Follow the live stream from STRETCH Turku 17.-19.10.2019!


Can’t be present at Stretch Turku? No problem! The programme’s keynotes and panel discussions will be streamed online through the Keðja Facebook page. Please see the schedule below.

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More information about Stretch Turku 2019 HERE.

THURSDAY 17th | 11.00-12.30 (UTC+2)

Expanding professionalism

The opening keynote by Kai Lehikoinen (FI), Director of CERADA Research Centre at the University of Arts, Helsinki & Vice-Director of ArtsEqual Research Initiative

Panel discussion | Moderator: Hanna-Reetta Schreck (FI), author and researcher


Inta Balode (LV), dance politician; a dance writer, curator, dramaturge, performer, lecturer and runs the Journal and the Latvian Dance Information Centre

Maria Mebius-Schröder (SE), dance artist and process manager at TILLT

Hanna Poikonen (FI), PhD in neuroscience of movement, dance and music, developer of the WiseMotion method.

Satu Tuittila (FI), dance artist, futures researcher and working life lecturer at University of the Arts, Helsinki

and Kai Lehikoinen

FRIDAY 18th | 11.00-12.30 (UTC+2)

System Change? D.I.T. (Do It Together)

Keynote by Nikol Wellens (BE), practice researcher and developer at Flanders Arts Institute

Panel discussion | Moderator: Lene Bang Henningsen (DK), creative producer, agent, international relations manager, senior adviser


Emilia Gasorek & Stine Frandsen (DK), dance artists and members of Danseatelier

Sara Lönnroth (SE), director of Transit Kulturinkubator

Greta Grineviciute (LT), dance artist and member of art and science laboratory Meno ir Mokslo laboratorija

and Nikol Wellens

SATURDAY 19th | 11.00-12.30 (UTC+2)

Working internationally in the age of ecological crisis, part 1

Keynote via video conference: Ben Twist (UK), director, Creative Carbon Scotland

Panel discussion | Moderator: Ása Richardsdottír (IS/BE), Secretary General, IETM

Speakers include:

Sari Palmgren (FI), dance artist

Anna Talasniemi (FI), director, Kone Foundation

Antti Majava (FI), artist and researcher, BIOS research unit

Nina Refsnes (NO), senior advisor (mobility), Nordic Culture Point

Rosa Meriläinen (FI), general secretary, KULTA Central Organization for Finnish Culture and Arts Associations