Author and stage director Helen Rekkor Music director and conductor Kristjan Järvi Dramaturg Piret Jaaks Movement Kati Kivitar Arranger Kristo Matson Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, electronics and musical guests from different galaxies Art director Kristel Maamägi Video designer Sander Põldsaar Assistant of video designer Pille Kannimäe Lighting designer Priidu Adlas Electronics Sander Mölder
Alien Pii Rauno Kaibilainen Father Andres Roosileht Nele Sandra Lange Erik Alden Marcus Mayfield
For the first time, Birgitta festival welcomes visual theatre on its stage – their perfomance with the light show will brighten up the legendary ruins of St. Bridget's Convent in the mellow shades of a summer night. Specially completed for this year's festival, PlanetHarmony brings together several professionals – conductor Kristjan Järvi, stage director Helen Rekkor, musicians Mick Pedaja and Kristjan Randalu and many others.
With his unique resourcefulness, Kristjan Järvi combines classical music (performed by Tallinn Chamber Orchestra) with contemporary sounds and improvisation.
Visual theatre is one of the newest trends in the field of performance arts. Award-winning stage director Helen Rekkor has created a piece PlanetHarmony that tells about an extraterrestial Pii traveling around the universe who accidentally lands on planet Earth. Here the alien meets human beings and starts a much greater mission than originally planned. The piece involves the following subjects: digitalization, resources of the planet Earth, love towards the living. During the beautiful visual piece it will turn out how harmony is being born out of all of this.
Stage director Helen Rekkor, one of the leaders of visual theatre group Misanzen, was awarded Ants Lauter Director Award in 2018. Rekkor's works have recently been performed in Vaba Lava Theatre Centre and NUKU Theatre. Besides Planet Harmony, Rekkor has collaborated with playwright Piret Jaaks, the winner of Estonian Theatre Agency's playwriting competition 2017. They have co-created several theatrical productions that have impressed thousands of people.
Conductor Kristjan Järvi is highly recognized all over the world. According to Reuters, Järvi has been entitled as one of the most resourceful, imaginative and popular conductor in the world of contemporary classical music. As a conductor, Järvi includes all kinds of music into his repertoire, from Wagner to Radiohead.
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra was founded by conductor Tõnu Kaljuste in 1993; during the past two decades it has become one of the most prominent orchestras in Estonia. Numerous concert tours have taken the orchestra to many acknowledged concert halls all over the world, such as the Carnegie Hall in New York City, Forbidden City Concert hall in Beijing, Berlin Konzerthaus and the Philharmonie de Paris. Besides that, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra has contribued to the release of Arvo Pärt's record Adam's Lament for which conductor Tõnu Kaljuste was awarded Grammy in 2014.