced by one’s heart, body and mind, and stand for the freedom to create, watch and discuss art – a fragile privilege that is neither universal, nor self-evident," Laiviņa says.

Performers and directors are truly international, with contributions from Japan, the Netherlands, Estonia, Belgium, the United States, Norway, Australia, France and Latvia.

Full details are available at the website.


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