Üle Heli Festival & Soeine Bac

Soeine Bac (Canada)
Born in South Korea, Soeine is a Canadian performance artist. She merges visual art, sound art, and dance in a form of performative action. In these site-specific performances, she incorporates movement, objects, sound, and space. Improvisation plays a crucial role in her work, driving her process of merging with space in spontaneous movement and sounds.
Her intention is to remove the conventional separation of sound from movement by using them both during the performance. The movements will be generated in the context of sounds that naturally arise during the performance. She is not, precisely speaking, a sound artist, but a performance artist exploring sound for her movement in the context of Sound Art. This is what makes her work different from most sound artwork.

During her residency at Copper Leg, she will create a site-specific improvised performance “No Man’s Land”. In this performance, she will dance to consecrate the space that belongs to no one. She wants to imagine No Man’s Land as a place where we can find true humanity, outside the conflicts created by ideologies. Here, survivors who refuse to fight can care for one another, no matter what side they used to belong to. It is a place where men stand in their purest existence, as animals striving to survive, neither evil nor angelic.

Artist homepage: https://soeine.info/

“No Man’s Land” will be on display at the Rae Schoolhouse on Sunday 20 October as part of the Üle Heli festival. On the same evening, more performers will follow: LIEVEN MARTENS MOANA (be), VERA DVALE (no), GATESLEEPER (ee), TAAVI SUISALU (ee), FLIGHT CRASH INVESTIGATION (ee).

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/891650224540482/

There are many more exciting performers on the festival schedule!

Festival Schedule:
http://www.ule-heli.ee/programm/

We are hit by the breeze, from Central Asia or maybe from California.

We do not know exactly where the breeze came, but It’s warm at least! Now let’s give warm welcome to our next Artist in Copper Leg residency. Tara Catherine Pandeya is a California-based second-generation dancer, who is a specialist of Central Asian traditional dance. Tara has been dancing on well-known Cirque du Soleil stage as a principal dancer in show “Dralion” which toured 5 continents, 170 cities and 1,500 performances in 4.5 years. In 2015, she became the first Westerner to perform in the National Ensemble of Tajikistan. The list of her accomplishments is too long to write it all out here. Better come to meet her today (12.05.2018) on Copper Leg Open Doors Day from 15.00 – 18.00 and later stay to see her dance performance in Rae Schoolhouse.

Everything about Tara seems to be significant, but the most significant fact is that she has a grandmother who is 100 years old and despite the honorable age, she is using Facebook, driving a car by herself and helping much younger people to get to the doctor’s appointment. That’s something significant, I would say! Vital granny vs. the Estonian Republic! Long live for both!

Tara homepage: https://taradances.weebly.com

Dance performances & Open Doors Day

Saturday 12th May at Rae Schoolhouse (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja küla, Rae vald)

15:00 – 18.00 Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency
18:00 – 18:20 Tara Pandeya dance performance
18:30 – 19.15 Outi Valanto dance performance

From 15:00 to 18:00 the visitors can discover residency space & its doings.

Although international dance month has just passed, we will continue with the theme of dance at the Copper Leg Residency. Following Open Doors Day at the Copper Leg Residency, two dance performances will be held by our artists in residence, starting at 18:00. Program one will be given by Tara Catherine Pandeya, a California-based dancer, who is a specialist of Central Asian traditional dance. Program two will be performed by Finnish dancer Outi Elena Valanto, a former longtime resident of Vienna who works primarily through the medium of contemporary dance. The evening will conclude with an audience-participatory traditional circle-based folk dance from Afghanistan lead by Tara! Cake and cookies will be offered to the audience, along with local Estonian honey products. Come enjoy this sweet dance experience and get better acquainted with our artists in residence!

You are welcome to Rae Schoolhouse on Wormhole road, Copper Leg village, Rae parish (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskjala küla, Rae vald)

Residency website: http://copperleg.rae.ee/
Location: https://www.google.ee/maps/place/Rae+koolimaja/@59.3572062,24.9512716,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x4692e912985047bf:0x26ca84c802eb8083!2sCopper+Leg+Artist+Residency!8m2!3d59.357281!4d24.9533436!3m4!1s0x4692e912995dd701:0x47e7a85b447e9958!8m2!3d59.3572062!4d24.9534656

Tara website: https://taradances.weebly.com/
Outi website: https://outielena.wixsite.com/mysite