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Valga Kultuuri- ja Huvialakeskus

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Tue 07. May 2024 | 18:00 - 21:00

Normal ticket 10 e, discount 5 e, at the door and online from Piletilevi

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Work of art which combines music and poetry performed in the twin cities divided by the border

BORDER tell about the challenges at the border, the fears with crossing borders and the courage to cross them. It reflects on the emergence of new boundaries, boundaries within us and in our lives.

BORDER deal with how borders create security or threat. Life in border areas can all of a sudden become dangerous, as the war in Ukraine has shown. Is the border between Russia and the West becoming impassable again for years? How do borders change us?

BORDER will be completed in Tartu 2024's main programme. It is presented three years in a row in the EU capitals of culture, in the area of which the twin cities are located. Thus, the work of art will be performed in six different countries.

BORDER is a work of art in which the authors themselves cross different boundaries - they have not collaborated with each other before, but are all top professionals in their own field. They cross their safe boundaries, and share their know-how and network among their partners, and thus everyone gets more.

Music composition: Olli Kortekangas FIN
Libretto: Elo Viiding EST
Orchester and performing: ja esitys: Ville Rusanen, bariton (FIN), Tiit Peterson, gitarr (EST), Neeme Punder, violin (EST), Elo Viiding, poetry (EST)

Premiere: As part of Tartu main programme in 2024’s Europe week, when Estonia is celebrating the 20th anniversary of European Union membership

Border is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.

If you want to grab a bite or need a place to stay, see what the Tartu 2024 hospitality network offers in the area: https://tartu2024.ee/recommendations-valga

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Viro-keskus – Eesti Maja Sörnäisten rantatie 22, 00540 Helsinki
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