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September 29th, 2023 in Kanuti Guild Hall

Initiative Kadri Noormets
Dramaturgical support Diego Agulló
Technical support Henry Kasch, Tanel Russ
Co-production Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Kadri Noormets
On stage Kadri Noormets, Ivo Reinok

"INVITATION TO THE CARPET" is a playful situation. It is a meeting which flirts with the idea of the audience and the performers already being old acquaintances and friends. It flirts with the idea of us already knowing why we have come to this room on this evening, what we are here to do and what will be done here.

"INVITATION TO THE CARPET" emerges from Kadri's spring residency by the name of "HANDSHAKE", a symbol that still holds true— a handshake is something that only happens as a result of mutual contribution of two parties. To achive it, both have to meet halfway. Further more, a handshake is a symbolic ideal of how the artist sees the functioning of a co-composed lifelike theater.

Kadri Noormets is an Estonian performance artist and director who works with theatre, text and the body. She has graduated Tallinn University in 2010 earning a bachelors degree in choreography and the Estonian Art Academy in 2014 earning a masters degree in action art. As of 2022 she is continuing her studies as a doctoral junior-researcher of theatre arts at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. The main focus of her doctoral thesis is co-composed lifelike theatre and more specifically the question of how to make an equal meeting between the performer and audience possible within the performance.

Kadri´s latest works include: "majandus/housing" at Voronja Gallery, "The Roundtable" and "Mobile definitions" at Tartu Uus Teater, "Landed promise" at Kanuti Gildi SAAL and "Promised land" at Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava.

In Estonian
Length: 60’