Shows

AT RĪGAS CIRKS

(since 2017)

A site-specific excursion-performance “Wonderers” by RĪGAS CIRKS and KVADRIFRONS

The excursion performance “Wonderers” in the circus building is a site-specific audience-involving show to be experienced individually assisted by an audio guide. During the show, the circus building will tell its life story, introducing you to the amazing circus artists and events that have taken place over its 130 year-long history… More…

All shows available simultaneously in three languages.

When:
October 2018 – Oktober 2020

Where: at Rīgas cirks

“Babel, Glöm” by KAAOS KAAMOS 

They try together to be better, to “reach the sky”. It’s about links, community or family. And yes, they are definitely not the same people. They don’t even speak the same language. Babel’s curse? Forget it! Kaaos Kaamos intends to explore the tension between “be yourself” and “be together”. For that, they use six strong characters in a quest for a common language: the body; a common ritual: the food; a common symbol: the magnesium… More….

When: September 2, 3, 4, 2020, 7PM

Where: Rīgas cirks (4, Merķeļa street, Riga)

Work-in-progress “Macro” by FAUNA

During their residency at Rīgas cirks, Fauna were working on their new creation. The work-in-progress of “Macro” was included in a program of the festival RE RIGA!
The new creation seems like a natural progression from Fauna’s first show, which dove into ideas of the primal animalistic facets of humanity. In this show, artists will use a magnifying glass to delve into the smaller wonders the natural world provides for us, giving gentle reminders of its medicinal and cathartic nature…

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Where: August 17, 2020, 7PM

When: Rīgas cirks

Magic show “In the illusionist’s living room” GABRIEL GOT (RIGA CIRCUS)

Is it possible to get really close to a miracle and feel the moment when magic is born? The Riga Circus invites you to take a look into the living room of the creator of magic – the illusionist – full of magical objects and breath of creativity.

Included in the “Latvijas skolas soma” (“Latvian School Bag”) programme.

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When: From January 2020

Where: Different venues

 

“Liquorice and Lemons” – a circus performance for children by DUO HOMELES MORELES (Grete Gross and Juha-Matti Eskelinen)

Performance “Liquorice and Lemons” is a moving and, at times, rambunctious tale of friendship, joy, sorrow and daily life, which demonstrates that within all the seriousness that life brings there hides some happiness and playfulness. The performance has been created in the framework of the initiative “Latvijas skolas soma/Latvian School Bag”, and it is intended for preschool and primary school aged children.

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When: Starting the April 2018

Where: at schools and other venues

Adventure performanceX=circus” by RĪGAS CIRKS

Just like searching for hidden treasures or X (the unknown) in a mathematical equation, this show explores the unknown hidden in the Riga Circus building and the stories living in it. With the involvement of different professionals working in the circus we are going to unravel historical events and myths. Included in the “Latvijas skolas soma” (Latvian School Bag) programme

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When: January 2020–October 2020

Where: Rīgas cirks

PITI PETA HOFEN SHOW by LPM

3 characters live in an absurd universe, with contradictory logics where stupidity reigns and juggling is the mother tongue. The Piti Peta Hofen Show is a mix of 3 completely different personal styles, showed through theatre, improvisation and the obsession of objects. The show is based on extreme poetry. A style of dramaturgy where the notion of improvisation and acting are mixed in a dimension of creative chaos.

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When: March 5, 2020, at 6PM and 8PM

Where:  at Dailes theatre

“Machine de cirque” by MACHINE DE CIRQUE 

Five men have survived the  apocalypse. Their ultimate quest is to find other survivors. Their way to salvation is a most astounding machine. In this spare‐parts world, they creatively compete to retain a sliver of humanity. Armed with their talent for acrobatics  and ingenuity, you’ll see how they get around in this world without women or computers… More….

When: Decembrer 26 and 27, 2019, 7PM

Where: VEF Culture palace, Riga

“inTarsi” by CIRCO EIA 

In an atmosphere of gentle humour, the four characters carry out their investigations on an ingenious set that constantly morphs into different landscapes. Constructing and deconstructing, to not fall or let fall, transforming and reinventing…. More….

When: September 19. and 20., 2019, 7PM

Where: Rīgas cirks (4, Merķeļa street)

“Three Men from the North” by THE NORDIC COUNCIL

Working with topics and themes drawn from the North, the Nordic Council works with combinations of juggling and live music as well as spoken word and aerial rope. The show is as blunt and to the point in a way that only Finnish humour can be, Swedishly self-aware and with a hint of Icelandic peculiarity.

