Cinematographer, director and photographer based in Tallinn
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)
Scenographer: 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.
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
The year is 1989. The Soviet Union is collapsing, the Baltic Chain has just happened. Simultaneously with the falling of the Berlin Wall, a relationship is developing between a man and a woman on the opposite sides of a wall in a box of flats in Tallinn. The Man (Guido Kangur) grows cacti and earns a living as a radio repairman. The Woman (Ülle Kaljuste) is an introverted pianist who lives solely for playing the piano pieces of Erik Satie.
Short fiction film directed by Anna Hints
Screenplay: Anna Hints, Kalev Vapper
Leading roles: Guido Kangur, Ülle Kaljuste
Cinematography: Alis Mäesalu
Composer: Joel Tammmik
Sound Designer: Kauri Lemberg
Set design: Epp Kubu
Costume design: Maret Tamme
Editor Helis Hirve
Producer: Maria Kljukina
Film to watch:
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
Idea & dırectıon: Inga Tropa
Performers: Edgards Kaufelds, Inese Micule
Scenography and costumes: Epp Kubu
Lıght design: Renars Vimba
Theatre department: Zirgu pasts, Latvian Academy of Culture, Riga
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