What do you get when you combine contemporary music and modern circus? How do you activate creativity that erases boundaries and steps out of the box? Can you learn the unknown through play?
Until February 2024, the Great Amber Concert Hall will be implementing a project called the Arts Laboratory CirqueMusique. Over the course of the project, musicians and circus artists from Latvia and Norway, together with partners from Iceland and Norway as well as professional Latvian composers, will be creating a mobile interdisciplinary musical performance with circus and choreography elements for youth audiences.
One of the main activities of the project are creative workshops, or ateliers, which will take place in 2023. The workshops will gather students from four regional music schools and other young people aged 12 to 18 to attend music and circus classes and participate in the creative process. Guided by professional musicians and composers, participants will learn performing skills and expand their experience of perceiving art with circus artists. The project will encourage the growth of young art professionals to promote their understanding of contemporary performing work, as well as contribute to the creation and regional involvement of valuable artistic content for youth audiences.