Sünnipäevapidu is a weekend introducing and celebrating Estonian contemporary performing and visual arts, tastes, flavours, ideas and thoughts.
In the second half of 2017, Estonia takes the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and in 2018, it will celebrate its 100th anniversary. For that period of time, the country will arrange a series of events throughout Europe to show what Estonia is about.
Although it has been receiving gifts, Estonia has decided to also give gifts to celebrate the two milestones. Sünnipäevapidu is an Estonian gift to culture-lovers of Düsseldorf and North Rhine-Westphalia; an offer to discover the peculiarity and singularity but also similarities of Estonian culture with those of other societies.
Sünnipäevapidu is co-organised by Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Tallinn) and Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf.
A detailed schedule will be released in August 2017.
Friday 24 November - at the local alternative film venue Filmwerkstatt
19:00 talk with Daniel Vaarik and Patrick Schiffer (Piratenpartei) about e-residency and the potentiality of democracy during the Internet era
20:30 Theatre NO99 documentary “Ash and Money”
22:30 Electronic duo Cubus Larvik live with VJ Emer Värk
Saturday 25 November - At the performing arts venue FFT in Düsseldorf
19:00 Maike Lond Malmborg solo performance “10 journeys to a place where nothing happens*”
20:00 Karl Saks solo performance “State and design”
21:30 Kädi Metsoja dance and circus performance “Moiste”
Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Kanuti Gildi SAAL was the first independent production house and performing arts centre in Estonia opened in 2002. It has been devoted to independent artists and companies in all performing arts fields ever since the beginning. Prepared to take risks, Kanuti Gildi SAAL would like to put the artistic process at the centre of its work bringing the spectators into contact with current developments in the performing arts. The aim is to create situations where everything can happen. Between artists and also between artists and audience. Acting both locally and internationally. SAAL's artistic director is Priit Raud.