So You Think You Can Dance

Unholy Trinity

Author: Unholy Trinity
On the stage: Kärt Koppel, Birgit Plaser, Daniela Privis, Annabel Tanila
DJ: Stefano Matozzi
Art designer: Kristel Zimmer
Video and light designer: Mikk-Mait Kivi
Duration: 40 min

SO you think you can dance
So YOU think you can dance
So you THINK you can dance
So you think YOU can dance
So you think you CAN dance
So you think you can DANCE

“So You Think You Can Dance” is Unholy Trinity’s debut as choreographers. The performance is inspired by the multi-Emmy winning dance show of the same name. In the emulsion of the fictitious and the real world, the artists together with the professional dance teacher Birgit Plaser are looking for reasons why the dance scene is fragmented. An entertainment simulation is created in the performance space, which encourages the audience to practice empathy: “How do you find interest in what seems wrong, boring or pointless?” During the academic hour, the performers become presenters, guests, judges, contestants and technicians. The viewer has the opportunity to experience a tragic success story.

The creation of the work has been influenced by the thoughts of thinkers Michel Foucault, Bojana Kunst, ABBA, Jean Baudrillard, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michael Göbel, Kai Valtna, Raido Bergstein, Birgit Plaser, Kärt Koppel, Daniela Privis, Annabel Tanila, Stefano Mattozzi, Mikk-Mait Kivi, Kristel Zimmer, Kärt Kelder, Ziwe, Fumudoh, Krõot Kiviste, Markus Monak, Janet Jackson, Laura Sinimäe, Samira Elagoz, Ruslan Stepanov, Jengi, Billie Eilish (will be updated)

Unholy Trinity are three budding and mediocre dance artists who won’t shy away from anything. They dare and want to try what they have never tried before, test what they are afraid of, strive not to repeat themselves and experience in order to share. Getter Jaani says: “Life is a theater!” and Unholy Trinity signs this quote. If not as dancers then as certified dance teachers.

Unholy Trinity has built their house at the eˉlektron festival “Nature as Magic”, held a party and a birthday at Made in Estonia marathon at Kanuti Gildi SAAL, released its book at the performative bookshop “Kausaal”, produced merch at the lifestyle festival “Kasaganaan”, sought out patrons at Maardu Dekannaal, spun records at the presentation of Tidi&Bande debut album “Hommikpäevõhtuöö” and organized a public audition in the performance platform Greenfield at Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava.

Unholy Trinity is Annabel Tanila, Daniela and Kärt Koppel.

Annabel Tanila is a young performance artist from Saaremaa, who graduated from the Viljandi Academy of Culture’s dance major, and who actively deals with the issue of the death of the artist’s ego. She explores this through improvisation and serendipity. Her work is characterized by creating a mood (in other words creating a corresponding vibe) and fearless “f*ck it” mode.

Daniela Privis is a young dance artist who is interested in formal games and bringing spectacular solutions from pop culture to the stage. She likes to swim between disciplines and look for inspiration in social media trends. Her visual handwriting can be described as naive, at times ridiculous. Daniela likes to explore the fusion of boundaries between life and art.

Kärt Koppel is a young performance artist whose main working method is searching. Searching because it seems to be the best cure for ignorance. She is interested in the fringes between pop and high culture, which she explores through text, social media and performing arts. Kärt’s works are ideas, concepts and form games hatched in an office aesthetic.

In the media:


“Arvustus. Küsimus kehade deseksualiseerimisest Premiere’il” – Kerly Ritval, ERR kultuuriportaal, 22.03.2023

“Värsked premierikad” – Koreokohvik, 01.02.2023

“PREMIERE´23 sissejuhatus” Tantsu Kuukiri, 15.02.2023

“Koreograaf Liisi Hint: tegeleme lavastuses mälestustega, mis on kehadesse kinni jäänud” – ERR uudised, 15.02.2023

“Hoogsalt plaksuvad reied ja rinnad Sõltumatu Tantsu Laval” – Ele Viskus, Postimees. 27.02.2023

“Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava PREMIERE’23 / Ka vaikus oli väljakannatamatu – Liisi Hint / So you think you can dance – Unholy Trinity” – Danzumees blogi, 28.02.2023

“KULTUURIBIIT | PREMIERE’i uute tantsulavastuste meeskondade playlist” – Eesti Päevaleht, 04.03.2023

“Kõik ei peagi olema eakohane” – Kaja Kann, Sirp, 10.03.2023

“Enne veel üks tantsusimulatsioon” – Kärt Koppel, Teater. Muusika. Kino, mai 2023