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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ticket and Information Center

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

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Call it Voodoo Afro-Funk

Call it voodoo afro-funk. Vaudou Game got the people out of their seats to dance to their catchy music. I'd say their lead singer was wrong at the beginning of their gig to incline that Finnish people can't dance!

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Sensational performance

In less than 3 songs Vaudoo Game captured the attention of the audience to dance and cheer to their sensational afro-funk performance at the dancefloor area at the Huvila Festival Tent.

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Authentic afro-funk

Vaudau Game is something special. I have seen many bands in my life, but this Group of Artists stands out with their authentic, and energetic afro-funk, soul and R&B style. Their songs are ultimately killer party dancefloor hits.

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Magnetised audience

Blick Bassy magnetised the audience with their humble and many-sided songs. Blick's distinctive voice mixing with his bluesy guitar play backed by cello and trombone made this to an extraordinary impressive concert.

Artists, concert, experience, festival, Finland, multiculturality, music, performance

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Petit/Bassy/Fourneyron

Critically acclaimed Cameroonian musician Blick Bassy was the first afro artists of the evening at the Helsinki Festival. Bassy was accompanied by French cellist Clémont Petit and trombonist Fidel Fourneyron. Together the trio recorded Blick Bassy's latest album Akö.

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Yilan Kabilesi

The Funky Elephant Festival was an event full of soul and funk as well as exotic music performances. In the Unity Haven venue, the Balkan Fever club makers introduced to an oriental soundscape, burlesque and belly dancing. Yilan Kabilesi is a Finnish belly dance trio.

Artists, culture, experience, festival, Finland

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3D Shadow Club

This year the Funky Elephant Festival had various venues. A one-of-a-kind experience spectators could exploit in the 3D Shadow club. Finnish Risto Puurunen built a fascinating installation where with help of 3D Glasses people could discover for example butterflies in the room.

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Standing ovation

All in all, Vixen is a terrific and truly entertaining new way to experience opera. The standing ovation for the musicians and actors was more than deserved. It was so good that it must be seen, wherever next this ensemble will perform. Highly recommended!

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Prelude

What makes this silent opera so immersive and engaging is that throughout the show the actors move and act alongside the audience while they can hear and experience every detail straight through headphones.

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Missing person

Entering a long corridor designed with missing person flyers gave clues of the plot. At the same time, the audience heard statistics revealing numbers of persons who have disappeared for unknown reasons.

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To begin with

For the first time, Helsinki's Konepajan Bruno opened up to be a venue for an opera performance. Hailing from England Silent Opera and Finnish Koominen Opera presented Vixen - an unforgettable immersive theatre and silent disco concept. The libretto by Czech composer Leoš Janáček’s 1924 opera The Cunning Little Vixen unveiled a modern play about love, tragedy and death. To begin with the first act all audience needed beforehand to collect headphones and wait for further instructions.

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Futuro art of living

In the sixties considered the home of the future. The material used for the Futuro house was mainly polyester plastic and as far it concerned the design minimalism ruled. The kitchen was kept simple with a grill only, and the living room supposed to work as well as the sleeping room.

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Prototype 001

This Futuro house is the prototype 001 which was fully restored by the WeeGee Exhibition Centre in Finland. It can be visited at the EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

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Second-hand selling

Teurastamo is the new urban food centre with numerous restaurants and bars in Helsinki. The spacious outdoor space is used for all kind of arrangements ranging from live music concerts, festivals, panels to second-hand selling clothing, ceramics and records.

architecture, culture, experience, people

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