Liisa Saaremäel


Taking Homeric Hymn to Demeter as a starting point, I focused my work on Demeter’s daughter Persephone, the goddess of vegetation and the queen of Underworld. I was fascinated by her state of belonging both to the Earth and the Underworld, and thus, to neither of those entities. It became a conscious spatial research within the body and about the space surrounding it. I was guided by the change of seasons and Persephone’s shrill cry to her father Zeus during the abduction by Hades. 

Tiny Home Theatre Production was founded in 2016. It ́s located in a small rental space – 20 something square meters – in a nice neighbourhood. THTP is tiny and full. It’s an explosion in a compressed room. The light in THTP, mixing lamps with candles, carries a silent fury. No carpet is laid down in THTP and the basement breaths out between the toes. Plants die sacrificing their space for the one who is dancing in the middle of the room since the opening ceremony. She is wearing jewels and flip flops. She is thirsty, but the spring is in the basement. She is the one and the only member of Tiny Home Theatre Production. 

Liisa Saaremäel is a performing artist from Estonia. After graduating high school, she entered the Drama School of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. After graduating from BA in Acting, she joined Estonian Drama Theatre. During the three years working in an ensemble, she has worked together with many renowned and inspiring theatre practitioners from Estonia and abroad. Although Liisa has established herself mainly in acting, she has always been interested in dance and physicality in the broadest sense. 

Premiere on 1st February 2020 in Von Krahl Theatre (Tallinn)