Breathe! Do not breathe!

Author-director: Liis Vares
Performers: Liis Vares, Pavel Semjonov
Sound and video designer: Taavet Jansen
Light designer: Jari Matsi
Scenographer: Kristi Kongi
Dramaturgical support: Tambet Tuisk
Production: Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava
Photos: Alana Proosa

Premiere: 18.10.2018 at STL

Duration: 70min

Liis Vares’ new performance observes the reactions and instincts specific to human bodies and the relationships between them. The performance reveals subjects that can not be discussed but can only be moved and dance through. On the stage, two very different bodies as materials are meeting: dance artist Liis Vares and simply Paša (as he introduces himself). From the meeting of two bodily realities, every evening a social sponge is born to be squeezed empty together to create a new reality.

Liis: ‘My performance deals with the death of dance. Or with the birth of it. With the birth or death of the body. Depending from which perspective you are looking from.’

Paša: ’I’m not a dancer, I’m a pensioner.’