Liis Vares  You Will Be a Dancer!


Who are you capable of becoming and when? What could create the courage and will to exit existing patterns, give up roles already created?

A new performance by Liis Vares is a notional sequel to “Breathe! Don’t breathe!” (premiere on 18.10.2018 at Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava). The author continues to examine the body as a material, permitting those whose lives have different needs to meet in one room. This time the focus is on experienced stage professionals, women who enjoy stops but whose urge is to move on. It is as if they are moving at different speeds and in opposite directions but they must meet on the stage. Meet the other in themselves.


Liis Vares is a freelance choreographer based in Tallinn. She graduated from University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy in Dance Studies BA in 2012, where she is now a guest lecturer for improvisation and composition. She is currently studying in Estonian Academy of Arts in the programme of Master of Contemporary Art. In the center of her practise is contemporary body. As a teacher and performer she is activated by an individual body experience and personal interest. Liis is dedicated to expand the meaning and reevaluate in time the notion of body and dance. The core of her activities is made by very different people with whom she is currently moving and creating.


Director: Liis Vares

Performers: Helen Reitsnik, Katariina Unt

Scenographer: Kristi Kongi

Sound Designer: Ekke Västrik

Light Designer: Siim Reispass

Dramaturg: Taavet Jansen

Producer: STL (Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava)

Co-producer: eˉlektron

Cancelled premiere: 9.04.2020

Duration: 1h 

Performance is in Estonian