Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival

12.11.2014 |

From 9th to 16th November the Baltic Circle International Festival in Helsinki (Finland) will provide a stage for international theatre performances and contemporary art as well as for artist networking and open panels.

The Baltic Circle International Festival will showcase the newest trends in contemporary theatre, presenting Finnish premiers as well as international guest performances. From 9th to 16th November the whole city of Helsinki (Finland) will transform into a stage for theatre performances and contemporary art and beyond that serve as a meeting platform for theatre professionals and audience.

War © Baltic Circle

The manifold programme will include plays like War, a danced manifesto based on Polynesian war dances, The Trial, a performance, in which animals are given legal rights or Ceci n’est pas…, a series of scenes which are played out in a tiny glass cube in the city centre. Moreover there is an accompanying programme offered which invites you to workshops, exhibitions, and round table discussions like “Impossible in Russia”.  For that purpose Russian theatre artists report on the projects they’re working at momentarily; projects which would be difficult, impossible or even illegal to implement in Russia at present. The aim of the discussion is to look for practical solutions to show solidarity with the “Russian colleagues”. Last but not least there will be Walkapolis, a city walking project, an open festival lounge at Pop Up Art House, a gratuitous Festival Spa and the legendary closing party at a secret location.

Ceci n’est pas… © Baltic Circle

The Baltic Circle Festival works together with the Global City-Local City project and the Make Arts Policy Programme, in which context a Summit with debates between politicians, artists, cultural producers and policy makers was presented on 10th November. The aim of the Programme is to encourage discussions about the current relationship between arts and policy and its future possibilities.

For Baltic Circle Festival’s engagement in the field of intercultural exchange in the Baltic Sea Region it is accredited with the ARS BALTICA logo since 2007.

For further information visit the official website

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