Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2014 festival

2014. aasta festivali kuraator on Krõõt Juurak.
The curator of the festival 2014 is Krõõt Juurak.
More coming soon!




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archive 2011: Press about NU Performance Festival


Kultuuritehas - Tallinna televisioon, 02.12.2011 (starting from 14:44)
Reportaaž välitöödelt - Hanno Soans Sirp, 17.11.2011
Publikuarmastus hotellitubades - Tiiu Laks Eesti Päevaleht, 11.11.2011
Kultuurikaja - Vikerraadio, 05.11.2011 (starting from 09:35)
Delta - Klassikaraadio, 05.11.2011
Etenduskunstid Viru hotellis - Areen, Eesti Ekspress, 04.11.2011
Terevisioon - ERR, 04.11.2011 (starting from 01:13:20)
Linnatund - KUKU Raadio, 03.11.2011 (starting from 30 min.)

archive 2011: Toetajad / Supporters


Toetajad / Supporters

Eesti Kultuurkapital, SA Tallinn 2011, Hasartmängumaksu Nõukogu, Institut Français, Kuninglik Norra Saatkond Tallinnas, Briti Nõukoguthe Municipal Office for Education, Culture and Sports Zagreb, ProHelvetia, Norwegian Foreign Ministry, Kultuuriministeerium, Flaami Kultuuriministeerium  

NU Performace Festival IV on Euroopa Kultuuripealinna Tallinn 2011 programmi osa. 

Korraldaja / Producer: MTÜ Uue Performantsi Selts
Kaaskorraldaja / Co-production:  Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Koostööpartner ja toetaja / Partner and supporter: Sokos Hotel Viru

archive 2011: Meeskond / Team


Meeskond / Team


FESTIVAL
Kuraatorid / Curators: Silke Bake, Peter Stamer
Festivali algatajad / Festival Founders: Anders Härm, Priit Raud
Tegevjuht / Managing director: Mairika Plakso
Reklaam, avalikud suhted / Public relations, press: Kristiina Kütt
Produtsendid / producers: Eneli Järs, Annika Üprus
Kujundus / Design: Martin Pedanik 
Tehniline direktor / Technical director: Revo Koplus
Tehniline meeskond / Technical team: Javer Jaanus, Neeme Jõe, Madis Kirkmann, Lauri Sepp

AJALEHT / NEWSPAPER
Toimetajad / Editors: Silke Bake, Eneli Järs, Kristiina Kütt, Peter Stamer, Annika Üprus
Kujundaja / Designer: Martin Pedanik
Tõlked / Translations: Juta Ristsoo, Hanno Soans

Fotod / Photos: Martin Sookael (Grand Opening, KGB Museum Guided Tour, Room 950) / Brynjar Bandlien (deepblue) / David Jacques (PME-ART, H5) / Sylvain Baumann (PME-ART, H3) / Damir Žižić (THE LOVE PIECE) / Herr Hammelbein and Beide Messies (Beide Messies) / Anton Vidokle, New York Conversations, 2010, 16mm film transfer to DV, sound, 1:05 / TimTom (toxic dreams) / Ong Keng Sen (GIFT SHOW) / plan b / Kaja Kann / E.&K.Tikas / Revo Koplus (WORKING ROOMS) / Petra Roggel (Hospitality and Estrangement & Performing Hospitality)

TV klipp / TV clip: Mihkel Ilus, Revo Koplus, Peter Stamer, Aleks Tenusaar, Kalle Tikas, Fankadelik vintage pood
Raadio klipp / Radio clip: Andreas A. Müller, Tõnis Niinemets, Kalle Tikas, Bo Wiget 
Blog: Gregor Taul

NU Performance Festival IV on Euroopa Kultuuripealinna Tallinn 2011 programmi osa. 
NU Performance Festival IV is a part of the Tallinn - European Culture Capital 2011 program.

Korraldaja / Producer: MTÜ Uue Performantsi Selts
Kaaskorraldaja / Co-producer: Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Koostööpartner ja toetaja / Partner and supporter: Sokos Hotel Viru

archive 2011: Programm / Program


Programm / Program

NU Performance
IV Festival, 7.-10. November
Sokos Hotel Viru, Tallinn

PROGRAMM / PROGRAM

ESMASPÄEV / MONDAY, 7.11

19:00
koos Peeter Änilase ja Põlva Linna Puhkpilliorkestriga (EST), festivali kunstnikud ja külalised
with Peeter Änilane and the Põlva Brass Band (EST), the festival artists, and many guests
muusika, laulmine, lobisemine / music, singing, chatting
Fuajee, restoran Merineitsi & baar Bogart, 2. korrus / Lobby, Restaurant Merineitsi & Bar Bogart, 2nd floor
Sissepääs tasuta / Free entrance


TEISIPÄEV, TUESDAY, 8.11

18:00 / 18:30 / 19:00 / 19:30 / 20:00 / 21:00 / 21:30 / 22:00 / 22:30 / 23:00 / 23:30
performans / performance
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor
25 min, Pilet / Ticket: 6 eur
Loodud ühele vaatajale korraga: Reserveeringud on kohustuslikud! Kogunemine 10 min. enne algust festivali infolauas esimese korruse fuajees.
Conceived for one spectator at a time: Reservations is mandatory! Meeting point: 10 min before the performance at the festival information desk in the 1st floor lobby.

19:00
performans / performance
Fuajee, 2. korrus / Lobby, 2nd  floor
4-5 tundi / hours, Sissepääs tasuta / Free entrance

19:30 + 22:00
performans / performance
Koosolekuruum 3. korrus / Meeting room, 3rd floor
35 min, Pilet / Ticket: 6 eur
Kohtade reserveerimine on soovitatav, kuna vaatajate arv on piiratud!
Kogunemine 5 minutit enne etenduse algust 1. korruse fuajees festivali infolaua juures
Reservation is recommanded since the number of spectator is limited!
Meeting point: 10 min before the performance at the festival information desk in the 1st floor lobby.

20:30
muusikalis-teatraalne etteaste / music-theatrical performance
Restoran merineitsi / Restaurant Merineitsi
90 min, Pilet /Ticket: 3 eur

22.45
tekstifilm / text film
Konverentsiruum Allegro, 2. korrus / Conference room Allegro, 2nd  floor
65 min, Ticket: 3 eur

22.45
60 min, Sissepääs tasuta / Free entrance
Kohtade reserveerimine on soovitatav, kuna vaatajate arv on piiratud!
Kogunemine 5 minutit enne etenduse algust 1. korruse fuajees festivali infolaua juures
Reservation is recommanded since the number of spectator is limited!
Meeting point: 5 min before the toure at the festival information desk in the 1st floor lobby.

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Sissepääs tasuta / Free entrance

19:00 – 00:00
performans / performance
Lift / Elevator

19:00 - 00:00
performatiivne installatsioon / performative situation
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor

19:30 - 23:30
kontsert – performans / concert performance
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor

19:00 – 00:00
performansid / performances
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor
Hotelli avalikud ruumid, eri korrustel / Public areas in the hotel, different floors

19:00 – 00:00
Filmid / Films
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor

19:00 – 00:00
performans, installatsioon, kontsert / performance, installation, concert
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor

KOLMAPÄEV / WEDNESDAY, 9.11

18:00 / 18:30 / 19:00 / 19:30 / 20:00 / 21:00 / 21:30 / 22:00 / 22:30 / 23:00 / 23:30
performans / performance
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor
25 min, Pilet / Ticket: 6 eur
Loodud ühele vaatajale korraga: Reserveeringud on kohustuslikud! Kogunemine 10 min. enne algust festivali infolauas esimese korruse fuajees.
Conceived for one spectator at a time: Reservations is mandatory! Meeting point: 10 min before the performance at the festival information desk in the 1st floor lobby.

19:00
õhtusöök-performans külalistega / dinner performance with guests
Restoran Merineitsi / Restaurant Merineitsi
4-5 tundi / hours, Sissepääs tasuta / Free entrance

19:30 + 22:00
performans / performance
Koosolekuruum 3. korrus / Meeting room, 3rd floor
35 min, Pilet / Ticket: 6 eur
Kohtade reserveerimine on soovitatav, kuna vaatajate arv on piiratud!
Kogunemine 5 minutit enne etenduse algust 1. korruse fuajees festivali infolaua juures
Reservation is recommanded since the number of spectator is limited!
Meeting point: 10 min before the performance at the festival information desk in the 1st floor lobby.

20:30
performans / performance
Banketisaal, 2. korrus / Banquet hall, 2nd floor
90 min, Pilet / Ticket: 3 eur

22:45
muusikalis-teatraalne etteaste / music-theatrical performance
Pubi, 1. korrus / Pub, 1st floor
75 min, Pilet / Ticket: 3 eur

22.45
60 min, Sissepääs tasuta / Free entrance
Kohtade reserveerimine on soovitatav, kuna vaatajate arv on piiratud!
Kogunemine 5 minutit enne etenduse algust 1. korruse fuajees festivali infolaua juures
Reservation is recommanded since the number of spectator is limited!
Meeting point: 5 min before the toure at the festival information desk in the 1st floor lobby.

