Dancing Bear

Yle’s Dancing Bear finalists perform at Poetry Moon Festival, and the evening culminates in announcing the winner of the Dancing Bear Poetry Prize 2022. Minna Joenniemi and Pietari Kylmälä host the evening, where the winner of the Translator Bear Prize is also revealed. Yle Radio 1 airs the evening live.

The finalists are: Lina Bonde: om er mamma & om mig (Förlaget), Anja Erämaja: Olen nyt täällä metsässä (Wsoy), Silja Järventausta: Iltapäivä isolla kirjaimella (Teos), Olli Sinivaara: Puut (Teos), Pelle Romantique: Konerunoja (Enostone), and Olli-Pekka Tennilä: Lemmonommel (Poesia).

Pelle & Romantiks perform at Dancing bear (not after Poetry Marathon, as announced before!).
The event takes place at Tiivistämö and is held in Finnish.

Free entry!

Watch examples of the performances of the wonderful nominees: https://yle.fi/aihe/a/20-10003045?fbclid=IwAR0-XCMm2LJZ-3JZXqVT5S8n7RrloAFT6r7KMIGJYTyu6U_IeVQnYEq-byY

The Dancing bear nominees can also be heard 8.-13.8. in Yle’s podcast Päivän mietelause, and their interviews can be found in Yle Areena: https://areena.yle.fi/1-50554667?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=areena-ios-share
INFO: At Suvilahti on the 25th of August there is an open air concert by the Danish band DAD. Therefore it is the easiest to navigate to Tiivistämö from Kalasatama/REDI shopping centre. It will be difficult to park in the area. There is only 300m from the Kalasatama metro station to Tiivistämö. Please reserve more time than usual to get to Tiivistämö on Thursday under these conditions.


Kaasutehtaankatu 1, 00580 Helsinki