Opening Ceremony 2023
Host of the Opening Ceremony, actress Elisa Piispanen
THE BEST OF GÖSTA SUNDQVIST
Talented actor-singers Minja Koski and Mikael Saari and the charming Lumos string quartet interpret some of the best songs by well-loved Finnish band Leevi and the Leavings. The group will perform also at TLab.
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OPENING CEREMONY SPEECH
Sirkku Peltola, playwright, theatre director, Academician of Arts
CIRCUS RUSKA FESTIVAL: VAANNILA
Valentino Martinetti and Anniina Peltovako offer samples of their contemporary circus show VAANNILA. Combining acrobatics, tightrope walking, classic songs and unintentional humour, the show will also entertain in this year's OFF Tampere programme.
> For more information about VAANNILA
GREETINGS FROM THE ARTISTIC TEAM
The Artistic Team of the festival: Taija Helminen, Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen and Tanjalotta Räikkä
OLAVI VEISTÄJÄ PRIZE
Prize declaration (Olavi Veistäjä Fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation)
WOUDE!: GIRAFFE AND BARREL
An excerpt from a theatre performance premiering in OFF Tampere, in which two very different people and artists meet in a surprising, sensitive and macabre way. On stage Hanna Gibson, Petri Mäkipää and Ari Numminen.
> For more information about Giraffe and Barrel
- Tue 8.8. 12.00
Performed in Finnish
The event will be held, weather permitting
Photo: Carolin Büttner