Esimene tants. Viimast korda. Rakvere

“The First Dance. For the Last Time” (“Esimene tants. Viimast korda.”) is a piece co-created and co-produced by Henri Hütt, Jan Teevet & Paide Teater and Kanuti Gildi SAAL. Rakvere version is produced by Baltoscandal festival.

“The First Dance. For the Last Time.” is a celebration of dance, body and time. Fifteen local dancers fill the stage. Their average age is 63, but their energy is anything but average. They are ready. Ready to forget all about their pacemakers and hip replacements.They are ready to dance. For the first time. For the last time. Forever. 

How does the body change over time?

How does dance change over time?

How does time change as the body dances? 

The uniqueness of doing something for the first time is unforgettable. Doing something for the last time has a very significant place in our personal histories. The latter is a decision, because what could come after the last? 


Thu 7.07 16.30 White Hall

Fri 8.07 16.30 White Hall




Duration 90 min

In Estonian with summary in English


Director Henri Hütt; dramaturge Jan Teevet; stage and costume design Nele Sooväli; sound design Roland Karlson; lighting design Kermo Pajula; production Paide Teater, Kanuti Gildi SAAL; “The First Dance. For the Last Time. Rakvere” is produced by Baltoscandal festival. 

Participants Riho Hütt, Jaak Jalakas, Malle Piibemaa, Imbi Pärna, Raivo Riim, Kai Rohumäe, Ene Saaber, Hillar Saarmann, Milvi Saarmann, Niina Vaher.

Supporters Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Ministry of Culture of Estonia. Special thanks: Rene Köster, Jüri Nael