Barbara Lehtna is a theatre maker (born in 23.03.90) who works within dance and physical theatre. She believes that physical and body-based stage language can be used to talk about contemporary topics when words fail. Her art practice is about performatively researching and understanding why certain processes in society happen and what is the internal logic behind human relationships and communication.

 

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

2019 “Together forever” | Independent Dance Stage | Tallinn, Estonia
2018 “SAUNA” | Art Museum of Estonia KUMU | Tallinn, Estonia
2018 “XX” | Pallas University of Applied Sciences and Fine Arts | Tartu, Estonia
2018 “untitled:f” | video projection | Pärnu, Estonia
2017 „Mana“ | Estonian National Museum (ERM)
 | Tartu, Estonia
2017 „The stories of migration“ | performative light and sound installation | Urban spaces in Tartu, Tallinn and Pärnu, Estonia
2016  „Men are dancing with the sea“ (with Katerina Yarochkina (RUS) and Silver Soorsk) | Sea Front  | Pärnu, Estonia
2016  „Let’s go to the soul. Palestine.“  | Ramallah Contemporary Dance festival  | Ramallah, Palestine
2016 „Meditations“  | Viljandi Dance Week festival  | Viljandi
, Estonia
2016 „A RAVE PERFORMANCE“  | Independent Dance Stage  | Tallinn, Estonia
2015 „Illegal Dances“   | New Theatre Festival „De Facto“  | Pärnu, Estonia
2014„Kill the Devil“  | Sea Front  | Pärnu, Estonia
2014 „Haltuura/халтуры“  | The Museum of Pärnu  | Pärnu, Estonia
2014 „Crazy Days“ (with choreographer Sveta Grigorjeva) | 
The Museum Of Modern Art | Pärnu
, Estonia
2013 „ACTION: Fashion show“  | New Theatre Festival „De Facto“  | Pärnu, Estonia

 

STAGE EXPERIENCE

2018 “Coram Publico” | authors: Stephanie Felber (GER), Barbara Lehtna | Urban spaces in Tallinn, Estonia
2018 “Patterns of light” | director-choreographer Viesturs Meikšāns (LV) |The National Library of Latvia | Riga
, Estonia
2017 “Seismic Sessions” | choreographer Doris Uhlich (AUT) | Contemporary Dance Festival ImPulstanz | Vienna
, Austria
2017 “Distinguishing marks” | directors Chris Kondek (USA), Christiane Kühl (GER) | Vaba Lava theatre
 | Tallinn, Estonia
2017 “Habitat” | choreographer Doris Uhlich (AUT) | Donaufestival | Krems, Austria
2016 „Obstacle – sculpting fear“ | director Julian Hetzel (GER) | Vaba Lava theatre | Tallinn, Estonia
2015 „Petja and the wolf. Reinterpretation“  | choreographer Rafal Dziemidok (PL, USA) | Vilnius Sirenos Festival, Urban Festival „Uit“ | Vilnius, Lituania | Tartu, Estonia

2015-2018  „More than naked“ | choreographer Doris Uhlich (AUT) | Vaba Lava theatre
 | Tallinn, Estonia | Jerusalem, Israel | Basel, Switzerland (still touring)
2012 Barbara Lehtna & Orient Dance Theater „Freedom for sale, Palestine

 

EDUCATION

2019-2021 Theatre Practices MA | ArtEZ University of the arts  | Arnhem, Netherlands
2012-2015 Theology BA | Tartu University | Tartu, Estonia

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

2019 Member of Estonian Directors Union
2018-2019 Yearly resident of the Independent Dance Stage, Tallinn
2017, 2018 – The artistic director of “August Insomnia – the night of arts” festival
2017 Participant of “Nomadic Art School”, International Festival of Contemporary Theatre “Homo Novus”, Latvia
2017 – Independent dance residency at Sillamäe Urban Space with dancer Kaido Torn (EST) 2016 – Residency at Kanuti Gildi Saal with Catalina Insignares (COL)
2016 – Member of Estonian Dance Union
2015 – Member of Estonian Stage Fighting Society
2014 – Winner of Pärnu Young Artist award
2012 – Directing residency in Orient Dance Theatre, Palestine