True Nordic Culture Explored
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Virtual factory

Team Nano Spark’s idea was to make the Marimekko brand more approachable to new consumers by creating a virtual factory tour communicating each step of the design process until the final product release. The judges loved it and Team Nano Spark was one of the winners at the end of the competition.

competition, culture, experience, Finland, hackathon, mixed reality, new media

#ar  #canon m5  #christian anttonen  #competition  #concept  #culture  #design  #designathon  #fashion  #finland  #hackathon  #hdw17  #helsinki  #helsinki design week  #jussi koskimäki  #minna salonen  #sami-pekka ollila  #samuli rouvinen  #team nano spark

Hexagonal theatre

Climbing up a narrow staircase in the industrial hall made it possible to have a unique perspective from above on the design of the hexagonal theatre stage, the benches and lighting set up that was used for the Varjele dance theatre production.

festival, Finland, nordic, theatre

#architecture  #cable factory  #canon m5  #culture  #design  #experimental  #finland  #frame  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #heta aho  #hexagonal shadow theatre  #juhlaviikot  #pannuhalli  #shadow dance  #stage  #stage design  #theatre  #varjele

Spectators

Spectators followed the play by seeing expressions and moves of modern dance performers only through their shadows and silhouettes. Moreover, the storyline was enhanced by the small orchestra Tölöläb playing instruments such as clarinet, oboe and mixing electronic music into the score. In all respects a mystic and unique realization.

experience, Finland, nordic, performance, spectators, theatre

#cable factory  #canon m5  #culture  #dance performance  #experience  #experimental  #finland  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #heta aho  #hexagonal shadow theatre  #juhlaviikot  #music  #pannuhalli  #performance  #shadow dance  #silhouette  #silhouettes  #spectators  #taavi oramo  #theatre  #tölöläb  #varjele

All the little children

Helsinki Festival is known to support new promising talents and multi-arts productions. Advertised as "a dark intense dance performance about compassion and what happens when you lose it" made us curious to go to the premiere of Varjele, a contemporary shadow dance performance in a hexagonal shadow theatre. The audience was seated inside on benches next to the musicians and dancers performed outside and around the hexagonal stage.

culture, festival, Finland, performance, theatre

#cable factory  #canon m5  #culture  #dance performance  #experience  #experimental  #finland  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #heta aho  #hexagonal shadow theatre  #juhlaviikot  #kaapelitehdas  #music  #pannuhalli  #performance  #shadow dance  #silhouette  #silhouettes  #spectators  #taavi oramo  #theatre  #tölöläb  #varjele

King of maracas

Charismatic Salvador Duran is probably the best maracas artists I 've seen in my life. Also, his exceptional voice added to the coolness of this rare mix of Mexican mambo, merengue, psychedelic cumbia indie-rock.

concert, event, Finland, music

#concert  #culture  #cumbia  #finland  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #huvila festival tent  #juhlaviikot  #latin  #mambo  #maracas  #merengue  #orkesta mendoza  #performance  #ranchera  #rumba  #salvador duran  #tejano  #tex mex

Sergio Mendoza

Band founder Sergio Mendoza is a multi-instrumentalist and also is a singer in Orkestra Mendoza. In this photograph, he is depicted singing with an accordion.

concert, festival, Finland, multiculturality, music, performance

#accordion  #concert  #culture  #cumbia  #finland  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #huvila festival tent  #juhlaviikot  #latin  #mambo  #merengue  #orkesta mendoza  #performance  #ranchera  #rumba  #sergio mendoza  #tejano  #tex mex

Orkestra Mendoza

Hailing from Tuscon, Arizona, Orkestra Mendoza is a six-piece live band playing Latin indie rock with a twist of mariachi, merengue, mambo and rumba. For the first time in Finland, this concert was a fiesta of rhythms and exotic world music.

experience, festival, Finland

#concert  #culture  #cumbia  #finland  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #indie rock  #juhlaviikot  #latin  #mambo  #merengue  #orkesta mendoza  #performance  #ranchera  #rumba  #salvador duran  #sergio mendoza  #tejano  #tex mex

Copenhageners party

This is one way how Copenhageners party in the summertime. Friends meeting friends and talk while others dance, make drawings, chill or perform together some societal games.

culture, Denmark, event, experience, lifestyle, multiculturality, scandinavia

#beer  #copenhagen  #copenhageners  #culture  #dancing  #denmark  #electronic music  #event  #island  #københavn  #multiculturalism  #nature  #nordic  #northern europe  #outdoor  #party  #people  #refshaleøen  #scandinavia  #summer  #søndagsvenner  #tattoo

Selfie

Danish underground outdoor parties at Refshaleøen are the best. Annually organized Søndagsvenner event stimulates the youth through finest electronic music and place in the nature to dance and chill.

culture, Denmark, event, lifestyle, multiculturality, nature, people

#copenhagen  #culture  #dancing  #denmark  #electronic music  #event  #industrial  #island  #københavn  #multiculturalism  #nature  #nordic  #northern europe  #outdoor  #people  #refshaleøen  #scandinavia  #summer  #søndagsvenner

Janne Haavisto & The Shubie Brothers

In May this year, Janne Haavisto & The Shubie Brothers released the album "You Are Here". At Helsinki Festival they performed it live in a true feast of instrumental ska mixed with surf rock and other sweet-sounding rhythms.

culture, festival, Finland, music

#abdissa mamba assefa  #concert  #culture  #drummer  #finland  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #janne haavisto  #janne haavisto the shubie brothers  #juhlaviikot  #jukka kiviniemi  #jussi jaakonaho  #miikka paatelainen  #musician  #musicians  #nordic  #performance  #surf rock

Steel guitar virtuoso

Steel guitar by no one else than the Finnish musician legend Olli Haavisto who recorded and released music with eg Jim Pembroke Band, Hoedown, Tuomari Nurmio and others. Multi-instrumentalist Olli is the older brother to Janne and performed at this Helsinki Festival concert as the special guest of the evening. Olli was so cool being a humble virtuoso performing with an unusual Hawaiian steel guitar.

Artists, concert, festival, Finland, music

#blues  #concert  #country  #finland  #hawaiian steel guitar  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #janne haavisto the shubie brothers  #music  #musician  #olli haavisto  #performance  #rock  #steel guitar  #surf rock

Drummer Janne Haavisto

Finland for some time now has been known for excellent authentic rock and surf oriented instrumental music. Janne Haavisto used to be in the Finnish 60s-style rock cult band Laika & The Cosmonauts. At present day Haavisto, a drummer, guitarist, composer and producer presented his newest band project with The Shubie Brothers at the Helsinki Festivals Huvila Tent.

Artists, concert, culture, Finland, performance

#concert  #drummer  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #janne haavisto  #janne haavisto the shubie brothers  #musician  #performance  #surf rock

Ticket and Information Center

Professional guidance and great service at Ticket and Information Center at the main entrance to the Huvila Festival Tent area.

experience, festival, Finland

#canon m5  #concert  #culture  #finland  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #juhlaviikot  #people  #service  #ticket office