"Reis Ümber Maailma" - "The journey around the world" 2011 as my Drama class exam project in Tallinn 32. High School
Director: Kairi Kivirähk
Music: Janet Nõmmik
In play there was 12 characters all representing 12 zodiac signs. The main idea was to find a perfect sign, so all the signs were competing with one another, trying to be best and win the perfect sign title. The whole performance were introducing the zodiac signs their positive and negative behaviour patterns, their relationships with one another.
The solution of the play stated that no one is better than another, that each of them are special in their own way. The end of the play - everyone took off their costumes, their roles and became one with the source.
"Võimalused" / "Possibilities" was Estonian puppet theatre youth studio and Russian Drama theatre co-project.
Director: Anti Kobin
During a half a year of rehearsals and lectures with different actors, the play was ready. In the beginning students needed to
find objects or create scenes or puppets out of trash. Different objects were transformed and animated and the story begun.
Actors own stories and scenes were combined into a story that shared the different possible ways to solve situations, to communicate,
to co-operate and co-create.
Theatre performance toured around Estonia, having plays in Narva, Jõhvi, Rakvere, Viljandi and in Tallinn.
"High School Musical" 2010 in Estonian Puppet Theatre NUKU
Director: Andres Dvinjaninov
High School musical is based on a Disney film "High School musical".With a plot described by the author and numerous critics as a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. High School Musical is a story about two high school juniors from rival cliques. The protagonists are Troy Bolton, a basketball team captain, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student excelling in math and science. Together, they try out for the lead parts in their high school musical, and this causes division among all the school's students. Despite other students' attempts to thwart their dreams, Troy and Gabriella aim to resist peer pressure and rivalry and wish to inspire others along the way not to "stick to the status quo." However, they have to battle high school diva Sharpay Evans and her twin brother Ryan. Sharpay and Ryan both seek to sabotage the friendship and romance between Troy and Gabriella and gain the leads in the school musical.
"Otsast alates" / "Starting from the beginning" was Estonian puppet theatre youth studio and Georg Ots Tallinn Music School co-project.
Director: Reeda Toots
The story starts from 1918th of April and tells the story how the first Estonian Music School was founded. Story takes audience through the history, wars to the year 1977, where the musical school started also teaching pop-jazz.
There is many world known musicians and composers, who have studied in Georg Ots named Music School like Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Neeme Järvi, Eri Klas and Erkki-Sven Tüür.
THEATRE AND PERFORMANCES
Performance Experiment 2018 (Director and actress)
Co-creators, actors: Kairi Kivirähk, Kristo Sild, Roman Orusaar, Doris Tislar, Merili Tuisk, Hanna Junti
Mask artist: Jaana Heinsalu
Experiment was a performance project, that aimed to surprise its participants. Performance stage was divided into two: Heaven and Hell. Between two realms there was Mirror land, where was a lot of mirrors, broken mirrors and for participant to look into onesself. Only one audience member could participate at the time and it was played all together for 7 persons only. All of those people didn't know that they will experience performance, they were just invited to a place and then suddenly blind folded and taken to the performance. During the performance all actors in masks were doing purification rituals: Air Element mask purified with Palo Santo and feather, Water Element mask purified with water - cleaning participant hands, Fire Element mask took firecrackers and throw these after connecting vices from participant to the Hell realm, Earth Element mask gave a wish bottle to participant, Akasha Element mask played Gong sounds and purified participant through sound. Trickster was playing around causing trouble.
When purification experiment was over, participant was taken out from the building without any explanations and left there.
Aim was to surprise and bring new kind of reality to participant consciousness, reality that is full of wonders and unexpected happenings, to create purification ritual, that would take participant out from ordinary and spice up their day. Experiment succeeded.
"Kommuun" - 2015 (Director and author)
Theatre performance - KOMMUUN - "Commune" in 2015
Director/ writer: Kairi Kivirähk
Producer: Keiti Väliste and Regina Rähn
Artists: Kristel Maamägi, Eve Ormisson, Inga Vares, Erika Sall, Anna Tamm, Elina Liiva
Sound artist: Dmitry Natalevich
Graphic Designer: Brigitta Rebecca Kessel
Videographer: Akseli Virtanen, Ronet Tänav
Psychological experiment is carried out in an abandoned kindergarten, each participant are put into a separate room, where they create the situation and atmosphere which would be most supportive for the each person. First participant is living in an Estonian newly independent 90’s and wants to create ideal Estonia - the quests who will enter will be adding on the empty Estonian map new ideas how to create ideal Utopian Estonia. In next room audience will meet two boys, who believe that they are still 5-year old and they play puppet theatre and show the guests their toys, the cocoon have taken the boys back to the kindergarten and they play around with the guests.
After that visitors will go to meet a girl, who is deaf and lives in a cosmical room, audience will mute their ears with earplugs and will experience cosmic silence and peace. In the next room visitors will meet the experiment creator and hear more about how the experiment were born, what went wrong and how to get the patients back to society. Then audience have still three more rooms, in one of them there is a writer who asks everyone to draw themselves on the wall and write 3 positive characteristics and 3 negative characteristics about themselves. Next one has three dancers who communicate only through the movements and last room is dark room where audience can hear sound installations.
"Heleaines" - 2014 (Co-creator and performer)
Labyrinth theatre / Experiental theatre "Heleaines" / "Light Matter" - in 2014
Summer has arrived. Night has grown weak and day strong.
In the circumstances of the polarity swap, „Light Matter“ is visiting Tartu – it is a little different of a theatre experience, radiating light like St. John’s Night, it’ll transform the theatre building into a hotel of synesthetic discovery and invite you to the open doors day.
"Triloogia" - 2011 (actress, co-creator)
"Reis Ümber Maailma" - 2011 (Director and author)
"Triloogia"- project with scenography Master students.
Director: Eve Ormisson
In team/Actresses, co-creators: Kairi Kivirähk, Kirke Algma, Hanna Rohtla
Project was dealing with themes as distance, social connections, escapism, humans as machines, technology distancing us from life, communication in modern era. We dealt with questions - how to find close relationships? How to cross the borders we had created? How to sincerely connect with one another? What keeps us distant from one another?
Project was worked on three months, and performed in Kanuti Gildi Saal during Treff Festival.