About this performance and poetry walk

This walking tour is free and open to the public and will meet at 4pm at 502 W 41st Street, NY, NY 10036, but please click here to RSVP.

Join Riga-based Orbita Group (Vladimir Svetlov & Aleksandr Zapoļ) for a walk through the memories and imaginations of the Hell’s Kitchen art and poetry group. The excursion will traverse the midtown west neighborhood that was their home including the building in which the poet Linards Tauns lived; Central Park, where Gunars Saliņš used to take walks; bars where the members of Hell’s Kitchen used to gather; a drugstore; and the hospital emergency room that Tauns visited on his last day of life. Delving into their dreams and texts, the walk explores how the artists thoughts return to the lost paradise of Torņakalns, Āgenskalns and the Moscow Vorstadt districts of Riga.

Portable Landscapes is one of the events of the Latvia’s Centenary Celebrations. It is supported by Latvian Republic Culture Ministry and State Culture Capital Foundation, Polish Cultural Institute New York. Public program in February 2020 is supported by Baltic American Freedom Foundation.