As a part of the Nordic-Baltic collaboration project keðja, Dance Info Finland organizes two Think Tanks. First of these, Sustainable strategies for the Nordic-Baltic dance field, will meet in Lund, Sweden in the beginning of April.
What can sustainability mean in contemporary dance? How do we want to define sustainability? Inadequate funding schemes, short-term solutions, short-lived productions – how should the dance field be developed in a more sustainable manner?
The keðja Think Tank on sustainable strategies for the Nordic-Baltic dance field will address these key issues. From 2012–2014 creative policy-makers, leaders, arts professionals and artists will gather to define, discuss and debate.
The Think Tank will meet next in Lund on April 5.–6.
The participants in Lund will include Director Riitta Heinämaa from the Finnish Institute in Estonia, dance artist Sari Palmgren, Culture director Torsten Schenlaer from the City of Lund, Director Audronis Imbrasas from the Lituhanian Dance Information Centre and Managind director Tove Bratten from Performing Arts Hub Norway.
Dance Info Finland’s Director Sanna Rekola will facilitate the discussions.
The aim of the second keðja Think Tank is to plan and build on a touring network for dance for the Nordic-Baltic region.
The Nordic and Baltic countries have different kinds of national touring activities for performing arts, but the area is lacking a joint touring network for dance, that would encompass the whole Nordic–Baltic region.
The touring Think Tank will meet next in connection of keðjaKlaipeda in June in Lithuania. The discussions will be moderated by Alan Rivett, the Director of Warwick Arts Centre and the Chair of Dance Touring Partnership (UK).
Both keðja Think Tanks had a kick-off meeting in the fall of 2012.
Reports from both meetings can be found on the keðja website. The proceedings of both Think Tanks will be reported in the same place.