See the gallery from the opening night of "My name is Xiaodie but you can call me baby". Photos by Maris Tomba
It's time to kick off the season with a modern dance performance that explores the pleasures found in technology. "My name is Xiaodie..." premieres on September 20, 2019 at STL - theatre and a contemporary dance platform in Tallinn. The choreography of the piece is by Indrek Kornel, live music Hannaliisa Uusma, scenography Madis Nurms and lights by Anton Kulagin.
Musicologist Kristel Pappel writes of her impressions from "Pierrot Lunaire in the fresh issue of monthly classical music magazine "Muusika" giving the production an excellent review:
Nurms succeeded splendidly in walking on the edge of different eras - images and colors referring to 20th century cubism and Art Nouveau with contemporary refined, playful fashion design, all united under the term "stylization"
Muusika - May 2018
Some excerpts from the review can be found here:
Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 ("Moonstruck Pierrot" or "Pierrot in the Moonlight") is a landmark in modern music by Arnold Schoenberg. It consists of 21 poems set to atonal music. The expressionistic text of the piece echoes German cabaret and is performed using Sprechgesang - an otherworldly style of dramatic vocalization intermediate between speech and song. A moonstruck production of "Pierrot Lunaire" opens 31 of March 2018 with soprano Ksenia Kuchukova in the title role. Date of the premiere also happens to mark the second Full Moon in March; a rare occurrence termed "the blue moon".