KEITY POOK (b. 1991 Haapsalu, Estonia; based in London/Tallinn) is a freelance dance artist, choreographer, performer and a freelance dance teacher Graduated Master of Arts in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School in the Postgraduate Developing Artistic Practice programme. She completed her BA in Choreography and Dance Pedagogy in 2016 at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy in Estonia, with international experience at Coventry University in England.
In 2015 her well-received piece intently surface // surface tension, toured Estonia. She also performed in Remake by Florence Peake and Permutations in the City by Neil Callaghan & Simone Kenyon - part of the 2015 Fierce Festival, in Birmingham. In 2016, Keity was a winner of PREMIERE` 17, a full production program for upcoming choreographers, and led residencies in Dansearena Nord, in Hammerfest (Norway) and in Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava, in Tallinn (Estonia). Through the program, she created an installation-performance - Synapse.
In 2018, as part of the choreography module at the London Contemporary Dance School, she presented Everyday I am everything that happens in my living room to be performed at The Place Theatre. Additionally, her collaboration with Bun Kobayashi to create Peeling dough off the floor, which resulted in a performance at Resolution 2019 Festival in London. In the same year, she contributed as a performer in Alka Namaun’s Be Fruitful and Multiply at Chisenhale Dance Space.
Keity Pook is a co-founder of inklingroom. It is a new form of art events and club nights, combining contemporary dance, experimental music and visual art into innovative interdisciplinary performances - through this platform, she created The deathbed of Mother Earth which was performed on 6 of March 2020 at Leytonstone Ballroom. Since April 2021, she has been curating an interactive radio show - Movement Class w/ inklingroom at Netil Radio featuring bold choreographers and dancers. Recently, in September 2021, Keity was awarded a Creative Development fund by Art Council to develop her practice as a young, emerging choreographer to co-ordinate art projects and produce choreography for self-directed dance film.
´My favourite scenery to explore is a street with its dense layers of left behind marks. I like dark, rhythmical environments where I dance to realise, and realise to dance as I've never done before. I mix personal sensation-fragments with anonymous movements into a dance of universal truths and reflex patterns. Although I am made of it, I revolt against capitalism. I believe dance is boundless. Its multifaceted ways are part of all existence and it is for us to recognise this choreography. I create art to incite unambiguous thinking, to remind us of the indispensable things in life.`