Oulu Dance Hack 19


OULU DANCE HACK 2019 will take place from 18th – 24th November and, for the first time, is incorporated into LUMO – Oulu Light Festival. We are inviting dance artists, programmers, media artists, performers, musicians, directors, film-makers – anybody who is interested in finding out more about the relationship between dance and technology.

This year’s theme is LIGHT and we will be spending a week together to experiment with lighting technology in a dance context, resulting in a series of installations and short performances shared with audiences as part of LUMO19.

Monday 18th November will be a one-day workshop on creating simple interactive systems with the TaikaBox toolkit – Kinect, MYO, LeapMotion & Isadora. We will be joined by a selection of media and dance students from OAMK for 3 days of group work in the studios at City Dance on 19th, 20th & 21st, before moving across town to Oulu Museum of Art on 22nd. We host an open studio session for delegates from the LUCI City Under Microscopeconference in the afternoon, and then present our work as part of LUMO Festival in the evenings of 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

OULU DANCE HACK is a unique opportunity to engage with technology in a performance context, connect with artists from across the globe and perform to thousands of visitors at Oulu Light Festival. We are currently in discussion with a major industrial lighting company to get access to some of their products for hacking.

TaikaBox can provide accommodation for some visiting participants and a contribution towards your expenses (around 200€).

To be considered for a place on ODH19, please send your CV and a covering letter (please state why you want to be part of ODH19) to mail@taikabox.com by 5pm on Friday 9th August.  Applicants will be informed of the decisions by the end of August.

Oulu Dance Hack 19 is organised by TaikaBox and OAMK in partnership with Lumo – Oulu Light Festival.