keđja presents: Stretch 2019 Turku is held on 17–20.10.2019 in Turku, Finland.

The theme for this international encounter for dance professionals is Expanding Professionalism. It addresses professional practices of dance artists now and in the future, international work and sustainability, the possibilities of residences ja the relationship between art and the societal context.

Stretch 2019 will include speakers and participants from the Nordic and Baltic countries but also from other European countries, such as Germany, Slovenia and Scotland. The programme will include social events, workshops, morning classes and performances by local artists in the evenings. The aim is to develop your skills, improve communication about dance, and find new ways to operate.

The encounter is built on the experience and community that was created during the keðja encounters. keđja presents: Stretch 2019 Turku expands the idea and themes of keðja by stretching skills, the dance field and its structures.

See programme here

Thursday 17th through Saturday 19th October will be full programme days, so we strongly recommend arriving in Turku on Wednesday 16th and departing on Sunday 20th.

In order to participate in the programme you need to register by 12th of August.
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Contact & additional information:

Ada Vakker

Stretch 2019 Turku is organized by Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland and its main partners are Dance Info Finland and the City of Turku.

The international partners are Kultur i Väst and Norrlandsoperan (SE), Dansearena Nord (NO), Bora Bora – Dance and Visual Theatre (DK), Danceatelier (IS), Estonian Dance Agency (EE), Contemporary Dance Association and Artist’s Group ”Fish Eye” (LT), The Work Room (GB), Tanzfabrik Potsdam (DE), Dance Theater Ljubljana (SI).

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