Medium "Generations" is Fine5 Dance Theater co-operation project with Israeli artists Stav Marin and Neta Weiner.  In “Generations” they deal with the clash and meeting of spoken word and body language. Through this clash both political structures and intimate relations are investigated and researched. The collaboration work between Stav, Neta and the Fine5 dancers deals with the weight of memory as it is transferred through generations within the structure of families. It examines the ability to remember and forget and raises questions of whether we can have a choice. Several textual and physical practices (martial arts, pop music, folk traditions) are brought into the piece as means of confrontation and affirmation. By exposing realms of violence and softness within the family texture, personal and collective narratives are revealed to be broken down and recomposed again.

"Generations" brings together dancers from different ages, nationalities and social backgrounds. Some performers started their dance career around the time when Estonia got its independence in 1991 and some of these dancers just graduated last year.

November 7th performance is part of festival Draamamaa.Weekend program.

Director-choreographers: Stav Marin and Neta Weiner (Israel)
Dance artists: Helen Reitsnik, Olga Privis, Ajjar Ausma, Simo Kruusement, Allar Valge, Aneta Varts, Katre Sabbal
Costumes-design: Liina Tepand
Premier: September 22nd, 2018
Duration of performance evening 1h
Supported by: Eesti Kultuurkapital, Eesti Kultuuriministeerium
Producer: Fine5 Dance Theatre

Stav Marin is Israeli choreographer and dancer. She graduated Circomedia drama school for circus performers for physical actors in Bristol, United Kingdom, Gaaton Dance Academy, and Habustan Arts School. Participated as a dancer, actress, and creator in dozens of dance and theater works that took place in various festivals in Israel and around the world. In 2015 Stav created the spoken-dance solo piece "May I- Just a Question" for the Intima Dance Festival, which received enthusiastic reviews. Her work "Come Closer" was debuted in Curtain Up Festival 2016. The work was highly praised and chosen to represent the festival in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs's "International Exposure" events and in Stockholm Fringe Festival and Diversia Festival in Russia. In 2016 she created the dance theater performance "Cut. Loose" with her partner Neta Weiner for the Acco Theatre Festival. The work was awarded the Israel Festival prize and The "Stage Language" prize winner, Israeli fringe awards, 2017. Choreographer and producer of "Ezlenu Behatzer", debuted in Israel Museum as part of "Between Heaven and Earth" Festival 2017.

Neta Weiner
is Israeli actor, poet and musician. He graduated Muzik, School of Creation and Production. He is a founding member of System Ali - a multi-lingual Hip-Hop ensemble comprised of 9 musicians performing in Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and English. Art Director of Beit System Ali Community Education and Cultural Center in Hulon. A participant, writer and performer of several prize-winning Spoken-Word performances, that took place in festivals and theatres around the world. Leading actor in The Pillowman, production of Haifa Theater, 2017. Practitioner of Martial Arts, a Wing Tsun Kung Fu qualified teacher. Solo writer and performer of Biz'hut Hashiva, highly praised debüüt album, 2016.

Fine 5 Dance Theatre is one of the best-known and the most influential contemporary dance companies in Estonia. Theatre was founded in 1992 when five dancers formed their own troupe. In 1994 Fine 5 opened the first contemporary dance school in Estonia. Since 1997, the key figures of theatre are Rene Nõmmik and Tiina Ollesk.  The company has performed in USA, Canada, Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway, South-Korea, Cyprus, Armenia, Finland, Poland, Baltic States, Russia and Belorussia. As-well has been nominated several times to Estonian Theatre Awards (laureate of dance award 2008 & 2015).

More information: www.fine5.ee

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