Doris Kareva and Jürgen Rooste were present at the launch of a CD released by Warner Classics in London.

Commissioned to celebrate Tallinn’s ascension to European Capital of Culture, in 2011, “Dance of Life - Tallinn Mass” juxtaposes the conventional mass movements, in Latin, with ten new poems by two leading Estonian poets, Doris Kareva and Jürgen Rooste and is inspired by the famous 15th century painting by Bernt Notke, “Dance of Death”. The poets have taken this idea and transported its characters to the 21st century, using their individual messages as a rich and dramatic framework to the Latin Mass movements.

The expanded text of the mass has also been published in book form, under the heading „Elutants“ (available in Estonian only). This book was in focus at a poetry reading at the Estonian Embassy in London on 21 January 2014.

Please read a conversation with Doris Kareva and Jürgen Rooste, published in Estonian World on January 30, 2014:


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