The Contemporary Circus and Street Art Festival RE RIGA! will take place in various places in Riga this year. On August 15–16, the Riga City Festival programme includes contemporary circus and street shows, as well as activities of the Riga Circus School for children in Dzegužkalns. On August 17–20, the festival will offer shows in the centre of Riga – at the Riga Circus and its neighbourhood, in the K. K. fon Sticka Villa and elsewhere.
OVVIO by KOLEKTIV LAPSO CIRK (Spain) on August 19 and 20 at 20.00 at the Riga Circus.
The show challenges the laws of gravity. In OVVIO the abilities of two artists David and Tomáš explore their own limits in a reciprocal and always different way. An exercise on the laws of the gravitational pull: it generates improbability each time, it is like rolling dices. It is never possible to know how the game will be evolved, how much will last the hanging tension of the balance, or to foresee a fall. The public is participating in tension that is generated by the game but pleasantly struck by the stunning image that each time the balance creates and supports. Every balance act is unstable for definition.
David and Tomáš are multi-disciplinary circus performers specialized in balancing and manipulating various everyday objects. David Diez Mendez is from Spain. He has graduated both from Carampa Circus School and Cirko Vertigo, where he specialised in juggling and rue cyr. Tomáš Vaclavek is a Slovak artist based in Stockholm. Currently, he is doing a Contemporary circus MA course at the University of Dance and Circus DOCH, where he is experimenting with some of his new ideas.
Amer i Àfrica (Catalonia) “Envà” August 18 at 18.00 and August 19 at 19.00 in the garden of K. K. fon Stricka villa (9 Aristīda Briāna Street)Between 250 kg of straw and 125 kg of human mass, two people play around through the movement, balance, humour and composition of space, exploring the peculiarities of human relationships.‘Envà’ in Catalan is a thin wall that is constructed to separate spaces. People often build mental walls that protect us from a serious emotional danger regarding others. We spend our lives looking for a way to free ourselves and all we need is to knock that wall down. The wall doesn’t let us fully feel and communicate without barriers. Symbolically, Amer and Àfrica reflect the stupidity of human nature and all those actions we do in vain in order to find each other.Amer and Àfrica are two circus artists specialized in hand to hand acrobatics. They met in a series of workshops at Central del Circ in Barcelona in 2011. Since then, they have been attending intensive courses to improve their technique and discover their own artistic language. Throughout the use of objects, they find the way of understanding and perform their discipline, what makes them able to explore new possibilities of expressing the fragility of movement and shape.
The RE RIGA! festival will take place for the eighth year, and it is the largest contemporary circus and street art event in the Baltic.
By attending this show, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed, and to give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials.
A limited number of tickets are available for each show at the original price.
In case of cancellation of any of performances due to Covid-19 restrictions, a refund of the ticket price in full will be issued to the original form of payment.
More information: reriga.lv/en