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  • in the mood United Dancers of Zuga bring a show for lenient brats and open-minded tweens. In a white, so white hall is a white and squeaky door Behind that white squeaky door the dazzling light, bedazzling us In that dazzling light a coat rack in the corner creaks There hangs a coat, tucked in a sack A scared little Lego-piece stowed away in the pocket A pink handkerchief reaching its hand to it kindly On the floor a white and very useful rug unrolls itself joyfully Under the rug a cadaver, limp and loitering, is hiding Flying near to the ceiling – a balloon, blushing and high on happiness Its wish to hover and hover up there was granted Authors and ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 1:25 AM by Tiina Mölder
  • The Passage "The Passage" is a dance piece for children,recommendable for children from 6 to 10 yearsphotos by Hannes Aasamets
It was a magic Thursday night in JuneThe Sun had turned into the MoonCourageous seamen we becameAnd maple’s head became our sailFar-far away we saw that desert isleWhere secret cave would make us smileFour of us are in the gameAnd in the story we proclaimWho knows if in the end of dayQuest will win or joy of play?“Passage” is a dance performance, where friendship and trust will be put to the test. Accordance becomes essential: playing with each other and playing with movements and sound. The joy of ...
    Posted Nov 11, 2015, 10:59 PM by Tiina Mölder
  • ZUGA knows the truth performances: 25.04 / 19.00 at Tartu Uus Teater (Lai 37, Tartu)26.04 / 20.00 at TÜ VKA black box (Posti 2, Viljandi)9.04, 10.04 / 19:30 at Kanuti Gildi SAAL26.02,  28.02,  01.03,  02.03 / 19:30 at Kanuti Gildi SAALThis time ZUGA has joined forces with Karl Saks from Tartu, a representative ofyounger generation dance makers in Estonia. In the process of creating this piecethey challenged themselves by stepping out of their comfort zone and focusing moreon physique and less on emotion.Each collaboration is a challenge. There are five persons on stage with differentbackgrounds and understandings who have put their experiences and means ofcommunication into ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2013, 1:29 AM by Tiina Mölder
  • Zuga zuug zuh-zuh-zuh Dance piece for tiny people (2 - 5 years old).Dance meets play. A journey with movement, sounds and music. Stops at different parts of the body. Legs walk, run, jump, fall. Hands pat, fly, grab. Heads nod, turn. Eyes blink and dance. No chairs. Everybody will sit on the floor. If it feels like watching, just watch. If it feels like taking part, just do it.Dance and play: Tiina Mölder, Helen Reitsnik, Triin Lilleorg, Kärt TõnissonScenography: Liina TepandPhotos: Mihkel PutrinšOriginal music and technical solutions and realisation: Kalle TikasSupporters: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Gambling Tax Council, Von Krahl TheatrePremiere: 10.10.2009 Kanuti Gildi SAAL studio      
    Posted Sep 6, 2012, 12:39 PM by Tiina Mölder
  • old allies old muckers United dancers of ZUGA invites the audience to talk about "what happens when friends get old". "Kanuti Gildi SAAL has become our home. Sometimes there have been attempts to break away. To grow up. To be independent. To do things in a different way. We´re grown out of teens and found our way back home, where it all started."ZUGA is a dance company that exists only when ZUGA really wants. The effort of only one person is not enough for that. In 1999 we really wanted. The sea was deep and the Republic of Estonia was new and open. We gave performances in New York, San Diego, Yekaterinburg, Germany, Romania, Holland etc. Kind American uncle Soros supported us ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2012, 12:47 PM by Tiina Mölder
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in the mood

posted Sep 8, 2016, 1:25 AM by Tiina Mölder

United Dancers of Zuga bring a show for lenient brats and open-minded tweens.


In a white, so white hall is a white and squeaky door

Behind that white squeaky door the dazzling light, bedazzling us

In that dazzling light a coat rack in the corner creaks

There hangs a coat, tucked in a sack

A scared little Lego-piece stowed away in the pocket

A pink handkerchief reaching its hand to it kindly

On the floor a white and very useful rug unrolls itself joyfully

Under the rug a cadaver, limp and loitering, is hiding

Flying near to the ceiling – a balloon, blushing and high on happiness

Its wish to hover and hover up there was granted


Authors and performers: Helen Reitsnik, Kärt Tõnisson, Tiina Mölder, Triin Lilleorg, Ajjar Ausma (Cabaret Rhizome), Päär Pärenson (Cabaret Rhizome)

Sound- artist: Kalle Tikas

Set-designer: Keili Retter

Light-designer: Oliver Kulpsoo

Premiere: October 15, 2016 at STL

Supported by Eesti Kultuurkapital


The Passage

posted Nov 11, 2015, 10:59 PM by Tiina Mölder

"The Passage" is a dance piece for children,
recommendable for children from 6 to 10 years
fotograaf Hannes Aasamets
photos by Hannes Aasamets


It was a magic Thursday night in June
The Sun had turned into the Moon
Courageous seamen we became
And maple’s head became our sail
Far-far away we saw that desert isle
Where secret cave would make us smile
Four of us are in the game
And in the story we proclaim
Who knows if in the end of day
Quest will win or joy of play?

“Passage” is a dance performance, where friendship and trust will be put to the test. Accordance becomes essential: playing with each other and playing with movements and sound. The joy of play will be held out to both – the audience and the performers. At one point everybody could find themselves as a part of the play.

Authors and performers: Ajjar Ausma (Cabaret Rhizome), Helen ReitsnikPäär Pärenson (Cabaret Rhizome), Tiina Mölder
Sound design: Kalle Tikas
Premiere: 3. detsember 2014 Sõltumatu Tantsu Laval
Duration: 45'
Production: Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava + ZUGA
Supported by: Eesti Kultuurkapital, Tallinna Linn, Folger

ZUGA knows the truth

posted Sep 5, 2012, 11:33 AM by Kaja Kann   [ updated Mar 28, 2013, 1:29 AM by Tiina Mölder ]


performances: 

25.04 / 19.00 at Tartu Uus Teater (Lai 37, Tartu)

26.04 / 20.00 at TÜ VKA black box (Posti 2, Viljandi)

9.04, 10.04 / 19:30 at Kanuti Gildi SAAL

26.02,  28.02,  01.03,  02.03 / 19:30 at Kanuti Gildi SAAL


This time ZUGA has joined forces with Karl Saks from Tartu, a representative of
younger generation dance makers in Estonia. In the process of creating this piece
they challenged themselves by stepping out of their comfort zone and focusing more
on physique and less on emotion.
Each collaboration is a challenge. There are five persons on stage with different
backgrounds and understandings who have put their experiences and means of
communication into theatre situation to create a common piece.
This is a dance and movement performance that is focused on coexistence and the
shades of it. And after all this is just music.
 


Authors and performers: Helen Reitsnik, Jarmo Karing, Kalle Tikas, Karl Saks, Tiina Mölder

Scenographer: Liina Keevallik

Light designer: Lauri Sepp

Supporter: Cultural Endowment of Estonia

Co-producer: Kanuti Gildi SAAL

Project is co-produced by international network SAMARA, with the support from the Long-Term Network Mobility programme by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Ticket: on presale at Piletilevi 5/8 EUR, at the door 7/10 EUR

NB! Meet the artist after the performance on February 28!


Zuga zuug zuh-zuh-zuh

posted Nov 20, 2011, 9:06 AM by Tiina Mölder   [ updated Sep 6, 2012, 12:39 PM ]


Dance piece for tiny people (2 - 5 years old).

Dance meets play. A journey with movement, sounds and music. Stops at different parts of the body. Legs walk, run, jump, fall. Hands pat, fly, grab. Heads nod, turn. Eyes blink and dance. No chairs. Everybody will sit on the floor. If it feels like watching, just watch. If it feels like taking part, just do it.


Dance and play: Tiina Mölder, Helen Reitsnik, Triin Lilleorg, Kärt Tõnisson
Scenography: Liina Tepand
Photos: Mihkel Putrinš
Original music and technical solutions and realisation: Kalle Tikas
Supporters: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Gambling Tax Council, Von Krahl Theatre
Premiere: 10.10.2009 Kanuti Gildi SAAL studio 


     

old allies old muckers

posted Nov 20, 2011, 8:58 AM by Tiina Mölder   [ updated Sep 6, 2012, 12:47 PM ]

video

United dancers of ZUGA invites the audience to talk about "what happens when friends get old".

