Premiere 07. 09. 2018 Riga, contemporary theatre festival Homo Novus.
Nocturne is a journey into the wild side of the city and encounter with the creatures that reside there. As the sun departs and darkness forms audiences are invited to disappear into the underworld, slipping through the concrete and electricity, streetlights and supermarkets in search of something other. Within the shadows and undergrowth we are drawn to a stranger and less familiar place where perspectives shift on our urban landscape.
Created by an international team of artists led by Latvian director Krista Burāne and British maker Andy Field, Nocturne is a different kind of theatrical encounter. Part performance, part walk, part workshop, it is a song of the night and it’s invisible inhabitants.
Idea and direction: Krista Burāne, Andy Field
Co-creators: Ieva Kauliņa, Erik Eriksson
Performance: Eva Kronberga, Eva Krūmiņa, Agnese Bordjukova, Ieva Gaurilčikaite, Santa Grīnfelde, Rūdolfs Gediņš, Krišjānis Sants, Artūrs Čukurs, Ivars Broničs, Ģirts Bisenieks
Production: Linda Pēterkopa, Klinta Harju, New Theatre Institute of Latvia
Co-production: LIFT, LOKAL
Premiere 27.06.2018, London, International Theatre festival LIFT
Starting at dusk and ending at dawn, Nocturne is a journey into the wild side of the city and the creatures that reside there. As the sun sets and darkness forms audiences are invited to disappear into the underworld, slipping through the concrete and electricity, streetlights and supermarkets in search of something other. Within the shadows and undergrowth we are drawn a stranger and less familiar place where perspectives shift on our urban landscape.
Created by an international team of artists, including collaborators set designer Ieva Kauliņa (Latvia) and choreographer Erik Eriksson (Sweden) and developed through conversations with night workers, ecologists and the local inhabitants of Deptford, Nocturne is a different kind of theatrical encounter. Part performance, part walk, part workshop, it is a song of the night and the creatures that inhabit it leading us across Deptford and New Cross in search of the edges of the city.
"At its best, Nocturne makes you look and listen a little harder. Even sniff the air harder. It reminds you that the midges and moths were here before us, and the wild will be here long after we have gone. We are as fragile as the moth's beating wings. " Lyn Gardner
'NOCTURNE’S CAREFUL AND METICULOUS CONCEPTION AND DELIVERY ENCOURAGES US TO ENTER A WORLD OF QUIET, WAKEFUL OBSERVATION THAT REVEALS THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL IN AN URBAN NIGHTFALL.'
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How does the age of information and media part us? When does the story become a myth, an opinion turns into faith? How does the information bubble become a fortress? Documentary performance staged in the historical site of Daugavgrīva Fortress reveals contemporary media world full of myths and false facts. It’s an invitation to embark on the journey in different information spaces and experience the complexity of today’s divided world. Fortress continues Krista Burāne’s interest in the phenomena that divide and unite us and involves people from Latvian and Russian communities as co-authors and performers.
Author: Krista Burāne
Directors: Krista Burāne and Mārtiņš Eihe
Particpants: Daugavgrīva and Bolderāja inhabitants
Dramaturgy: Laila Burāne
Set-design: Rūdolfs Baltiņš, Krišjānis Elviks
Producer: Lelde Prūse, New Theatre Institute of Latvia
Premiere on 6 September, 2017 Festival Homo Novus, Riga
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Izrāde ļāva ielūkoties Latvijas sabiedrības spogulī vienas mājas šķērsgriezumā. Tajā piedalījās 45 Rīgas Purvciema "Ķīnas mūra" piecu māju iedzīvotāji, parādot ne tikai atšķirīgo cilvēku dzīvē, pieredzē un uzskatos, bet arī kopīgo un vienojošo – drosmi, uzticēšanos, vēlmi un gatavību satikties un sarunāties.
