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The venue of the Song Celebration is the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds (Tallinna Lauluväljak). The Song Festival Grounds fit up to 100,000 people. The performers sing under an arch, that carries sound evenly over the whole spectator area. The Song Festival Grounds have hosted the celebration since 1960 and was the place, where the “singing revolution” took place in 1988.
One of the highlights of the Song and Dance Celebration is the procession, which passes through the main streets of Tallinn and reaches the Song Festival Grounds. All performers attend the procession while thousands of spectators cheer the singers and dancers along the 5 km route.
The motto of the 27th Song Celebration and the 20th Dance Celebration is The Land of My Fathers, the Land that I Love. It comes from a patriotic poem written by the much loved Estonian poet Lydia Koidula. The lyrics were sung at the first Song Celebration 150 years ago and they have since become the Song Celebration anthem, where the audience joins in, standing. It is an expression of our love for Estonia.
The first Song Celebration was held at a time when Estonia had not yet achieved its independence and education in Estonian was only available at primary schools. Today, however, we are preparing for the 27th Song Celebration and the 20th Dance Celebration, Estonia has become a model of a successful e-government and recently celebrated her centenary.
“En roue libre” is a show at the crossroads of the arts of six artists gathered on the same stage offering a multidisciplinary show around the theme of passing time, symbolized by the wheel that rotates in perpetual motion.
Luc Moka, choreographer of the company Vice-Versa, feeds on the richness of the cultures of artists from various horizons. En roue libre is a creation focused on the encounter of these artists with different disciplines, who all dance around the symbolism of the rotating wheel.
In this creation, the choreographer underlines the creative impulse that the exchange of cultures can generate. The piece will feed on several forms, it will mix on the stage contemporary dance, hip-hop, theatre, beatbox, BMX, street dance, dance ball, acrobatic air circus.
This show is for 7 years old children and is an approach to contemporary dance for these spectators.
Dance is part of school programs, as part of physical, artistic and sports activities. It involves the body in its entirety and allows the student to approach space and time by proposing a creative mode of expression. It offers students with chronic illnesses new bodily experiences, the opportunity for greater control of their physical and human environment, different forms of personal expression, and shared spaces of freedom and pleasure.
Dance at school will be a real creative activity, where the student who enjoys spontaneous movement will be led gradually to transform and evolve his movements to a thoughtful and thoughtful gesture, meaningful and emotion.