Keðja projects in 2008-2015

The keðja projects have offered Baltic and Nordic dance artists, producers, journalists and other dance professionals opportunities to meet, exchange ideas and work across borders.

Two keðja projects have been organized: in 2008-2010 and in 2012-2015. Dance Info Finland has been a partner in both.

Keðja was started in 2008 as a collaboration project between six partners. Thematic Encounters for the dance field were organised in different countries during three years. These meetings included seminars, workshops and performances. The Finnish Encounter with the theme children and youth was arranged during Kuopio International Dance Festival in 2009.

In 2012-2015 the project was realized by 11 partners from the contemporary dance field in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Dance Info Finland organised two subprojects. One of these was the keðjaMariehamn Encounter organised on the Åland Islands in 2014. Furthermore, two Think Tanks focused on the sustainable development of the dance field and creating a Nordic-Baltic touring network.

Keðja 2012-2015 included many different subprojects. In the Wilderness residency programme dance artists were offered artistic residencies located all around the Baltic and Nordic region. The Writing Movement project focused on writing about dance through workshops and seminars. Other subprojects were a mentoring programme for dance producers and the keðja Encounters organized in Tallinn and Klaipeda in  2012 and 2013.

The keðja projects have been realized primarily with the support of the EU Culture-programme and with Nordic funding.

More information:
Project manager Katarina Lindholm, katarina.lindholm@danceinfo.fi