a poem for objects and the force of gravity

director, performer:
 Artūrs Čukurs
dramaturge: Sodja Zupanc Lotker
choreographer: Alise Madara Bokaldere
scenographers: Marta Madara Grantiņa, Beate Poikāne
sound artist: Alberts Levics
visual identity: Aleksejs Beļeckis
lights: d'n'a

duration: 60 minutes

producer: Ģertrūdes ielas teātris
premiere: 15/02/2024

Created with the financial support of the State Culture Capital Foundation.

95% of the performance materials are reused.

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We often truly see things only when our relationship with them breaks down. A burnt-out light bulb, a smashed smartphone screen or a broken heel makes us realise how much we rely on the things around us and remind us of our interdependence. When a friendship ends, a long-lasting relationship breaks down or we lose a relative or a loved one, we realize something similar: a breakup enables us to see what’s lost and gain a new appreciation for it.

“hold me tight” is a fragment of a memory landscape, traced by experiences.

“hold me tight” is a personal story about an old heartbreak and a long farewell, about coming to new terms with the world and finding different ways to relate to it again.

“hold me tight” is a dedication to the memories we carry with us.

“hold me tight” is forgiveness.

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