The charity foundation Nākotnes Atbalsta fonds (Future Supporting Fund) has commenced a long-term cooperation with the Dailes Theatre (Dailes teātris). The purposes are to enable the theatre to engage high-level European professionals and to arrange training for the theatre’s actors both in Latvia and overseas. Towards the achievement of the purposes, the foundation will donate 100 000 euro during each theatre season.
“For many years, Nākotnes Atbalsta fonds has been supporting Latvia’s art and culture. It is therefore reasonable that we have decided to provide aid to the Dailes Theatre, the largest national repertory theatre and one of our most striking cultural spots. Our cooperation is aimed at supporting Latvia’s artistic and cultural values and promoting them abroad as well as enriching Latvia’s culture and arts”, emphasises Jeļena Buraja, member of the Council of Nākotnes Atbalsta fonds.
“Today, we’ve witnessed a pivotal event both for the Dailes Theatre and for Latvia’s cultural space. During this year, we have succeeded to get the largest donation for a theatre, and it sets an inspiring example for other potential supporters to follow. We intend to pursue a long-term cooperation, and this is of a paramount importance. Latvia’s theatre industry truly deserves it as the industry unambiguously demonstrates quality. The supporter’s action is a clear testimony of appreciation of our work and of our achievements. Spectators will always be the winners as a cooperation of this kind undoubtedly fosters diversity in Latvia’s theatre and performing arts”, the theatre’s director Juris Žagars said.
The Dailes Theatre has the more than century-long history and is the largest theatre in the Baltic States. The theatre’s building is a pearl of Riga’s functionalism architecture style. The theatrical troupe (the acting team) has given rise to many stars standing at the very pinnacle of performing arts. The most prominent and interesting Latvian and European theatre directors of different nationalities shape new overlaps between European and Latvian cultures. Due to its unique western-oriented interaction among the today, history and the future of stage art, the Dailes Theatre has become the currently-leading theatre in Latvia. The theatre consistently proves itself internationally when performing abroad and teaming up with European-level theatre professionals.