This site-specific excursion performance Wonderers is co-produced by young theatre artist company KVADRIFRONS and Riga Circus. All shows available simultaneously in three languages.
ATTENTION! The minimum age to enter the performance is 14!
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. This time, you will be allowed to uncover the secrets and look inside the rooms behind the curtain where magic is being shaped and prepared for the arena: joy, energy, blood, sweat and tears, and great responsibility, fear, concentration and excitement – you will experience all these feelings and emotions during the vivacious expedition to the heart of the circus.
The circus has always been a favoured place of entertainment both for adults and children. Horses and wild animal tamers, athletes, clowns, acrobats and many other outstanding artists have performed there. The first cinema movie in Riga was shown in the circus. There were strange instruments played and marvels from all over the world shown. The old circus building bears witness to different epochs and it has played an important part in lives of numerous people. That is the reason why during the creation of the performance, in the 130th anniversary year of the Riga Circus, KVADRIFRONS has researched archives and interviewed former circus employees, to produce an event where historical facts interchange with outbursts of artistic fantasy.
The sound scenery for the performance was created by composer Jēkabs Nīmanis.
The historic building has been interpreted and seen from different perspectives by artists Jānis Sniķers, Austra Hauks and Rūdolfs Baltiņš.
Valsts kultūrkapitāla fonds, British Council pārstāvniecība Latvijā
Age limit to the event: from 14 years old persons
Event language: Latvian/Russian/English (All shows available in English and Russian for individual viewers upon request before the particular show)
Event length: ~1h40min
Price: 18 EUR
For pupils, students, retirees, 1st and 2nd group disabled persons, discount – 10%! (Discount applies when presenting an identification card at the entrance!)