Prime Mover (2018)



A: May I lay my heart at your feet?
B: Only if you don’t make a mess on the floor
Heiner Müller

In Prime Mover Roosna and Flak deal with movement as both cause and effect, freedom as well as inevitability. A Prime Mover is an impulse to do something. It is also the giant engine that we are all a part of, a machinery consisting of environment, technology, history, sensations and dreams. We try to find our way in all of this. We look, we listen, we touch, we think. Occasionally we arrive to an illusion of certainty, but then reality shifts and we are lost. Again.

The audience is invited into a breathing, living universe with no real beginning and no real end, where play and seriousness merge, and where thought and movement are one and the same.

The performance premiered in Bærum Kulturhus on 11 October 2018

Performance duration approximately 60 minutes


11-12 October 2018: Bærum Kulturhus
14 October 2018: Scenekunst Sør, Kristiansand
10 November 2018: Dansefestival Barents, Hammerfest
14-15 November 2018: Endla Teater, Pärnu
16-17 November 2018: STL, Tallinn
16 December 2018: Korzo Theater, Den Haag


Concept: Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak
Choreography: Roosna & Flak in collaboration with the dancers
Dance: Isabell Bartnes Johansen, Kenneth Flak, Külli Roosna and Rakesh Sukhesh
Sound design and music: Kenneth Flak in collaboration with Külli Roosna
Light design and technique: Thomas Dotzler
Dramaturg and rehearsal director: Thomas Falk
Photos: Tiit Lukk and Antero Hein
Software consultant: Marije Baalman
Costumes: Roosna & Flak in collaboration with Ursula Mängel
Supported by: Norwegian Arts Council, Fund for Sound and Image, Estonian Cultural Capital, Vest-Agder Province, Pärnu Municipality, Kristiansand Municipality.
Produced by Roosna & Flak
Co-produced by Bærum Kulturhus, Endla Teater, Scenekunst Sør and Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava

In the Media

11 January 2019: Elu pingeväljade liikumapanev jõud (Marie Pullerits, Sirp)

13 November 2018: Külli Roosna rääkis tantsulavastusest “Prime Mover” (Tre raadio)

12 November 2018: Külli Roosna lavastusest “Prime Mover”: see sündis meie endi elust (Ester Vilgats, ERR)

12 November 2018: Endlas esietendub pärnakate rahvusvaheline tantsulavastus (Anu Jürisson, Pärnu Postimees)

12 November 2018: Endla Teatris toimub tantsulavastuse “Prime Mover” Eesti esietendus (ERR)

5 November 2018: Video: katkend Külli Roosna ja Kenneth Flaki uuslavastusest “Prime Mover” (ERR)

2 November 2018: Tütrekese sünd ärgitas looma Endla Küünis tantsulavastust (Anu Jürisson, Pärnu Postimees)

Technical Requirements

Technical rider