Roosna&Flak new performance “Shelter Ouroboros” will premiere March 28th

On March 28 at 7 p.m. the performance “Shelter Ouroboros” by choreographers Külli Roosna (EST) and Kenneth Flak (NO/EST) in collaboration with dance artist Rakesh Sukesh (IN/BEL) will premiere.

The starting point of the performance is the mythological snake ouroboros, which eats its own tail and thus represents the cycle of life, death and rebirth. With this symbol, the dance artists refer to constant change, which is one of the basic characteristics of being human. They ask, is it possible to find shelter and support in transformation? It is an attempt to make sense of a world where changes are happening at an accelerating pace: climate crisis, identity problems, technological revolutions, wars.

Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak (Roosna&Flak) are working together with the renowned Indian dance artist Rakesh Sukesh in “Shelter Ouroboros” to embark on a journey to the terrain of togetherness. “In our previous performance “Singularity” we explored the inner world of one person, focusing on the fact that no one can be fully known. But now we turn our attention to the social aspect, community, or what it means to be together even if you have three singularities, three inaccessible beings and an individual. How to relate to each other and play out the similarities and differences?” the choreographers explain.

The philosophy of Ouroboros can also be found in Roosna&Flak’s body of work, where in the last six years they have staged the dance quartet “Prime Mover” (2018), the duo “Two Body Orchestra” (2020), the solo “Singularity” (2022) and now it is the turn of the trio “Shelter Ouroboros “. The body-poetic performance continues the creative duo’s practice of creating interactive ecosystems, in which the dancer’s movements influence the sound and visual landscapes of the performance.

“Shelter Ouroboros” premieres on March 28 at 7 p.m. at Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL). The next performances are on March 29 and 30, the performance on March 29 will be followed by a talk with the artists.