Varsinais-Suomen Runoviikko
Varsinais-Suomen Runoviikko
Varsinais-Suomen Runoviikko

SATURDAY 13th November


Poetry and music performance “Portti” (Gate) was completed at the end of 2020 to mark Pirjo Vahtola’s 70th anniversary. Due to the corona pandemic, its performances have been postponed to the fall of 2021.
Pirjo Vahtola says: “The performance transports participants from the 1950s to the present, from Northern Häme to the Turku region, grows its writer from a girl to a woman, wife, mother and grandmother, from school child to a priest and a poet. Through the experience of one person, the gate performance opens a window to the richness, joy and crying of life. ” All the poems are written by Pirjo and she recites them as well.
The performance is directed by Maaret Perälä. The music is provided by the vocal and instrumental ensemble The Blond Aleksandra, Auni Frantti, Varpu Ruohonen and Lasse Vahtola.

Free entry. Organized by Turku Lausuntakerho
At Kaarina Church, Voudinkatu 2, Kaarina.

At 5:30 p.m. “RUNOBUSSI” (Poem Bus)

Bus poet Kalle Talonen.
The poetry bus takes you without entrance fee from the city center to the Barker Theater! The bus route, time schedule and performers will be confirmed soon!

From 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. POETRY & STAGE, PART 2


The program includes i.a.:

“Identiteettivarkaat” (Identity Thieves):
“Identiteettivarkaat” is a journey of exploration into identity, its disappearance and rediscovery. The route is juggling and movement that combine with poetry along the way. Three circus artists are seen on stage. The author of the circus is also responsible for the text and direction, for whom the idea for the work arose from the desire to combine a dear writing hobby with one’s own field. Inspiration has been found in stage poets and in the diversity of human minds and relationships. ”
Performers: Valo Kainulainen, Minna Tikkanen, Nea Waismaa.
Direction and text: Suvi Lahti.
Photography: Ville Saarikoski. Special thanks to: Akseli Nivala

“Runoajelu” (Poetry ride) visits Turku: Susinukke Kosola, Sveta Grigorjeva (EST) and Madara Gruntmane (LV).  Unfortunately “Runoajelu” has been canceled!

Poetry & stage -custom work: Cooperative Ursa Minor: Quarantine.
Quarantine is a visual, multi-artistic and theatrical poetry performance. It deals with the artistry of the working group and the making of art in exceptional times, as well as the aesthetics and dominance of the world of sound from the perspective of deaf sign language speakers. The performance will feature a variety of poetic works in different formats, such as poems in sign language, Visual Vernacular technology and Finnish words, as well as poetic visual arts, video inserts and theatrical arts.
Performers / Working group: Olga Green, Quentin Green, Satu Kankaanpää and Silja Ruonala.
Production Zagryda Sandholm, Osk Ursa Minor

Poem & stage – custom work: Riina Kalmi & Raisa Jäntti: 1-2-3-4-5
Dancer Riina Kalmi and poet Raisa Jäntti present their improvisation methods. The performance combines dance and poetry improvisation, which the audience is allowed to follow all the time. The audience will be given notes to record their own experiences during the presentation.

Aatos Ketvel
Kasper Salonen

RuNo <3TekNo is an experimental and groovy poetry performance by Joonas Sojaka that combines poetry and electronic dance music. Surprisingly, poems based on abstract starting points are built to tell about ancient themes, love, the unknown, the self. The performance draws its aesthetics from sound and stage poetry, techno, hip-hop and sample music.
Extract from the score of the performance:
La Le Lo Lu Ha He Hi Ho Hu He Ma Me Mo El Em En Er Es Om On Ot Os L O U Ja

Free entry. Organized by Poetry Week Association
The Estonian Institute in Finland has supported “Runoajelu” (Poetry ride).
At Barker Theater, Raunistulantie 25 H, Turku.

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