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The New Riga Theatre is heading to Israel to perform “Brodsky/Baryshnikov”

From 19-24 January, the New Riga Theatre’s production of “Brodsky/Baryshnikov” directed by Alvis Hermanis will be performed at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The production was first performed in Riga on 15 October 2015 and was part of Boris and Inara Teterev’s arts programme TÊTE-Á-TÊTE 2015, which took place from 11 September to 30 October, offering the public a series of contemporary cultural events on a European scale.

In “Brodsky/Baryshnikov”, legendary arts personality Mikhail Baryshnikov interprets the poetry of his friend, the Nobel Prize winning poet, Joseph Brodsky in his native language. The production will unveil the poet’s world through text and movement, immersing the audience in Brodsky’s complicated, lyrical and incisive word games. The set design is by Kristine Jurjane and the lighting is by Gleb Filshtinsky. The production has been conceived by the New Riga Theatre in collaboration with Baryshnikov Productions.

These will be the first ever guest performances given by the New Riga Theatre in Israel, whereas Mikhail Baryshnikov has been a guest of the Suzanne Dellal Centre on several occasions.

The Suzanne Dellal Centre was founded in 1989 with a grant from the Dellal Family Foundation, in memory of their daughter Suzanne, who died at a young age. Additional support for the establishment of the centre was provided by the municipality of Tel Aviv, the Tel Aviv Foundation, and the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Education. The Suzanne Dellal Centre is home to several dance companies. It offers audiences productions by Israeli and overseas contemporary dance troupes, as well as festivals that showcase dance styles characteristic of various regions.