Picture taken by Thomas Zamolo
Tribute - Frédéric Gies and Weld Company
As I started to imagine what could be the dance piece I would make for a dance company that is “aiming to rediscover and revaluate the old institution of Dance Company”, personal memories of dances I witnessed came flooding back. Each of them is closely tied to a dancer whom I saw in the darkness of the dance floor or from my seat at the theatre. These memories, more than mere images, reappear as an imprint in my body. They are also constitutive of my dances. They are my library. / Frédéric Gies
Many dancers dance in a dancer’s body and a dance is always the product of other dances as well as a call for dances to come. For Tribute, Frédéric Gies open his library to the dancers of Weld Company, to make dances that summon up the poetic, delicate and raw textures of past dances, utterly present as the promise of dances to come.
Choreography: Frédéric Gies
Light design: Thomas Zamolo
DJ: Fiedel Dance: Anna Westberg, Robin Dingemans, Marie Fahlin, Sybrig Dokter, Per Sacklén, Elias Girod, Disa Krosness, Caroline Byström and Andrea Svensson
Weld Company is initiated- and conceptualised by Anna Koch/ Weld and produced by Weld