Kerli Ever (she/her) engages with performing arts (mostly dance) in various ways: at times as a dramaturg, at times as a critic, at times simply as a part of the audience. She has an academic background in Theatre Research (MA, 2022, Tartu University), in Culture Theory (BA, 2015, Tallinn University), and in Reviewing-Editing (BA, 2011, Tallinn University). Her work so far can be characterized by her focus on bodily sensations seen as inherently political. Currently she is interested in ruins (both literally and figuratively) as not only the traces of something now absent, but also as fertile grounds for new directions. Alongside theatre projects she is working as an editor of study materials for civic and health education in schools. Kerli lives in Tallinn.
Artefactourists* are a collective of four choreographers Valeria Januškevitš, Keity Pook, Sigrid Savi and Kadri Sirel and the dramaturge Kerli Ever. The dancers share a history of studying at Viljandi Culture Academy and the group recently worked together on a performance at Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (2022). Their autobiographical investigation includes memory, labour, and the inherited working body in the Eastern European context. The group is developing a co-creative nomadic performance practice that, emerging from the body, remains truthful to individual needs within a group while concentrating on the experience of rooting amongst scattered identities.
* the act of remembering through movement; memories triggered by travelling through places and artefacts.
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