Sveta Grigorjeva TEKHNE


TEKHNE is a lecture-performance-dance which investigates: what is there left to dance (in a neoliberal world, with neofascism impetuously on the rise in many countries and societies). Can dance be thought of as an anti-capitalist tool; does solo as a performing format have anything to offer anymore; can dance be the last resort? TEKHNE is looking for strategies that can be found in movement. It is a performance which strives for the poetical-philosophical rather than the didactic.


Sveta Grigorjeva is an Estonian choreographer, dancer and poet. She has published two collections of poetry „Kes kardab Sveta Grigorjevat“ (2013, „Who’s Afraid of Sveta Grigorjeva”) and „american beauty“ (2018). She has staged performances „Rebel Body Orchestra” (2017), „Carmina Trash” (2015) among others, which have caused both ecstasy and rage in audiences. Grigorjeva has danced in her own choreographies and collaborated with others in Estonia and Europe. At the moment she is finishing her Master’s degree at Justus-Liebig-Universität in Giessen, Germany.


Idea, direction, text: Sveta Grigorjeva

Dramaturgical support: Kerli Ever

Artists: Arthur Arula (stage), Sebastian Talmar (light), Martin Kirsiste (composer)

Duration: 1 h 15 min

Performance is in Estonian