The Lost Songs are songs of the world and insecurity, dreams and reality, the small and the infinite, and the ever so important ability to retain the joy of life of a warm July on a chilly October morning. It is a performance about our readiness to delve deeper, to look at the customary through another’s eyes, to accept that which we do not understand. By overcoming the fear of the unknown and using the body, the voice and rhythm as the main means of expression, the creative team has yielded to the courage to experience new horizons and invites the audience to share a dream about the longed for and necessary tomorrow.
Agate Bankava, Artūrs Čukurs and Andrejs Jarovojs collaborated together for the first time on Experiments with an apple bow, and a similar view on performing arts encouraged them to continue a further joint artistic search. Agate Bankava has graduated from the Department of Contemporary Dance Choreography of the Latvian Academy of Culture with BA and MA degrees. In her creative work, she is most associated with the magic of being together. Bankava works both as a choreographer and performer of contemporary dance, but she also collaborates with theatre and interdisciplinary performing arts projects. Musician and performing artist Artūrs Čukurs has graduated from the Jāzeps Vītols Academy of Music in the Sound Directing program, and has studied object and process theatre directing at the Academy of Performing Arts Theatre Faculty in Prague (DAMU). He has participated as a co-author and performer in several performances at Theatre Ģertrūdes ielas teātris (GIT), Rezekne Theater “Joriks”, and has created a performance at the Homo Novus festival. Andrejs Jarovojs has studied directing at the Latvian Academy of Culture and is the artistic co-director of the GIT since 2009, as well as its resident stage director. Jarovojs is a seeker of new theatrical forms and means of expression who always explores the language, signs, space, time and communication with the audience in his works. His performances have been repeatedly nominated for the Latvian Theatre Award Spēlmaņu nakts.
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Idea: Agate Bankava, Artūrs Čukurs, Andrejs Jarovojs
Director: Andrejs Jarovojs
Performers: Agate Bankava, Artūrs Čukurs
Music: Jānis Burmeisters, Artūrs Čukurs
Movement: Agate Bankava
Text consultant: Anna Belkovska
Vocal consultant: Beāte Zviedre
Producer: Theatre Ģertrūdes ielas teātris
Created with the financial support of the State Culture Capital Foundation and Riga City Council.