A poetic documentary performance about women who leapt into the unknown, defying gravity metaphorically and for real.
Kristina Norman introduces us to women from Ukraine who moved to Italy and became live-in caregivers to the elderly, carrying the burden of their final years while also literally picking them up and laying them down again many times a day. At the same time Norman follows Italy’s only female astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who transcends life’s difficulties by seeking out a state of weightlessness. The performance format of a documentary combined with elements of poetry and dance asks what role our work plays in the pursuit of happiness? How can we defy gravity even down here on earth, where do we find the strength to not fall apart under life’s weight?
By and with: Kristina Norman
Dramaturgy: Laur Kaunissaare
Photo and stage: Erik Norkroos
Choreographic advice: Joanna Kalm, Karolin Poska
Music: Jēkabs Nīmanis
Light: Oliver Kulpsoo
With the participation of: Isadora Angelini, Ivana Abbondanza, Halina Fomiceva, Liubov Sandulovych, Nataliya Sandu, Victoria Bilivska, Mariia Filonenko, Mayya Romashchenko, Rina Pancaldi
Thank You: Piersandra Di Matteo, Cosetta Nicolini, Maria Rita Palumbo, Anna Tomesani, Mariya Fedoryshyn, Meelika Ebrok, Meelis Muhu
With the support of: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Ministry of Culture of Estonia Co-production. Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Santarcangelo Festival, New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione / Atlas of Transitions Biennale
Inserted into the project Create to Connect -> Create to Impact
Co-financed by the program Creative Europe of the European Union
Partners of presentation in Prague: Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC – divadlo pro tanec, Cultural Endowment of Estonia.