The first of the four CirqueMusique creative workshops will take place in Rēzekne, at the Embassy of Latgale GORS.
Students of music schools and movement and theater arts aged 12 to 18 from Rēzekne and the surrounding region are welcome to participate in the workshop. Together with composer Krists Auznieks, musicians, and circus artists, workshop participants will learn the nuances of contemporary music and basic circus techniques in acrobatics and juggling, as well as collaboration and performing skills. The workshops will be held for three days, and their main goal will be to co-create, play, and discover the world of sound and music in oneself and one’s surroundings.
Circus master class (for movement students) with trainers from Norway and the Rīga Circus School (Julian Saether, Zelda Lyseng Storvik, Egils Zvejnieks, Mariano Gedwillo)
Master class with musicians and composer Krists Auznieks (for music students in groups and individually) with violinist Agnese Kanniņa, clarinetist Kārlis Catlaks, bass guitarist Edvīns Ozols, percussionist Elīna Endzele, and flautist Liene Dobičina)
Joint master class with elements of music and circus
Master class / rehearsal
Preparation for the performance
Final performance – open event for parents, teachers, schoolmates, and friends
Closing party of the creative workshop
Seminar on audience development
During the creative workshops on March 21 and 22, representatives of Rēzekne regional cultural institutions and organizations are invited to a two-day practical seminar on audience involvement and development. The topic will be especially valuable to professionals who base their cultural activities in regions and work with youth audiences.
The seminar is aimed at promoting the participants’ understanding of reaching new audiences and development of current audiences and specifics in the field of arts and culture. Participants will learn various approaches to audience development and devise an action plan for their organizations.
The seminar will be led by Greta Clough, artistic director of the Handbendi Brúðuleikhús puppet theater and studio and expert on culture-led rural community restoration and audience development from Iceland
Location: Rēzekne, Embassy of Latgale GORS, Seminar Hall
Working language of the seminar – English
Participation: free or charge, with catering
Number of participants is limited
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
What is audience development, what are different approaches?
Exploring organization activities, audience development goals
Examples of audience development initiatives
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Creating an audience development plan I
Creating an audience development plan II