About the performance
Olga is comfortably seated in her kiosk and serves customers every day at the window. She is not only a seller, she is also a trusted person and a good advisor to her buyers. But the fear of the outside world (as well as the narrow door of the kiosk and the many chocolates she has eaten) has trapped Olga and prevents her from fulfilling her dream of the sea. This is a story of choice. Of the need to choose between hoping and doing. About how Olga helps everyone, but she doesn't get to herself, remaining stuck in a world of hopes, which is protected from fulfillment in real life by the walls of the kiosk. Nearby, outside, the traveler Antons has noticed the peculiar seller of the kiosk, and now challenges Olga to get rid of her own voluntary captivity in various ways. It doesn't matter if thing separating us from the outside world is a window of a kiosk, a screen glass or something else, sometimes we need each other to be by our side and help us take the first step. Anete Melece is an internationally successful artist, animation filmmaker and book illustrator living in Latvia and Switzerland. In 2019, she made her debut in the children's literature genre with the book "Kiosk" (publishing house "Liels un mazs"), which is based on the short film "Kiosk" (2013), an animation by the author, which has already been successful in international festivals. The artist was awarded the Jānis Baltvilks International Prize in 2019 for illustrations for the book “Kiosk”. The children's opera in Düsseldorf, Germany, is currently being staged based on the book. In 2019 and 2020, the picturebook publishing platform "dPICTUS" ranked "Kiosk" in the list of the 100 most outstanding latest picturebooks in the world. The Italian edition of the book Il chiosco has won the Premio ORBIL Picture Book Award from the Italian Children's Library Association. The animated film "Kiosk" has received more than 20 awards at various film festivals.