„non-stop SETO”, the new production by Taarka Heritage Theatre examines the core of being Seto, both from the viewpoint of a local as well as that of a bystander, trying to handle even the most holy and serious topics through Seto humour.
Setos (and those who want to be Seto) are busy these days – it is necessary to find the most authentic Seto, finish an application for yet another funding project and to figure out the meaning of being Seto after kirmask (Seto festivity) has finished and the traditional costumes have been taken off.
How to preserve indigenous culture in today's multicultural world? Is there life after project business? In what year did the First Seto Handicraft War start and how does being Seto fit onto Androids? „non-stop SETO” is seeking answers to these and many other questions.
Written by: Kristiina Jalasto
Directed by: Helena Kesonen (Theatre Arts student at University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy)
Choreography by: Indrek Hirsnik (Dance Arts student at University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy)
Stage Design by: Mailiis Laur and Ida Lepparu (Performing Arts Visual Technology students at University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy)
Lights and sound by: Karolin Tamm and Kristo Kuusik (Performing Arts Visual Technology students at University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy)
Video by: Meeli Tuoppi (Performing Arts Visual Technology student at University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy) and Taavi Toom
Visual materials by: Evelin Urm
Performed by: Artur Linnus, Riin Tammiste, Marija Jurtin and Kärt Kooser