28.08 - 31.08
Keðja is for the second year organising a lab for dance artists from Norway, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia, Scotland and Sweden. The lab will be held at Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts and Vitlycke Museum.
Keðja is an informal, international network of dance organisations aiming to create open meeting places for those working in dance. Keðja facilitates events that inspire individuals from dance communities to meet, share and learn and empowers dance professionals to connect and collaborate.
Stretch Vitlycke, Sweden 2023 – What´s the story? is a creative lab inviting dance artists to explore dance and heritage hosted by Region Västra Götaland, Sweden on behalf of the network Keðja.
Keðja is for the second year organising a lab for dance artists from Norway, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia, Scotland and Sweden.
The lab will be held at Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts and Vitlycke Museum.
The lab will be a space for artists to exchange experiences, ideas and to develop their own artistic practises through talks, discussions, seminars and workshops.
What the story?
Vitlycke is a site of Bronze age rock carvings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With the world heritage as a back drop the lab invites dance artists to consider their own artistic practises through a lens of heritage, history, tradition, education, choices, happenstance and circumstance.
The artists will spend four days together before they are joined by the partners in the Kedja network for an additional three days of lab.
The lab will be facilitated by Benedikte Esperi.
Benedikte Esperi is a performance artist, choreographer, film maker, researcher, producer and curator based in Sweden. She is published in a variety of venues, such as public sites, galleries, theatres, festivals and elsewhere. The encounter with sites, intentions and people nurture her choices and actions where the body is both an object and a subject, mediating current topics. Her works range from solo, co-lab and community art within the genres performance/live art, installations, dance for screen and choreography. Artistically she´s often referred to post-modern dance and avantgarde aesthetics. She invented the public video concept KOREOARTscape Esperi is artistic director, board member and curator at Finnekumla Dance & Art space, Galleri 54 , Dansfilmfestivalen & The Tiny Festival Producers.
In the lab, the artists will work with choreographer/dancer/teacher Francesco Scavetta (Vitlycke-CPA) and Lars Strid, pedagogue at Vitlycke Museum.
Keðja presents – Stretch Vitlycke, Sweden 2023 is hosted and supported by Region Västra Götaland, Sweden and a collaboration with Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts and Vitlycke Museum. Supported by Nordisk Kulturfond.