“Robežas” ir izrāde par drosmi un spēju uzticēties. Par izkāpšanu no savas ērtības robežām, lai piedzīvotu satikšanos ar cilvēcību, kas klusi mīt tepat kaimiņos. Man tā bija atgriešanās bērnības mājā, kurā šobrīd dzīvojošo cilvēku dzīves liecina par šodienu un visu 20. gadsimta vēsturi – pilnu meliem un nodevībām, nežēlīgām varas spēlēm, bailēm, cilvēku vienaldzību un nevēlēšanos domāt, kā arī par vēlēšanos nepakļauties, mērķtiecīgu darbu pretojoties, un izvēlēm, kuras maina ikdienas ierasto gaitu.
Izrādes veidošanā piedalījās
dramaturģes Laila Burāne un Ludmila Judina,
mākslinieks Gints Sippo,
producente Lelde Prūse
45 Rīgas Purvciema iedzīvotāji,
65 brīvprātīgie skatītāju pavadoņi.
Izrādes notika latviešu un krievu valodā 2., 3., 4., 16., 17. un 18. decembrī.
Izrādes koncepcija ar tādu pašu nosaukumu pirmo reizi īstenota š.g. jūlijā Sarunu festivāla LAMPA ietvaros (režisori Krista Burāne, Mārtiņš Eihe, dramaturgs Jānis Balodis, producente Lelde Prūse, mākslinieks Gints Sippo), kā dalībniekus iesaistot Cēsu iedzīvotājus. Skatītāji un dalībnieki šo pieredzi raksturoja kā unikālu un ļoti emocionālu. Izrāde radīta pateicoties fondam atvērtai sabiedrībai "Dots" Open Society Initiative for Europe un Britu Padomes Latvijā atbalstam.
"The borders" is the documental performance of senses where participants step over the borders wich are made by the eyes. During the travel through the city, they meet 12 strangers who are open to share their life stories about crossing a different kind of borders.
Authors and directors Krista Burāne and Mārtiņš Eihe
Dramaturg Jānis Balodis
Set designer Gints Sippo
Producer Lelde Prūse
Primer 1.07.2016 Festival "Lampa"
The Reading Room is a meeting with a six strangers from different generations brave enough to share the diaries of her/his youth. The authentic diaries and their authors will take an audience on the intimate and personal journey in time, revealing the world as seen through the eyes of teenagers in different decades.
The work is commissioned by the Homo Novus festival as a part of the festival’s 20th-anniversary programme, Twenty.
Idea: Krista Burāne
Direction: Mārtiņš Eihe
Set design: Anda Skrējāne
Dramaturgy assistant: Laila Burāne
Production: New Theatre Institute of Latvia
Premiere in Riga, 2015
"The map of Roads" was the daylong performance witch was the part of Riga Cultural capital opening day (18.01. 2014) where the main actors were Riga Central market Meet pavilion workers in their working places. More than three month me and the creative team (anthropologist, poet, composer, set designer, choreographer, actors, choir) worked with them collecting their stories, writing the songs about them and their lives, rehearsed with them presentations and choreography.
Performance included twenty workers stories told by them, more than forty workers choreography, solo singing beside of workers about their life’s dedicated to buyers of meet, choir performance with the song cycle “Near by the meet”, invisible theatre performances, sound performance “Market”, two exhibitions.
This performance was produced by Riga New Theatre Institute.
Idea and directing Krista Burāne
Setdesigne Rūdolfs Baltiņš
Libret Anna Auziņa
Music Edgars Raginskis
Horeography Elīna Lutce un Laura Stašāne
Conductor Ints Teterovskis
Assistent of director Laila Burāne
Light designer Jānis Sniķeris
Sound artist Kristaps Krievs
Consultant Māra Ķimele
Producer Sandra Lapkovska, LJTI
This performance tells the story wich happened in the ancient times - 40 years ago. Then behind the hight mountains and dark woods lived small boy Martins and his grandfather. The little boy together with his grandpa seeks the answers to the big questions of life, learn to do the deeds and misdeeds and to understand the laws of nature – love, birth, death, summer, and winter eternal cycle.
