SAAL Biennaal 2021: Karolin Poska "For your nirvana"

Sat 28. August 2021 at 18:00 - 19:00

Kanuti Gildi Saal · Pikk 20, 10133 Tallinn, Harju maakond, Estonia

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The future is dark, nothing is clear yet. There were dark rings under their eyes. Dark thunderclouds. It was dark outside and I couldn't see much. River water is as dark as hard work. The mountains are darker in the foreground. They saw the future only in dark colors, 'gloomy, unhappy, discomforting'.

Karolin Poska invites you to dream in dark times with open eyes. Using body, objects, sorcery, voice, space, she tries to create consolation for the anxieties of living.

She makes her hips lie, she makes onions cry, she does things which lead nowhere - nothing is true and everything is possible. She sees forever, she waits for nirvana, hijacks, falls legs together, and longs for what the heart gets. She invites you to participate without participation. No one is forced to do anything but is gently allowed to join.

Karolin Poska is a Tallinn based choreographer, performance artist and dancer. Through her creative activities she tries to understand what it is like to be alive nowadays. She likes to play with objects, transform reality and mess with the audience’s expectations. She recently completed her contemporary art studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts and won the Young Artist Award (Noore kunstniku preemia). Her first solo performance “Thank you, you are welcome, THANK YOU, you are welcome, thank you” was performed both in Estonia and internationally.
“For your nirvana” was nominated for the Dance Award of Estonia in 2020.

Director/on stage: Karolin Poska
Artist: Maret Tamme
Sound designer: Katrin Enni
Light: Marko Odar
Dramaturgical support, project management: Kaie Küünal
Thank you: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Theodore Parker
Supporters: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Floratrade OÜ, Akzo Nobel Baltics
Co-production: Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Premiere: 5.12.2020, Kanuti Gildi SAAL

Duration: 60`
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Kanuti Gildi Saal • Pikk 20, 10133 Tallinn, Harju maakond, Estonia

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