Baltic Circle’s 2022 programme focuses on building togetherness and exchanging information
The 19th iteration of the international theatre festival Baltic Circle is set to take place from the 18 to the 26 November 2022. The lineup includes a total of eight premieres, as well as Arctic and European guest performances. The performance venues represent a range of untypical spaces, from Villa Salin on the Honkaluoto islet, to the RTI-talo house in Ilmala – where the festival club will also take place.
Baltic Circle Theatre Festival organises a rewilding trip to Oravasuo in Ähtäri: “We want to encourage people to everyday environmental activism”
Baltic Circle organises a rewilding trip to its nature restoration site Oravasuo, located in Ähtäri, in September 2022. The ticket sales for the trip have started at Tiketti. Oravasuo’s rewilding activities are carried out together with Snowchange Cooperation.
Artist selections for Kulkue – Procession announced
Artists have been selected for the project Kulkue - Procession, which develops touring activities between festivals. The themes covered by the artwork of the selected seven working groups range from the creation of queer spaces to urban planning. The artwork will be presented at the ANTI Festival, Baltic Circle Festival and Hangö Teaterträff between 2022 and 2024.
Tree pipits & willow warblers – Bird sightings and other greetings from Oravasuo
For almost two years now, Baltic Circle’s nature restoration location Oravasuo and its neighbouring swamps, Siltaneva & Rasinneva, have been under protection by the Landscape Rewilding programme. During that time, the 50-hectare wetland and its six different ecosystems have had some time of their own, time to heal, rest and rewild.
Sold out Baltic Circle Theatre Festival told about reality: colonial land use policy, care and the narrowness of norms
The international theatre festival Baltic Circle, held in Helsinki, Espoo and Väätäiskylä, Middle Finland November 19–27, gathered together climate experts, marginalised bodies and indigenous artists. Care for people and land was highlighted in the festival week’s discussions and events, which delved into the politics of industrial land use and dismantling norms related to knowledge, bodies and gender. The festival continues with the mentioned topics during 2022.
Hey beautiful being, lovely that you just are
What would happen, if city facilities were planned for loitering? What does loitering mean, and what is its purpose? UNDERTONE – A Proposal For Legal Loitering suggests answers to such questions. This year’s traditional closing club of Baltic Circle is taken over by the UNDERTONE. It is an invitation to loiter on a Saturday night in November at Tiivistämö in Suvilahti and a comment on the politics of surveillance culture.
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NO NIIN & Baltic Circle
This year, Baltic Circle collaborates with NO NIIN, which is an independent online monthly magazine at the cusp of art, criticality, and love. A portion of NO NIIN’s November and December issues is linked to themes, reflections and performances of the festival.
Wetlands, rivers, ejaculation and protoplasm – fluids are flowing in this year’s Baltic Circle programme
The 18th edition of the international theatre festival Baltic Circle will be organised in Helsinki and Väätäiskylä, central Finland between 19 and 27 November 2021. The programme includes four premieres, Finnish and international guest performances, as well as a field trip to the rewilding site Oravasuo.
We started a fan club!
Lately, we’ve been thinking a lot about togetherness and community; the power that resides in them, and the magic and excitement that happens when people get together. We’ve thought about fan clubs - those that were advertised in comic books in the 90s - and writing letters, and pen-pals, and the sincere joy of sharing something you like with someone you like.