Culture Never Gets Old

We were having a community-based event in Varjakka bay with the gorgeous artists and nice looking plan of multimedia jamming, and then experienced a surprising encounter. The same time we planned to jam and dance around Kalamaja Art Hub ran by TaikaBox, a big bunch of local pensioners came to the same space and startedContinue reading “Culture Never Gets Old”

Making Impossible Possible

The residency artists Silja Tuovinen and Rita Marcalo brought a lot of smiles, giggles, reflections and playful choreography today in Varjakka by holding a community dance workshop for an amazing community of people of different ages, genders, beliefs and backgrounds, all united by being open to creative explorations. After Silja encouraged everybody to relax byContinue reading “Making Impossible Possible”

Translating into Dance

The last Monday of #CROWDdance Finnish residency in Varjakka, Oulu, Northern Finland, was marked by translating art forms and multilingual communication into the language of dance. Rita, Silja, Julian and Tanja, for example, were creating a dance out of an image created by the young guest of Kalamaja Art Hub within Warjakka Art Residency toContinue reading “Translating into Dance”

Meet the artists: Alexander McCabe and Stefanie Schwimmbeck

Our #CROWDdance 2022 residencies continue with dance artists Alex McCabe and Stefanie Schwimmbeck coming together at The Workroom in Glasgow, Scotland from 18th – 29th July. The artists will also come together at TanzFaktur, Cologne, Germany from 15th – 26th August. Find out more about Alex and Stefanie below: Alex McCabe Alex McCabe is a danceContinue reading “Meet the artists: Alexander McCabe and Stefanie Schwimmbeck”

Warjakka: art in the woods and the sands

Rita Marcalo and Silja Tuovinen have arrived in Varjakka, where TaikaBox is very lucky to be hosting Warjakka Art Residency, kickstarting the CROWD international dance exchange programme for 2022. Backed by TaikaBox’s Summer worker Niko Auvinen and the residency mentor – dance artist Julian Owusu – TaikaBox cofounders Tanja Råman and John Collingswood guided SiljaContinue reading “Warjakka: art in the woods and the sands”

Meet the artists: Silja Tuovinen and Rita Marcalo

Today marks the start of the CROWD 2022 residency programme, a summer of international exchange across Finland, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK where our ten dance artists will work in pairs across two residencies. The first residency is taking place in TaikaBox, Finland from 11th – 22nd July with danceContinue reading “Meet the artists: Silja Tuovinen and Rita Marcalo”

CROWD 2022 begins…

On Thursday 23rd June, the CROWD – international dance exchange 2022 network of partners, artists, residency facilitators and the ‘behind the scenes’ team gathered online to kick off a summer of exchange, discussion and development with a Zoom call led by the CROWD project manager, Francis Christeller (Goethe-Institut London). During the session we got toContinue reading “CROWD 2022 begins…”

CROWD 2022 Artists Announced

We’re thrilled to introduce the ten dance artists who will be joining the CROWD 2022 international dance exchange residency programme this summer. Taking place across Finland, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK between 11th July – 23rd September, the CROWD 2022 international dance exchange residency programme is an opportunity for danceContinue reading “CROWD 2022 Artists Announced”