Helsinki

URB23

URB23

Jun

09

Fri

12:00 – 21:00

9.6.–17.6.2023

URB 23 festival presents different forms of urban arts with 11 projects in Kiasma and around Helsinki. Coming up some street dance performances, events and encounters. 

The festival hosts premieres of Heritage by Ben Fury, inspired by clubbing scene of the 90’s and Jamie MacDonald’s performance T4T4U. International street dance company Hungry Sharks will perform in Stoa. Kairos Helsinki will host Kiasma’s Seminar Room, presenting and exhibition and events by multiple artist. The grande finale of the festival is going to be stunning Queer Art Superstar – Ball. 

This year’s festival is curated by Alexandra Mitiku (Kairos), Sara HirnJonna Strandberg and Baltic Take Over team.

This year URB 23 presents OFF programme as well: Baltic Take Over is a first-ever event that brings nine performances from the Baltic countries to Helsinki. Four of the performances will be performed in Kiasma as part of URB 23 festival. 

URB is an annual street art and culture festival that presents the influence of ever-changing street art and youth culture on different forms of contemporary art. The festival, founded in year 2000, is produced by Kiasma Theatre.

URB makes space for incompleteness, enables experiment and connects communities, artists and actors. The festival events spread out from the museum and the black box to various city spaces, asking to whom and on what terms street art can exist.

The festival program includes premieres by young Finnish artists, international guest performances as well as residencies, presentations, artist talks and workshops that illuminate the processes of creating art.

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PROGRAM

Friday 9.6.

11.00–18.00 Baltic Take Over / LAUKKU: Dreaming of a perfect arts house
Kiasma backyard

18.30 Baltic Take Over / A M A / Anna-Marija Adomaityte & Gautier Teuscher: Workpiece
Kiasma, Seminaari space

19.00 Baltic Take Over / Karolin Poska: Lucky Charm
Kiasma Theatre

Saturday 10.6.

15.30 Baltic Take Over / A M A / Anna-Marija Adomaityte & Gautier Teuscher: Workpiece
Kiasma, Seminaari space

16.00 Baltic Take Over / Liisa Saaremäel: Scream Box
Kiasma Theatre

19.00 Hungry Sharks: Béton Brut
Stoa

Sunday 11.6.

12.00 WORKSHOP / Choreographic Tools: Repetitive Movement Patterns by Valentin Alfery / Hungry Sharks
Stoa

15.00 Hungry Sharks: Béton Brut
Stoa

Tuesday 13.6.

18.00 Ben Fury: SPACE/HERITAGE
Kaapelitehdas, Turbiinisali

Wednesday 14.6.

15.00–20.00 Kairos: A Quiet Storm
Kiasma, Seminaari space

18.00 Ben Fury: SPACE/HERITAGE
Kaapelitehdas,Turbiinisali

Thursday 15.6.

13.00–20.00 Kairos: A Quiet Storm
Kiasma, Seminaari space

16.00 Jamie MacDonald: T4T4U
Kiasma, 3. floor

17.00 The Texture of Connection
Kiasma Theatre

18.00 Jamie MacDonald: T4T4U
Kiasma, 3. floor

18.00 Ben Fury: SPACE/HERITAGE
Kaapelitehdas, Turbiinisali

Friday 16.6.

13.00–20.00 Kairos: A Quiet Storm
Kiasma, Seminaari space

16.00 Jamie MacDonald: T4T4U
Kiasma, 3. floor

18.00 Jamie MacDonald: T4T4U
Kiasma, 3. floor

18.30-20.00 Vogue Femme workshop by Mother Kylee Ninja
Kiasma Theatre

Saturday 17.6.

12.00 Jamie MacDonald: T4T4U
Kiasma, 3. floor

13.00–18.00 Kairos: A Quiet Storm
Kiasma, Seminaari space

14.00 Jamie MacDonald: T4T4U
Kiasma, 3. floor

14.00–19.00 Hustlinki x Sade
Kansalaistori, Helsinki (In case of rain at Kiasma Theatre)

20.00 Queer Art Superstar – Ball
Kiasma

Fri 09 Jun 2023 – 17 Jun 2023 12:00 – 21:00