Estonian Theatre Festival 2014. The Art of Presence.


Kompanii Nii and Tartu New Theatre

5.09 at 20:30-22:00
Tartu New Theatre
6.09 at 19:30-21:00
Tartu New Theatre

Author, director, scenograph, musical designer:
 Renate Keerd

Performed by company Nii casting: Liisa Tetsmann, Taavi Rei, Maarja Roolaht, Gerda-Anette Allikas, Imre Õunapuu (Rakvere Theatre)

"PURE MIND" is the second performance by Kompanii Nii and also the first physical theatre performance by Tartu Uus Teater. In accordance to Renate Keerd's creative process she will not give the audience any complex philosophical thoughts or integral main themes prior to the performance. She feels that the audience does not need crutches to carry themselves into the performance - the word pair "PURE MIND" with its ambiguousness is the only clue in inviting people to discover the new performance by Kompanii Nii. As long as the audience comes with a pure mind and ready to chew or be chewed up themselves. Everything is possible. 

Renate Keerd is a freelance choreographer and theatre director who has presented her works on many different theatre and dance festivals in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and the Baltics. In 2006 she founded the contemporary dance and theatre studio Dreek and in 2012 her own physical theatre troupe Kompanii Nii. Their first work "Pung" was a nominee at the Estonian Theatre Awards in the best dance performance category. In 2003 and 2008 she has been awarded with the Estonian independent dance award Philip Morris Estonia as a Breakthrough Artist and The Artist of the Year.

Supporters: Estonian Ministry of Culture, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Rakvere Theatre, City of Tartu, Tartu City Residency

Premiere: 27.09.2013 in Tartu New Theatre