Siim Tõniste

Siim Tõniste is a freelance performer, director and choreographer. He is also a project manager in Kanuti Gildi SAAL. He mostly works with Üüve-Lydia Toompere. Their work is based on community research and documentary materials. Their latest work “Are You Performing Yourself?” was premiered in Tallinn Art Hall in June 2022. His recent collaborations include the social choreography and participatory theatre production supersocial (August 2020) and Another Thing, which premiered at the Paide Theatre (March 2022) looked at the community through everyday objects, also opening the doors of the Paide People’s Museum. Cultural critic Valle-Sten Maiste has called Toompere and Tõniste’s supersocial one of the most remarkable productions of the 2020 theatre year and praised their novel approach and the form chosen to treat the subject, which are not based on any well-known patterns. In autumn 2020, they won the residency award of Fast Forward – Europäisches Festival für junge Regie.


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