Prague Crossroads The Estates Theatre

Brodsky / Baryshnikov

New Riga Theatre (LVA)


Stage director: Alvis Hermanis
Stage and costume design: Kristīne Jurjāne
Light design: Gleb Filshtinsky
Sound: Oļegs Novikovs
Lights: Lauris Johansons
Video: Ineta Sipunova
Pyrotechnic effects: David Krejčík
Stage manager: Linda Zaharova
Stage technicians / Surtitles: Andris Skotelis, Kārlis Staņa
Tour manager: Elīna Adamaite
Production of costumes: Deanna Berg MacLean
Music: Jim Wilson, Kārlis Tone

BRODSKY/BARYSHNIKOV is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre, BRODSKY/BARYSHNIKOV is an emotional journey deep into the poet’s visceral and complex compositions. Performed in Russian, Brodsky’s mother tongue, Baryshnikov recites a selection of his long-time friend’s poignant and eloquent works. His subtle physicality transports the audience into Hermanis’ reverent imagining of Brodsky’s interior world.

Approximate running time:
1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission.

In Russian, with Czech surtitles. Czech surtitles translation by Maita Arnautova.

THE NEW RIGA THEATRE is a state repertory theatre founded in 1992, led by artistic director Alvis Hermanis since 1997. The Company is comprised of 16 actors. The New Riga Theatre has performed at major festivals around the world, including Festival d'Avignon, The Edinburgh International Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Salzburger Festspiele, Holland Festival, BITEF, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, and, to date, has toured to more than 200 towns and cities in 40 countries, both in Europe and overseas.

BARYSHNIKOV PRODUCTIONS is an independent producing company based in New York City, designed to bring the voices of distinctive directors, choreographers and artists to the world’s most respected stages. Under this umbrella, the company has produced and toured the White Oak Dance Project (1990-2002), Forbidden Christmas or The Doctor and Patient (2004-2006), Beckett Shorts (2007), In Paris (2010-2012), Man in a Case (2012-14), The Old Woman (2013-2015), Letter to a Man (2015-2017) and Brodsky/Baryshnikov.

Premiered on October 15, 2015 at The New Riga Theatre, Riga, Latvia.

Pyrotechnic effects designed by International Fireworks Design.

A co-production of The New Riga Theatre and Baryshnikov Productions.
General Management by Baryshnikov Productions, Huong Hoang.

The staging of BRODSKY/BARYSHNIKOV has been included in Boris and Ināra Teterev’s arts programme TÊTE-À-TÊTE 2015.

Based on the poems of Joseph Brodsky
Copyright © 2015, The Estate of Joseph Brodsky
All rights reserved

Filming and photographing are prohibited during the performance.

More information about the New Riga Theatre

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This production is not performed at the present time.


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