May 2017

Choreographer – Indrek Kornel
Scenographer – Madis Nurms
Lighting designer – Oliver Kulpsoo
Sound designer - Argo Vals
Performed by Ülle Toming and Reet Paavel
featuring Adam Benzwi

Photos: Maris Tomba
Photos: Rünno Lahesoo

In "Waiting" two seasoned dancers Reet Paavel and Ülle Toming, both in their sixties, use their changed bodies to tell a story about their love for dance. The world of professional dance can be ruthless - in each passing year, many of its brightest stars are replaced by fresher, much younger bodies. While experience and longevity are still respected, the dancers need to be on the stage dies hard.

Promising young choreographer Indrek Kornel now explores the themes of changing bodies and the urge to stay active in a piece both nostalgic and light-hearted. The main subject is how to find ways for retired dancers to reinvent themselves as the world around them is inevitably changing. The performance is set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev and uses an excerpt of Ludwig van Beethoven’s sonata performed by acknowledged pianist Adam Benzwi.


The "memory gowns" are made of two metallic fabrics with different density to create the unusual form and are adorned with images of importance from the performers past.