NEW PERFORMANCE TURKU FESTIVAL: PERFORMANCE ART IS A PHENOMENA IN TURKU

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New Performance Party Night, c Jussi Virkkumaa

 

The fifth annual New Performance Turku Festival, the international festival for performance and live art, succeed to fill the expectations of the audience and the organizers. 2,500 visitors enjoyed the performances, installations, seminars and discussions around Turku’s urban city space, performance spaces and galleries during the five festival days. The event gathered together both regular and new audiences in to sold out performance spaces.

The festival’s diverse and board program received many praises; the incredible amount of audience memebers shows that the artworks were also great successes. Festival’s artist’s came all around the world including Chile, New Zealand and Japan and the performance spaces included Vartiovuori Park, Föri, Turku Castle, Topelius Highschool’s courtyard and Turku Swimming Hall.

”The success of our festival makes us extremely happy, especially as it seems to reach new audience constantly”, says the festival’s artistic co-director Leena Kela. ”This year we can truly announce that performance art is a phenomena in Turku.”

The festival’s focus continues to be on the new phenomena of performance and live art, as well as showcasing an international set of performances to the Turku city space. The next festival will be held at fall 2017.

– Festival’s production team

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Jenny Suhonen: Performance about Responsibility (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Jenny Suhonen: Performance about Responsibility (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Jenny Suhonen: Performance about Responsibility (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Jenny Suhonen: Performance about Responsibility (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Jenny Suhonen: Performance about Responsibility (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Alejandra Herrera Silva: The Waters (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Alejandra Herrera Silva: The Waters (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Jussi Virkkumaa

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Jussi Virkkumaa

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Virpi Vairinen: This Must Be The Place (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Virpi Vairinen: This Must Be The Place (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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AKU: Visual acupuncture (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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AKU: Visual acupuncture (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Mark Harvey: Book Face (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Mark Harvey: Book Face (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Marko Laihinen & Leena Ritva Koskinen: Halokehrät (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Marko Laihinen & Leena Ritva Koskinen: Halokehrät (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Marko Laihinen & Leena Ritva Koskinen: Halokehrät (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Sandrina Lindgren: The Olympic Shames (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Sandrina Lindgren: The Olympic Shames (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Sandrina Lindgren: The Olympic Shames (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Fake is fabulous inc.: Bosom Ballet (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Fake is fabulous inc.: Bosom Ballet (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Mark Harvey: Book Face (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Señoritaugarte: Maternidad(es) intercambio (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Señoritaugarte: Maternidad(es) intercambio (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Señoritaugarte: Maternidad(es) intercambio (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Seiji Shimoda (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Seiji Shimoda (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Seiji Shimoda (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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John Court: Untitled (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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John Court: Untitled (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Antonín Brinda: The Ferry (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Antonín Brinda: The Ferry (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Mark Harvey: House Call (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Mark Harvey: House Call (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Juha Valkeapää: Ukko ja puu-ukko (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Juha Valkeapää: Ukko ja puu-ukko (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Juha Valkeapää: Ukko ja puu-ukko (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Jolijn de Wolf & Jay Mar Albaos: The Mythological Institute (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Jolijn de Wolf & Jay Mar Albaos: The Mythological Institute (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Jolijn de Wolf & Jay Mar Albaos: The Mythological Institute (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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

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

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

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New Performance Chile Night, c Jussi Virkkumaa

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New Performance Chile Night, c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Cristóbal Yáñez Lanzarini: Back to the Tree (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Cristóbal Yáñez Lanzarini: Back to the Tree (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Cristóbal Yáñez Lanzarini: Back to the Tree (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Señoritaugarte: El grito decolonial (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Señoritaugarte: El grito decolonial (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Señoritaugarte: El grito decolonial (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Alexander del Re: Phobia #131/367 (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Alexander del Re: Phobia #131/367 (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Alexander del Re: Phobia #131/367 (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Alexander del Re: Phobia #131/367 (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Cristóbal Yáñez Lanzarini: Brain (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Cristóbal Yáñez Lanzarini: Brain (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Alejandra Herrera Silva: The Waters (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Alejandra Herrera Silva: The Waters (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Alejandra Herrera Silva: The Waters (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Alejandra Herrera Silva: The Waters (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Pilvi Porkola: Until We Come Together (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Pilvi Porkola: Until We Come Together (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Pilvi Porkola: Until We Come Together (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Pilvi Porkola: Until We Come Together (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Pilvi Porkola: Until We Come Together (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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New Performance Party Night, c Jussi Virkkumaa

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New Performance Party Night, c Jussi Virkkumaa

