Registration open for KeðjaKlaipeda in Lithuania

Deadline is March 20th 2013

27. Feb 2013


Dear individual / company / institution interested in the development of and networking within the contemporary dance area.

Registration is now open for the 9th keðja Encounter which takes place in Klaipeda, Lithuania from June 13th - 16th under the headline: National Artistic Identity in Dance

Registration deadline is March 20th 2013. Register now on where you will also find practical information.

Anyone who is interested in developing the contemporary dance scene is welcome to join!

keðjaKlaipeda: National Artistic Identity in Dance The contemporary dance arena in the Baltic-Nordic region is one of the most diverse dance scenes in Europe. However processes of EU expansion, globalization and the international “nature” of the dance scene creates conditions that enhances the loss of national distinction in a work.

Can contemporary art be influenced by/get local flavor and relate itself to local identity? And if it does, then by what means and techniques do we emphasize our uniqueness? How can unique expression in a work be present and the work at the same time communicate widely? National artistic identity in dance – myth, speculation or real need? These are some of the questions that will be targeted in Klaipeda. Headlines from the preliminary programme (all tbc): - Key note and discussion on National Identity & Art - Panel Discussion ”Exporting Identity” - Sessions for producers etc. and dance artists: ”Identifying Audiences” and ” Identity as a mean of artistic collaboration” - Dance workshops - keðja Writing Movement workshop - Other workshops and pre-meetings of smaller networks tbc. - Performances in the city, nature and urban sites - Baltic Bubble festival - Presentations of other kedja activities such as keðja Think Tanks and keðja Mentoring Scheme - Formal and informal networking opportunities - Boat ride and Party

More info to be posted on

We look forward to seeing you!

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Yours sincerely

The keðjaKlaipeda Team at Zuvies akis / Fish Eye and Kamma Siegumfeldt, main project manager for keðja.

keðjaKlaipeda is organized by Zuvies akis / Fish Eye in collaboration with Dansehallerne, Copenhagen and other keðja 2012-2015 partners.

Supported by the EU Culture Programme, Nordic Baltic Mobility Programme, Lithuanian Culture Support Fund.

keðja partners 2012-2015: Dansehallerne – Copenhagen DK, Dance Information Norway, Dance Info Finland , Independent Theatres Association – Reykjavik IS, The Union of Estonian Dance Artists, Bora Bora – Aarhus DK, Dansearena Nord – Hammerfest NO, MAD Production – Helsinki FIN, New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Fish Eye – Klaipeda LT, SITE – Stockholm S with Kultur I Väst – Göteborg and Performing Arts Iceland

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