Aura of Puppets hosts a seminar regarding social, ecological and psychological sustainability of working abroad or away from home as an artist.
The event is also live streamed and can be attended via IMPULSE! -project’s Youtube.
Slow transitions: Exploring ways to connect while on tour or as an artist in residence 8 November 2023
Aura of Puppets hosts a seminar regarding social, ecological and psychological sustainability of working abroad or away from home as an artist. The event is also live streamed and can be attended via IMPULSE! -project’s Youtube.
The Seminar and panel discussion take place during the Turku International Puppetry Festival.
The seminar discusses the following questions: How can artists and presenters expand the idea of the conventional tour reduced to a mere short visit? How to establish a slower mindset when it comes to touring and what kind of resources does this mindset require? What can residence directors and artists do to promote (long-term) connections with the local community? How to find ways to communicate with the audience outside the performance?
The seminar dives into the thematic with three short introductions given by the panellists. The speakers include Bek Berger, Artistic Director of the New Theatre Institute of Latvia and curator of the International Festival of Contemporary Performance, Homo Novus, Leena Kela, director of the Saari Residence, performance artist, artistic director of the New Performance Turku Biennale, Miradonna Sirkka, circus artist and founding member of the collective Recovery Laboratory.
The discussion is facilitated by puppet artist and president of Aura of Puppets, Elina Lajunen.
Read more about the panellists on IMPULSE! -prject’s website: https://impulseproject.eu/seminar-slow-transitions
The seminar is for artists, producers, artistic & residency directors, funding organisations and any performing arts professionals interested in sustainable touring and working.
The event will be live streamed to IMPULSE! Projects Youtube account where it will be visible also afterwards as a recording.
Wednesday 8 November 2023 at 14–16 EET Jokistudio, Manilla. Itäinen Rantakatu 64, Turku