‘For this newly commissioned production at Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava we’re joined by Viljandi Culture Academy dance theory lecturer Kai Valtna and dance technique teacher Raido Mägi, who are partnered in dialogue with their student Anumai Raska. The piece takes victimhood as its focus, projecting it on both performers’ and audience’s bodies, while, at the same time, drawing parallels with historical interpretations of freedom andindependence.’

Ruslan Stepanov and Artjom Astrov have previously collaborated in a dance production ‘Невесомость’ (Kanuti Gildi SAAL, January 2018) and a showing of a work-in- progress at Hiiumaa Tantsufestival (August 2018).