Gertrudes Street Theater (GIT) has concluded its 10th season with the premiere of Jana Jacuka’s solo work “Fear Routine” and participation in the international online festival “Postwest”. The theater celebrated its tenth anniversary not only with the festival “TOP 10 GIT” and several premieres, but also with concerts, exhibitions, new collaborative projects, the opening of the artists’ residence and the first online performances, the theater representatives informed.
Gertrudes Street Theater spent this season on its anniversary. A special performance show was held from 22 to 27 October to look back.TOP 10 ĢIT”, Where performances from the first seasons of the theater were performed both in the current program and especially for the anniversary.
During the anniversary week, a meeting of young performing artists from the Baltic States also took place, opening the residence of GIT artists, which is intended to support the creative process, purposeful experiments and research process. Thanks to the social entrepreneurship grant and financial support from Norden’s Nordic-Baltic mobility program “Culture”, artists Barbara Lehtna (Estonia) and Iivi Meltaus (Norway) will take part in the first residencies this summer.
2019/2020. Five works have been premiered at the GIT premises this year – the work of choreographer Agate Bankava “Where are you when i sleep“, Performance by director Vsevolod Lysovsky”Situation comedy“, Production”This is where the night begins“Directed by Vladislav Nastavshev, performance by director Andrejs Jarovojs”Firewood roads“And the work of choreographer Jan Jacuka”Fear routine”.
Even during the state of emergency declared in the country, the GIT did not lose contact with the audience, staging two online performances for the first time – “Tana’s birthday WEB“, Which was an online adaptation of” Tanya’s Birthday “and”Tanya’s birthday. Berlin”- a new work on the events of 1989 in the Baltics and Berlin in the program of the online festival“ Postwest ”.
Performances “Tanya’s birthday. Berlin ”video is still available online.
Gertrudes Street theater program this season was supplemented by other productions – director Liena Šmukste’s “Book Sign”, director “KatlZ” produced by director Lera Surkova’s “The War Has Not Begun Yet” and Latvian Academy of Culture puppet theater course graduates’ diploma work .
There were also six concerts, eight guest performances, conferences and discussions at the GIT, and a solo exhibition by Krišjānis Elviks was shown. ”Intermission”And students of the Graphics Department of the Latvian Academy of Arts, created for the Satori.lv book magazine“ Hangover ”. This season, the theater released its first planner with drawings by Ieva Kauliņa, inspired by the Jane Foundation, invited Dance Day online aerobics with Jan Jacuk, as well as created face masks with a theater logo, which will be available next season.
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