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

More information:

Finished projects 2008-2010 and 2012-2015

The evaluation report (2015):
Fertile Ground – an evaluation of keðja 2012-2015

Keðja presents: STRETCH 2019 Turku

The next encounter is organized on 17-20th of October 2019 in Turku, Finland.

The theme is Expanding Professionalism, which will deal with developing skills and building capacities, new working and operational models and better communication about dance.

The event will offer talks and discussions, workshops and sharing sessions, morning classes as well as networking opportunities and performances. All dance professionals and students are welcome: from dancers and choreographers to producers and managers.

Register to the event here.
Registration ends on the 2nd September.

More about the programme and the event:

The main organizer is the Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland and main collaboration partners are Dance Info Finland and the City of Turku.

The next STRETCH-encounter is planned to be held in Gothenburg in 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,

Partners 2019:

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)