See Mart Kangro perform as he shares the bill with fellow Estonian artists

Posted on 5 Nov 2018 in News, Performance

​Classic and new contemporary performance pieces by Estonian artists are on the bill at Tramway this November.

A triple bill of work will be performed here on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 November. 

Start. Based on a True Story by Mart Kangro was premiered in 2001 and is regarded as a milestone of Estonian contemporary dance.  

After graduating from Tallinn University Mart Kangro performed with the Estonian National Ballet before leaving to focus on creating his own work. Start. Based on a True Story was his first solo piece and is a reflection of his views on the use of his body. The performance is a melting pot of games, dance experiments, textual material and things Kangro has experienced himself. 

Imagine There’s A Fish is the debut work by choreographer and performer Sigrid Savi and was first performed in Tallinn and Berlin in 2017. 

Sigrid Savi graduated in 2015 at Viljandi Culture Academy with a focus on choreography & dance education. She has since established herself in Berlin. Her work is characterised by brutally naive-feeling structures and representations.

State and design is an award winning solo piece from 2016 by author and presenter Karl Saks. 

This award winning solo piece is performed through the hierarchy of the court room, where the executive power and the suspects are presented by archetypes, and the elements and artefacts are the evidence. In the witness stand sits a frightened artist.

Karl Saks is a freelance choreographer, dancer and musician born and working in Estonia. He graduated from the Dance Department at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy in 2009 and also studied at Chester University in England.

These performances take place during Estonia Now, a city-wide festival of contemporary dance and performance, music, visual art and film from Estonia which will be presented in Glasgow from 12 - 18 November as part of centenary celebrations for the Estonian Republic.
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