About Object Festival

We wish to invite You to a new circus-themed festival in Helsinki, Finland October 17.-20.

Object - Festival for people, objects and circus

Back in 1999 we started 531 Festival of New and Experimental Juggling in Helsinki. During the history of the festival we had a chance to invite and host some of the most inspiring figures in juggling and object arts. It was always a small one-weekend event, but one with strong energy and focus.

During the last 10 years it has proven progressively more and more difficult to find juggling-specific performances that genuinely provide something fresh and new. We also have a shared feeling that we witnessed a truly innovative period of juggling history pass. At the same time our personal jouyrneys have led us beyond mere juggling and object work. So it was time to head for something new. So it is with excitement that we invite you to come and witness this first edition of our new festival.

Program will consist of meetings, talks, lectures, films, DJ-concerts, great cocktails and circus performances. Guest of honor this October will be Anatolii Zalevskyi who stormed the circus world with his handstand act in the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain back in 1998.

The theme of this first edition will be processes: personal, professional, investigative, doomed-to-fail - but processes nonetheless!

Maksim Komaro & Ville Walo

Festival Schedule

17 Oct, 2019

19:00 @ Teatteri Union

Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus

Almost a hundred years ago, a radical artistic utopia was born in the city of Weimar: Bauhaus. Its effects still shape our world today. Against the background of the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, the documentary BAUHAUS SPIRIT not only tells art history, but also contemporary history.
@ Teatteri Union (Siltavuorenranta 18)

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18 Oct, 2019

19:00 @ Cirko

Performance with:

Jani Suihkonen: retrospective
Saar Rombout: Aerial works for multi-cordes
Miika Pelkonen & WHS: The Trick That Cannot Be Explained
Miguel Muñoz Segura: Solo

Doors open 18:30

20:00 @ Cirko

DJ Massimo

Beat juggling & scratching & mixing

19 Oct, 2019

13:00 @ Cirko

Miguel Munoz

Lecture

14:30 @ Cirko

Clément Layes

Talk

16:00 @ Cirko

Wes Peden

Open session

17:00 @ Cirko

Anatolii Zalevskyi

Talk

18:30 @ Cirko

Jan Rosén

Talk

20:00 @ Cirko

Performance with

Monad: Yin Zéro
Vincent Bruyninckx
Cirque Aïtal

21:00 @ Cirko

DJ Aleksi Lemola

Beat juggling & scratching & mixing

20 Oct, 2019

15:00 @ Teatteri Union

Ring of Daring (Арена смелых / L'Arène des Audacieux)

Dance on horse back, juggling with numerous knives and a bit with a fork too, bicycling bears and intense spiralling in heights. Old time circus skills dash across the screen. Circus marches on stage briskly under flying red flags. Following the structure of a performance the plot proceeds speedily from one breathtaking circus stunt to the next as clowns and the ringmaster lead the way. On the arena we see some of the very best Soviet 50’s circus artists from clown Oleg Popov to juggler duet Alexander and Violetta Kiss.
Directed by: Sergey Gurov & Yuri Ozerov
1953, 76min
@ Teatteri Union (Siltavuorenranta 18)

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Our Performers/Speakers

Jani Suihkonen

Retrospective
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Saar Rombout

Performance

Miika Pelkonen

Performance

Miguel Muñoz Segura

Performance

DJ Massimo

DJ

Clément Layes

Speaker

Wes Peden

Speaker / Performance

Anatolii Zalevskyi

Speaker

Jan Rosén

Speaker
Photo: Emmanuelle Tricoire

Monad

Performance

Vincent Bruyninckx

Performance

Cirque Aïtal

Performance

DJ Aleksi Lemola

DJ

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Day Ticket 25€
Two-day ticket 50€ (inc. films in Teatteri Union 17.& 20.10.)
Tickets for films 9€

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Contact Info

Venues

Cirko / Kaasutehtaankatu 1 (building 8, Kojehuone) 00540 Helsinki


Teatteri Union, Siltavuorenranta 18, 00170 Helsinki