Mare Tommingas

  • BALLET DIRECTOR
CONTACTS
mare@vanemuine.ee
+ 372 7440 105

MARE TOMMINGAS

In the Vanemuine since 1978

Born 6.11.1959

Education
in 1978 graduated from the Tallinn Choreography School
in 1990 was awarded a scholarship from the Goethe Institute in Germany and studied modern dance in Cologne

Work
1978-1989 worked as a ballet artist at the Vanemuine Theatre
1989-1998 was a ballet artist and choreographer
in 1992 founded a modern dance studio based on the students of the University of Tartu at the theatre
since 1998 has worked as the Vanemuine Ballet Director
is one of the founders of the Vanemuine Dance and Ballet School and a teacher of modern dance
has designed costumes and sets for most of her dance and ballet productions, also for musical, opera and drama productions and staged concert programmes

has organised the I.D.A. (International Dance Activity) Dance Festival which is dedicated to the founder of Vanemuine ballet – Ida Urbel

since 2009 member of the International Dance Council CID Unesco

Productions at the Vanemuine Theatre

three short ballets to the music of Vivaldi, Kreisler and Sumera Spring Manuscripts (1989), Dawn and White Night to the music of Eller (1989), Orff Carmina burana (1991), Volkonski Little Prince (1991), African Sanctus. Barcelona to the music of Fanshawe, Mercury and Moran (1992), Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (1993), Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin (1994), Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker (1994), Leigh Man of La Mancha (1995), Going inside the Picture (1997), Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (1997), The Lost Woman in Me, Wolfgang AMADE Mozart, Strauss A Night in Venice, Styne Gypsy, Strauss The Bat (2006), Peer Gynt (2006), Sugar (2007), Queen, the Doors of Time (2009), Story of the Golden Key (2013)

 Author of choreography and assistant producer of the following productions
Mowgli (Director: Andres Dvinjaninov), Ugly (Director: Ain Mäeots), Xerxes (Director: Herz), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Director: Finn Poulsen), Winter Fairy Tale (Director Taisto Noor), Koidula (Director: Aivar Tommingas; Co-Director and Designer )

Earlier roles at the Vanemuine
Hostess – Birth of Dance: Trap (to the music of Wakeman, 1982), Girl from the island – Kapp’s Kalevipoeg (1985), Girl – Montecchi and Capuletti (to the music of Tchaikovsky, 1986), Squirrel – Auster’s Bambi 1987), Soloist – I Know you’re Nights… (to the music of Beethoven, Ravel, Wagner, 1987), Venla, Mother Fox – Ojanen’s Seven Brothers (1988), soloist – African Sanctus. Barcelona (to the music of Fanshawe, Mercury and Moran, 1992), Woman – Bartok’s The Miraculous Mandarin (1994)

Acknowledgements
in 1989 young choreographer’s annual award of the Estonian Theatre Union for the productions of Dawn and White Night
in 1992 a young ballet artist’s award of the Estonian Theatre Union for the production of African Sanctus. Barcelona
in 1995 music theatre annual award of the Estonian Theatre Union for the musical Man of La Mancha
in 2004 the creative scholarship of the Foundation Tartu Kultuurkapital for organising the I.D.A. festival
in 2007 for the best ballet performance of the year by the Estonian Theatre Union for the dance production Peer Gynt
in 2006 the Republic of Estonia The Order of the White Star, IV Class

 

24. aprill 2014 – Balletigala ja uue hooaja plaanid – Mare Tommingas

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