TIP-Fest 2017 – Finnish Puppetry Showcase
The first ever Finnish Puppetry Showcase by Aura of Puppets will be held in November 2017. The Showcase presents the stars of Finnish puppet theatre and offers a broad variety of shows from poetic solo pieces all the way to huge puppet theatre spectacles.
We invite you to discover the power, emotion and creativity of the most talented puppet theatre artists working in Finland today!
Stay tuned! More performances will be added to program soon
TIP-Fest 2017 - Finnish Puppetry Showcase. 15.-19.11.2017
TIP-Fest takes place at the Culture Factory of Manilla (Itäinen Rantakatu 64) in Turku.
Roosa Halme, Anna Nekrassova, Outi Sippola
Jesper Dolgov, +358 50 337 4040, jesper(a)auraofpuppets.com
Sanna Taskinen, +358 44 2010 007, sanna(a)auraofpuppets.com
Ticket sales will be opened in tiketti.fi end of May.
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The Finnish Minister of education and culture Sanni Grahn-Laasonen has given the Performing Arts State Award for Aura of Puppets, the network for puppet theatre professionals.
The State Award is given as acknowledgement for meritorious work for the benefit of the field of art in question. Aura of Puppets brings together the top experts in Finland as well as develops and makes the art form known. In the past four years Aura of Puppets has grown to be a nationally significant, forward thinking and renewing network of artists.
The award is an accolade not only for the network itself, but most of all for the 45 artists that with their artistic ambition and uncompromising craftsmanship produce experiences for hundreds of thousands of people in Finland and abroad every year. Even though Aura of Puppets was born from the need to create structure to the field of puppet theatre, its main goal is to promote the forming and meeting of high-quality art.
Aura of Puppets’ focus is strongly in the future, in contemporary art, different audiences and new forms of cooperation. The award strengthens Aura of Puppets’ view that the Finnish art field is evolving and open for brave openings.