10 postcards from Latvia
21 dancers-choreographer in dialogue with 3 film makers are presenting this dashing performance about invisible violence in our society.
Assistants: Ilze Bloka, Jurģis Lūsis
Assistant of movement: Olga Žitluhina, Ilze Zīriņa
Students: Līva Apšeniece, Emīlija Berga, Ģirts Dubults, Roberta Gailīte, Kitija Geidāne, Franciska Golubecka, Vladimirs Goršantovs, Melānija Graumane, Edvards Kurmiņš, Ramona Levane, Oskars Moore, Arturs Muskars, Patrīcija Mūrniece, Simona Ozola, Milena Paviļča, Gundega Rēdere, Marija Saveiko, Katrīna Stepiņa, Darja Turčenko, Marģers Vanags, Emanuēla Zvaigznīte,
Movie students: Krišs Apšenieks, Matīss Kaža, Rūdolfs Miķelsons
Set design, costume design and video design: Marianna Lapina
Directed by Davide Giovanzana
Photographer: Alvils Rolands Bijons.
The performance relies on the aesthetics of re-enacting “violent images”. The “violent images” are images of specific events that have happened in Latvia. Violent images, through media and digital technology are present relentlessly in our lives. It is not possible to escape them. Sometimes, they are so present, that they become invisible. They are not anymore acknowledged as violence, but simply as ordinary events. By referring to these images as material for developing the performance dramaturgy, the show tackles two aspects related to violence. The first one consists in deconstructing the narratives, the culture (and even the instrumentalization) that allow the emergence of certain types of violence in Latvian society. The second one, is to examine possible strategies to respond to the proliferation of this violent imagery. The objective with this second aspect is to find ways to use violent images to heal rather than using them as instrument to perpetrate certain forms of trauma or of violent culture.