It was a truly special moment to conclude the Moving in November edition 2020 just now in June. Dark times need bright moments.

Having left the November darkness, as well as another lockdown behind us, receiving artists from abroad and welcoming you, our audience, in different theater spaces and amphitheaters all over this town was a true pleasure! Bright midnight sun and a heatwave – November in June did the trick!

In the frame of Traces from November we showed the works of Sheena McGrandles, Nada & Co., Giuseppe Chico & Barbara Matijević and Frédéric Gies & Weld Company and hosted the Masterclass with Esther Severi.

Traces from November together with the invited artists highlighted once more the importance of the live encounter, of performing arts as such. The relevance of a joined experience in the theater, of conversations and laughter, reflecting on the world we are living in.

Now it’s time for us to say thank you to everybody who has made this festival possible. Thank you to the artists participating in this edition. Thank you to precious collaborators, partners, and funders (especially also the last-minute collaborations with KokoTeatteri, Espoo Cultural Center, Puppet Theatre Sampo). Thank you to a wonderful Moving in November team and board.

Thank you for thinking together, collaborating, engaging, and visiting a contemporary dance festival in these times!

Thank you for the shared time!

Kerstin Schroth, artistic director