"CHILL" an opera

Duration: ~1h
Language: no restrictions
Age: 9+
Festival PREMIERE
Venue:
“Kurtuve,” the former Valmiera boiler house, 25 Rīgas Street
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Composer:
Anna Ķirse
Idea and space:
Katrīna Neiburga
Choreography:
Kristīne Brīniņa
Director:
Klāvs Mellis
Costume designer:
Katrīna Neiburga, Berta Vilipsone
Sound director:
Tālis Timrots
Producer:
Una Rozenbauma
Performers:

Singers from the Latvian Radio Choir

Percussionists Juris Āzers, Guntars Freibergs

Harp: Ēriks Kiršfelds

Dancersand craftsmen: Toms Ceļmillers, Agnese Bordjukova, Vladyslav Kobelchuk, Santa Grīnfelde, Imants Ilgažs, Rūdis Vilsons

Craftsmenof the unique instruments: Maksims Šenteļevs un Jēkabs Nīmanis

Far beyond the Arctic Circle, there lives a remote community of hunters. They hunters live far apart from one another, meet rarely and talk even less, light solitary fires, smoke their pipes by themselves, tattoo themselves, check on their animal traps, bake raisin bread, dream of brief, carnal encounters, lace their coffee with vodka, shovel snow drifts, and skin the foxes they’ve caught.

Meanwhile, underneath the frozen waves, the sea is constantly flowing onward – as soft and smooth as glycerine.

On occasion, followed by the starlight and northern lights, the hunters climb a mountain – alone and insilence –, sit down, and gaze into the endless darkness to recall the sun and everything it illuminates. Then they drop their pants and run southeast. 

The opera “Chill” is a tale of arctic ages, regions of wilderness, sweet denial, and a longing that clings deep in your body and doesn’t let go.

The work is inspired by the storiesof Danish author Jørn Riel. 

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