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S 10. Aug

Leigo Festival 2024


Otepää parish | Leigo talu

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Other
  • Main programme
Buy ticket 35 - 160 €

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On 10.08.2024, Leigo is once again hosting its music festival, during which a grand ballet production “BRAIN” will be performed, thus taking the audience on a journey through the brain's mystical labyrinths.

What is it, after all, that makes our thoughts race? Who is actually racing inside of us? Who is, in fact, telling us which way to go and how to move? What is that withered-cauliflower-looking puddle of mush that governs us as a king and an emperor really about? What is our brain all about? This mechanism, primal in its power, knowledge and sensitivity, autonomous in its conduct. A radar that has served humankind since the beginning of time. A radar that scans the past, the present, and the future. The Great Soothsayer, warning us before we fall prey to the leopard. The Great Rationer, storing and safeguarding the energy meant for that one right effort. For preserving life!

This year, Leigo Festival’s programme focuses on topics regarding mental health and the thought patterns of the brain. During two August nights, installations will be seen and a modern ballet production created in collaboration with neuroscientist Jaan Aru and artists from Estonia and the Nordic countries will be performed with the accompaniment of original music. The production design is created by the architect Ülar Mark in collaboration with international artists.

Liberto and inspiration: Jaan Aru (brain scientist)
Director/choreographer: Teet Kask
Composers: Timo Steiner and Sander Mölder
Producer: Tiiu Tamm
Designer: Ülar Mark (architect), visual artists from Nordic countries
Lighting designer: Margus Vaigur
Sound designer: Kaarel Tamra

Leigo Festival 2024 is part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.

If you want to grab a bite or need a place to stay, see what the Tartu 2024 hospitality network offers in the area:


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  • Partially accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Partially accessible for the visually impaired
  • Partially accessible for the hearing impaired
  • Partially accessible for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Family friendly with a toddler
  • Visitors with well-behaved pets


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Lutike küla, Valga maakond, 67504

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