Welcome to the 9th edition of RED PEARL FESTIVAL
Red Pearl Soirée with Clowns (online) 20th February 2021 at 7 pm (UTC +2)
Unforgettable evening with clowns from all over the world! Be prepared for surprises when clowns take over the virtual space. Live on Zoom e.g. Deanna Fleysher (USA), Lucy Hopkins (UK), Mind of a Snail (CAN), Clara Cenoz (CAT), Jacqueline Russell (CAN), Gabriela Muñoz (MEX), Camilla Persson (SWE), Stacey Sacks (ZW / SWE), Kaisa Niemi (FIN), Hanna Terävä (FIN), Joanna Hongisto (FIN) Internationale IT show (FIN) and Red Nose Company (FIN).
Language: English and Finnish
Age recommendation: 16+.
The show is unique, it is not possible to watch it later as recorded!
Tickets available now!
20 e / Support Ticket
10 e / Basic Ticket
6 e / Professionals
Feminist Clown Festival since 2012
Most clowns have traditionally been male, but this festival serves as a reminder that first-class womxn clowns can be found in the Nordic countries and all over the world. First time in February 2012 organized “Red Pearl Woman Clown Festival” brought world-renowned clowns to Finland and Sweden. Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth, Helsinki, Espoo City Theatre and Regina Theatre from Uppsala jointly produced the festival, which presented acts from Brazil, England, Austria, Sweden and Finland. Over the years many top-class clowns have been performing in Red Pearl, among them e.g. Pepa Plana, Nola Rae, Deanna Fleysher, Tanja Simma, Stacey Sacks, Marta Carbayo, Angela de Castro, Gardi Hutter, Colette Gomette…
Women clown festivals are organized worldwide, e.g. in Brazil, Spain and Austria.
In 2021 Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth changes the name of the festival to Red Pearl Clown Festival. Not because gender equality would have been reached globally, but in order to better take the diversity of genders into account. The festival will continue focusing on women, trans and clowns from diverse genders.