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When: August 20, 2019, 8 PM

Where: at Rīgas cirks in the programme of contemporary circus festival RE RIGA!

“Ask the Bread” by CUNTS COLLECTIVE

ASK THE BREAD is an interdisciplinary theatre project… The project was investigating themes such as migration from rural areas, woman’s life in the countryside, the loneliness and the physical and psychological consequences of the land work, traditions and rites, the connection between nature and human beings and finally the idealizations of nature.

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When: July 5, 9PM

Where: at Rīgas cirks

Gudrun Holck un Evas Vēveres izrāde “Set Sound to Riga Circus” / “Uzskaņo Rīgas cirku” 

Inviting everyone to become a part of the story of Riga Circus, Gudrun and Eva use sound and visual arts in their performance to evoke true emotions created by interpersonal connections. Part of the performance was also public, 12 minutes long singing performances of Gudrun and they will take place from the dome of Riga Circus, filling the surrounding rooftops and streets with delightful sounds…

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When: 12, 13, 14 June, 2019, 6PM and 9PM
June 15, 2PM (for families)

Where: Rīgas cirks

“Cabaret Night” by SVALBARD

Being custom-made especially for the building and arena of the Riga Circus, the concept-cabaret project was shown as part of the Riga Circus residency program and it has involved local artists…

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When: May 15, 2019, 9PM

Where: Rīgas cirks

 

“Caterpillars” KALLO COLLECTIVE

“Caterpillars” is a show for kids of age 4 to 99. It is a like a magical and weird dream, where stage is filled by colours and funny events – flutter of butterfly wings, big flowers, jumping eggs and two giant, plump caterpillars. This fantasy world is grounded heavily in reality by two less-than-capable puppeteers… More…

When: March 15, 16, 2019, 7PM

Where: At arts centre “Zuzeum”

“Fauna” by FAUNA 

The internationally acclaimed artists take on the roles of different animals and explore the contrasts and differences between humanistic and animal worlds through exquisite acrobatic skills. This show was the final event of the 130th anniversary year of Riga Circus…

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When: December 28, 2018, 7 PM

Where: Kongresu nams, Riga

“Jostka” by Alexis Akrovatakis 

The first circus artist in the Riga Circus residency program was Alexis Akrovatakis with his solo project “Jostka”. The artist had been developing the material of the performance in the historic Elephant House and Horse Stables of Riga Circus, creating his interpretation of animal captivity and redefining freedom….

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When:
September 3, 2018, 7 PM

Where: K. K. fon Stricka villa (9, A. Briāna street)

“A Simple Space” by GRAVITY AND OTHER MYTHS 

In the show “A Simple Space” (“Vienkārši kosmoss”), seven professional acrobats explore the limits of their physical possibilities doing it exquisitely and with great aplomb. Accompanied on live music, the action on stage makes the impressed audience gasp. There is no makeup, no dazzling lights and no superfluous theatricality…

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When: September 5 and 6, 7 PM

Where: Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian theatre

Solo performance “Confines” by GRETE GROSS

Solo, which combines circus, visual art and poetry. “Confines” tells a story of the journey of learning to accept and love oneself. Layer by layer, it peels off the sham, digs into the rotten debris and finds the greatest beauty suppressed by the shame. To see all the colours hidden so well, to hear all the words, whispered so still…

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When: April 10, 2018, 7 PM

Where: Arts centre “Zuzeum”

“Tvärslöjd”(“Krustām šķērsām”) by KOMPANI GIRAFF” 

A show for the smallest spectators – the children. Two circus artists create on stage living sculptures and make lifeless things, e.g. a bucket and a broom, come to life. To make this happen, they need a lot of concentration and even magic. Sometimes the artists are wondering themselves – where are they? Maybe they are inside a huge bucket of paint? In the secret room? In the magic forest?…

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When: March 10, 2018, 11 AM and 3 PM

Where: Arts centre “Zuzeum”

“Only Bones” by Tomas Monckton and KALLO COLLECTIVE

Monckton’s stage is one metre square. There’s a chair, a lamp and a circle painted on the floor. With its quirky, low-tech aesthetic and using just his bendy, bickering, wiggling hands and seemingly uncontrollable face, Monckton creates an exquisite piece of micro-physical theatre unlike anything you’ve seen. An hypnotic show about a lot, using very little…

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When and where:
December 16, 2017 7PM and Decembrer 17, 3 PM and 5 PM, at LKA Theatre house “Zirgu pasts” (46, Dzirnavu street), December 22, 7PM and 9 PM at K. K. fon Stricka villa (9, A. Briāna street)

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