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New Performance Party Night, c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Kira O'Reilly: I came to the sea and I was scared, my heart is broken (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Kira O'Reilly: I came to the sea and I was scared, my heart is broken (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Kira O'Reilly: I came to the sea and I was scared, my heart is broken (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Kira O'Reilly: I came to the sea and I was scared, my heart is broken (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Kira O'Reilly: I came to the sea and I was scared, my heart is broken (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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Kira O'Reilly: I came to the sea and I was scared, my heart is broken (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

Jenny Suhonen: Performance about Responsibility (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaJenny Suhonen: Performance about Responsibility (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaJenny Suhonen: Performance about Responsibility (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaJenny Suhonen: Performance about Responsibility (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaJenny Suhonen: Performance about Responsibility (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAlejandra Herrera Silva: The Waters (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAlejandra Herrera Silva: The Waters (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaJussi VirkkumaaJussi VirkkumaaVirpi Vairinen: This Must Be The Place (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaVirpi Vairinen: This Must Be The Place (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAKU: Visual acupuncture (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAKU: Visual acupuncture (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaMark Harvey: Book Face (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaMark Harvey: Book Face (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaMarko Laihinen & Leena Ritva Koskinen: Halokehrät (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaMarko Laihinen & Leena Ritva Koskinen: Halokehrät (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaMarko Laihinen & Leena Ritva Koskinen: Halokehrät (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaSandrina Lindgren: The Olympic Shames (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaSandrina Lindgren: The Olympic Shames (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaSandrina Lindgren: The Olympic Shames (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaFake is fabulous inc.: Bosom Ballet (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaFake is fabulous inc.: Bosom Ballet (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaMark Harvey: Book Face (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaSeñoritaugarte: Maternidad(es) intercambio (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaSeñoritaugarte: Maternidad(es) intercambio (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaSeñoritaugarte: Maternidad(es) intercambio (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaSeiji Shimoda (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaSeiji Shimoda (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaSeiji Shimoda (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaJohn Court: Untitled (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaJohn Court: Untitled (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAntonín Brinda: The Ferry (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAntonín Brinda: The Ferry (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaMark Harvey: House Call (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaMark Harvey: House Call (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaJuha Valkeapää: Ukko ja puu-ukko (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaJuha Valkeapää: Ukko ja puu-ukko (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaJuha Valkeapää: Ukko ja puu-ukko (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaJolijn de Wolf & Jay Mar Albaos: The Mythological Institute (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaJolijn de Wolf & Jay Mar Albaos: The Mythological Institute (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaJolijn de Wolf & Jay Mar Albaos: The Mythological Institute (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaHarriet Rabe: For the Birds (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaHarriet Rabe: For the Birds (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaHarriet Rabe: For the Birds (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaNew Performance Chile Night, c Jussi VirkkumaaNew Performance Chile Night, c Jussi VirkkumaaCristóbal Yáñez Lanzarini: Back to the Tree (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaCristóbal Yáñez Lanzarini: Back to the Tree (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaCristóbal Yáñez Lanzarini: Back to the Tree (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaSeñoritaugarte: El grito decolonial (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaSeñoritaugarte: El grito decolonial (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaSeñoritaugarte: El grito decolonial (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAlexander del Re: Phobia #131/367 (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAlexander del Re: Phobia #131/367 (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAlexander del Re: Phobia #131/367 (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAlexander del Re: Phobia #131/367 (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaCristóbal Yáñez Lanzarini: Brain (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaCristóbal Yáñez Lanzarini: Brain (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAlejandra Herrera Silva: The Waters (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAlejandra Herrera Silva: The Waters (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAlejandra Herrera Silva: The Waters (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaAlejandra Herrera Silva: The Waters (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaPilvi Porkola: Until We Come Together (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaPilvi Porkola: Until We Come Together (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaPilvi Porkola: Until We Come Together (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaPilvi Porkola: Until We Come Together (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaPilvi Porkola: Until We Come Together (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaNew Performance Party Night, c Jussi VirkkumaaNew Performance Party Night, c Jussi VirkkumaaNew Performance Party Night, c Jussi VirkkumaaKira O'Reilly: I came to the sea and I was scared, my heart is broken (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaKira O'Reilly: I came to the sea and I was scared, my heart is broken (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaKira O'Reilly: I came to the sea and I was scared, my heart is broken (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaKira O'Reilly: I came to the sea and I was scared, my heart is broken (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaKira O'Reilly: I came to the sea and I was scared, my heart is broken (2016), c Jussi VirkkumaaKira O'Reilly: I came to the sea and I was scared, my heart is broken (2016), c Jussi Virkkumaa

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