HOMO NOVUS - International Festival of Contemporary Theater

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Country and Region LatviaRiga
Type of Festival Dance, Drama
Location of Festival Riga, Riga, Latvia
Festival Contact Information

HOMO NOVUS - International Festival of Contemporary Theater
New Theater Institute of Latvia
Merkela 13-700
LV-1050 Riga
Phone: (371) 212-622
Fax: (371) 212-471
Email: contact@theatre.lv

Festival Description

Homo Novus is the most significant theater festival in Latvia that has taken place every two years since 1995 in September or October. The aim of Homo Novus is naot only to provoke the theaters of Latvia and the spectators and stimulate them to move forward but also to present Latvian theater in the international arena and to encourage long-term international cooperation. Homo Novus is a non-commercial festival that brings together innovative and diverse theater and dance performances from other countries for reasonable prices. The festival offers foreign guests have the opportunity to see the most distinguished performances of the Latvian theaters.

Festival Dates September 2 - 8, 2013
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Festival Events:

Programming 2013:
  • The program of the 10th edition of Homo Novus that will take place in Riga from September 2-8, 2013 and will offer 11 unique productions by Latvian artists inspired by Alan Read’s concept of ‘theatre as the last human venue’, a program section reflecting upon the relationship of the city and nature and many more. The festival and it’s artists will take you all over the city to theatre venues, forest, apartment, lively and forgotten urban spaces and out to the Latvian seaside to celebrate our 10th edition! The full schedule is available on the festival’s web site at


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