Latvian actress Velta Skurstene dies
One of the most famous Latvian theater, radio, and film actresses Velta Skurstene has passed away aged 91, her daughter Zane Lāce said on November 12.
Acclaimed scenographer Andris Freibergs dies
Andris Freibergs, distinguished scenographer and professor, has died aged 83, head of Latvian Theater employees union Ojārs Rubenis told Latvian Television.
Experience contemporary Ukrainian theater in Latvia
"Art is not out of politics, we fight for every spectator and his support for Ukraine. Every appearance on the stage, purchased ticket, published news – these are all small steps on the way to our common victory in the cultural fight against Russian aggression."
Latvian theaters to perform at international festival
The “Postwest” intercultural theater festival has moved from the Berlin Theater to the digital environment: from 24 to 26 June, shows, show records, discussions and other cultural events will be online. Three projects from Latvia will also participate in the festival, said Gertrude Street Theater on June 17.
High profile team to take over at Dailes theater
The Dailes teātris theater is to get a new team in charge of running it after the Ministry of Culture announced the appointment January 23 of actor and entrepreneur Juris Žagars as chairman of the theater's board with stage and film director Viesturs Kairišs taking the role of creative director.
Latvian premiere for horror movie filmed at Cesvaine Palace
The “Apollo Kino” movie theater will feature the Latvian premiere of British-born Parisian Director Andrew Desmond's fantasy thriller “The Sonata” on October 31. The movie is a French, English, Russian and Latvian co-production filmed completely in Latvia, mostly at Cesvaine Palace, which exerts an atmospheric influence throughout the movie.
Homo Novus theater festival starts
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.
Singer Siliņš to take over at opera
Opera singer Egils Siliņš, former Culture Ministry state secretary Sandis Voldiņš and the current Latvian National Opera and Bllet (LNOB) board member Inese Eglīte have been selected to work on the new LNOB board, the Culture Ministry announced May 29.
Beach dance extravaganza will celebrate centenary
A popular dance spectacular "No zobena saule lēca" (The sun leaped from the sword) has gained tremendous success since its premiere in 2010. Now a new open-air version will take place later this month on Vecāķi beach to celebrate the centenary of the Latvian state.
Watch ''Gaismas raksti'' performance online
One of the first major events marking Latvia's centenary in 2018 is the performance "Gaismas raksti" (Light scripts) which has been taking place in a series of performances over recent days at the National Library.
Relocated theater plagued by problems
One of Latvia's most renowned cultural institutions has found a temporary new home. The only problem is it's not a very comfortable or practical one.
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