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Inga Ābele

A performance – study based on the biographical sketches of the well-known Latvian writer and politician Aspasia (1865-1943). Johanna Emilia Lisette Rosenberg, later Elza Plieksane, had chosen the name of Pericle’s beloved — Aspasia. She was the spouse of the great poet Rainis. Rainis and Aspasia are most often referred to both together as a symbol of a loving and creative tandem. There is a view often prevailing among the researchers of biographies of Aspasia and Rainis that Aspasia created Rainis and sacrificed herself to him. But what was Aspasia herself?

Actors: Baiba Broka, Jana Čivžele, Ivars Krasts, Ģirts Krūmiņš, Iveta Pole, Edgars Samītis, Andis Strods, Inga Tropa

Director – Māra Ķimele
Stage designer – Gints Gabrāns
Costume designer – Kristīne Jurjāne
Composer – Jānis Šipkēvics (Shipsi)
Video artists – Gints Gabrāns un Ineta Sipunova

Venue: the Big Stage
Duration: 3 h 30 min
Prices: 7,00; 10,00; 15,00; 20,00; 23,00; 30,00 EUR
Premiere on March 18, 2015

Photograph from the collection of the Museum of Lieterature and Music. Autor - C. Ruf.

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