The year 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the New Performance Turku Festival. The theme of the anniversary year festival was SURVIVAL and the works at the festival addressed topics such as surviving in extreme conditions and survivalism as a phenomenon, but also approached more subtle survival strategies and coping mechanisms.
New Performance Turku Festival 2020 looked into questions around mobilities and movement in a historically exceptional period of time. The festival’s invited performance works around the theme MOBILITIES approached, re-thought and unlearned questions on international mobility.
What kinds of new futures can we envision, dream and imagine as our worldview is currently in a dramatic process of evolving and changing? The festival aimed in looking at multiple futures from the point of view of performance art – and what kind of means and visions we have to understand and create our possible futures.
The festival’s POST POST POST theme comments the fractures and changes in our current world view. The artists were invited to address different post- and post-post-eras currently surrounding us. Is it possible to use performance art and embodied knowledge to explain and to experience the transitional shifts around us?
The festival showcased 21 artists and artists groups around the world with thought-provoking, political works on themes such as history of homosexuality, migration and politics of education and the cityspace.The festival gathered thousands of people to experience performance art and live art in its all forms.
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.
New Performance Turku Festival 2015 brought up socially relevant questions and debates on art, science and society. The festival programe also included collaborations and joint works by performance artists and researches in the Floating Platforms project.
The festival presented top international performance artists and represented diversity in performance and live art, giving new perspectives on life, art and the city environment. The performances were seen and experienced in and around Turku region, in galleries, theatres and the public space.
The second festival programme highlighted central names in international performance art as well as interesting local artists.
New Performance Turku is an international festival for performance and Live Art, and it was organised for the first time at various venues around Turku in 2012. The festival presented a program of both international and national artists from the field of new performance art.