Arriving & breathing deeply

A blog post from Alex McCabe and Stefanie Schwimmbeck’s first residency at The Workroom in Glasgow, Scotland. The #CROWDdance Scotland residency began on Monday 18 July…. Slightly later in the day than anticipated as the slow-travel from Cologne was slower than planned for. The residency artists Stefanie Schwimmbeck (Cologne) and Alex McCabe (Glasgow), met forContinue reading Arriving & breathing deeply

CROWD session number one, Dansverkstæðið, Reykjavík, Iceland.

A blog post from Ásrún Magnúsdóttir’s first residency at Dansverkstaedid, Reykjavik, Iceland. We have now spent the last 10 days together, we have two more days to come here in Iceland before we meet again in the Netherlands. We are: me, Ásrún and Amaparo and Ólöf. We have been: Getting to know each other. SharingContinue reading “CROWD session number one, Dansverkstæðið, Reykjavík, Iceland.”

Banana on Air

Welcome to have laughs, smiles and move around to this recording of the SPIRAL SCRATCH radio show (if you missed it live for some reason) with a bunch of CROWDdance / Warjakka Art Residency artists Rita Marcalo, Silja Saga Maria Tuovinen, Julian Owusu and Tanja Råman chatting about community-based art making, artists’ residencies and Oulu’sContinue reading “Banana on Air”

Meet the artists Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Amparo González Sola

The summer of #CROWDdance 2022 residencies continues with dance artists Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Amparo González Sola coming together at Dansverkstaedid, Reykjavik, Iceland from 25th July – 5th August. The artists will also come together at Dansateliers, Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 5th – 16th September. Let’s find out more about Ásrún and Amparo: Ásrún Magnúsdóttir ÁsrúnContinue reading “Meet the artists Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Amparo González Sola”

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”