Juha Valkeapää–Heidi Soidinsalo: Silent Death

29.11.2019 – 07.12.2019

A performance by two sound artists imagine the sound of different deaths.

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Posthuman Theatre: Studies in Non-Human Acting

15.11.2019 – 16.11.2019

The idea of non-human acting was presented as a part of Baltic Circle Festival.

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Théo Mercier / Steven Michel: Affordable Solution for Better Living

02.11.2019 – 03.11.2019

An ironic and relentless performance by a visual artist and a dancer stages the home-assembled furniture of IKEA. The performance was part of Moving in November -festival.

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Maria Hyökyvaara & working group: Kissed by the Isness

19.10.2019 – 29.10.2019

The performance was based on the working group’s two-year journey among meditative methods and human consciousness.

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LECTURE / T.J. Demos: The Politics and Aesthetics of Climate Emergency


A known art historian, critic and curator gave a lecture about his study of how artists and activists navigate global crises, including biopolitical conflicts around ecology, sustainability and climate change.

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recoil Performance Group (DK): MASS – bloom explorations

03.09.2019 – 08.09.2019

A dancer and a scenography in the process of biological moldering in a durational performance installation. Here the audiences get in touch with the decay, the decomposition and the dead.

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Jaakko Pallasvuo & Anni Puolakka: Sacre


A video trilogy Sacre by  Anni Puolakka and Jaakko Pallasvuo was presented during The Night of the Arts. The three parts of the screening are: Sacre (2015), Sacre 2: HEX (2017) sekä Sacr3: Eternal Return (2019).

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Sonja Jokiniemi: Howl

08.08.2019 – 13.08.2019

Choreographer Sonja Jokiniemi’s work Howl is a transformable performance project and an exhibition space.

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URB 19 – festival for urban art and culture

07.06.2019 – 14.06.2019

A 20th edition of the URB festival spread in different locations around Helsinki presenting dance, performances, happenings, concerts and workshops.

The programme was curated with four young curators together with Kiasma Theatre’s production team.

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Maija Hirvanen: Magic and Despair

Maija Hirvanen: Magic and Despair

10.05.2019 – 17.05.2019

Choreographer and artist Maija Hirvanen examined the less obivous aspects of empathy in her performance Magic and Despair.

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Heidi Kilpeläinen: Land of Dreams


A 3-channel video installation is about Heidi Kilpeläinen’s singing performance Tango Therapy.

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Tuuja Jänicke & Marja Silde: Esitys hyväksi elämäksi

Tuuja Jänicke & Marja Silde: Proposal for a Good Life

26.04.2019 – 12.05.2019

Durational installations inside Kiasma that were based on UN Universal World Human Rights.

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Love Foundation: Performing Love

Love Foundation: Performing Love

11.04.2019 – 12.04.2019

How can art create a culture of love? How to understand and celebrate love as a communal force?

Together with Kiasma, Love Foundation Helsinki organized a two-day charity art festival Performing Love. Through the mediums of contemporary art, discussions, workshops, performance, and music, our aim is to facilitate positive human interaction and to build a more beautiful urban culture. Performing Love consists of diverse art-related encounters, which let the audience delve both rationally and emotionally into the themes of love and caring for others. Performing Love is part of Kiasma’s next year theme: Here You Are.

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Lecture performance: What is life? An encounter between Art & Science with Björn Kröger (FI/DE) and Margherita Pevere (FI/IT)


What is life? presented two different perspectives, one from art and one from science.

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Sanna From – Heta Kuchka: Mashallah – ماشاءالله

07.03.2019 – 13.03.2019

An art project unites young immigrants and senior dancers to reflect together their visibility in the society.

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Concert in the dark: Karina


Kiasma Theatre’s Concert in the dark -series was continued by by Finnish folk pop duo Karina.

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Concert: Högni (IS)


A singer and songwriter from Iceland takes over Kiasma’s 5th floor and Shoplifter’s exhibition for one evening with a string quartet.

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Koivuryhmä: The Gospel of Christmas

07.12.2018 – 16.12.2018

The performance, written and directed by Teemu Mäki, combines music, performance, visual art and research.

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Marie-Caroline Hominal / Markus Öhrn: Hominal/Öhrn

03.11.2018 – 04.11.2018

Moving in November contemporary dance festival programme.

The performance was an imagination of Öhrns passed grandmother and what would she do otherwise if given a chance.

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Concert in the Dark / Norman Orro: Music For Your Plants


Music For Your Plants is an ongoing audiovisual project by Estonian artist Norman Orro. Active since 2010, the project has manifested in concept albums, installations, visual essays and collaborations with international artists.

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Janina Rajakangas Project: Canary

13.10.2018 – 20.10.2018

A Finnish choreographer Janina Rajakangas studied hypersensivity in her piece Canary. The performance was performed in Kiasma’s 2nd floor balcony as a double bill with Liisa Pentti +Co The Space -performance.

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Liisa Pentti +Co: The Space

13.10.2018 – 20.10.2018

The Space, made for six dancers and two live musicians, is a performance about emptiness, space and outer space, absence and presence. It is about the connection between seeing and understanding the meaning.

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Jānis Balodis / Dirty Deal Teatro: National Development Plan


A solo performance by young Latvian theatre maker was based on the real national development plan made in Latvia.

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Egle Budvytyte

Eglė Budvytytė: Orcas and Volcanos


Lithuanian born contemporary artist Eglė Budvytytė filled Kiasma Theatre’s stage with ecofeministic cantations in her solo performance Orcas and Volcanos – Incantation Karaoke.

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Urbaanin taiteen ja kulttuurin festivaali

URB 18

07.06.2018 – 14.06.2018

The 19th edition of URB festival presents i.a. a 10-hour solo concert by a drummer Tatu Rönkkö, street dance rooted dance groups Sensum and NOD,  performance SMS – Soft Message Service by a director Joel Neves which explores the cultures of digital and physical communication, an event about climate change Huomattavaa häiriötä ilmastonmuutoksesta.

The festival was shifted from August to June.

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Olavi Louhivuori

Concert in the dark: Olavi Louhivuori


A Finnish musician Olavi Louhivuori created a concert in the dark.

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