Scripted Smalltalk

“Scripted Smalltalk” is a 50 min performance where the audience is reading scripted dialogues. The scripts are mostly about almost nothing, the scripts themselves intermingled with other trivial or existential matters: tv series, common fears in theatrical situations that involve audience participation, boredom and fun, chaos and communication, whatever. There is no action on stage, the choreographer/author distributes scripts and microphones and halfway into the show brings candies and vodka. This performance is “choreography” in the literal sense of the word – writing of the chorus.

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photos by Ouidade Soussi-Chiadmi

Co-production Tanzquartier Wien 2009 and Wiener Tanz und Musik Bewegung

SCRIPTED SMALLTALK NASA script

Video excerpt in ETV (Estonian)

Reviews: Tagesspiegel (in German), DN (in Swedish), SIRP (in Estonian)

Performances: Mindaugas Triennial Vilnius 31. August 2012, Under the Mountain festival, Jerusalem 31.July 2012, Kampnagel Hamburg Space for Live Art 30. May 2. June 2012, Arteleku San Sebastian 24. February 2012 (in Spanish), Kanuti Gildi SAAL 2.- 3. February 2012 (in Estonian), Tanzquartier Wien 19. November 2011 (in English), MDT Stockholm 27.August 2011, Laboratoires D’Aubervilliers 31. April 2011 (in French)

“Once Upon”

Once Upon is a performance or video of very small things or animals. A kind of an Estonian fairy tale that puts an emphasis on time, extended duration, stating the obvious and all the missing elements in a narrative.

They say folks that can manage big things never can manage little ones.
A proper fairy tale told by a narrating princess. 
A handheld dinosaur speaks prophetic wisdom. 
A mesmerizing adventure video uncovers ancient truths. You’ll see it all in: Once upon.
PS: including special appearance cat, dog and bird in ABSOLUTE DARKNESS!!!

Coproduction Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Imagetanz Wien 2006

dramaturgical advice: Berno Odo Polzer

Shown at: “Sõida Tasa Üle Silla” Tartu, Estonia. NIMK, Amsterdam, Xing 2010, Bolgona, Italy; De Singel Antwerpen etc.

Reviews: Helmut Ploebst in Corpus (in german), Petr Karlovsky in Tanznetz (in English), Tiiu Laks in Eesti Päevaleht (in Estonian), Hanno Soans in Postimees (in Estonian)