Homo Novus is a disruption, an irritation of our everyday. The boundary of our curiosity expanded.
In times when everything circulates around money and selfishness it’s not only pleasant but also extremely important to get lost in arts to understand that there is something more important and human than that.
If we want change in the world and within ourselves, we have to unlearn what we have learned. Ideas, people and environment is what matters. Homo Novus embraces those three elements in its purest, breaking the codes and gospels of conventional theatre.
Thanks to Homo Novus I have discovered the potential of theatre to change, to encourage thinking, to bring people together, to promote collective intelligence. It offers programme where ideas are at the core. Too often, I think, they have been moved into the second plan.
Coordinator of ACT: Art, Climate, Transition activities in Latvia
There are so many art and culture events to attend in Riga. Yet, Homo Novus is the place where I feel better than anywhere else. It encourages to search for unknown, to humanise the standards, to change for better.
Homo Novus is not about consumption. Here you have to feel, understand, embed.
While I still have the illusion, that there is a free, honest and fearless art that can open your eyes, sharpen your mind and move your heart, I belong here.
Homo Novus has power to turn the mirror against you. It attracts, engages and makes you return again and again.
Producer, production manager
Homo Novus discovered the world full of surprises and I want to show that to others, too.
The festival appears in the city showing that small event can create beautiful experience despite the troubles of the world. To me it’s important because it’s an invitation to encounter. To not lose each other.
Homo Novus can shake and change the perspective, it can even hurt and leave thoughtful for a very long time. This experience is deeply individual and collective, at the same time.
That feeling of having peeped into one of many other reality layers to unplug from the everyday environment for a while. Homo Novus can give you just that.