Dark Matters TIP-fest 2020


Turku International Puppetry Festival 4 to 8 November 2020
We closely follow the global pandemic situation and follow Finnish governmental guidelines in order to create a safe festival for everyone attending. We inform about the possible changes in the festival program on this page.

TIP-Fest: LIGHT Edition

This year’s theme is Light in the sense of luminosity as well as a clean and less heavy-structured event. Light creates shades and depths but also reveals dark, hidden places and subjects. Experiencing art can spark inspiration creating a light feeling.

Light edition can be experienced in the subjects and approaches of the performances, in their lite structures, materials or puppets. Light can bring forth forms and outlines but it can also conceal them. Performances with video or light projections creating spaces, pieces using reflective materials or puppets as sources of light have been chosen to the festival program.

During the festival organized in the darkest time of the year there are spaces for encounters, as well as experiencing and discussing puppet art. TIP-Fest has invited several lighting and set designers to discuss the dramaturgy of light during a seminar.

More information and the complete program will be published during autumn 2020, follow Aura of Puppets on Facebook in order to stay informed about the festival!

Contact info:

Production: Aura of Puppets 
Artistic directors: Roosa HalmeAnna Nekrassova and Outi Sippola:

Producer: Sanna Soni
Media and other Inquiries: 

Festival is supported by:
Main partners: Pro Manilla Foundation TEHDAS Theater
Sponsors: Finnish Arts Promotion Centre , City of Turku, Finnish Cultural Funds  Varsinais-Suomi Regional Fund, Turku Theatre Foundation, Ministry of Education and Culture