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Ballett ''Keres''

Mo 04/03/2019 19:00
Alexela Kontserdimaja, Tallinn
28.60 - 51.40
“Chess is a bit of this and a bit of that. I guess it is less attractive as a sport than as an art or a mental duel of two individuals."
– P. Keres.

Director-Choreographer Teet Kask
Composer Timo Steiner
Composer Sander Mölder
Librettist Andri Luup
Designer Ülar Mark
Musicians Yxus Ensemble, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Kaspars Putninš
Dancers Estonian National Ballet
Lighting Designer Margus Vaigur
Videoartist Taavi Varm
Sound artist Kaarel Tamra
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In the spotlight of the ballet stands Paul Keres, the master of Estonian chess, who holds a dignified status on the global chess arena and who has both enjoyed the glory of a national hero and carried on his shoulders the tragedy of the country and its people. As an active chess player he encountered the loss of a homeland, a failed attempt to emigrate, endless suspicion from the Soviet authorities and the obstacles set by the system to a possible world championship.

The inspiration for the composition originates from the rhythm and tempo of chess as an academic sport, the gracefulness of the chessmen, the minimalism of black and white, the immense contrast and tension, and on the sideline Keres’ involvement in the turbulent world politics. There occurs an inspiring parallel between the sense of time in music and chess: actual time vs perceived time.

Ülar Mark the architect designed six boxes on the stage, frames for six musicians – six instruments, six chessmen. Boxes are repressing, living in a box-shaped society makes a person’s actions predictable. As to sounds, boxes make it possible to approach every swing of the bow or the air individually, focus on microscopic nuances, create new syntheses and combinations.

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Ballett ''Keres'' Mo 04/03/2019 19:00 Alexela Kontserdimaja, Tallinn 28.60 - 51.40
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18:00 The doors to the Concert Hall and Cafés will be opened
19:00 Start of the event. Intermission 30 minutes.
Latecomers are not allowed to the hall! We apologize for the inconvenience!
21:00 The approximate end of the event

Recommended age starting from year 3
All visitors need to have a valid ticket, incl. children
Latecomers are not allowed to the hall!
Photographing and recording is not allowed
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Concert Hall’s 1st and 2nd row of the first balcony and the 1st row of the second balcony are with limited visibility. The edges are equipped with guardrails

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