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Yasen Vasilev (BU)


Wednesday 6.9. at 18:00
Venue: The Taiteen talo arts center, A stairway, The main hall,  2nd floor, Nunnankatu 4, 20500 Turku
Arrival and accessibility information at the bottom of the page

Duration: approx. 1hr, plus open end
Pre-booking is possible, but tickets will also be available at the venue, 15 minutes before the performance. Pre-bookings here.

“Impossible Actions” puts a group of performers through a series of tasks that aim to test and re-imagine the limits and functions of the body and deconstruct (un)conscious habits of movement. The work aims to liberate the body and its movements from meanings imposed on them. The process invites a group of local performers to activate, change and adapt a score for a physical solo based on their bodies and socio-political biographies and perform their own versions of it, together in the same space. 

Yasen Vasilev works internationally in the field of contemporary dance as a dramaturg and critic. He holds a BA in Dramaturgy from the Academy in Sofia (2013) and MA in Intercultural Communication from Shanghai Theatre Academy (2016). The practical research of his Master thesis on the politics of dance, NUTRICULA (2015–) has been developed and presented in the form of workshops and performances internationally. NUTRICULA is developed in collaboration with artist and researcher Kwame Boafo.

IMPOSSIBLE ACTIONS, a collective performance for 10 participants, prototyped during a residency in Taipei in 2019, was produced in 2021 by Radar Sofia and won the annual award for dance of the City Hall of Sofia. He’s a regular contributor for Springback magazine and is active on the topic of working conditions in the frame of different initiatives, most recently Kunstenpunt’s A Fair New Idea where he co-authored a Letter for transnational fair practice in collaboration with Anna Manubens and Pieternel Vermoortel. 

First produced by Radar Sofia, with the support of the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture
Presented and supported by Moving body festival, CoFestival, DansiT, Spazju Kreattiv, DNK – space for contemporary dance and performance.

Residencies: Taipei artist village, La Caldera, Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Valetta Design Cluster
Visual identity: Martin Atanasov  


Salla Talvikki Nieminen
Heidi Horila
Rebecca Laube-Pohto
Laura Jantunen
Lehmus Murtomaa
Sonja Karolina Aaltonen
Valtteri Haliseva
Evgeny Kostyukov
Veera Alaverronen
Matilda Helena Lindström
Antti Seppänen
Tashi Iwaoka

In collaboration with the Regional Centre of Dance in Western Finland.
Supported by Turku2029 Foundation.

Arrival and accessibility information

The performance space is located on the 2nd floor of the A stairway of the Taiteen talo Arts center. The outer door is barrier-free and equipped with a door pump. The building has an accessible elevator, but the elevator door is heavy and the elevator button is high.

You can find more info about arrival and accessibility from here (in Finnish):

Toilet spaces
The accessible toilet can be found on the first floor, the toilet is right-handed. Other toilets are located on the second floor.

Language accessibility and audience participation
The performance has a seated stand on chairs and floor. The performance is based on movement and is wordless. 

The performance has an open ending where the audience can stay in the space and make contact with the performers.

More information
Salla Karvonen,