PROUD TO BE ESTONIAN
Created by: Georg Linnamäe, Gustav Kruuda,
EAR E WELC
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● Estonian national theatre was born in the 19th century.
● The first professional theatres came into being at the beginning of the 20th
century (the Vanemuine and Estonia) .
● The most famous theatre in Estonia is the Vanemuine.
● The second most famous theatre in Estonia is the Estonian Theatre.
● Estonians are a theatre-loving nation. More than half of the population
regularly attending performances and the average annual audience
numbers reaching a million.
● Theatres are supported by the state through the Ministry of Culture and the
Cultural Endowment of Estonia
The earliest mentioning of Estonian singing dates back to Saxo Grammaticus´
Gesta Danorum (c.1178). The song speaks of Estonian Warriors who sang before
an epic battle.
Estonian folk music is divided into 2 periods. The older folksongs, also referred to
as runic songs and the newer folksongs, also known as rhythmic folksongs,
which replaced the runic songs in the 18th century.
The biggest Estonian music festival nowadays is the Estonian Singing and Dancing
celebration (laulu ja tantsupidu), which started in 1869 and has been an Estonian
tradition ever since. It takes place in one of Estonia’s most famous places, The
Singing Arc. The festival is being held in every Baltic State every five years.
The most prominent Estonian artists nowadays are: composers Arvo Pärt and Veljo
Tormis, a band Ewert & The Two Dragons and a DJ Mord Fustang. By the way
Ewert & The Two Dragons and Mord Fustang have OVER 3 MILLION VIEWS ON
Cinemas in Estonia
● Two biggest cinemas in Estonia are Solaris and Coca-Cola Plaza.
● They both are located in Tallinn and they both show mostly movies from
Hollywood and Estonia.
● For example the newest movies available are “Jackass Presents: Bad
Grandpa” from Hollywood and “Kertu” from Estonia.
● Unfortunately Estonian films aren’t very popular in foreign countries.
First film made in Estonia:
“Karujaht Pärnumaal” (“Bear
hunting in Pärnu”) 1914
Most famous movie: “Kevade”