Harriet Rabe: For the Birds (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa
Harriet Rabe: For the Birds (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa


New Performance Turku Festival is an international festival for performance and live art, organized annually around Turku, Finland – this year between October 6-8th.

The festival showcases the most interesting phenomena in performance and Live Art. This year the themes are political performance and site-specifity – in the beginning of October a range of top artists will take over the urban city space, as well as performance spaces and galleries. The programme consists of site specific performances, performances for video, festival clubs, seminars and workshops. Within the festival there’s also Kiertoliike forum and event for Finnish dance professionals, organized by the Dance House Finland and Regional Centres for Dance. See Kiertoliike-programme here.

Association organizing the New Performance Turku Festival is an active contributor in the discussion promoting performance and live art, both locally and internationally. This is done by developing sustainable production and touring structures and working methods. During the last years New Performance Turku has visited New Zealand, Germany and Australia, among others.

Supporters of the 2017 festival edition:

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