Open Call - OULU DANCE HACK 2024


ODH is a unique opportunity to meet like-minded artists and technology specialists who are interested in creative risk-taking and collaborate in an exciting and supportive atmosphere. Together we explore the relationship between dance and technology to kickstart the future of performance.

ODH24 takes place from 27th – 31st May 2024 in central Oulu, Northern Finland. We are currently looking for participants. Applications are welcome from artists, coders, designers, musicians, dancers, etc – who can demonstrate a commitment to collaboration with a focus on integrating the moving body into their practice. 

ODH24 is a safe space for exploration. Participants will work together to explore the provided technology within a performance context, guided by experienced mentors. The programme will include a matchmaking event on Thursday the 30th of May, and ends with an informal sharing of ideas on the final day – with a small invited audience.

The idea of the Dance Hack transdisciplinary concept is to work collectively on new ideas, rather than preparing things beforehand. The technological theme of this Hack is yet to be confirmed, so anything could happen. The focus is on the relationship between dance and technology, and the process of integrating the two. Last year, we had sensors, interactive projection and soundscape, live musicians and AI.

ODH24 is part of a larger project realised in partnership with Central Europe Dance Theatre (Hungary) and Developing Art (Romania) and co-funded by the European Union and Oulu Culture Foundation Oulu2026. Oulu Dance Hack 2024 is followed by Dance Hacks in Budapest in November 2024 and Bucharest in April 2025.

Participants will be paid a fee and per diem (also covering time spent travelling)

ODH is committed to environmental sustainability. We will cover the cost of the participants’ slow travel and cannot accept participants who use air travel in relation to participating in ODH24. Accommodation is provided.

As an event providing equal opportunity and accessibility, we welcome applicants with special needs or care responsibilities, and can negotiate resources to support their attendance. The venue for ODH24 is a ground-floor studio that is wheelchair accessible.

To apply, please fill in this application form and upload a CV and a brief letter that tells us why you would like to take part in the event (this could be in the form of video or audio recording, if required). Note that you need a working Google account in order to add attachments. The application process closes at 23:59 (EET) on February 18th 2024. We will inform all applicants before the end of March.

You need to be a member of dance-tech to add comments!

Join dance-tech

Email me when people reply –