Festival Opening Night: Showcase Turku

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  Welcome to the opening night of New Performance Turku Festival!   On Monday 28th of September 2015 the festival starts with Showcase Turku. The artistic directors of the festival, Leena Kela and Christopher Hewitt, together with Hannu Salmi, Professor … Continued

PERFORMANCE VOYAGE 5 Lunch screening

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[portfolio_slideshow id=3598] Performance Voyage 5 is a series of international video performances on the theme “Domestic” It showcases video performances by 13 artists and collectives. The PV5 compilation was made from among work submitted in response to an open international … Continued

Antti-Juhani Manninen

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[portfolio_slideshow id=2951] Antti-Juhani Manninen’s piece at the New Performance Turku Festival will be a two-part event-like performance, continuing with the themes central in his recent works. Both pieces, first one on Friday and the second on Saturday will take place … Continued

Joshua Sofaer

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[portfolio_slideshow id=2925]   First presented in Turku in 2000, this performance lecture examines the causes and effects of embarrassment. The lecturer, Joshua Sofaer, sets it as his aim to become embarrassed, live in front of the audience. The theory – … Continued

Annika Tudeer

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[portfolio_slideshow id=2965] Annika Tudeer uses the ballet Swanlake as a framework for the performance and deals with the fact that the idea of making Swanlake into a solo was not such a great idea after all. “My intention was to … Continued

Antti Laitinen

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[portfolio_slideshow id=2988] During the New Performance Turku Festival Antti Laitinen will be building his work Armour at the Vartiovuori Park. By using plate and pop rivets he will build a harness to a tree. Antti Laitinen (b. 1975) is a … Continued

French & Mottershead

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[portfolio_slideshow id=2973] Afterlife (Woodland) is a contemporary meditation upon our relationship with death, the body, place, nature and time, in the form of an 18 minute audio piece. It draws on visceral experiences and insights from forensic anthropology, ecology and aesthetics.  Woodland is … Continued

Márcio Carvalho

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[portfolio_slideshow id=2980] The performance work A Meeting in Turku in 2015 by Márcio Carvalho is a reflection about the monument A Meeting in Turku in 1812, as a potential site of collective memory and public history. Questions such as Who owns the … Continued

Anaïs Héraud

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[portfolio_slideshow id=2935] Ritournelles are often found in children’s songs, advertisements or political slogans in demonstrations, among others. Its principles avoid traditional storytelling and emphasize on action. Anaïs Héraud will adapt the concept of ritournelle to compose a solo performance investigating … Continued

Ray Langenbach & David A.R. Ross

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[portfolio_slideshow id=2959] Habeas Corpus is the second collaborative work between Ray Langenbach and David Ross. The performance concerns the nation state (Finland, the USA), law, economics (corruption, trafficking, sexploitation), the rights of the whistleblower and the political refugee. Ray Langenbach and … Continued

ieke Trinks

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[portfolio_slideshow id=3118] When no one shows up there will at least be the documentation to hold on to! As a live event, The Variety Show is an attempt to bring a portfolio of past performance works alive. At the same time it … Continued