April 2018

Choreographer - Kalli Pikas
Musical direction - Helen Kirsi
Video- and lighting design - Madis Nurms 

Performed by Kalli Pikas, Helen Kirsi, Erika Tamm, Anna Kõivistik, Hanna Eliisa Madilainen, Signe Tammekunn and Triinu Heinsoo

Video- and lighting design of "Blue" mixes mandalas painted using traditional methods with projected video and lighting to create an unique light-play on the dancers bodies and in the performance space.

Dance piece "Blue" was seventh in the series of color-inspired works by choreographer-turned artist Kalli Pikas. Her debut show called "Pink" was soon followed by "White", "Black", "Red", "Green" and "Yellow". "Yellow" was nominated for the Estonian Dance Award in 2017.

The piece revolves around the way that thoughts are born and how they live on affecting their creator as well as others. "Blue" uses vocalizing and musical instruments -  cajóns that were specially made for the purposes of this piece. A cajón is a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from the slave musicians in the Spanish colonial Americas. All the art work used in the design of the piece is painted by the dancers themselves.