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 also perform later after Poetry Marathon at 11 pm.

The event takes place at Tiivistämö. The event is 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

Location

Kaasutehtaankatu 1, 00580 Helsinki