Theater festival "Homo Novus" coming at the end of August

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From August 28 to September 10, the International New Theater Festival “Homo Novus” will take place in Riga and Cēsis, organizers said August 10.

Time, space and co-creation are at the center of the program. Although created in a very short time, all shows included in the program talk about complex issues, representing artists not only from Latvia but also from the UK, Hong Kong, Italy, Norway and Chile, the festival's organizers said. All festival events this year are free and will take place in compliance with the rules of assembly.

Despite travel restrictions, the festival has found a way to offer an international program. Foreign artists will stay in their cities and homes and create close cooperation with co-authors and performers in Latvia, allowing their voices and ideas to become the core of the show.

The festival's organizers said: “In a more radical degree than it has been up to now, the festival declares the city as its stage and merges art with life itself."

The festival program includes both shows and exhibitions with show elements; performances that can be experienced either alone or on the streets with strangers. There are 30-minute long shows, but there are also some that take seven hours or even several decades. They take place both  in the evening and in the morning or in the middle of the night. Most of the performances is created by audience together with artists.

All festival events are free of charge, part of which must be signed up for in advance. The program shall be available on the festival's home page.


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