Shelter Ouroboros



Ouroboros is the mythological snake eating its own tail, often interpreted as a symbol for eternal cyclical renewal.

Estonian-Norwegian choreographers Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak embark on a poetic journey with Indian-Belgian performing artist Rakesh Sukesh to explore the terrain of togetherness. Separately entangled, decisively confused and efficiently failing, they place their trust in a misunderstanding of life and each other in order to restore the balance and imbalance that keep them moving.

In the performance the dancers create personal and collective sanctuaries that help them shed the skins of worn out selves, and finally listen to the rain.

With Shelter Ouroboros Roosna and Flak continue their practice of creating interactive performance-ecosystems, where the dancers’ movements affect the sound and visual landscapes of the performance.

Tour List 2024

28-30 March: STL, Tallinn, Estonia
2-3 April: Kraftverk, Kristiansand, Norway
3 September: Dramamaa, Tallinn, Estonia
1-2 November: STL, Tallinn, Estonia
7 November: Dansefestival Barents, Hammerfest, Norway (date to be confirmed)


Concept Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak
Choreography Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak in collaboration with Rakesh Sukesh
Dance Külli Roosna, Rakesh Sukesh, Kenneth Flak
Music Kenneth Flak in collaboration with Külli Roosna
Light design and trailer Rommi Ruttas
Costume design Ursula Goldstein
Dramaturgical advice Eirik Blekesaune
Robotics Fredrik Olofsson
Video registration Rūta Kapalne


Produced by Roosna & Flak, co-produced by Sōltumatu Tantsu Lava

Supported by Norwegian Arts Council, Eesti Kultuurkapital and the city of Kristiansand.

Thanks to Scenekunst Sør!


Iseenda eest põgenejate varjupaigad, Marie Pullerits, SIRP, 24 May 2024 (in Estonian)