IMPULSE! - New Focus on Puppetry and Visual Theatre

IMPULSE! project will develop and hone new practices for more ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable touring for puppetry and visual theatre.

Reflecting on 2023

During the first year of the project, the IMPULSE! project has worked towards its initial goals. The touring pilot program was finding its shape in terms of collaboration and addressing practical challenges in the touring landscape. Meanwhile, the ongoing discussions on sustainable touring practices promise to introduce pragmatic considerations into the way artists and producers approach their work, emphasising responsible and mindful practices.

Project news and upcoming events

Artist interview: TIP-Fest from a visitor's perspective

Kosmos Theatre's Žilvinas Vingelis shares his experience from Turku International Puppetry Festival as a director, producer and teacher.

Masterclass on devised dramaturgy

Aura of Puppets hosts a masterclass with Sodja Zupanc-Lotker on devised dramaturgy 31 October to 3 November 2023 in Turku just before TIP-Fest.

Seminar on sustainable touring

Slow transitions: Exploring ways to connect while on tour or as an artist in residence 8 November 2023. Hybrid seminar and panel discussion during TIP-Fest will be live streamed on IMPULSE! project's Youtube.

Artist interview: Fimfa from a visitor's perspective

Niina Lindroos and Elina Sarno recall their visit to A Tarumba's Fimfa Festival in Lisbon as part of IMPULSE! project's Touring pilot programme.

Artist interview: Performing in Kaunas at ConTempo Festival

Trupe Fandanga from Porto had three outdoor shows in Kaunas. Sandra Neves and Catarina Falcão tell about both performing for eager audiences.

Aura of Puppets hosts a seminar on sustainable touring practices on Thursday 20 April 2023 at the Oh My Puppets! mini festival for contemporary Puppetry in Helsinki.

An experimental workshop with leading puppeteer Gavin Glover, to explore and incorporate live low-tech video camera work with on stage theatre performance at Fimfa Festival.