Keðja is a community that supports the strengthening of the Nordic-Baltic dance field and networking of dance professionals internationally. Keðja is Icelandic for "chain".

Keðja presents: STRETCH 2019 Turku was organized on 17-20th of October 2019 in Turku, Finland, with the theme Expanding Professionalism.

Read more about the event in the article Stretch 2019 Turku came up with ideas for developing the dance sector locally and internationally ›

More about the programme and the event:

The next STRETCH-encounter will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, 20-23rd August 2020.


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

The aim has been to inspire, strengthen and mobilize the dance community in the region and develop the conditions and visibility of contemporary dance in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

There have been two keðja projects so far: in 2008-2010 and in 2012-2015. Dance Info Finland has been a partner in both of them. Thirteen Keðja Encounters have been organised during 2008-2016 around the Nordic and Baltic countries.

More information:
Manager of international affairs Katarina Lindholm,


Dance Info Finland
Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland (FI)
Kultur i Väst (SE)
Norrlandsoperan (SE)
Dansearena Nord (NO)
Bora Bora (DK)
Danceatelier (IS)
Estonian Dance Agency (EE)
Contemporary Dance Association (LT)
Artist’s Group ”Fish Eye” (LT)
The Work Room (GB)
Tanzfabrik Potsdam (DE)
Dance Theater Ljubljana (SI)


The City of Turku
New Performance Festival Turku


Nordic Culture Fund
Finnish Cultural Foundation / Varsinais-Suomi regional fund
Finnish-Danish Cultural Foundation