Health Technology Innovations Tested in Oulu Dance Hack in Summer 2018
Oulu Dance Hack is an annual research and performance event that combines new technology and the moving body, bringing dance and media artists from all over the world to Oulu. In August 2018, there will be a particular focus on health technology and theme: Body Interface. We are now looking for exciting health tech innovators who want to test their products to the limit. The selected companies are invited to provide their product or application with full technical support for the use of the artists throughout the week of the Hack. No other costs involved.
In return, the companies are offered unique opportunities to raise their public profile, which is supported with an international press release before and after the event. The companies will also gain video and photographic materials for marketing their innovation, giving it and its features an interesting visual context.
Oulu Dance Hack, now in its third year, is organized by TaikaBox and OAMK.
Oulu – the capital of Northern Scandinavia – is a city that is proud to incubate a rich environment of technological innovation. Oulu City is currently preparing to apply for the prestigious European Capital of Culture 2026, with a focus on the integration of new technology, arts and culture. The inherent increase in media attention is an opportunity not to be missed.
Oulu Dance Hack is organised by TaikaBox and Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK) to bring together art, industry and education in a unique way. Artists travel from all over the world to spend a week in Northern Finland, together creating new work that integrates dance and technology. Local industries contribute their products to the project, giving artists unique opportunities to work with new technologies and adapt them to a performance context.
The teams are augmented by dance and media students from OAMK, who work alongside the professional artists, gaining valuable experience.
The first Oulu Dance Hack took place in August 2016, produced by TaikaBox and OAMK in association with JoJo - Oulu Dance Centre, with support from Isadora, BusinessOulu, Haltian and Probot
The 2017 Oulu Dance Hack ran from 23rd to 25th August in the EduLAB and the School of Media and Performing Arts at OAMK. The event was organised in partnership with OAMK, with funding from the Finnish Cultural Foundation and support from JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre, BusinessOulu, Delicode, Isadora, Voimala 1889 & Probot.