Keithy Kuuspu

Keithy Kuuspu (1994) is a performance and dance artist from Tallinn, Estonia.

In her practice, she works with mundane structures and with the influences that society has on individuals, often through ironical and naive perspectives. She is particularly interested in manipulating time and space, slowing down oneself and processes before and after the result. Connecting visual and performance art and searching for connections between the body and material has an important place in her creation.

The last plays she directed were PAUS ISTU MINE (STL, 2023), Estonian Pavilion “Home Stage” in Venice Architecture Biennale 2023 (with Liisa Saaremäel), False Falling (EMTA, STL, 2021) and Body Slam (with Liisa Saaremäel, 2022).

She has performed in Tiit Ojasoo & Ene-Liis Semper’s performance “72 days”, in Jarkko Partanen & Anni Klein’s “Fluids” (WAUHAUS, STL), and in Laura Cemin & Bianca Hisse’s “How the Land Lies”. In 2022, she was nominated for the Estonian Theatre Awards and received the Chrystal Shoe Award given to two young performing artists for their first significant stage works.

She graduated from Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media and Arts School in choreography (BA) and Contemporary Physical Performance Making (CPPM) at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (MA). From 2021, she is studying ceramics (MA) at the Estonian Academy of Arts.