The seventh meeting of the international network "45+: lifelong practice as a dancer" took place from 1 to 4 April 2019 in Pärnu. The focus of the meeting was on movement practices ("Somatic Body Work" - supervised by Tiina Ollesk; "Scaravelli Yoga Practice Principles" - supervised by Fiona Millword) and this time guest choreographers were Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak. The work took place in the Laine Mägi Dance School, where also the history of this school and the extraordinary leader and actress Laine Mägi were introdused.
Network seminars are supported by Nordic Culture Point. Projects that receive Network funding contribute to inspiration, new ideas and productive collaboration that can even lead to new ways of handling cultural policy issues in the Nordic and the Baltic countries. This is shown by the report Effects of Network Funding – An Evaluation
According to the report Network funding provides professional artists and cultural practitioners in the Nordic and Baltic regions a chance to exchange information, competence and experience relevant to their work. The results show that the funding covers many more participants than those formally applied for. Networking is seen important for its own sake and beneficial also for the whole field of arts and culture the respondents are in as networks strengthen participants’ identity, self-esteem and contacts and contribute to increased legitimacy and status in the field.