Audience talks

  • tuesday, 28.07
    First coaching session is over
    Last weekend young directors Inese Mičule and Valters Sīlis started to work on their new productions. During two days their ideas were intesively discussed under the tutorship of their "coaches" - Michal Zadara from Warsaw and Rok Vevar from Ljubljana.
Eva Meyer-Keller & Sybille Müller (Berlin)
Director Eva Meyer-Keller & Sybille Müller
  • September 4, 16:00

Ģertrūdes Street Theatre
Ģertrūdes iela 101a
in Latvian
Ls 7; Ls 5 (with discount)

The performance will be created in Riga as a result of a week long workshop where the German artists together with Latvian children will build small catastrophe models – storms, tsunami, floods, volcano eruptions, melting of glaciers – out of everyday objects and record the sound of it. The sound of a hair dryer, peas falling on the metal surface, braking of a branch and other subversive sounds will be orchestrated to develop a sound installation. Small things that in reality fit into a shoe-box will create the ambience of big catastrophes. Five children in the age between 10 and 12 years will be the main heroes of the performance - the actors, directors and sound artists. Each of them will perform his or her favourite catastrophe and talk about their vision of the world, their imagined future and the role catastrophes will play in it.

Harmless things that everyone has at home or keeps in the kitchen become tools for something totally different and gain a whole new dimension in the mind, this has been a recurrent theme in the works by Eva Meyer-Keller. As in her performance Death Is Certain (2002) where all she does is killing cherries using small everyday things, but the way attention is tuned onto the details, turns this small action into an epic message.