There is no spoken language in the contemporary circus performance Pirjon paras päivä! You don't need to understand Finnish to understand the show.
The performance tells the story of a lonely woman and a
day in her life which starts out as mundane, but keeps getting more
absurd as the day progresses. When she is alone, all Pirjo sees is
shadows, but in the...
The last etappe after North America was through Northwest Europe. The flight from San Diego took me to Duesseldorf, Germany after which I aimed back to Turku.
Rainy weather made this stretch challenging, yet no bigger problems occured during my last 1570km. Adding this amount in to the total distance I had cycled, the number will be about 21 500km....
So what is this culture,
and where is it found?
And why can’t we find it
just lying around?
It’s suppose to be easy,
it’s suppose to be fun.
Everyone’s in it,
it’s already begun.
We better ask someone,
who knows all the facts.
Who understands culture,
then we can relax.
Now I’ve read a few books
and I’ve googled Turku.
Dr. Suzanne McEndoo is one of the physicists involved in the creation and dramaturgy of Quantum Circus, a visual show combining science, circus and theatre. Quantum Circus is a part of the Future Circus Festival with a total of eight shows in Logomo between 17.-22.7.
The Future Circus Festival kicked off last
night with the premiere of The Quantum...
The title sounded a bit ominous in my head, so I added the hopeful "for now" there. Because I certainly hope and believe this only to be au revoir, not goodbyes. Today was the final public day. And what a day it was! The queue was longer than ever, with people waiting one and a half hour to get inside. Although some people were quite fed up when they got to...
I've been asked to write an introduction to Colourscape and its Finnish staff members. So far I've been struggling with this task as I've felt that I don't know the others that well. To be honest I still feel that I don't know the people that well, but I'll try my best to give short descriptions of the Finnish crew. I'll do this in alphabetical order so...
The final week of Colourscape in Turku has begun. The end is near. Till Sunday the public has a chance to see Festival One and experience colours in a way, which will be memorable and for many an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The beginning of this week was also memorable. The ground in Kupittaa Park and the team of eleven working on the structure were...
Unfortunately my Nokia phone got stolen in Bolivia. It had my pictures from crossing the Andes, and before I got a new camera device, I was already in Boston, MA. That's why I had to skip South America (part2) post, and just do the North America part.
After Brazil I continued to Paraguay, North Argentina, North Chile, Bolivia and Southern Peru. I...
The past week has been great in Colourscape. Tuesdays seem to be very popular - both last Tuesday as well as yesterday some people were queueing for an hour! Other days have been busy as well, with queues up to 45 minutes. I would have never guessed our success, but I am extremely happy that people are interested and keep on coming from Turku and further...
The topic of this blog post is a reference to Chicago, which is known as the Windy City. I opted to name my post after a city located across the pond as the opening weekend was particularly windy in Turku.
After a long and strenuous day on the riverside on Friday the team was tired, but eagerly waited for the opening of Colourscape in Kupittaa....