Massterclass: THE YOUNG STAGE



When: August 17–20

Where: at Riga Circus School (25, Zeļļu iela) and at Rigas cirks (4, Merķeļa iela)

We will be waiting for applications until August 6

Workshop is boosted by “Grassroot – Baltic circus artists’ network” supported by Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture!

About the masterclass

In the frameworks of the festival “Re Riga!” a master class “Young stage” for future performing arts professionals will be held on August 17–20 at the Riga Circus School and the Rigas cirks. Master class is planned for three days and it is expected that the topic of the master class is the direction of the creative process, or the artist as an individuality and creator.

About the mentor

Master class leader: Igor Ivashchenko a.k.a. MimiRichi is the executive producer and actor of the circus company MimiRichi. He has been a lector at the Kyiv Municipal Variete and the Academy of Circus Arts. MimiRichi will work individually with each participant, setting each a task, for example, working on the dramaturgy of the performance, creating a stage image or any other area of ​​development necessary for the young artist to improve specific performances. At the end of the master class, a performance of all participants is planned in the renovated Rigas cirks arena.


Emerging circus artists aged ~18-20 who want to expand their creative experience. Participating in a master class provides a creative impulse in building a career, as well as an opportunity to get acquainted with participants of a similar age and artistic development, which means a wider circle of contacts and possible formation of new collaborations.

Photo gallery from the Re Rīga! festival – HERE


August 17, 18, 19 13:00 –17:00 and August 20 16:00 Young stage final performance at Rigas cirks

All master classes have the same application form

Full list of Re Riga! festival workshops

We ask you to apply as early as possible, the number of places is limited, so priority is given to participants – on a first-come, first-served basis!

Travel and accommodation stipends are available by Grassroot artists’ network for those who want to participate and live outside of Riga! Indicate the support you need when filling out the application form.