Runokuu (Poetry Month) of Helsinki

In the last edition of the most important festival of poetry in Helsinki “Runokuu”, the Mexican duo “Benerva”, Benjamín Moreno and Minerva Reynosa presented their digital and poetry performance in the Lavaklubi of the Finnish National Theater, last August 23th, 2014.


During the performance, the Finnish audience could appreciate this innovative proposal that combines the digital with poetry to show the borders of lenguage between the marginal and the transmodernity, achieving in the public a reflection about changes in everyday life in global word.

This performance was possible thanks to Embassy of Mexico in Finland, wich is very interesting in promoting new proposals for the cultural scence in Mexico.

Minerva Reynosa

Minerva Reynosa

Also, as part of ”Runokuu Festival”, Sivuvalo, it is Finnish literature? and European Theater Collective presented “Satakielikaupunki, a presentation where it was possible to enjoy the cultural proposal made by immigrant artists.


Sivuvalo presented one part of the project “The City Ghettos of today” that is coming in September in Cultural Centre Stoa. Through a musical-poetic travel around Helsinki, the writers: Roxana Crisólogo (Peru), Polina Kopylova (Russia), Yousif Abu (Irak) and Daniel Malpica (Mexico), accompanied by Colombian musician Sergio Castrillón shared their experiences of Helsinki, which inspired some of their writings and they have been embodied in a digital map that you can see here:

Sivuvalo´s poets

Sivuvalo’s poets: Yousif Abu, Roxana Crisólogo, Polina Kopylova, Outi Korhonen, Sergio Castrillón and Daniel Malpica

Meanwhile, European Theater Collective presented “Finnphonia Emigrantica”, shows stories about being Finnish, written by Finnish authors – but this time performed by immigrant artists in their own mother tongue.

Finnphonia Emigrantica

Ágnes Kaszás

The wonderful presentation was given by artists: Romulus Chiciuc (Romania-Finland), Mad Ice (Uganda-Finland), Ágnes Kaszás (Hungary-Finland), Olga Shishkina (Romania-Finland), Sara Soulié (Denmark) directed by David Kozma (Romania-Finland).