Arts research transforms Finnish society

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Could we improve children’s learning and wellbeing at school by increasing access to arts activities? Do elderly people living in institutions have the right and the opportunity to play instruments and sing? Can prison theatre help lower reoffending rates?

Performing Thresholds - ATOM-R Workshop

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This interdisciplinary workshop led by the ATOM-r collective will engage movement, text, and technology through the contemporary paradigm of mixed reality in which physical and virtual spaces are intertwined. Participants will construct a ritual performance working with a gestural and movement vocabulary that activates the sensors of their smartphones to generate texts, images and audio.

Doran George in Memoriam

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It was with tremendous sadness that we learnt that Doran George, dancer, choreographer and scholar, died in Los Angeles in late November. Doran had been a visiting artist to the programme, teaching one of the first workshops in the programme in during the autumn semester of 2016.

New book: Inside and Besides the Camp

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The books title Inside and Beside the Camp refers to German barracks on the Tulliniemi peninsula in Hanko, Finland. The peninsula was the point of arrival for German troops who began their transit through Finland from 1942 to 1944. The area closed after World War II, but it attracted public attention in 2014 when the City of Hanko opened a nature trail there, and partly forgotten German barracks from the transit camp were discovered next to the trail.

The Beethoven-Mendelssohn project supported by CERADA

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In this video, you will find a few moments from the first concert of The Beethoven-Mendelssohn project (2016–2018) by Guadalupe López-Íñiguez, funded by Kone Foundation and supported by Cerada. This artistic postdoctoral project analyzes the relation between theoretical knowledge and professional practice in the performance of classical music, and will offer learners and teachers tools to support autonomous, holistic musicianship. The project involves concerts, scholarly and popularized writings, conference presentations, and audio/video recordings.

Apply now to the Brass @ Sibelius Academy master courses

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​Brass @ Sibelius Academy is a new international education and concert event for brass instruments in Helsinki. It is organised for the 2nd time next summer (5-10 June 2017). The event will feature high-class master courses by the Sibelius Academy brass instrument teachers and other internationally acclaimed brass instrumentalists:

 

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