Kanuti Gildi SAAL starts its 17th season.
The 17th season of Kanuti Gildi SAAL follows the particular and mighty SAAL Biennaal festival curated by Annika Üprus. It is a pleasure to keep the course by giving the Estonian audience a chance to enjoy Forced Entertainment and Shakespeare and their phenomenal narrating. Hereby marking Tallinn on the touring map of this acknowledged British company.
We promise to continue our season accordingly. This time we have decided that we publish half a season at a time, in order to be able to work with the latest ideas of artists as well as taking into account that the funding of performing arts centres is currently based on half a year panning. Though soon enough we can reveal also the spring plans.
Upcoming half a year is focused on premieres by Estonian artists who have obtained their professional education outside of Estonia. Hence our audiences might have less experience of their work, but now they will have a chance.
First premiere of this season is a work by a scenographer Ann Mirjam Vaikla and her long term collaborator Lærke Grøntved, a schoolmate from Theatre Academy of Norway. While preparing “Uncanny You” they have been gathering inspirations and followed the moods in America and Denmark. The protagonist of the piece is The Mother of All Bombs, hence it is obvious that the piece is dealing with socially and politically edgy topics fed by fear. One can get a taste of how young artists sense our politically unstable world.
In the end of October Maria Metsalu will have her first Estonian premiere. Maria has graduated SNDO and some of her works have already been accessible in Estonia in theatre or via internet. “Mademoiselle X” lingers somewhere in between alive and dead and it can stay haunting you.
In October there will also be the Improtest series contests and the architecture lectures of Estonian Art Academy, as well as the last piece of Karolin Poska that premiered in summer at NoTaFe in Viljandi, will make it’s way back to home venue – it can be seen at Püha Vaimu SAAL.
The Cellar Hall of Kanuti Gildi SAAL has recently obtained the status of a popular exhibition space as in this September-October there will be the exhibitions of Photomonth and Tallinn Architecturebiennaale.
The artists in residency at Kanuti Gildi SAAL are reactivating as well – in this fall starting by Üüve-Lydia Toompere, Piret Jaaks and Siim Tõniste diving into their research. In advance about the activities later this season – there will be another chance to see Iggy Lond Malmborg’s “Physics and Phantasma” that is currently extensively touring in Europe. We will also celebrate Finnish anniversary with presenting WAUHAUS with the two last works of their trilogy.
For the start of this season we have an experiment that concerns mainly the friends of Kanuti Gildi SAAL. Namely there is a chance to re-experience pieces that they have already seen in case one feels an urge to. On condition that a person can assure us somehow at the door that one has already seen the piece. How to is up to you and then just go and enjoy it.
Wishing all the best for the season and see you at the venue!