The Key People Of Mood-Performance-Tants 2022 Tell Us About The Upcoming Show "TUNG"

The 24th edition of Mood-Performance-Tants will be a true celebration of fashion design and performance art. Great design requires great minds, which is why MPT hired some of the best talents in music, lighting, and staging to create a spectacular show. As 15 fashion designers are showcasing their collections, there will be also 15 individual shows – each a spectacle on its own.

As we are all excited for the upcoming Mood-Performance-Tants 2022 show on June 9, we asked the key people – the Director Alissija-Elisabet Jevtjukova, the Composer Uku Kalmus and Lighting Artist Kärt Karro what are they up to.

What can we expect from Mood-Performance-Tants 2022?

Alissija: We have a great huge space, full of huge amount of great people on the stage, in the backstage, in the audience. We will experience and witness different forms of art and life intertwined into a perfect symbiosis of symbolism and design. I like to think that every event is created by everyone involved, so since we have such nice people together I imagine a big amount of nice feelings. Also maybe I should mention, our topic is “TUNG”, meaning the urge. And urges are everywhere. So this is going to be an artistic interpretation of the worlds mechanisms.

Uku: A fashion Show. The emphasis is on the word “show” because it has various interesting fashion collections from talented designers and each collection is accompanied by original music.

Kärt:  A diverse set of collections, which are brought into a space that imitates a post-apocalyptic environment and lightning design that supports all that.

What is your inspiration for the show?

Alissija: My inspiration for the show comes from all around me. I have a wonderful team of hardworking creative people with great ideas. Surrounding yourself with such people is also a part of my inspiration for life and all that surrounds it. Since MPT involves so many folks, I don’t have to feel alone in the process, which in turn drives creativity. I want us to enjoy both the process and the outcome. 

Uku: My inspiration has come from different places. Mainly from looking at the collections and collaborating with the producers of the show.

Kärt: Mainly I am inspired by the symbiosis of the space and the designers’ collections.

What is your relationship with fashion design?

Alissija: I have studied tailoring myself (instead of doing gymnasium), so then I got really into clothes/costume design art. And since I’m studying theatre now, my love for costumes has grown even bigger. I think the world is a better place when people take time to choose interesting outfits also for everyday life. 

Uku: My spouse has been working in the industry for more than 10 years so I’ve seen the fashion industry from different angles. Personally, I don’t have a certain relationship with fashion design, that said, I’m not making my purpose to keep up with the latest fashion trends. Whatever makes me happy and is comfortable, I wear it.

Kärt: I do not follow fashion every day, but I do enjoy it when designers have the ability to make their designs interesting and surprising by using small resources. I value sustainability and recycling.

What is your advice for artists?

Alissija: I myself am working on changing my mind about the concept that the artist has to suffer a lot in order to create nice art. But as a piece of advice in general, the one that I also like to remind myself about, is to keep being interested, looking for things that are inspiring to you, and aiming to inspire the people around. 

Uku: Keep doing whatever you are doing because you’re in the show!

Kärt: Enjoy!

The Mood-Performance-Tants 2022 will take place on June 9 at Kammivabrik (Teguri 26, Tartu). Tickets are available for purchase at

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