PROGRAM

The festival is hosted by performer Willem Wilhelmus, author of the idea of the festival, and by artist Egle Oddo, working on the visual communication.

The anthropological research group is coordinated by researcher Anu Lounela, assisted by Pekka Tuominen.
Panel discussion is led by professor for Performance studies at Theater Academy Helsinki Ray Langenbach, Anu Lounela and Willem Wilhelmus.
As part of the festival's contributions focusing on mother's tongue, Egle Oddo, Chaibia Hammani and Franco Oddo will prepare a tasting experience for the participant artists, offering them daily traditional and rare delicacies from Sicily. The daily food offer is called LINGUA MADRE. Art critics and journalists are welcome to contact the organisers, if they wish to interview our artists during the banquet.

The portraits of our participant artists will be on display in the process room at the Finnish Museum of Photography from 13th to 21st of October. The photo series is called Digital Relations in Archival Form.

Monday 13th October
Private event, invited guests only, LINGUA MADRE at Universum Theatre
Opening up the space for the artists.
Reception of the artists, dinner and sauna.

Tuesday 14th October
At 17:00     private event LINGUA MADRE at Universum Theatre, guest artist Anu Aamu Aurora    Pulkinen, singing Carmen.
At 18:30  public event at Universum Theatre, opening of the festival by Willem Wilhelmus and Egle Oddo followed by performances by: Marcus Lerviks, Ignacio Pérez Pérez, Ana Matey & Isabel Leon, Elvira Santamaría Torres, Lala Nomada.
At 22:00     event closes.

Wednesday 15th October
From 13:00 to 16:00     public event at Finnish Museum of Photography, panel discussion led by professor for Performance studies at Theater Academy Helsinki Ray Langenbach, researcher Anu Lounela and performer Willem Wilhelmus, followed by collective performance.
At 17:00       private event LINGUA MADRE at Universum Theatre, guest artist Timo Tuhkanen.
At 18:30    public event at Universum Theatre, performances by: József Juhász, Melanie Jame Wolf, Johanna MacDonald, Nezaket Ekici, Maurice Blok.
At 22:00     event closes.

Thursday 16th October
At 17:00     private event LINGUA MADRE at Universum Theatre.
At 18:30   public event at Universum Theatre, performances by: Nastja Säde Rönkkö, Ana Matey & Isabel Leon, Tamar RabanJohn Court, Tania Alice, Diana Soria.
At 22:00     event closes.

Friday 17th October
From 13:00 to 16:00   public event at Finnish Museum of Photography, panel discussion led by professor for Performance studies at Theater Academy Helsinki Ray Langenbach, researcher Anu Lounela and performer Willem Wilhelmus.
At 17:00        private event LINGUA MADRE at Universum Theatre.
At 18:30     public event at Universum Theatre, performances by: Marcio Carvalho, Olga Prokhorova, Paco de Laguna,  Shinji Kanki, Yingmei Duan, Ali Al-Fatlawi & Wathiq Al­Ameri, Tomasz Szrama.
At 22:00        event closes.

Saturday 18th October
At 17:00       private event LINGUA MADRE at Universum Theatre, "what I am for you".
From 18:30 to 22:00    public event at Universum Theatre, performances by: Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Alejandra Herrera Silva, Beate Linne & Roi Vaara, Magnús Logi Kristinsson, Álvaro Terrones, Oliver Whitehead & P.K. Keränen.
 At 22:30     private event in collaboration with Amorph! festival.

Sunday 19th October
At 12:00     Private event, invited guests only, LINGUA MADRE at Universum Theatre
                   The artists share lunch and conversation, finissage.