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Sissepääs tasuta / Free entrance

19:00 – 00:00
performans / performance
Lift / Elevator

19:00 - 00:00
performatiivne installatsioon / performative situation
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor

19:30 - 23:30
kontsert – performans / concert performance
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor

19:00 – 00:00
performansid / performances
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor
Hotelli avalikud ruumid, eri korrustel / Public areas in the hotel, different floors

19:00 – 00:00
Filmid / Films
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor

19:00 – 00:00
performans, installatsioon, kontsert / performance, installation, concert
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor


NELJAPÄEV / THURSDAY, 10.11

18:00 / 18:30 / 19:00 / 19:30 / 20:00 / 21:00 / 21:30 / 22:00 / 22:30 / 23:00 / 23:30
performans / performance
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor
25 min, Pilet / Ticket: 6 eur
Loodud ühele vaatajale korraga: Reserveeringud on kohustuslikud! Kogunemine 10 min. enne algust festivali infolauas esimese korruse fuajees.
Conceived for one spectator at a time: Reservations is mandatory! Meeting point: 10 min before the performance at the festival information desk in the 1st floor lobby.

19:00
vestlus-etendus / talk show
Baar Bogart, 2. korrus / Bar Bogart, 2nd floor
4-5 tundi / hours, Sissepääs tasuta / Free entrance

19:30 + 22:00
performans / performance
Koosolekuruum 3. korrus / Meeting room, 3rd floor
35 min, Pilet / Ticket: 6 eur
Kohtade reserveerimine on soovitatav, kuna vaatajate arv on piiratud!
Kogunemine 5 minutit enne etenduse algust 1. korruse fuajees festivali infolaua juures
Reservation is recommanded since the number of spectator is limited!
Meeting point: 10 min before the performance at the festival information desk in the 1st floor lobby.

20:30
performans / performance
Banketisaal, 2. korrus / Banquet hall, 2nd floor
90 min, Pilet / Ticket: 3 eur

22:45
loeng – etendus / lecture performance
Restoran Marineitsi / Restaurant Merineitsi
60 min, Pilet / Ticket: 3 eur

22.45
60 min, Sissepääs tasuta / Free entrance
Kohtade reserveerimine on soovitatav, kuna vaatajate arv on piiratud!
Kogunemine 5 minutit enne etenduse algust 1. korruse fuajees festivali infolaua juures
Reservation is recommanded since the number of spectator is limited!
Meeting point: 5 min before the toure at the festival information desk in the 1st floor lobby.

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Sissepääs tasuta / Free entrance

19:00 – 00:00
performans / performance
Lift / Elevator

19:00 - 00:00
performatiivne installatsioon / performative situation
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor

19:30 - 23:30
kontsert – performans / concert performance
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor

19:00 – 00:00
performansid / performances
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor
Hotelli avalikud ruumid, eri korrustel / Public areas in the hotel, different floors

19:00 – 00:00
Filmid / Films
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor

19:00 – 00:00
performans, installatsioon, kontsert / performance, installation, concert
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor 


19:00-00:00
performans-installatsioon / performance installation
Hotellituba, 9. korrus / Hotel room, 9th floor
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Festivali ajal / During the festival:


töötuba / workshop
Osalemine kooskõlastada / Accessible on request


Kunstiline kohtumine / artistic encounter
Osalemine kooskõlastada / Accessible on request

