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Riga, LV - "Brodsky/Baryshnikov"

  • The New Riga Theatre 58a Miera iela Vidzemes priekšpilsēta, 1013 Latvia (map)

A theatrical work based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Conceived and directed by noted Latvian theater director, Alvis Hermanis of The New Riga Theatre, Brodsky/Baryshnikov is an emotional journey deep into the the poet’s visceral and complex compositions.  Performed in Russian, Brodsky’s mother tongue, Baryshnikov recites a selection of his long-time friend’s poignant and eloquent works.  His subtle physicality transports the audience into Hermanis’ reverent imagining of Brodsky’s interior world. 

Director – Alvis Hermanis
Actor – Mikhail Baryshnikov
Scenographer – Kristīne Jurjāne
Light designer – Gleb Filshtinsky
Sound – Oļegs Novikovs, Gatis Builis

The staging of BRODSKY/BARYSHNIKOV has been included in Boris and Ināra Teterev’s arts programme TÊTE-À-TÊTE 2015. For more information about the programme, please visit:

Based on the poems of Joseph Brodsky
Copyright © 2015, The Estate of Joseph Brodsky
All rights reserved.

Russian with (local language) surtitles.

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Earlier Event: October 17
Riga, LV - "Brodsky/Baryshnikov"
Later Event: October 20
Riga, LV - "Brodsky/Baryshnikov"