alvis hermanis

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Alvis Hermanis is one of the most significant directors of his generation in European theatre. Since 1997 Hermanis has been the Artistic director of the New Riga Theatre, a lively young theatre with a contemporary repertoire in the centre of Latvian capital. His productions differ from each other quite markedly in terms of style and content, however, they are consistent in being orientated around the work of the actor and showing a scrupulous precision in the choice of their form and theatrical vocabulary. His productions, including Long LifeInspector GeneralSoniaSound of Silence, and Fathers have been shown in more than 30 countries, in major theatre festivals in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Canada.

Hermanis has received numerous prizes for his work: Europe Prize for New Theatrical Realities, Thessaloniki (2007); Grand Prix in BITEF, Belgrade (2005); Herald Angel, Edinburgh (2006); Golden Mask for best foreign theatre performance, Russia (2007); Max Reinhardt Pen, Festspiele for Young Directors Project, Salzburg (2004).

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