Serge Olivier Fokoua: Africa has been failed by westernisation

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Westernistion is becoming Africa’s reality. Increasingly, our elites tell us that the west’s way is “modern” and “civilised”, echoing the early colonialists who dismissed our civilisations as “barbaric”, “archaic”, and “uncivilised” to install theirs. They tell us that our institutions … Continued


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(VERY) LATE FESTIVAL BRUNCH: 23.9. kl. 15-18 Vanha Viinatehdas Manilla, Itäinen Rantakatu 64 The New Performance Turku Festival finishes on Sunday 23rd September with very late festival brunch between 15-18 by Gathering. Gluten free treats, mostly vegetarian, partly vegan. Coffee, … Continued


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Are you interested in performance art and other unusual experiences? New Performance Turku Festival is looking for volunteers! This year we need volunteers especially as artist’s assistants and also for info desks and as guides. For volunteers we offer something … Continued

We’re looking for festival volunteers!

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New Performance Turku Festival is an international festival for performance art and live art. A range of international artists will take over the city space and contemporary art venues in Turku. The programme also includes discussions, artist talks and seminars. … Continued

First artists for the 2017 festival announced!

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Artists for New Performance Turku Festival 2017 are published! Including: Rachel Echenberg (CAN) Scottee (UK) Tomasz Szrama (FIN/PL) Kurt Johannessen (NO) Irma Optimist (FIN) John Court (FIN) Denis Romanovski (SWE) Hiroko Tsuchimoto (SWE/JP) Sandrina Lindgren & Antti Tolvi (SWE/FIN) AKU (FIN/GER) Fake is fabulous inc. (FIN/CH) Ignacio Pérez Pérez (FIN/VE) Maija Hirvanen (FIN) … Continued

New Performance Nights: POWER club!

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New Performance Nights: POWER Saturday 6.5.2017 Programme starts at 8pm TEHDAS Teatteri, Itäinen Rantakatu 64 Tickets 5 € (from the door only, age limit 18) PANDA ERIKSSON: Decolonizing Knowledge (lecture, in English) HARRIE LIVEART: The Kiss FAKE IS FABULOUS INC.: Nausea + … Continued

New Performance Nights are back!

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New Performance Nights: WORK & MONEY Saturday 11th March 2017, doors 7pm, programme 8pm TEHDAS Teatteri, Manilla, Itäinen Rantakatu 64, Turku Tickets from the door, 7€ (age limit 18) Tero Nauha: Esitys fiktioimisesta Louna-Tuuli Luukka (Todellisuuden tutkimuskeskus): Erokirjeet (Teoksesta Työ 4.0: … Continued

Festival opening night: opening walk!

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Venla Luoma & Armas Suomi: Avajaiset (New Performance Turku Festival 2015). Photo: Jussi Virkkumaa Welcome to the 5th New Performance Turku Festival’s opening night on Wednesday 5.10.2016! The opening night follows the festival’s site-spesific theme and takes over the riverside … Continued

SEMINAR: Site-specific Performance and the City

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  New Approaches to Site-Specific Works and the City -seminar addresses the questions of performance art, public space and the city. The speakers will offer a range of insights into artistic practices in the public space, interventions in the city, the landscape and … Continued

Coffee with the curators

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Coffee with the curators -event, organized by the New Performance Turku Festival, invites local artists, producers, curators and organizers to discuss with festival’s international guest curators. Participants are Antoine Pickels, curator of SIGNAL festival (Brussels, Belgium), one of Japan’s most … Continued

Yoga with the wooden guy

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New Performance Turku Festival organizes a festival yoga with Juha Valkeapää’s A Guy and a wooden guy -work, in collaboration with Pure Move yoga studio. The yoga will take place at Wäinö Aaltonen museum lobby, on Saturday 8th October, starting … Continued

OPEN CALL: Writing group for the festival

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Do you want to write about performance art? New Performance Turku Festival’s writing group is back! The purpose of the writing group is to write about performance art, each from their own personal view. You don’t have to be an expert of modern … Continued

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