Dances to Dream, Res(is)t and Sleep to

Sveta Grigorjeva

Director: Sveta Grigorjeva
On the stage: Kristiina Vilipõld, Riina Ausma, Helina Karvak, Linda Vaher, Pääsu-Liis Kens, Sveta Grigorjeva
Composer: Martin Kirsiste
Artist: Mara Kirchberg
Dramaturge: Kerli Ever
Lighting designer: Sebastian Talmar
Video artist: Anastasia Semjonova
Technician: Marko Odar

Premiere on the 5th of May 2023 at Sõltumatu Tantsu Laval

Is it possible to experience dance as something to just spend some time with? As something to dream, rest and even sleep to?

In today’s world we are faced with an apocalyptic mood — pandemic, health crisis, war, climate change. That’s why we invite people to a performance that looks for radical softness and where the audience can literally spend time horizontally (if they want).

“Dances to fall asleep, dream and resist” is a soft response to an aggressive, war-driven and patriarchal world — we seek an alternative to that. One where softness, sensuality and touchy feelings are allowed and welcomed. In the performance we explore aesthetically anti-masculinity, anti-dramatics and non-aggressiveness.

Keywords: self-care practices, somatics, non-sexual intimacy, meditation, therapeutic movement, cultivation of the hypersensitive body.

Come and dream and rest and collectively resist with us.

– We ask you to leave your outdoor shoes outside of the performance space. You can bring wool socks if you´d like.
– There will be no chairs at the performance. If you cannot sit on the floor please let us know in advance to this e-mail: The performance is accessible with a wheelchair.