 

"Kanuti Gildi SAAL has become our home. Sometimes there have been attempts to break away. To grow up. To be independent. To do things in a different way. We´re grown out of teens and found our way back home, where it all started."
ZUGA is a dance company that exists only when ZUGA really wants. The effort of only one person is not enough for that. In 1999 we really wanted. The sea was deep and the Republic of Estonia was new and open. We gave performances in New York, San Diego, Yekaterinburg, Germany, Romania, Holland etc. Kind American uncle Soros supported us. We were important.
During 2006-2010 the members of ZUGA were active on their own. Everyone worked on what they found was most important. There was less and less travelling. As well as less grants. The world became tighter.
In 2010 all members simultaneously felt an urge to get together. To experience once again the pros and cons of group work. To get the picture of what has happened meanwhile both in personal view of world and in wider cultural scene. 
In ZUGA no one is more important than the other. The rule that the one who screams louder is right is also not valid any more now when we are approaching 40. We have had to create new rules form the scratch, rules that make collaboration possible. Agreements that are not compromises. This is damn difficult. During the process it often felt like maybe never is better than late.
Now when the premiere is close we can say that it is possible ant it rocks."



Idea and realization: Tiina Mölder, Kaja Kann, Helen Reitsnik, Jarmo Karing, Kalle Tikas
Scenographic support: Liina Keevalik 
Photos: Margus Terasmees 
Video: Martin Sookael 
Co-producer: Kanuti Gildi SAAL
In collaboration with: Pardimäe Lokaal, Vasta school, Von Krahli Theatre
Supporters: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Cultural Heritage Department of Tallinn City Council, Gambling Tax Council of Estonia


http://zuga-process.blogspot.com

 

   

  

ZUGA’s cooking course

posted Nov 20, 2011, 5:13 AM by Tiina Mölder

ZUGA’s cooking course
18.12.2011 RIGA, Festival Iguanas Balsams

Sunday mornings - brings people together for ZUGANs cooking course. The main thing in our life is eating and shitting, ZUGA deals only with main things and in real time and space and of course with real people.  We share and talk and make a food collectively - all together, one food. 


ZUGA have made a decision already. It was not easy choice. We had long talk about it. Should we make a soup or salad or pancakes? What would be possible or attractive, here we consider also practical conditions, do we have pans, is there an oven, can we make hot dishes etc. When we knew, it is going to be Sunday morning we opened discussion again for an hour.  We know now. We will make a salad. Something special. 


Everybody brings some ingredient, what he or she personally likes to add inside of food.

Of course everybody has her/his voice and choice. What is important for youwhat do you like, what are your principles, what are the ideas you are standing for? Some of us want to support local food makers, but some want to be part of global world and prefer cucumbers from Spain. Everybody has her/his own thing and right to stand for it. There is a rule that we can’t throw out a one thing, which somebody from us has brought in. Maybe you have to fight for your meal product and explain to others why it is so important for you and why it has to be in. We have to find a solution.

The ingredients have to be in, but every body has to agree with them. This is collective work. 


But we are friendly persons, only sometimes there will be fight and the louder voice will be the winner. Or sometimes some other tactics will be helpful like cussedness or consistency. 

When we have the main ingredients, which have to be in the meal, then there is time to choose sauces, spices, and drinks. How to do a delicious food from all the things


During the cooking course we have opportunity to share our and hear Latvian artist ideas about life, work, art. What kind of salad it will be, we do not know yet. It depends on people who come together. Everything starts from people we come together and end with people who will eat this salad. Like in art. 


Topics:

  • Collective work
  • Is it good enough to be yourself
  • Happy artist

"Magic stuff" - dance piece for 4 -7 years old children

posted Nov 20, 2011, 5:10 AM by Tiina Mölder   [ updated Nov 20, 2011, 5:17 AM ]


ZUGA started to make a new dance piece for the children about wonder world, magic and game. In children's games most of the things will take place with the little help of magic.


"Now will we, adults try to find this magic power through dance, games and sounds. We try to catch the little audience so that they would help us during to find the game while we're playing. During the process we have tried to peek into the world of fairy tales and the characters there and what can be perceived by senses. The idea is to visit a far-away land without leaving the room."


Performance leaves space for spectator's fantasy, game happens through movement and dance and children have an opportunity to say what they think and change the direction of the game. Supported by the world of sounds created by the dancers.


United dancers of ZUGA is a dance collective that was created 12 years ago by then young and active dance-makers Tiina Mölder, Kaja Kann and Jarmo Karing. Throughout the years different artists have participated in the various adventurous performances of ZUGA. ZUGA loves the work process and takes it onto the stage enlivening the relation between performers and spectators.


Dance and game: Triin Lilleorg, Tiina Mölder, Helen Reitsnik, Kärt Tõnisson

Sound and technique: Maike Lond
Costume: Liis Plato
Poetry: Sulev Oll
Poster poictures: Kristi Orav, Liis Plato
Photo: Martin Sookael
Supporter: Cultural Endowment of Estonia
Co-producer: Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Premiere: 08.10.2011 Kanuti Gildi SAAL studio
www.zuga.ee


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