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Wednesday 11.04.

Carnaval Juhlasesonki Celebrates Renewal, Gratitude and Hooping

Carnaval Juhlasesonki is a two-week season for celebration and a social performance taking place in Kaarela, Helsinki. The programme consists of three extraordinary parties that are organized in collaboration with local residents, in the direction of choreographer Maija Hirvanen. Carnaval Juhlasesonki takes place May 7–20, 2018.

Hope Springs Eternal Turns Sitratori Into an Oasis

Sitratori square in Kannelmäki district, Helsinki will go through a metamorphosis in June as Hope Springs Eternal, a four-day installation by The Brick Box arts collective turns the area into a public bath.

Do you live in Kaarela? Come throw a party with us!

Carnaval Juhlasesonki is a two-week party season and a social performance taking place in Kaarela, Helsinki in May 2018. We are now looking for people who live in Kaarela district and who would like to throw an unforgettable party together with choreographer and performance artist Maija Hirvanen and her working group.

Wednesday 20.12.

Thank you for 2017!

Thank you for the past year to the artists, partners, supporters, staff, volunteers and audience! We are on holiday until January, 8. Do keep your eyes and ears open in January and February as we have some news coming up about our spring season! Happy holiday season and joyful New year 2018!

Free Events Every Day!

There are plenty of free events on every festival day! Check them out below.

Intimate delight and sensitivity

A few weeks ago, Baltic Circle’s communications assistant Essi Brunberg had a chance to sit down with Julius Elo and Xana, the creators of Sleeping Beauty, to discuss their experiences, thoughts and feelings regarding not only their work on the performance, but the themes surrounding it as well.

Festival programme in a nutshell

You can see all of the festival programme from here, where we will update the ticket situation and eventual changes.

Read Much. Learn Much.

Did you know that we will also have a little bookstore during the festival?

Baltic Circle continues discussion on freedom of expression in the arts: Case Ceci n’est pas…

In November 2014 the police of Helsinki censored the final scene of the piece Ceci n’est pas… by Dries Verhoeven as an act of public obscenity. In September 2017 the Supreme Administrative Court published their decision on the case, overturning the previous judgments by the police and Helsinki administrative court. What does this case tell about the art in public space, the freedom of artistic expression, and our society today?