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”Home” dance show unites digital art, new technology and multiculturalism in Oulu

”Home” dance show unites digital art, new technology and multiculturalism in Oulu

A celebration of diversity will be seen in Oulu when the first presentation of “Home” will be launched on the 7th November.

The production, which has been built by local students together with young immigrants, unites dance, new technology and multiculturalism.

The group consists of young immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Congo, Great Britain, Japan and Kosovo as well as their Finnish peers. The aim of this pilot project is to offer young people an opportunity to create high quality art in a multicultural group which helps the members of the group start new friendships and integrate into the local community while learning new skills.

In addition to choreography and dance, the participants will learn new skills, for example, in interactive visual design, costume design, make-up, music and filming. The project consists of 20 young students from Laanila School, Laanila High School and Vuolle Community College.

“Home” is a touching show that celebrates diversity and is flavoured with the personal stories of the participants. The show is expected to increase the visibility of multiculturalism and the mutual understanding between people in Oulu.

The seven weeks’ project is implemented together with Laanila School, Laanila High School, Vuolle Community College, Cultural Centre Valve, EduLab at the University of Applied Sciences in Oulu, International Teacher Education of Oulu University and Oulu City Theatre. The project is supported by Central Arts Council.

The pilot is coordinated by TaikaBox ry which is a dance and digital art organization based in Oulu whose aim is to create new technological ways to experience dance.

”Home” will be presented at Cultural Centre Valve as a part of Colourful Cultures Festival at 7:00 pm on the 7th December. The show will be seen together with the theatre artist Mika Kiviniemi’s “Huutelija” production. Free admission!

For more information: Tanja Råman, 044 981 7348.