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One Hundred Days Before the Opening Ceremony of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024, the Title Year Programme Is Revealed

European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 will take over the Aparaaditehas creative campus in Tartu, Estonia for an evening just one hundred days prior to the opening ceremony, where it will unveil the programme for the upcoming title year.

Foto: Maanus Kullamaa
04. Sep Kaidi-Lisa Kivisalu

The exciting performance “A Hundred Nights and Days to the Arts of Survival” takes place in Tartu on Thursday, 19 October at 7 PM.

Musicians Alika Milova, Mari Kalkun and Maris Pihlap, extreme sports athletes, acrobats, dancers and many others will take the stage. Their new creations will introduce the events of the European Capital of Culture in Tartu and Southern Estonia. The evening will end with a concert by a well-known surprise act, who will perform the newly created signature song of Tartu 2024.

An artificial intelligence oracle will host the evening and tell the tale of the Tartu 2024 artistic concept Arts of Survival. Tartu with Earth, Tartu with Humanity, Tartu with Europe, and Tartu with Universe are the four programme lines into which the events of the title year are broken up according to content.

Tartu 2024 Artistic Director, Kati Torp explained: “Arts of Survival – these are the knowledge, skills, and values that will help us live better in the future. The Tartu 2024 programme is diverse because it offers events for audiences of all ages and is both international and communal at the same time.”

All cultural disciplines—from traditional folk culture to music, film, and visual art—interpret the Arts of Survival. “It is truly amazing that our programme involves institutions and talented individuals from so many different nations,” the Artistic Director continued, “in addition, at least half of our events are held in unique Southern Estonian locations.”

On the same day, ticket sales for all European Capital of Culture events will start, and the Tartu 2024 Arts of Survival book will be available for purchase.

The event is free of charge. Audiences of all ages are welcome to the programme launch. The opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 will take place one hundred days later – on 26 January 2024.