TaikaTalk

Conversations with movers and shakers from around the world

“One Should Live While Alive”

Sugder Ludup, 26, is a musician, composer and part of the Tatar art collective ALIF – our partners in ”Remembering Futures” – a Connected Studio project that we carried out in 2021/2022. “Remembering Futures” began as research into Finnish and Tatar folklore, interlaced and rethought through dance and musical improvisations, […]

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“Collaborating is an Artform in Itself”

Emma Lewis-Jones was one of the amazing artists taking part in the most recent Warjakka Art Residency – part of the CROWD International Dance Exchange programme developed by Goethe Institute and supported by TaikaBox and colleagues from across Europe.  This TaikaTalk happened on Varjakka, the beautiful ghost island with a […]

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“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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