May 7–18: Unclouded dances / Frédéric Gies (FR/SE)

Weld
Norrtullsgatan 7

Times, see schedule below!

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Unclouded dances is a performance/ritual for one spectator at a time, in an intimate setting. It addresses the spiritual dimension of dance and its relationship to healing.

The spectator is guided by Frédéric Gies through different ritualized actions that all together lead to a dance that he offers. To the techno beats composed by Fiedel, Fréderic Gies’ trancelike dance invites the spectator to dive into the most delicate and tenuous details of movement and to experience the spiritual dimensions of the act of dancing. Unclouded dances makes room for a dreamlike and poetic journey in the worlds and landscapes taking shape through the gestures, steps, rhythms, currents, vibrations and frequencies that are offered to experience.

Saturday May 11
Technosomatics: communal unclouded dances

In the frame of the presentation of Unclouded dances, Frédéric Gies proposes a public session of his practice technosomatics, in a slightly different format than usual.

Technosomaticsis a movement practice developed by Frédéric Gies who shares it in various workshop formats open to anyone who has an appetite for dancing to techno. It is a practice that consists of a collective and individual exploration of the endocrine glands and chakras through club dancing to techno music as wells as the opposite: an exploration of club dancing while embodying the endocrine glands and the chackras. It is practiced mostly with closed eyes, and in a pitch-dark room. It emphasizes the experienced body and acknowledges the healing potential of the act of dancing. It is also proposing another kind of collective and social experience, different from a somatic/dance class and from the dance floor. It offers a safe and genuine space for going under the social, being alone together and indulging in altered states of consciousness. The practice connects to both the field of somatics (movement eduction practices) and to techno club/rave dance cultures.  It originates in Frédéric Gies’ encounters with diverse somatic practices, especially Body-Mind Centering, and in his dance floor experiences.


Schedule

Tuesday 7
15:00 / 17:00 / 18:00 / 19:00 / 20:00

Wednesday 8
15:00 / 17:00 / 18:00 / 19:00 / 20:00

Thursday 9
15:00 / 17:00 / 18:00 / 19:00 / 20:00

Friday 10
15:00 / 17:00 / 18:00 / 19:00 / 20:00

Saturday 11 at 19.00–22.00
Technosomatics: communal unclouded dances

Sunday 12
14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00 / 18:00

Tuesday 14
15:00 / 17:00 / 18:00 / 19:00 / 20:00

Wednesday 15
15:00 / 17:00 / 18:00 / 19:00 / 20:00

Thursday 16
15:00 / 17:00 / 18:00 / 19:00 / 20:00

Friday 17
15:00 / 17:00 / 18:00 / 19:00 / 20:00

Saturday 18
15:00 / 17:00 / 18:00 / 19:00 / 20:00


Dance, props, set: Frédéric Gies
Music: Fiedel
Dress: Grzegorz Matlag
Production: Frida Alkestrand Christensen

Coproduced by:Weld and Skogen

With the support of Kulturrådet

Administration: the artists cooperative Interim Kultur