This year one of Finland’s most international theatre festivals -and the biggest in southeastern Finland- is celebrating its 15-year-long journey. The theme of the festival is “15 1/2”. The year of celebration will be cherished with both finnish and international high level artists. The Black and White Theatre Festival also celebrates together with Imatra’s 70th birthday, taking it into account in festival programme. The festival will present many varieties of professional theatre: drama, dance theatre, street theatre, children’s theatre, experimental theatre, opera, mime and circus. Especially dance performances have reached a great popularity at the Black and White Theatre Festival, which is why we continue representing dance theatre to the festival audience in the programme. During the festival will be arranged workshops; for example workshop in dance, and other programme and events for all ages. Finnish and foreign artists will again meet in Imatra from all over the world.
Artistic Director Kamran Shahmardan.