State and Design

Karl Saks, Estonia

Thursday, 02.02.2017, 20.00 h, DOCK 11
Duration: 60 min.


“’State and design’ is a solo-piece that is performed through the hierarchy of the court room. The executive power and the suspects are presented by archetypes, the elements and artefacts are used as evidence and in the witness stand sits a startled artist. To find a proper solution paragraphs of rituals and archive of resurrected are employed. Arguments and objections are mediated by legitimate physical hierarchy and shameless formality.”

Karl Saks is a freelance choreographer, dancer and musician. He graduated Dance Department at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy in 2009. He also studied at the Chester University in England and has participated in various workshops in Portugal, Iceland, Germany and Austria. He is currently studying at the Estonian Academy of Arts, New Media MA program and actively composing music under the name of Cubus Larvik. His last solo piece was “The Drone of Monk Nestor” in 2011 as a production of Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava at Kanuti Gildi SAAL. After that he has participated in many collaborations in Estonia and abroad. Most recently he has been engaged in the creation of the new piece by Moroccan choreographer Radouan Mriziga “3600”.

Concept, performance, sound design Karl Saks
Dramaturge Maike Lond Malmborg
Technical support Revo Koplus
Photos Jana Solom
Co-producer Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia

Performances in Berlin supported by Estonian Ministry of Culture, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian House in Berlin

Premiere 2016