Premiere : August 18-20 2017 @ SAAL Biennaal in Tallinn / Estonia
"See on see" / "Alive is Alive" with Maarja Tõnisson
Photo: Hannes Aasamets
A choreographic installation of getting dressed in public space.
Premiere on the 14th of August in Tasku @ Urban Festival UIT (Tartu / Estonia).
Sounding bodies was a research-oriented residency in Kanuti Gildi SAAL with Taavi Suisalu.
We arrived at the residency with the intention of using the human body as a potential sound generator and manipulator. We were also interested in the communicative aspects of sound: considering voice as a link between inner selves and outer space.
GOING TO DIE
Going to Die was an instantanous composition for photography, word, and voice. A collaboration between Florent Hamon, holding the camera, and Nele Suisalu, telling an ephemeral story about the beauty of non-belonging, resulting in a photo book and a lullaby attached to it.
Die is a little town in South-East of France. Known for its sparkling wine called Clairette de Die.
2008 - ..
Is an on-going photo collection of people sleeping in public places. While working on "HOME(lessness)SICKNESS" I was thinking about sleeping:
A sleeping body/person has an existence that is out of control and out of context (disconnected from the actual surroundings). Thus the sleep can be imagined as a location that eliminates every other physical location and becomes the essential location.
The nowhere-arrivals of this body on stage are accompanied by the mechanical and mental sounds of changing places: by a subway-musicians' hit-parade and by an elderly voice anchored in its monologue of memories. Like the equilibrium of a flying airplane: speed vs gravity.
Transforming the theatrical encounter to a cozy and intimate one through their improvised performance, they reveal not only the discursive but also the embodied dimensions of communication. Delving into the desires, expectations and wishes of the audience in order to investigate the collective “artifice” we invest in.
Text by Gurur Ertem / iDANS / Istanbul / Turkey
Is an Estonian origin dance and vocal artist. Since 2008 she is living and working in France.
2007 CCN de Montpellier, ex.e.r.ce 07 (France)
2005-2006 University of Tartu, MA of conference interpretation (Estonia)
2001-2005 Tallinn University, BA of choreography (Estonia)
1999-2001 University of Tartu, Semiotics and Cultural Studies (Estionia)
Founding member of collective Nomad'act with Florent Hamon.
Mary Joyce "Loovtants.Metoodika ja näidistunnid". Transl. from English (2013)
Kogukonnautoopia etenduskunstides, in Teater.Muusika.Kino 4/2009
Ohtralt suuremeelset sallivust teistsuguste suhtes, in Sirp 12.12.2008
The framing through a living body, in CAIRON 11: Revista de Estudios de Danza/Journal of Dance Studies (2008)
Elamuse vajalikkusest, in Teater.Muusika.Kino 11/2008
Värske lihtsus, siirus ja liikumisrõõm, in Sirp 07.11.2008
Noor ja rahvuslik nüüdistants rahvusvahelisel võistlusel "C.O.N.T.EST '08", in Teater.Muusika.Kino 6/2008
Compagnie Yann Lheureux’ „No One’s Land”, in Teater.Muusika.Kino 5/2008
Mis paneb sind näitama seda, mida näitad?, in Teater.Muusika.Kino 10/2007
Esitavad ja esitatavad kehad, in Teater.Muusika.Kino 9/2007
Nüüdistantsu hetkeseisust Eestis, in Teater.Muusika.Kino 3/2007
Tantsuaasta 2006, in TEATRIELU 2006
Kas armastus teeb pimedaks?, in Sirp 01.12.2006
Nüüdistantsu eneseteadvus,in Sirp Nr 38 (2006)
Est une artiste chorégraphique et vocale d'origine Estonienne. Depuis 2008 elle vie et travaille en France.
2007 CCN de Montpellier, ex.e.r.ce 07 (France)
2005-2006 Université de Tartu, MA en intérpretariat de conference (Estonie)
2001-2005 Université de Tallinn, Lisence de l'art chorégraphique (Estonie)
1999-2001 Université de Tartu, semiotique et cultural studies (Estonie)
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Tango .. our physical body in action .. experiments with amalgamating two individual Heart Spaces by direct physical contact of two people.
Voice .. our emotional body in action .. allows to become fully aware of one's verticality and place in space, among Others.
Heart Space .. explores the phenomenon of universal Love and its praxis in everyday life.
Photo: Aurélie Galibourg
* is a marvelous form of human communication: a direct body to body dialogue. But also simply an enjoyable social dance.
Despite of its common presentation as the passionate and sensual social dance. The actual contact points between two dancers seems to say something more precise: heart to heart, head to head.
The whole practice of inviting someone to share an experience of embrace, taking the Other into one's arms or letting oneself to be taken into Other's arms is constantly working as a mirror for one's inner being.
** considers one's voice as a body part: .. /to be continued/
*** "We have passion, aggression, and ignorance. That is we cultivate our friends and we ward off our enemies and we are occasionally indifferent. Those tendencies are not regarded as shortcomings. They are part of the natural elegance and equipment of human beings.
If you search for awakened heart, /.../, there is nothing except for tenderness. You feel sore and soft, and if you open your eyes to the rest of the world, you feel tremendous sadness. /.../ this experience of sadness is unconditioned. It occurs because your heart is completely exposed.
Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart. You are willing to open up, without resistance or shyness, and face the world. You are willing to share your heart with others."
Chögyam Trungpa in "Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior"