Performing arts festival “Autumn of the Patriarch” is approaching / Article /

A whirlwind of creative ideas, artistic daring, achievements and experiments – all this year will be offered by the Latvian Academy of Culture Performing Arts and Audiovisual Art Festival “Autumn of the Patriarch”. The annual tradition continues, and this year the marathon of student performances will take place for the eleventh time.

This Saturday, September 26, the performing arts festival “Patriarch’s Autumn”, which has become an everyday tradition, will be opened at the Eduards Smiļģis Theater Museum of the Latvian Academy of Culture. This year’s novelty – the title and content of the festival is complemented by the performance of audiovisual art students.

“This moment of self-affirmation is very important for a young artist, he has to go through it. (..) This festival proves how different they are, how different these works are, and the reactions of the audience are different. , whether this hit resonated and continues to work in his artistic career, “said Elmārs Senkovs, Vice – Rector of the Latvian Academy of Culture.

This year, the festival jury also includes students from all three art colleges – not only the Latvian Academy of Culture, but also the Academies of Arts and Music.

In order to improve the exchange of ideas, the performances will be followed by discussions with creators and industry professionals.

“” Autumn of the Patriarch “because it is a process and part of the process. Not an end and not just a harvest, but constantly growing new ideas, new events, new people, personalities (…), because it is part of the process , “explained Jānis Siliņš, the artistic director of the festival” Patriarch ‘s Autumn “.

Part of the process this year will also be the involvement of aspiring set designers and the young artists’ association “4K” exhibition “Special Needs”, which focuses on the topic – women in theater and asks why so few women work in directing and set design.

“Autumn of the Patriarch” will take place on September 26, and during that time until October 3, works will be shown in seven venues in Riga and Jurmala.

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