An Estonian-born musician and designer Valev Laube will reveal his story to folk music and how the liberation from the Soviet Union has allowed Estonians to rediscover its cultural roots. The performance introduces a contemporary artistic interpretation of old folk tunes and playing tradition while fusing it with contemporary music practices and personal experiences associated with the teaching methods of folk music.
Project W Theatre Festival is a multi-day reading festival in New York City presenting new plays written, directed, managed and produced exclusively by women. It’s a celebration of women in theatre from both the creative and business fields.
What happens when we take the trains out of a subway? Will it become an ex-space or will it gain a new identity, new purpose? Rochester Subway is a pioneer project of ExSpace Artist Collective aiming to showcase the evolution of the abandoned urban space through art projections and digital mediums. Since 1956 the Rochester Subway, once known as a center for urban transportation and community interaction, has been left abandoned by the city and its former occupants, yet it lives on as a vibrant space for artistic socio-political expression through graffiti and street art. Exspace art exhibition "Rochester Subway" allows user to explore voices that exist in the space through Augmented Reality art installations. Stay tuned for more information.
Esto-Atlantis Concert: A Centennial Celebration of Independence in a Singing Nation represents the rich heritage and inheritance of Estonian choral music. The concert will unite Estonians across distance, with choirs coming together from Europe and the US to form the global choir of Esto-Atlantis. It will also unite Estonias across time, drawing together four generations of Estonian music in one family: with sacred selections from Rudolf Tobias, Reekviem and folk arrangements by Helen Tobias Duesberg, with Duesberg’s daughter Maaja Roos conducting and granddaughter Leila Roos singing.
The Estonian Cultural Days 2018 will be taking place March 28-31, featuring world-wide theater premiere, ethno-folk concerts, dance, various discussions on Estonian digital revolution, startup culture, and Estonia 100.
As part of the multidisciplinary concert “Tonality of Culture” two Estonian-born artist Valev Laube and Diina Tamm present various dance and musical interpretations of old Estonian archive recordings dating back to the beginning of the 20th century.
Estonian Cultural Days in New York (“Eesti Kultuuripäevad New Yorgis”) is a multi-day affair with concerts, theater performances, lectures, and other events spanning five days,
Performance art show celebrating the works of an Estonian-born American architect Louis Kahn.
In 2016 an Estonian art critic Heie Treier published a book "KAHN: The Islander" exploring the motivations, and subconscious inspirations behind Kahn's work. She elaborately focused on medieval Estonian architecture and analyzed how Kahn's birthplace might have influenced his creative work. In collaboration with five New York-based artists, we'll explore how our physical surrounding can change artistic perception.