A book by theatre specialist Margarita Zieda about scenographer Andris Freibergs.
The power of the book is its live nature – viva nature. Human imprint in everything.Margarita Zieda
The book about Andris Freibergs is not an academic, theoretical research. It has evolved from conversations with Andris Freibergs and many practitioners in the theatre milieu, with whom Freibergs has collaborated – directors, set designers, light specialists as well as his contemporaries and students. Among them are Ilmārs Blumbergs, Reinis Dzudzilo, Mihails Gruzdovs, Anna Heinrihsone, Alvis Hermanis, Māra Ķimele, Monika Pormale, Alla Sigalova, Reinis Suhanovs, Ādolfs Šapiro, Andrejs Žagars et al.
Unofficial name of the Latvian school of scenography, which has developed over the period of more than forty years, is the school of Andris Freibergs. Since 1994 Freibergs is the Head of the Department of Stage Design at the Art Academy of Latvia, where he has made his own team of teachers. At the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, the exhibition of the Art Academy of Latvia has won the Gold Medal for three successive years, while Andris Freibergs, after the third students’ Gold Medal, received the special Scenography Mentor Award.