Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot

physical theatre performance for young audiences

director: Jānis Znotiņš
choreographer: Agate Bankava
dramaturgy: Jānis Znotiņš
artist: Adrians Toms Kulpe
performed by: Melānija Linda Muskare, Arturs Muskars, Oskars Moore
lights: Jūlija Bondarenko

for audiences: 12+
duration: 45 min

produced by: Istabas Teātris
co-produced by: Ģertrūdes ielas teātris
premiere: 16/12/2023

Smoke is used during the performance!

Created with funding from the State Culture Capital Foundation programme Creating Content for the ‘Latvian School Bag’. The performance is supported by “Gardu Muti” sparkling juice drink.

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"Pale Blue Dot" is the title of a photograph taken by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft on 14 February 1990 as it left the Solar System. The Earth in this image is a small, pale blue dot.

What does the emotional world of a young person have in common with the Big Bang and what came after it? The period of youthful maximalism is equally full of extremely powerful energy and dramatic collapse. Similar to our galaxy, where the Higgs boson can destroy everything, but at the same time everything is made of it.

Young people are always being spoken to. By teachers at school, by parents at home, by other adults on the street, by school custodians, shop assistants – and most of the time someone is giving them a life lesson. Yet for all of us the emotional world is a bodily experience. Our legs shake with excitement, we blush with anger or shame, we sweat, clench our hands into fists and smile.

Without text, but with movement, music, set design and lighting, the production tries to empathically enter the world of teenage emotions, proving that every teenager and their feelings have a place in this world.

Latvian Ministry of Welfare supports the European Social Fund project “Support for Social Entrepreneurship” No.