Turku International Puppetry Festival, in short TIP-Fest is an annual international festival dedicated for puppetry. The festival celebrating and visual theatre is held in Turku, the puppetry capital of Finland.
TIP-Fest 2.-6.11.2022 – New Beginnings
This November the 13th edition of Turku International Puppetry Fest celebrates Aura of Puppets turning 10 years; a new decade brings new insights and processes for the puppetry professionals network. The festival gathers the latest and most interesting local performances on different stages in the city of Turku. Some of them are seen for the first time since many premieres as well as performances have been waiting their time during the pandemic: now they are to be released in the limelights and shared with the audience. After all it is the interaction with a live audience that finally brings a puppetry performance to life.
TIP-Fest celebrates a whopping six premiers: Nurinpäin kollektiivi’s Invisible, Antti-Juhani Manninen’s solo Ridiculousness, Tainaron by TEHDAS Theatre & Niina Lindroos, Jenni Rutanen & Co. Voyager and Theatre Qo’s Tea for Two and Obsession by Lee Lahikainen & co.
This year’s edition is also an international platform for Finnish puppetry performances. The programme consists of pieces that aim for touring around the world and most of the curated performances are without words or nearly wordless elaborate displays of visual theatre.
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Photos from TIP-Fest 2022
Photos: Jesper Dolgov
Festival programme 2022
A solo toy theater* performance inspired by life and art of French photographer and painter Dora Maar (1907–1997). The starting point for the piece was
A dark yet hopeful performance of dysmorphic body disorders. Three bodies. Foamed plastic. Microphone. Dysmorphic is created in collaboration between Aurinkobaletti and Aura of
The Birds is a puppet theatrical cabaret that celebrates birdlife from a range of different points of view. It explores the diversity of nature, climate
Festival is produced by Puppetry network Aura of Puppets. The programme is mainly invitation-based and the curational timeline is approx. two years.
TIP-Fest Artistic directors: Roosa Halme, Anna Nekrassova and Outi Sippola:
Producer: Lotta Valtanen , +358 41 486 1222
Professionals & guests: Sanna Soni,
FIMFA Lx – International Festival of Puppetry and Animated Forms Directed by: Gavin Glover (UK) 1 to 4 June de 2023 Thursday to Sunday Teatro
Aura of Puppets hosts a seminar on sustainable touring practices on Thursday 20 April 2023 at the Oh My Puppets! mini festival for contemporary Puppetry