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NPT & Friends – Online discussion series 30.8.-1.9.

Photo: Jussi Virkkumaa

Online discussion series in Zoom during the festival week
The language of the discussions is English

Link to Zoom
Meeting ID: 895 7616 2267
Passcode: friends

The recorded discussions will be available online until September 12th 2021!

Monday 30.8. at 19:00-20:30 (UTC +3)
Leena Kela with Mark Harvey (NZ), Joshua Sofaer (UK) and Kristina Junttila (NO/FI)

Tuesday 31.8. at 19:00-20:30 (UTC +3)
Leena Kela with Alejandra Herrera Silva (CL/USA), Serge Olivier Fokoua (CM/CA), Lynn Lu (SG/UK)

Wednesday 1.9. at 19:00-20:30 (UTC +3)
Leena Kela with Marcio Carvalho (PT/GE), Rachel Echenberg (CA) and Leyya Mona Tawil (USA/SY)

Dear friend,

How are you? We hope you are well despite these peculiar and difficult times.

The New Performance Turku Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year on the weekend 3.-5.9.2021! To honour the past 10 years, we are inviting artists and visiting curators throughout the festival’s history to an online discussions series called NPT & Friends with performance artists, the festival team and audience in order to reflect this year’s festival theme – SURVIVAL. You are warmly welcome to take part in these discussions among friends!

Each of the NPT & Friends discussions will focus on a specific aspect of survival from the perspectives of practicing artists, the field of performance and Live Art and how we imagine their futures. What do we need to survive? How can we help each other to strengthen the field and its interconnections?

And then a bit more about the festival’s and discussions’ thematic SURVIVAL, which can be understood as:

Survival in fundamental shifts and changes: ecological crisis, pandemic, transformation in the society’s regime, rise of the political extremist movements, turning points of the current art field, global economic crisis

Survival as an individual: personal resources, recovery, coping, regeneration, giving up, adaptation

Methods of survival: battle/struggle, rooting in one’s position, evacuation, retreating, strengthening personal resources (physical and mental practices), refusal (un-doing, saving up energy, resting), self-sufficiency as a way of life, tenderness, hope, care

We are looking forward to having you at the discussions!
The language of the discussions is English.
You can attend all of the discussions via this link (no enrollment necessary):

In the meantime, check also our new website and published programme for this year:

Warm greetings,

NPT & Friends