archive 2011: Festivalist 2011 / About the Festival 2011


Festivalist / About the Festival

NU Performance
Festival IV: On Hospitality
7.-10.11.2011 Sokos Hotel Viru



Külalislahkusest


      Selle-aastases väljaandes jätab NU Performance Festival selja taha teatri ja asub vallutama argielu lavasid: 7 – 10. novembrini. Iga kahe aasta tagant toimuva rahvusvahelise kaasaegse performansi-ja teatrifestivali tänavuseks võõrustajaks on täielikult Sokos Hotel Viru. Ligi 50 performansi- ja teatrikunstnikku on hotellis neli päeva ja näitavad oma töid, mis on spetsiaalselt loodud või kohaldatud hotelliruumidele. Euroopa Kultuuripealinn Tallinn 2011 pidustuste raames kutsusime kokku teoseid, mis keerlevad külalislahkuse kui mõiste ja praktika ümber.
     Ajal, mil Euroopa sulgeb oma piire, mil ühiskondlikke ja etnilisi vähemusi koheldakse nagu väljaheidetud võõraid, mil teistsugusus peab kohanema valitsevate koodidega, mil seistes silmitsi mitmete kriisidega, tunduvad kunstid üleliigsed, muutub küsimus külalislahkusest oluliseks. Mis tähendab olla võõrustaja või olla külaline? Mida tähendab külalislahkuse etendamine? Millised on selle žestid kunstides ja ühiskonnas? Ja kuidas jagada koosolemise tunnet? Aga me ei otsi vastuseid manifestidest, pamflettidest või käsitlustest. Pigem oleme huvitatud väikestest žestidest, mis leiavad aset ühiskondlikes olukordades, erinevate praktikate ja tegevuste vahetus läheduses ja koos olemise vastastikkuses. Festival püüab pakkuda tegevusvälja, millel mõned neist küsimustest formeeruvad ja mõningaid saab praktikas testida. Seega tahame, et festival väljuks musta kasti esteetilisest turvastsoonist ja sukelduks ühiskondliku elu ettenägematustesse: etendus on küllalt mõjuv selleks, et muuta ja omada mõju väljaspool mänguvälja, mida oleme harjunud kutsuma lavaks ja teatriks.
     Sokos Hotel Viru ja selle vaheldusrikas ajalugu näib pakkuvat paljulubavat lava meie ideele tegeleda ja etendada külalislahkust. Peale hotelli KGB-tuuri külastamist mõistsime taas kord, et külalislahkus on väärastunud, kui seda kuritarvitab meelevaldselt üks valitsev partei või see on ükskõik millisele eliidile allutatud. Selle asemel on külalislahkus tingimusteta, nagu väidavad filosoofid. Vastastikkuse ülim žest. See allub üksnes piiramatule huvile teise suhtes, kellegi suhtes, kes pole mina. Me oleme õnnelikud, et hotelli juhtkond on huvitatud meie seiklusest ja pakub välja Sokos Hotel meie külalislahkuse festivali keskkonnana.
     Programm ulatub valmis teostest olukordadeni, sekkumisteni, etenduslike kesete, giidituuride ja tellitud etendusteni, mis on sündinud spetsiaalselt festivali tarbeks. Kunstnikud integreerivad antud keskkonna oma projektidesse ja põimivad seega kokku erinevaid teatraalsuse ja ühiskondlikkuse, tegelikkuse ja kujuteldavuse ning külalise ja võõrustaja kontseptsioone. Kuid esmalt ja põhiliselt on võtmeks kunstiline mängulisus, mis avab ukse teiega suhtlemiseks! Kuna me tahame, et te kogeksite meie tõlgendust kunstilisest külalislahkusest maksimumini ja jääksite meiega võimalikult kauaks, on paljud etendused ilma sissepääsutasuta või väga mõistliku piletihinnaga. Olge tervitatud 2011 aasta NU Performance Festivalil!

NU Performance Festival IV kuraatorid

On Hospitality

     This year, the NU Performance Festival leaves the theatre scene behind and conquers the stage of everyday life: From November 7–10, 2011, the biannual festival for international contemporary performance and theatre is hosted exclusively at the Sokos Hotel Viru. During four days, around 50 performance and theatre artists present work that has been originally created for or adapted to the hotel’s premises. In the light of the festivities related to Tallinn – European Capital of Culture 2011, we have invited artistic contributions that revolve around the idea and practice of hospitality.
     In times where Europe is closing its frontiers, where social and ethnic minorities are being treated as outcast foreigners, where the Other has to assimilate to prevalent codes, and where the arts appear superfluous in the face of multiple crises, the question of hospitality is increasingly important. What does it mean to be a host, to be a guest? What is the performance of hospitality? What are the related gestures in the arts and in society? And how  should togetherness be shared? However, we are not seeking answers to be declared in manifestos, pamphlets, or treatises. Instead, we are interested in the small gestures that occur in social situations, in the direct exchange of practices, in actions, in the reciprocality of togetherness. The festival attempts to provide a field where some of these questions can take shape and be tested in practice. We want the festival to leave the aesthetic security of the black box and dive into the contingencies of social life: performance is powerful enough to change and have an impact on what’s going on outside the playing field we are used to call stage and theatre.
     Sokos Hotel Viru and its changeable history seem to offer a promising venue for our idea to deal with and, after all, perform hospitality. After taking the hotel’s KGB-tour, we understood once more that hospitality is perverted if it is abused by the arbitrariness of a ruling party or subjected to an élite of any kind. Hospitality is “unconditional”, as philosophers say, the ultimate gesture of mutuality. Its only subject is boundless interest in the Other, in the one that is not me. We are happy that the hotel management is interested in our adventure and is providing us with the Sokos Hotel Viru as proper environment for our festival on hospitality.
     The program ranges from ready-made pieces, situations, interventions, performative hubs, guided tours, or performances especially commissioned for the festival. The artists will integrate the given environment into their projects and thus intertwine different concepts of theatricality and the social, of the real and the envisioned, of guest and host. But first and foremost their artistic playfulness is the key to opening the door to exchange and communication with you! Since we want you to enjoy our artistic interpretation of hospitality to the utmost and stay with us as long as possible, many of the shows are for free or very moderately priced. Welcome to the NU Performance Festival 2011!

