TaikaTalk

Conversations with movers and shakers from around the world

“The Stage Can Be Anywhere”

TaikaBox has been lucky to have had multiple fruitful collaborations with Oulu-based musician and DJ Jussi Alaraasakka. Jussi has provided soundtrack mentoring for numerous Oulu Dance Hacks and performed with us for some of our favourite shows, workshops and improvised gigs.  This TaikaTalk took place in Rapumaja – a creative […]

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“Suffering doesn’t seem healthy anymore”

Oulu wouldn’t be Oulu without musician and producer Jarkko Halunen – the leader of both the band Neondad and LUMO – the light art festival which unites artists from around the globe in their joint creative boost transforming the whole city into one big multimedia installation each year. TaikaBox has […]

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“It’s fun to have art in weird places”

Warjakka Art Path – an urban street art installed into the forest and adapted to its aesthetics – has officially opened and will run until the end of August. You are welcome to explore and contribute to it – Warjakka Art Path encourages its visitors to create art pieces, celebrating […]

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“Comedy involves pain”

Antti Kaarlela, Aleksi Puranen and Antti Kairakari write stories and put them to life in movies and multimedia artwork. Their movies and documentaries combine the personal and the political, interlacing the saddest and the hardest topics with the vibes that make you laugh so much you cry – only to […]

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“Always be yourself”

Føddur Gamal – the Faroese version of TaikaBox’s dance, digital art and storytelling performance ”BORN OLD” based on the Finnish epic poetry of Kalevala – premiered in May 2021 for the children of The Faroe Islands. Faroese singer and actress Eyð Berghamar Jacobsen was the one who delivered the old […]

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“The value of the each has risen”

Dance artist Annika Sillander is our partner in crime of making BORN OLD multilingual and international. Annika translated BORN OLD into Swedish and as we streamed the show to schools in Sweden and Western Finland, she performed alongside Marjo Kiukaanniemi, telling the story of the ecological and creative hero Väinämöinen […]

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“Most personal things can have a political sign”

Kat and Jared van Earle, 32 and 31, are dance artists from Oulu, Finland and Temora, Australia, based in Oulu. They have been bringing contemporary dance into the modern circus scene, contributing to the evolution of circus performance in general and partner acrobatics in particular. Their latest partner acrodance ”Shapes […]

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