Frédéric Gies + Weld Company: Tribute
“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.

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, I’ll open my 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
Dance: Caroline Byström, Robin Dingemans, Samuel Draper, Sybrig Dokter, Marie Fahlin, Elias Girod, Andreas Haglund, Disa Krosness, Per Sacklén, Andrea Svensson and Anna Westberg
Music: Fiedel
Lighting design: Thomas Zamolo
Marie Fahlin and Elias Girod are dressed by Maldoror
With thanks to Malin Arnell and Mario Fjell

Image credits: Samuel Feldhandler, Thomas Zamolo