Dec 15+16. Phoenix. Weld Company + Rebecka Stillman (SE)
Last spring Weld Company+Rebecka Stillman premiered Phoenix at Dansens hus main stage in Stockholm. Now, we present Phoenix again, adapted for space of Weld.
In Phoenix, 13 dance artists use different chorographical methods to explore what it means to 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 has since 2013, invited Swedish and International choreographers to create choreographic works under the set rule "No Talking No Props".
Weld Company consists of dancers and choreographers from different generations and contexts that together immerse themselves in various choreographic methods and the issues surrounding the collective and the common.
Rebecka Stillman has the last fifteen years engaged in many different choreographic projects. Sometimes as the initiator, sometimes as collaborator and sometimes as a dancer. In parallel, she has also continued to educate herself, at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, SEAD (Salzburg), Södertörn University, Stockholm University and the Master's program in choreography at School of Dance and Cirkus 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 and Andrea Svensson.
Light- and set design: Chrisander Brun
Costume: Erik Annerborn
Produced by Weld in collaboration with Nordberg Movement
Made possible with support by the Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm and the Stockholm City Council
Weld Company blog: company.weld.se
Weld Company invites to daily class
December 13+14 at 10am-11.45am
Weld Company have been exploring a format of daily class as a collective practice. The practice was proposed and initiated by Rebecka Stillman during the creation of Phoenix.
In this format we have worked around the premise that anyone that joins the class can suggest a proposal that the group does together.
Often the time frame for each proposal is about 10 min but it can be adapted with the proposal.
You can come up with a new proposals or suggest ones that you have done before.
To help and guide when coming up with proposals we have been thinking around:
– Instant desires
– Celebrations of the past
– What do I hope that a dance company or dancer/performers do for ten minutes every morning?
These are the simple premises we are working around in the class. Anyone that joins can adapt the proposals to their own ability.
To see some examples for proposals please look at our blogg treesandoctopusesblog.wordpress.com
Weld and the studio will be open 30 min before each class for changing cloths and pre-warm up.