Finnish youth are meeting to form a new model of society

Article written by Thierry Francis Mbabane, pictures courtesy of Jussi Vierimaa, video by Thierry Francis Mbabane. Young people living as a minority in Finland create new spaces to communicate with other youth in order to protect democracy. It was April 2019 that I visited Sibelius Museum in Turku and witnessed the launch of Sahwira Literature Rhythms…

BodyTalks – Questioning the importance of thinness through theatre

Written by Anna Olkinuora   Laiha on parempi ihminen asks us why is a person considered somehow better when thin. Thinner is better. It is more beautiful, desirable. Want to be successful? Get thin! Want more friends? Lose some weight! Teatteri Toivo wants to question this and speak up for those who do not fit…

Hay Fever: Noël Coward’s sharp comedy hits Helsinki

Text by Anna Olkinuora    Hay Fever by Noel Coward Finn-Brit Players & Passport Theatre Directed by Adrian Goldman The Finn-Brit Players in co-production with Passport Theatre get together for the second time in Helsinki. This spring, they bring us Noel Coward’s comedy Hay Fever.  I’ve been invited to the rehearsals the weekend before the…

Zodiak Stage double bill: Dance Performance at 2pm&Cheap

Article by Anna Olkinuora Finnish Translation: Soon online!  On 14th of March, a double bill of performances premiered on Zodiak Stage. Both performances were by young artists and both question what dance is as an art form and as a job.   Dance Performance at 2pm   Dance Performance at 2pm is a documentary montage…

Cinemaissí 2017: Violence against women / Violenza sulle donne

Cinemaissí, the Helsinki Latin American Film festival, is organized in the capital of Finland every autumn (19 October-22 October this year). I recently wrote an article related to the last year’s festival thus if you are interested I would recommend reading the article from this link. This time, I decided to focus on a specific and…

Welcome to the world of the artist Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman (Denver, 1958) was a young talented artist who passed away only at the age of 22 in 1981. She never perceived she would become one of the most remarkable photographers of the 80es. It happened by chance when a family friend decided to exhibit her photos after the death in a gallery in…

Venu Dhupa: Understanding Diversity

Last September 4th, I took part of the seminar  EU diversity research report with visiting professor Venu Dhupa organized by Catalysti in Globe Art Point. As her website says, she is an expert in national and international cultural policy and is sought after for her innovative thinking on culture, leadership, diversity and the creative industries. The seminar,…