The show is based on the director Martin Eihes childhood's memories of his grandfather.
2014 nomination for national award in Theatre for play « House of winter » as the Best play for kids
Script and codirecting Krista Burāne
Directing and cast Mārtiņš Eihe
Cast Ģirts Rāviņš
Producers Creative association Nomadi
Instalation "Lost without trace" was created by Krista Burane and Martins Eihe (creative association Nomadi) for the festival Homo Novus 2013.
Theatre as the last human venue exists, because of its guardians. They are actors and directors. Their task is to work as soldiers of humanity. Sometimes they are heroes, sometimes they are the unknown; sometimes they are lost in war and sometimes they are the war-torn. After a while, they all get lost without trace, vanished in the memory of spectators. Every single testimony a spectator can give about them proves that this venue exists.
In Autumn 2011, Distance roamed between Riga, London and Newcastle, a travelling programme of artists’ projects that explored our relationships to distance.
Artists: Nomadi (Riga, Latvia), Rob Smith (London, UK), Sean Maltby (Newcastle, UK)
Through a special app downloaded to your computer, Field Broadcast streamed live, and unannounced, pop-up video made by the three artists. Catching you unawares, the broadcasts created a playful interruption to daily life.
Nomadi artists Krista Burane and Martins Eihe interrapted peoples day with lullabies from Riga.
Festivals - Homo Novus, LIFT, Wuderbar
Four actors tell about the world wich they don't understand.
This is a story about Crayzy one, who seeks the answers to the questions wich make you feel uncomfortable and uneasy. About the courage don't betrey longings and dreams, and ask, ask, ask.
It is a fairytale for an adults. With good ending.
Do you know what is behinde the horizont?
Premier 16.11. 2011 Dailes theatre, Riga
Script (based on the novel by S. Edžus) and codirecting Krista Burāne
Director Mārtiņš Eihe
Setdesigner Kristians Brehte
Cast - Esmeralda Ermale, Lauris Subatnieks, Kristīne Nevarauska, Artūrs Dīcis
Object theatre performance for families "Island of Summer" begins as a story about a little girl, her grandmother and her endlessly busy father, as they all spend their holidays on an island in the Baltic sea. Then the story becomes an adventure of every little viewer into the game universe and a travel of every grown-up in time of carelessness and pure joy.
Script and codirecting Krista Burane
Director Martins Eihe
Cast Juta Vanaga
setdesigner Kristine Vitola
Sound Egons Kronbergs
Produced by creative association Nomadi
Based on Tuve Jansone "Summer book".
2010 nomination for national award in Theatre for play « Island of summer » as the Best play for kids
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You can watch performance here https://vimeo.com/39270796
Performance created by Mārtiņš Eihe (directing), Krista Burāne (script) and young actors of Liepajas theatre.
A battle of love, a battle of hatred, a battle of ignorance, a battle of friendship, a battle of conscience, a battle of humanity- these are some of the battles fought within the play „Battle at...".
This play invites the audience on a journey of experiencing both feelings and memories of the time they have spent in school. In order to provoke this the performance takes place in an actual school, in its cafeteria, classroom, changing room, toilet, teacher lounge, wardrobe, sports hall.
Since the play is written as a mosaic, each of spectators creates the whole Picture by themselves and therefore each of them sees a different play.
The audience is split into „classes" and walks around the school accompanied by a guide while they watch and participate. Each "class" sees the first six scenes in a random sequence, constructing the story in their minds and the „classes" only meet during the last scene in the gym, which means that the actors play each part simultaneously six times.
The plot of the play concentrates on relationships between students and teachers after the students have physically and psychologically humiliated their physics teacher, after somebody has turned over their calssmates and while both teachers and students are trying to find someone to blame.
During each of the scenes a battle is fought thus revealing the human nature- a sons betrayal, the duplicity of teachers, the brutan fight for what is right, but above all- longing for love and humanity.
2009 nomination for national award in Theatre for play « Battle at… » as the Best play for youth
PARTICIPATION IN FESTIVALS