In her new performance Karolin Poska is a self-proclaimed anthropologist who investigates the world around her and her own hunger for supernatural forces. Life can be quite terrifying and people would do anything to avoid hidden threats. Do crystals help to take care of the family’s health, an astrologer to reveal self-image, tarot cards to warn about the future, does getting out of bed with the right foot manifest a better day or knocking three times on the wood create an apparent sense of security?
(b. 1991) is a Tallinn based choreographer, performance artist and dancer. Through her creative activities she tries to satisfy her voracious curiosity, thirst for discovery, hunger for experiences and to understand what it is like to be alive at the given moment. She likes to play with objects, transform reality and mess with the audience’s expectations. Poska recently completed her contemporary art studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts, where she received the Young Artist Award for her final work. Her last two performances “For your Nirvana”(2020) and “Untitled”(2021) were nominated to Estonian Theater of the Year Awards.
Choreographer: Karolin Poska
Performers: Sveta Grigorjeva, Karolin Poska, Shion Yokoo-Ruttas
Sound artist: Katrin Enni
Dramaturg: Maret Tamme
Lighting artist: Karolin Tamm
Costume design: Lisette Sivard
Video artist: Taavi Varm
Technical solutions: Tarvo Porroson
Project manager: Kaie Küünal
Co-producers: Karolin Poska, Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Culture Moves Europe and co-produced by Kanuti gildi SAAL, Performance in Helsinki is supported by Estonian Ministry of Culture, Residency support: Bazaar Festival (CZ)
Baltic Take Over
Baltic Take Over is a performing arts festival that presents 9 performances from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in Helsinki during 7 – 11 June 2023. The festival is co-curated by the New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Kanuti Gildi Saal (Estonia) and Lithuanian Dance Information Centre. Along with the URB festival, other partners of the Baltic Takeover in Helsinki are Annantalo, Viirus Theatre, Mad House Helsinki and with the help from Eskus, Takomo, Tanssin Talo, TINFO and Circus Dance Finland.
The Baltic Take Over is supported by the Baltic Culture Fund and The Nordic-Baltic NGO from the Office of Nordic Ministers Latvia.