magical, ritualistic and communal multi-art event born in the middle of a performance, concert and party.

Kuplat-Juhlat is a magical, ritualistic and communal multi-art event born in the middle of a performance, concert and party. In a long-term event, the working group takes over the entire performance space and the audience can experience the ever-changing performance on their own accord. In the summer of 2022, Kuplat-Juhlat will be seen at the Jyväskylä Summer Festival in Villa Rana and Järvenpäätalo. Kuplat-Juhlat starts as a performance event suitable for all ages, continues more aimed at adults and turns into a late-night party. You can come, move freely, go and come again. Welcome to hang out, experience and step into a new era!

Previously in Hanko three different years, the performance event, which was perceived as new each time, is realized in Jyväskylä Summer Festival in cooperation with the Kuplat-Juhlat working group, the Dance group Off/Balance and the contemporary circus group Agit-Cirk. The overall designers of the event are sound designer Tuomas Norvio and choreographer Sari Palmgren. The over ten performers include Elina Häyrynen (Off/Balance), Terhi Kuokkanen (Off/Balance), Satu Rekola, Sari Palmgren, Anni Rissanen, Johanna Ikola, Jukka Peltola, Jenni Lehtinen (Agit-Cirk), Sasu Peistola (Agit-Cirk ), Marjo Ylikorva / Vilhelmiina Sinervo (Agit-Cirk) and Sakari Männistö (Agit-Cirk). Joonas Tikkanen is responsible for space planning. In addition to Tuomas Norvio, the musicians are accordion artist Kimmo Pohjonen and percussionist Juuso Hannukainen.

Premiere: sat 9.7.2022 at 17:00-23:00, informal parties from 23:00
Jyväskylä Summer Festival, Cultural Centre Villa Rana, Jyväskylä Age limits: from 17:00 to 19:00 no age limit, from 19:00 age limit 18 years

Other performances: sat 20.8.2022 Järvenpäätalo, Järvenpää
Full Moon Dance Festival, Pyhäjärvi sat 22.7.2023, Hotel Pyhäsalmi

Consept: Tuomas Norvio and Sari Palmgren
Composition of the performing group: Sari Palmgren
Sound design: Tuomas Norvio 
Space design: Joonas Tikkanen Performers: Elina Häyrynen, Johanna Ikola, Terhi Kuokkanen, Sari Palmgren, Jukka Peltola, Satu Rekola, Anni Rissanen, Jenni Lehtinen, Sasu Peistola, Marjo Ylikorva, Vilhelmiina Sinervo and Sakari Männistö Musicians: Juuso Hannukainen, Tuomas Norvio and Kimmo Pohjonen Production: Sari Palmgren & Co, Tuomas Norvio, Dance Company Off/Balance and Agit-Cirk

The realization of the work has been supported by: The Art Promotion Center, the City of Jyväskylä, the Uusimaa Provincial Fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation and Alfred Kordelin foundation

Photo from the beach: Tomi Parkkonen

Photos: Matti Häyrynen

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