URB 19 – festival for urban art and culture

07.06.2019 - 14.06.2019

Turning 20 this year, URB is an annual festival produced by the Kiasma Theater, presenting the impact of ever-changing urban and youth culture on various forms of contemporary art. The festival spreads in different locations around Helsinki presenting dance, performances, happenings, concerts and workshops.

Dance programme presents i.a. a Swedish dance group JUCK, a Finnish b-girl gang Eccentric Squad and a choregrapher James Batchelor from Australia. Kiasma presents a feministic variety show Delta Venus: Let me be your fantasy at Shoplifter’s exhibition as well as a music project Exploited Body by an artist  Noah Kin at Kiasma Theatre.

URB will also take over the new Stoa square at Itäkeskus in east Helsinki. SOHKA JAM offers a free outside happening with dance, music and workshops. The passed 20 years of the URB festival shall be celebrated in Kiasma’s Seminar room, where URB ARCHIVES gives a possibility to the audience to see all the history of the festival.

Read more about the programme: www.urb.fi