Idea, direction: Kristīne Brīniņa
Dramaturgy: Kristīne Brīniņa, Agnese Bordjukova, Tobias Dreger
Performers: Agnese Bordjukova, Klāvs Liepiņš, Vilnis Bīriņš, Alise Madara Bokaldere, Inga Feldmane, Linda Bodniece, Jūlija Jansone, Terēze Vīksne, Agnese Virovska, Toms Ceļmillers, Ance Vesigi
Sound: Maksims Šenteļevs
Scenography, video: Epp Kubu
Light: Edgars Karlsons
Scenographer's assistant: Ilze Kauliņa
Producers: Ina Locmele and biedriba "Horeogrāfu asociācija"
Premiere: 12/09/2020, Survival Kit art exhibition off-program, Tērbatas iela 75, 3th floor, Riga, Latvia
Supported by: Cultural Endownment of Latvia
Performance-installation “Resignation” is a 4 hour procedural piece about life’s temporal bodily experience displayed via the inseparable bond of human and nature. It welcomes one to devote oneself to the slowness of movement and time, making space for the imagination, to review current time and to rethink possible landscapes of the future. This new piece is an artist's personal answer to current times, expressing a desire to step down, not to take part in events that promote aggression and calling instead to fall asleep together. It is a silent protest not only for the author of the piece but for all the creative team. Visitors are welcome to come and leave, however, creators encourage visitors to devote themselves to the slowness of the work and to live this experience together from beginning to end.
Idea & Dırectıon: Mıhkel Ernıts, Laura Kvelsteın
Choreographers & performers: Argo Lıık, Laura Kvelsteın
Scenographer: Epp Kubu
Lıght artıst: Neeme Jõe
Co-producers: Tallınn Unıversıty, Estonıan Dance Agency
Supported by: cultural endowment of estonıa
Premıere: 1/10/2015, Theatre STELLA, Tallınn Unıversıty
Guest performance: 27/04/2015, Blackbox, University of Tartu, Viljandi Culture Academy
“Interview with Madonna” is an essay, which reflects on the question: What it means to be a single mother?
Choreographer, performer: Kristine Vismane (Riga)
Stage design, costumes and video projections: Epp Kubu (Tallinn)
Composer and live music: Jekabs Nimanis (Riga)
Production: Zane Estere Gruntmane
Producer: PIGEON-BRIDGE (Latvia) Co-producer: STU (Estonia)
PREMIERE 8th of March, 2014, KOKA RĪGA Grīziņkalnā, Krāsotāju iela 12, Riga Latvia
photos: Epp Kubu & Dmitrijus Matvejevas
Video projections from the performance: https://vimeo.com/91965343
Performance focuses on author’s Svetlana Grigorjeva’s personal experience in Estonian-Russian relations –
outcome of her mixed Estonian-Russian origins. The main problem: what kind of life can a “national hermaphrodite” lead? Neither this nor that, or the other way around – both this and that. How to classify herself living in a space governed by not the most amicable parties? In a space where the tradition of binary oppositions hasn’t disappeared even after having read Foucault?
Choreography by Svetlana Grigrjeva
Setdesign and videos by Epp Kubu
Music by Ando Naulainen
Light design by Madis Kirkmann
Performers: Svetlana Grigorjeva ja Kristiina Vilipõld, Kardo Kukk, Monika Tomingas, Gisela Kastein, Jevgeni Grigorjev, Madis Kreevan, Tiina Rootamm, Olga Lans.
Produced by Sõltumatu tantsu lava
Sugrierror.com is a play with Finno-Ugric actors who still speak their own language and know their traditional cultural space. What is the word for “love” in the Mari language? How does a Setu boy go to a kirmask (a summertime village dance party)? Do Estonians laugh at Ostyak jokes? What is it like to be a Vogul in Moscow? What does it mean to be an Estonian?
Yet the question is no longer how languages and culture are preserved. The question is: for how much longer and will they be preserved at all?
“It attempts to find a theatrical language in the rituals that are still alive: for instance, the Setu saajad (wedding), the Ostyak-Vogul wake for the bear slain by hunters, Mari prayers in the sacred groves, the Udmurtian funeral. The form of the play is like a glittering ornament worn on the chest by Finno-Ugric people forged by a sorcerer-blacksmith from meteorite iron or fen iron – moving, swinging, shimmering, playing in light, mood and wind, confusing fairies and gods, a fusion of heavy iron, good mood, white hands and a good heart.” That is what the authors have to say.
In contrast with the rest of our programme, this play looks eastward into our sombre subconsciousness. The actors are from beyond the Ural Mountains and from before them.
Directed by Anne Türnpu, Eva Klemets, Mart Koldits
Dramaturgy by Maria Lee Liivak
Set design by Epp Kubu
Light design by Airi Eras
Sound design by Maike Lond
Video art by Ahto Vaher
Performed by Elgeniya Moldanova, Anna Randoma, Petr Anjamkov, Artem Tarlin, Mikhail Begishev,
Svetlana Stroganova, Sergei Danilov, Marina Pochteneva, Mirtel Pohla, Risto Kübar, Bert Raudsep, Artur Linnus
Director: Māra Ķimele
Scenographer : Epp Kubu
Directors assistant: Loore Martma
Light design: Oliver Kulpsoo
Technical soloutions: Allan Räim, Janno Jaanus, Enar Tarmo
Performers Von Krahli students: Kait Kall, Ott Kartau, Katre Kaseleht,Liis Lindmaa, Loore Martma, Madis Mäeorg, Tõnis Niinemets, Mari Pokinen, Ivo Reinok, Siim Sups, Ragne Veensalu ja Kirsti Villard.
Plaque time stories (Katkuaja lood)
Directed by Anne Türnpu and Eva Klemets
Dramaturgy by Marion Jõepera,
Scenography and costume design by Epp Kubu
Lightdesign by Airi Eras
Performers: Risto Kübar, Britta Vahur, Kaie Mihkelson, Bert Raudsep, Mart Koldits, Mirtel Pohla, Eva Klemets, Anne Türnpu, Jannus Jaska, Liina Jaska
Produced by Nargen Festival
Photos: Rein Arjukese, Veiko Tubin, Epp Kubu
Omari Küün, Naissaar island, 2008
Ivana Sajko "Woman Bomb"
Directed by Andrejs Jarovojs
Scenography by Epp Kubu
Sound design by Ernests Ansons and Olivers Tarvids
Performed by Inara Slucka
Produced by United Intimacy (www.unitedintimacy.lv)
RIXC Medija Telpa, Riga
Anton Chekhov "Three sisters"
Directed by Māra Ķimele
Scenography by Epp Kubu
Actors: Baiba Broka, Elita Kļaviņa, Inga Tropa, Guna Zariņa, Vilis Daudziņš,
Andis Strods, Kaspars Znotiņš, Ģirts Krūmiņš, Ēriks Vilsons, Aigars Apinis,
Anta Enģele, Varis Piņķis vai Aldis Kusiņš, Juris Jonelis
Photos: Gints Malderis, Epp Kubu
New Riga Theatre, Riga, Latvia, 2005