NU Performance Festival IV curators

Kunstnikud / Artsists: 
A.PASS (BEL) // PEETER ÄNILANE (EST)/Põlva Brass Band // BEIDE MESSIES/Andreas Müller (DEU) & Bo Wiget (CHE) // Nino Bokan, Alice Chauchat, Pravdan Devlahović, Mihkel Ilus, Taavet Jansen, Jarmo Karing, Zvonimir Kvesić, Ivana Pavlović, Ivana Rončević, Nina Sakić (FRA/HRV/ EST) // ELKE VAN CAMPENHOUT (BEL) & ONG KEN SENG (SGP) // DEEP BLUE/Heine Rosdal Avdal (NOR/BEL) & Yukiko Shinozaki (JPN/BEL) // JUAN DOMINGUEZ (ESP/DEU) // KAJA KANN (EST) // PLAN B/Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers (GBR/DEU) // PME-ART/Jacob Wren (CAN) // ELEONORA & KALLE TIKAS (EST) // TOXIC DREAMS/Yosi Wanunu (ISR/AUT) & Michael Strohmann (AUT) // ANTON VIDOKLE (RUS/USA) // VIRU STAFF (EST) // And many more guests




photo by TimTom



Festival is part of the program of Tallinn - European Capital of Culture 2011. 
Festival is hosted by: Sokos Hotel Viru
Supported by: Eesti Kultuurkapital, Hasartmängumaksu Nõukogu, Institut Français, Kuninglik Norra Saatkond Tallinnas, Briti Nõukoguthe Municipal Office for Education, Culture and Sports Zagreb, ProHelvetia, Norwegian Foreign Ministry, Kultuuriministeerium, Flaami Kultuuriministeerium jt.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Four Letter Word Letters

Read closely.





Intimidation or harassment?








plan b / Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers "Grand Hotel"


Hospitality




Womanhood





Manhood




Parenthood





Neighbourhood (covered by an undercover spy)




(More coming soon)






Hospitality's affects on dreams

In my dream I was working as a waiter in a canteen. Not just any canteen but the one which was part of the  school I attended. (In Estonia elementary schools, middle schools and high schools are usually situated in one building). I was served food, but not on dining tables. My task was to take each and every pupil's plate to a classroom. (My school has around 1200 pupils). But I was happy to do it. In fact I was laughing throughout the dream as I found it funny enough that every time I brought food to somebody, he or she was surprised. As if I had brought a gift.

I was a crappy waiter. I spilled most of the food on the floor. Eventually the floor in the canteen was all covered with brown sauce. Up to my knees! I knew what it was. It was the same groce pork liver sauce I could never eat at school. Ha! You stupid sauce, enjoy the floor while you can.

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Anyway, in my dream I was magnanimousand terribly unpleasant at the same time.

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Beide Messies declared a few hours ago that hospitality is not necessarily a good thing. Spot-on! It can have dreadful consequences and I'm not talking about my dream any more.

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Elke Van Campenhout's and Ong Keng Sen's "Gift Show" had one basic error. Talk show's hosts asked their guests to bring gifts with them. Gifts are things we do not get by our own efforts. We can't order them or buy them; we can't acquire them through an act of will.

A gift is bestowed on us.

(Lewis Hyde said that.)

Not that this error affected the effects of the talk. Maike Lond's take on energy was magical. Somehow it is in life that the most magical of things are the one's most political. Straightforward knowledge. Beide Meisses reported that toes are a sign of correctness. Ong Keng Sen noted that in China when you give somebody a tie as a gift that means you want to tie the two of you together. It's a very intimate thing.






















Thursday, November 10, 2011

On Hospitality



















Having seen "the DJ Who Gave Too Much Information", Eike Van Capmenhout's and Ong Ken Sen's "Gift Show" and Peter Stamer and (I'll fifure it out asap) telling stories after stories one could ask if being hospitable is all about telling stories?