10:00 – 15:00


The workshop days are from 10:00 to 15:00 in dance studio DCA:s spaces in Mannerheimintie.

Facilitators are among others:  Sara Melleri, Heidi Väätänen, H Ouramo and Sonya Lindfors among others

The second TOOLBOX of the fall season with the theme “How to do things with___”.

Open call until Thu 17.11!


UrbanApa TOOLBOX is a workshop /lab that aims at bringing artists of different backgrounds together. TOOLBOX offers a low-fi and  easy access platform where artistic practices can be shared and questions asked collectively. The week consists of a series of sessions that have been curated under a frame.

The first TOOLBOX of this fall has the theme how to do things with___and is curated by Sonya Lindfors.

This week is an exploration into different hands on tools, strategies and ways of working as well as collective questions. What are we busy with? How do we do things that we are doing? Where do we even begin and how do we get there?

 Facilitators from different contexts and practices will share tools from their toolbox. The week is about playfully dipping one self into different practices and ways of working. Sharing is caring!

Participants don’t have to have any previous experience in specific technique to join the workshops.


TOOLBOX is aimed at professional artists BUT does not require a background in dance or performance.  Some of the exercises might involve movement, speech, rhythmical or written practices..


The platforms  ethical guidelines can be found HERE.


DCA’s premises have an elevator (width 80cm) and a gender-neutral toilet. The width of the rehearsal room’s door is 78 cm. The nearest accessible toilet is 20 meters from the Hesburger or across the street at the Swedish Theater.

Do you have questions, thoughts or needs about accessibility? We will do our best to accommodate your needs. Send us a message ( and let’s make it work 🙂

The languages used during the TOOLBOX will be English and Finnish depending on the needs of the participants.


MONDAY 21.11

Sara Melleri: How to do things with acting in a scene


H Ouramo




Sonya Lindfors

FRIDAY 25.11

Heidi Väätänen: Speculative Fiction

The workshop examines how alternative realities can be created by words. In the writing exercises, we change the past and create our own futures. You can participate in the workshop even if you haven’t written much. It is recommended to bring a computer, but it is not necessary.


Would you like to inspire and be inspired? Try out new tools of working ? TOOLBOX is looking for artists from different practices and backgrounds to share, inspire, learn and to study.

Please send a SHORT MAX A HALF PAGE LONG letter of motivation ( why would you want to take part, what kind of tools would you need)  and your cv to by Thu 17.11 22:00. 

Title you email TOOLBOX #21 / OPEN CALL double check that all attachments have your name and content info on them.

You will hear from us on 18.11.2022.

NB! The whole lab costs 20€ and we wish that the participants would commit for the whole week. It is not possible to attend single workshops. 

Cant afford the 20€ cost? Let us know. Let’s figure it out  together 🙂

Come come, come one come all!

#sharing #shaking #art #life

Mon 21 Nov 2022 – 26 Nov 2022 10:00 – 15:00