PREMIERE is an international program for a choreographic debut, offering professional platform for young choreographers to introduce their artistic vision at their very first dance performance.
PREMIERE has introduced 27 new dance artists during the last 9 years in Estonia.
PREMIERE PRESENTS two choreographers with their debut performances from the last years.

Joanna Kalm “Débutante”
“Débutante” is a
tragicomic
dance performance
regarding
the cultivation of
one’s image.
There is
an honest and
naked
voice,
a body,
a space.
Turning into
a grotesque and
hysterical
well(re)presented
wannabe Mozart.
And it is asking you:
“What is the cost of one’s shiny, polished exterior?”

Author and performer: Joanna Kalm
Dramaturg: Johannes Veski
Light designer: Oliver Kulpsoo
Set designer: Maria Kalm
Voice consultant: Laura Remmel
Duration: 35′
Premiere: part of Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava PREMIERE program Febr, 11th 2016.

“Débutante” is Joanna Kalm’s ‘first official work’ after graduating from Tallinn University and London Contemporary Dance School. The main ruling theme in her works is manmade perfectionism in relation to failing and degrading reality.
“Débutante” had the honour of being nominated for The Dance Performance Award of 2016 by Estonian Theatre Union.
Joanna bows and appreciates.
Other than that she choreographs, performs, as well as is involved in developing the professional dance scene in Tallinn, Estonia.

Sigrid Savi “Imagine there`s a Fish”

There is a room, a fish, a decorative aquarium, and in the middle of all that – a posh seeker. Just there.
Unawareness feeds the imagination and maybe we see a fish where it’s not or the way around. Still, every cheesy old truth has eaten its way into the mind, as always, every single one of them makes the soft and impressionable tissue stiffer and then a miracle happens – a human stone is crystallised. A monument made of silted thoughts takes form. A dried turd. That is a real pillar.
This is an expedition which drags itself to the safe unknown navigating on the autopilot.
Asking yourself romantically:
“What if the PACIFIC BLACKDRAGON never meets the BIG EYE TUNA?”
Choreography and performance: Sigrid Savi
Artistic support and set design: Marko Odar
Light-designer: Oliver Kulpsoo
Sound-design support: Kenn-Eerik Kannike
Duration: 35′
Premiere: part of Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava PREMIERE program Febr, 10th 2017.

Sigrid Savi has worked mostly as a freelance dancer and recently has been active in choreographing and performing. She graduated in 2015 at Viljandi Culture Academy with a focus on choreography & dance education. She has since established herself in Berlin.
Her work is charaterized by brutally naive-feeling structures and representations. Her sensibilities emphasize audience empirical perspectives and stylistic coherents which unfold in either correlation or opposition to pre-existing canons.
“Imagine There’s A Fish” participated at Let me in Festival in Berlin in 2017.

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