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the initium foundation (riga) in collaboration with the australian latvian theatre company and theatre works present

Dickens Street - The Other

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Dickens Street - The Other

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POSTPONED

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On a dark night, in the green grass, I lost my pony at the Latvian House on Dickens Street.

As a kind of “Saturday ghetto”, Latvian House in Dickens Street St Kilda was a safe space in which to be “the other”. Invisibility was good for integration.

After the horrors of Nazi and Soviet occupation, after the carnage of war and forced migration, Latvian refugees in St. Kilda harnessed the endorphin-releasing powers of song and community theatre to cure their PTSD and figure out how to be and not to be ‘Australian.’ This applied creativity, invisible to the dominant culture, became a powerful tool of resilience. Is it still? How? Why?

Come and uncover the secrets of Dickens Street.

This production is part of the Prelude Programme of the 59th Australian Latvian Arts Festival

Latvian House, 3 Dickens Street, St Kilda

DURATION

Approx 2 hours

WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages

About
DATES + TIMES

This show is a lock-out performance. No latecomers will be admitted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.

Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.

Dates
TICKETS

FULL PRICE

$45.00

CONCESSION*

$35.00

PREVIEW

$28.00

20 at $20**

$20.00

MOB TIX

$20.00

*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders

**Limited to 20 tickets per performance

Tickets
CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Baņuta Rubess

CREATED WITH
The Ensemble

Credits
MEET THE ARTIST -
Baņuta Rubess

Baņuta Rubess is a theatre artist and writer who pioneered feminist theatre, diaspora theatre, and contemporary opera to national renown in Canada and Latvia. She has lived in four countries and writes in two languages. Currently she is working on a new book about the personal cost of surveillance, titled Tell No One. Her stage work is blazingly visual, and often knits together music, theatre, and dance.

Meet the Artist
EXTRAS

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