The Stretch Online is approaching and we were thinking about how to give this event the atmosphere of community that you all know from the physical version. A feeling of community is much more likely to arise with more than one person physically present in the same room.
We understand that there is a wide spread Online Meeting Fatigue and so we’d like to give this festival a frame that both incorporates the safety of your home, combined with feasible physical encounters.
That’s why we wanted to share our vision for the festival with you, because it has developed in the last few weeks.
The Stretch exists in order to inspire participants to
- Get loser to themselves,
- Get closer to friends, loved ones and partners,
- Create new connections,
- Discover different layers of intimacy,
- And get a bit deeper to the core of their needs.
We want to encourage you to invite at least one person from the circle of your friends or community to join you physically and experience the Stretch together. That way the content might be digital, but your experience can be physical.
We want this Stretch to become a community event that brings the Stretch community into your home to share it with people who are dear to you and who you’d like to share that community space with.
Thereby, please consider the particular corona restrictions within your country! For some of you it is going to be possible to invite a friend or two, for others it might just be possible to have a person from the same household present.
So if you get a ticket, think of the ticket as a ticket for the connection of one device, rather than a ticket just for you. It’s up to you how many people join in front of your computer.
Once more, please be responsible with your choices for you and for others. Health is priority. But if it’s possible and safe for you in your particular corner of the world to enjoy the physical experience together with (between 1 and 5) friends or loved ones, you are warmly invited to do so.
Your Stretch Community Organizers.