Dansearena nord – regional dance centre of Northern Norway, is organising the 11th keðja Encounterto take place in Hammerfest from November 5th to November 8th 2015. You find the programme and the registration form here. Deadline for registration is June 30, 2015. Nordic lights are waiting for you!
The overall theme for this encounter is Aesthetics and Power. The program consists of talks, lectures, workshops and discussions with headlines like: Monumental art and political disorder, Freedom of expression in times of conflicts and challenges and tips for the pro producer. In collaboration with Forum for nordnorske Dansekunstnere there will be also professional dance classes and other training possibilities. At the same time as keðja there will be a dance festival: DanseFestival Barents so there will be many performances during the week.
Keðja is islandic and means chain. The keðja project 2012-2015 has been the vastest meeting platform for dance artists as well as educators, producers, scholars, academics and artists from other sectors to meet and adress important issues within the contemporary dance field in the Nordic/Baltic region. The Hammerfest encounter is a continuation of this work and we hope to see you north of the Arctic Circle next year.
Latvian artists, critics and managers were actively involved in different activities of The keðja project 2012-2015. Zane Estere Gruntmane was going through mentoring process within A Mentoring Scheme.New Theatre Institute of Latvia was an offical project partner and was acitively involved in Wilderness Dance. DANCE.LV Journal was a Writing Movement partner. A catalogue “Expeditions in Dance Writing. Writing Movement 2012-2014? was published at the end of the project – the book is free and available from partners in all keðja countries (see the list of contacts here). Several new collaborations, productions and partnerships have been an outcome of The keðja project. Also in general keðja activies have been crucial in strengthening sustainable relationships in the Baltic Nordic region.