Näidendite­laenutamise haldamise ligipääsu saatmiseks on tarvis end autentida. Administrator will contact you if necessary.

You do not have viewing right for theatre statistics!

Skip to main content

See the latest info of Estonian theatre


Eesti Muusika Päevad, Theatrum
Liis Kolle, Maarja Kangro, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes
Liis Kolle
April 23d, 2022 in Theatrum

Based on Maarja Kangro’s novel ’The Glass Child’

Composer Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes
Libretto author, Director Liis Kolle
Scenographer, Costume designer Ann Lumiste
Choreographer Kärt Tõnisson
Video artist Sander Põldsaar
Light artist Helvin Kaljula
Make-up artist Aimi Etverk
Sound designer Tammo Sumera
Production manager Margit Roosaar
Producer Svea Ideon-Marks

Iris Oja (voice)
Kärt Tõnisson (movement)
Tarmo Johannes (electronics, flute)
Theodore Parker (electronics, electric guitar)
Ene Nael (spinet, clavichord, sound objects)

The work is developed in the process of parallel creation using the synthesis of vocalization, analog and digital sound, word, body, movement, object, instrument, light, projection and space to say the unspeakable and to express the inexpressible in words. The work delves into a mental and emotional state determined by the memories stored and locked in the body and psyche. How to live in a body hit by a cosmic catastrophe?

We see a person whose inner world has broken into pieces, and everything around her seems fragmentary and separated from her by an invisible wall. The character, who is embodied by two performers – a singer and a dancer – no longer perceives herself or the outside world clearly. But there is life still occurring around her and she has to move on with her somehow. How does she do it, what choices does she make, what support does she use? How does she try to express herself in a situation in which the words have not yet been created – where the words ’have shown themselves to be useless and meaningless’, as Maarja Kangro notes in her novel “The Glass Child” in 2016. In the course of the previous etched cremation process, the character has become transparent, as if an X-ray image of both the physical and mental interior had been projected continuously and everywhere. Society projects its fears and hopes into this human laboratory.

The performance is without an interval and lasts about 1 hour.
The performance is recommended from the age of 12.