27/09/2019
friday 21:00
LMF. Lightning Thoughts: Irbīte. Show by Juris Bartkevičs

A production by director Inga Tropa “Lightning Thoughts: Irbīte” with Juris Bartkevičs in the lead role, talks in a binding and modern stage language about one of the Latvian legends of the first half of the 20th century - artist Voldemārs Irbe (1893-1944), the natives call him bare-foot Irbīte. The grand master of Latvian pastel painting was a peculiar person with an ascetic lifestyle - he drew attention not just with his unusual talent and fantastic painting spree, but also with his distinctive visual image. The small trotting man was seen in Riga, Jurmala and Tukums, always bare-foot with messy hair and a shaggy beard, dressed in ragged pants and overall, carrying a paper folder and box of crayons. "As for drawing - I am a realist because I only draw what I see. Drawing the past and future in painting is not right. Only the present belongs to it.'' said Irbīte, who is also famous for his quotes which are similar to short sermons. The stage work, which premiered in February 2018, was created with the support of the Music and Art Support Foundation in the show cycle of bright Latvian personalities in music and art.


Dramatist: Rasa Bugavičute-Pēce
Actor: Juris Bartkevičs
Composer: Edgars Raginskis
Choreographer: Liene Grava
Director: Inga Tropa
Operator: Elīna Matvejeva
Stage designer: Ūna Laukmane

Duration: 75 min
Tickets: EUR 15.00
Venue: Experimental stage
Organised by: “Great Amber” in cooperation with the Music and Art Support Foundation

Festival’s joint ticket allows you to visit more forum events for a great price. Until the 27th of Septembert, eight LMF 2019 events for EUR 60! Joint ticket does not include a family film events visit. Show by Juris Bartkevičs “Lightning Thoughts: Irbīte” with the joint ticket available on 28 September at 12.00. Joint ticket price may change as the event approaches. No discounts are applicable to joint tickets. No numbered seats for joint tickets.