What does freedom mean when all is linked?
When the space is saturated by stories
asking me to follow
or to be enchanted.
Entering into the vortex of the self,
not knowing who or what will remain.
Nominated for the Estonian Theater Awards 2023
Singularity is a multimedia work for dance, interactive sound and visual elements. The performance is an attempt at autopoiesis, a self creating itself.
We define a singularity as the inner life's uniqueness and inaccessibility. As the peculiarity of all experience. As a space where all intentions and descriptions collapse, opening up for new qualities. As an alienation from what we think we know. As entering the zone.
The piece is inspired by the story of norse god Odin hanging from the tree of life for 9 days and 9 nights, sacrificing himself to himself in the search for knowledge, returning from the land of the dead with the technology of writing.
The performance is an opportunity to witness a dancer, an experiencer, a cyber-shaman, an interactive technology researcher, a storyteller, or an old friend — creating a space for making your own sense of what is happening within and around you.
Roosna & Flak deals with questions around the meaning of freedom and interconnectedness; how our perception of reality determines our sense-making and what we consider meaningful.
The piece is a part of Roosna & Flak's ongoing research into interactive performance ecosystems, where the performer's movements influence sound, light and video.
14-15 October: Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava, Tallinn
25 November: Rosegården Teaterhus / Scenekunst Sør, Kristiansand
2-3 December: Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava, Tallinn
14 December: Tartu Uus Teater
Choreography Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak
Performance Külli Roosna
Music Mads Kjeldgaard
Interactive sound design Kenneth Flak in collaboration with Külli Roosna
Interactive Video Kenneth Flak in collaboration with Thomas Jourdan
Sensor programming Kenneth Flak
Text Külli Roosna
Light Design Kenneth Flak in collaboration with Rommi Ruttas
Costume Design Ursula Goldstein
Professor of Choreography at Oslo National Academy of Arts Anne Grete Eriksen's response: "Powerful Dance Performance at Rosegården Tonight!" (in English) / "Sterk danseforestilling på Rosegården i kveld! (in Norwegian)"
"Norra etenduskunstnik Kenneth Flak: lavastuses toimuv on metafoor ühendatusele" (in Estonian), kultuur.err.ee, 12.10.2022
"Kenneth Flak ja Külli Roosna" (in Estonian), Delta, Klassikaraadio, 13.10.2022
"Abstraktsel liikumisväljal" (in Estonian), Sirp, 21.10.2022
"Ele Viskus: Pinballi kuul Külli Roosna kehas" (in Estonia), Tantsukuukiri no. 124, February 2023
"Külli Roosna: Tehnoloogiad, kontseptsioonid ja kujundid kui tantsupartnerid" (in Estonian), Tantsukuukiri no. 125, March 2023, in response to Ele Viskus' review.
"Tantsužürii kommentaar 2023" (in Estonian), Tantsukuukiri, 2023. Motivation for the nomination of Singularity, written by jury leader Marie Pullerits
Nominated to the Estonian Theater Awards, 2023
Named the best creative work of the year in the competition for the most outstanding publication, textbook and creative project of Tallinn University, 2023