keðja encounter "Dance Partnerships" - Tallinn, Estonia
Registration is now open for the 8th keðja encounter which takes place in Tallinn, Estonia from September 18th-20th under the headline: Dance Partnerships
Registration deadline is June 17th 2012. Register now on www.kedja.net
keðjaTallinn: Dance Partnerships
The Encounter thematically builds on the last keðja Encounter which took place in Aarhus, Denmark in Sept. 2011. In Tallinn the focus is to encourage, provoke, twist and facilitate discussions and workshops on the development of dance in relation to society in general, to audiences, politicians, organizers etc. Different partners such as critics, politicians, social actors, cultural managers and others will contribute to opening new perspectives and shed light on dance artists’ work and working sphere, from different perspectives.
Anyone who is interested in developing the contemporary dance scene is welcome to join!
keðjaTallins main Encounter activities take place from September 18th (classes in the morning, formal opening session at mid day) until September 20th (ending with a party in the evening).
As a keðja guest you will also get the opportunity to visit the brand new initiative Baltic Bubble festival and Fresh Tracks Europe will present some activities.
More info to be posted on www.kedja.net
PLEASE also note that on June 18th calls for participants for the keðja Wilderness and keðja Mentoring Programmes will be on-line on www.kedja.net
What is keðja?
· keðja is Nordic-Baltic dance meetings in the form of Encounters as well as other activities related to the development of contemporary dance (preliminary descriptions on www.kedja.net )
· keðja is for anyone interested in taking a closer look at how contemporary dance is organized and works in the Nordic-Baltic countries and beyond.
· keðja is for people who want to co-operate across borders to create better circumstances for the art of contemporary dance, and thereby stimulate and develop the art of dance.
· keðja is the Old Norse and Icelandic word for chain and is highly associated with the old Nordic chain dances that are still being danced. The name symbolizes our aim to connect, attach, encircle and move outwards, as well as to strengthen already existing networks.