keðja 2012-2015

keðja 2012-2015

A platform for the Nordic-Baltic contemporary dance community

The keðja project has since 2008 been the vastest meeting platform for dance artists as well as educators, producers, scholars and academics, artists from other sectors and dancing youth to meet and address important issues within the contemporary dance field in the Nordic-Baltic region.  Artistic events, workshops, seminars and other kinds of exchange has taken place, empowering dance people from the whole Nordic-Baltic region. keðjas activities has taken place in 8 countries involving more than 1500 dance professionals.

The contemporary dance in the Nordic-Baltic region, regarded as a vivid and highly international art form that transgresses national, geographical as well as culturally defined borders, is developed  through various ways of bringing people together, stimulating activity and creation. A process of knowledge enhancement, creation as well as development and execution of overall tactics and strategies relevant to the sector, is conducted through artistic and other kinds of dialogues and processes. Opportunities for dance professionals to meet, co-operate, share and move across borders in new ways are thus provided.

Activities 2012-2015:

  • Three Encounters: keðjaTallinn Sept. 2012. keðjaKlaipeda June 2013. keðja Mariehamn, August 2014.
  • Wilderness Dance. Rural residency stays for dance artists, offered in 10 wild places in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
  • A Mentoring Scheme for people working as managers, producers etc. of dance.
  • Writing Movement. Labs on issues related to watching and writing about dance. Publishing of texts and network building for dance writers etc.
  • Two Think Tanks “Sustainable strategies for the Nordic-Baltic dance field” and ”Touring network for the Nordic-Baltic region”.

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 keðja partners 2012-2015

Each partner also collaborates with a number of local, regional, national and international partners.

The overall keðja 2012-2015 project has received financial support from: