Leftovers from the War

Description:

The international performing arts group show “Leftovers from the War” will be held at the Corner House on the 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st of May at 7 p.m. The performance comprises the personal stories of four Nordic artists and is like an unusual tour through a historic building with live exhibits and ghosts of the past.  The performance, in the courtyard of the Corner House, will be in English. 

Thematic division: Freedom Street

Begins : 28.05.2014 16:00

Ends: 30.05.2014 21:00

Venue:

  • Corner House on Brīvības street

Form of event:

  • Show

Category of event:

  • Theatre
  • History

Audience of event:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

During the fifty years of the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union, the KGB headquarters in Riga, also known as the Corner House, became a prominent symbol of totalitarian power that, in the 21st century Riga, still stands to bear testimony to total war, mass persecutions and genocide. 2014 is the right time to change the destiny of the Corner House, to open the doors and face the experience and fates concealed therein in order to profoundly understand and recreate them. The Corner House will be open to the public from the 1st of May to the 19th of October, presenting the Occupation Museum's exhibition (admission free of charge), guided tours "In the KGB Basements", and five more exhibitions - "(Re)construction of Friendship", "A Latvian's Suitcase", "In Spite of All”, "Ten Objects' Stories of Person and Power” and "The Museum of Fateful Objects”, which present different interpretations of the relationship between the individual and the power in the past that still affects the people of the present day.

Web address: http://riga2014.org/kgb

Rīga2014

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