Stories

Stuff about TaikaBox, our projects and performances

Hacking the Dance

ODH is a unique opportunity to meet like-minded artists and technology specialists who are interested in creative risk-taking and collaborate in an easy-going and supportive atmosphere. Together we explore the relationship between dance and technology to kickstart the future of performance. ODH22 takes place from 7th – 11th February at […]

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Residencies

TaikaBox is based in the small village of Varjakka on the coast of Gulf of Bothnia, about 18km SouthWest of Oulu. Varjakka has a school, harbour, manor house, bar and is currently home to around 400 households.A small deserted Island sits just off the coast, accessible by boat or cable […]

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Warjakka Art Lab 2021

Throughout July 2021, we are opening up the Konttori building on Varjakka Island on select days, and running a regular free ferry service to and from the island. As well as curious visitors, we welcome artists from all disciplines to use the island and Konttori as a creative space. There […]

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Please Switch On Your Mobile Phones

Please Switch On Your Mobile Phones started out as a research project running throughout 2014, commissioned by the first round of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts in Wales – Supported by Nesta, the Arts & Humanities Research Council and with public funding by the National Lottery through the Arts Council […]

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Born Old – The Evolution of a Show

Back in 2016 we wanted to make a new performance – something rooted in Finland – and chose Kalevala as the starting point. Kalevala is a 19th century epic poem based on ancient Finnish mythology and folk tales. It has become ingrained in Finnish culture to the point that it […]

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International Collaboration Without Crossing Borders

How and why we built the Connected Studio System – John Collingswood TaikaBox first started experimenting with remote performance in 2015 – before moving from Wales to Finland we spent a week in the studio with dancer Lucy May Constantini, choreographing a duet that we could continue to work on […]

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