Artistic Director, Designer: Thomas Edur
Lighting Designer: Malle Valli
In the first part of the ballet evening you will see a dazzling gala of classical and contemporary ballet highlights: “Sharps and Flats” by Yevgeny Grib, “Una lacrima sul viso” by Marina Kesler, “La valse à mille temps” by Triinu Leppik-Upkin, duet from Gianluca Schiavoni’s ballet “Medea”, duet from Thomas Edur’s ballets “Modigliani – the Cursed Artist” and “Silent Monologues”, trio from Tiit Helimets’ ballet “Time” among others. The miniatures are performed by Anatoli Arhangelski, Andrea Fabbri, Luana Georg, Jevgeni Grib, Heidi Kopti, Marta Navasardyan, Nanae Maruyama, Ketlin Oja and Sergei Upkin.
Premiere at the Estonian National Opera on February 10, 2011
Choreographer: Marina Kesler
Composer: Arvo Pärt
Set Designer: Andréa T. Haamer (Sweden)
Lighting Designer: Neeme Jõe
Marina Kesler’s ballet is inspired by one of the most captivating and exciting dramas of all times – William Shakespeare’s “Othello” and by Arvo Pärt’s music. Our daily life does not pass uneventful and everyone has something to learn. But when do we lose control of our fate, so that our fate becomes in control of us? The production stresses the timelessness of human nature and depicts people’s ability of making choices. The moment of decision is preceded by a borderline state, where it is still possible to choose the line of action – good or bad. In the moment of confusion, when tormented by heartache and disappointment, decisions are made that cannot be undone. By choosing evil, you may lose everything.