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Pathetique. On Visible Language.

Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo
1, 2, 3, 4 September 20.00, Art and technology centre Sporta 2 | 10 and 7 eur

In their new work Latvian artist duo Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo explore language and sound as a visual category. The audience listens to the last symphony No 6 by Piotr Tchaikovsky and experiences its interpretation in sign language. The conductor lifts his hands to create a sound, the deaf person lifts his hands to create language. The standard communication and perception patterns are challenged as the deaf guides the hearing one through Tchaikovsky’s score.

About artist

Young Latvian artists Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo mostly work as a collective in the field of theatre and visual arts. Since 2009 they have created set design and costumes for more than 20 productions in different Latvian theatres and the National Opera and participated in several solo and group exhibitions. Dramaturgy of space, use of scenographic tools and active audience involvement is constantly present in their visual art works. On stage, their set designs and costumes reveal deep symbolic meaning frequently becoming autonomous pieces of art. Pathetique. On visible language. is their first independent theatre production.


Idea and artistic realisation: Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo
Performers: Elfrīda Geidmane, Fridrihs Geidmanis, Jolanta Znotiņa
Projection and light operator: Toms Zeļģis
Object sculptor: Sandis Aispurs
Technical realisation of the set: Jānis Liniņš, Oskars Plataiskalns, Dekorāciju Darbnīca, Ivars Ozols, SoundOZ
Producer: Sandra Lapkovska, New Theatre Institute of Latvia
Premiere on 1 September, 2017


1, 2, 3, 4



Art and technology centre Sporta 2

10 and 7*



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Run time

47 min

* Reduced price for students, seniors, people with disabilities

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