Weld på The Place, London 2-3 maj 06

Theatre enCorps (London) and Weld (Stockholm) present a double bill of British dance

Premiers May 2nd-3rd 2006, 8.00 pm
The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, 17 Duke’s Road, Euston, London WC1 9PY
Tickets and information 020 7387 0031

Last year Swedish choreographer Efva Lilja former artistic director of E.L.D. and a seminal figure in Swedish contemporary dance, met choreographer-dancer Ana Sánchez-Colberg, artistic director of Theatre enCorps, for two intensive weeks of dialogue. This double bill is the result of that encounter, arising out of conversations about the role of memory inscribed in the body, the inevitable process of ageing, and its impact on movement and expression.

Using The Eye In The Middle Of Your Head (UK premier) brings to London for the first time the talents of veteran dancers Kari Sylwan and Jan Abramson, 65 and 69 years of age, respectively. The piece choreographed by Lilja, portrays the development of a love relationship, a passionate duet that uncovers the remarkable traces of life and experience of the elderly, their desires, sexuality, fear, joy.

Holds no memory (World premier) performed by Sánchez-Colberg with choreography by Lilja and a new commissioned score by veteran Swedish composer Tommy Zwedberg, is a poetic solo that draws a personal portrait in movement of a dancer wanting to forget in order to be able to move on. Holds no memory is a dialogue between two women in solo form: about desires – fulfilled and unfulfilled…a dance about never giving up.

“Dance theatre of the highest order that has the distinct ability to disconcert you and put you on edge…”
– Time Out

The evening is made possible with the support of University College of Dance and E.L.D. Forum for New Choreographic Work for the Stage, Swedish Research Council, the Foundation for the Culture of the Future, the National Council for Cultural Affairs, Stockholm City Council, Stockholm County Council, Concerts Sweden, and Central School of Speech and Drama.