This autumn, the legendary choreographer, dancer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer is moving from a large retrospective about Judson Dance Theatre at MoMa in New York to Weld at Norrtullsgatan in Stockholm to create a new work for Weld Company titled Again? What now? During her visit Yvonne Rainer will also give one of her lectures.
Yvonne Rainer + Weld Company
Again? What now?
October 14 at 5pm + 8pm
October 17 at 7pm
October 18 at 7pm
October 19 at 7pm
October 20 at 7pm
October 21 at 6pm
book your ticket at book.weld.se
Again? What now? is a work specificly created for Weld Company autumn 2018. It is an amalgam of “old” dance excerpts and more recent ideas, including spoken texts, music, and movement configurations. You might call the piece “Yvonne Rainers Best Bits.” The actual title can also be read as a cry of desperation and protest in response to the fraught state of the world, and more specifically, the current calamitous social and political situation in the United States.
In a career-long concern with integrating and separating the influences of dance history and current events, Rainer’s work — from dance to film and back to choreography — reflects these sometimes irreconcilable poles of the aesthetic and the social. Ever hopeful, she begins again.
Performing in Again? What now?: Andrea Svensson, Noah Hellwig, Marie Fahlin, Robin Dingemans, Anna Westberg, Kajsa Sandström, Sybrig Dokter, Per Sacklén and Max Wallmeier.
October 30 from 1-8.30pm
Prior to the visit we are warming up with a full day of film september 30 showing Rainers films Lives of Performers and Privilege, the documentary Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer by Jack Walsh among other films. Read more at weld.se
October 5 at 7pm
Lecture by Yvonne Rainer
Yvonne Rainer is a sharp social critic and an entertaining lecturer. This evening, we meet her in a lecture entitled “Revisions: A truncated History of Universe for Dummies”.
We are very pleased to present the autumn’s choreographers for the Weld Company.
In October, the legendary dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer Yvonne Rainer (NYC) will come to Stockholm and Weld to create a new work for Weld Company entitled Again? What now? The work will be premiered at Weld Sunday 14th of October, with further performances October 17-21.
On October 5, Yvonne Rainer will hold a lecture here at Weld
We are also pleased to announce that the french dancer and choreographer Frédéric Gies as invited choreographer to Weld Company. Gies will create the work Tribute for the company with premiere December 7-9. Weld has presented Frédéric Gies´ solo/duo works for ten years now and this is the first time he choreographs for the company.
These events will be bookable on our booking page book.weld.se
Read more at weld.se
Weld Company 2017: Caroline Byström, Robin Dingemans, Sybrig Dokter, Marie Fahlin, Noah Hellwig, Elias Girod, Disa Krosness,Robert Malmborg, Sandra Lolax, Per Sacklén, Hanna Strandberg, Andrea Svensson and Anna Westberg.
In the fall of 2017 Weld Company worked with choreographers Matthias Sperling, Georgia Vardarou and Andros Zins Browne. The company also showed the choreography Phoenix by Rebecka Stillman during six evenings in October.
The project Weld Company Extended started and invited dancers Elise Nuding, Ursula Nill, Emma Strandsäter, Max Wallmeier och Johan Hillgren for a three week process together with Rebecka Stillman, Litó Walkey, Sybrig Dokter and Robin Dingemans with open public days for sharing the work.
Weld Company also released the third issue of the book “No Talking No Props” with contributions from the company and invited guests. Contact weld,se to get your copy!
http://dansenshus.se/event/phoenix/ Phoenix is a work created with choreographer Rebecka Stillman. On stage we meet 13 dance artists who use different chorographical methods to explore what it means to actually be a company. They delve deep into the knowledge and experience they have between them as a group, to see what might come out on the other side of the fire. The focus is on how the body of a company is built, examining its social as well as physical characteristics.
Weld Company comprises dancers and choreographers from different generations and contexts that together explore different choreographical methods and issues concerning the collective and the shared. Weld Company is the brainchild of the Weld dance and art platform in Stockholm.
Choreography Rebecka Stillman with Caroline Byström, Robin Dingemans, Sybrig Dokter, Marie Fahlin, Pavle Heidler, Noah Hellwig, Elias Girod, Disa Krosness, Josefine Larson Olin, Sandra Lolax, Robert Malmborg, Per Sacklén, Kajsa Sandström, Hanna Strandberg, Andrea Svensson, Anna Westberg.
On stage Caroline Byström, Robin Dingemans, Sybrig Dokter,Marie Fahlin, Noah Hellwig, Elias Girod, Disa Krosness, Robert Malmborg, Sandra Lolax, Per Sacklén, Hanna Strandberg, Andrea Svensson, Anna Westberg.
Light- and setdesign Chrisander Brun Costume Erik Annerborn Image Sepidar Hosseini (based on original photos by Weld_Company) Producedby Weld in collaboration with Nordberg Movement Made possible with support by the Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm and the Stockholm City Council
Three Thursday afternoons in a row Weld Company is arranging Writinghubs at Dansens Hus, as part of the process of the upcoming performance Phoenix.
The writing is related to the idea of a repertory dance company, in the past, the present and into the future. We write from the viewer’s position, for everyone who creates dance and from a place of hope..
1st session: April 7 at 1pm – 4pm
at Dansens Hus, Wallingatan 19, Dansklotet!
2nd session: April 14 at 1pm – 4pm
3rd session: April 21 at 1pm – 4pm
SUPER MARKET 2016
Weld Company makes a studio preview with excerpts from Phoenix at the Red Spot stage on the International artist-run art fair Supermarket. The Black House, Telefonplan.
To be a company but not be in the same constellation every day
To work with the absence of company members.
Does collectivity exist in an ever changing structure?
We have hopes for the future of the company and we have many questions; we speculate about the future of Weld Company and ‘The Dance Company’ in general.
We are two clusters merging with new members freely oscillating between them. The boundaries between Weld Co 13 and 14 dissolving as we meet in various constellations.
In 2013 when I spent nearly 3 months in this structure through working with the invited choreographers the relationships with the other dancers were forged by this work. Through the work we related in a certain way with a certain body. These bodies are absent or have changed and ways of connecting are re-negotiated and bodies are re- again. By choosing to do or not do things identities change course or shape or manifest in a different way. Shape-changing the identity of Weld Company.
As the ambitous dance company we are, in our work with Rebecca Stillman we created our own “Repertory dance company encyclopedia”. It’s a gathering of notions that surfaced during the work. Thank you The Coming Boogie Woogie for the writing format.
The choreographers we will work with is;