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.
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.