Weld Company

Weld Company

Weld Extended is an extension of the experimental project Weld Company (2013). In the fall and spring of 22/23, Extended will be the focus while we rethink our larger project. In the autumn we have invited both Swedish and international choreographers to share their practice and in the spring we are creating Constellations and alliances: Chiron in Aries, Recital #4 by Frédéric Gies to be shown at Dansens Hus/Elverket on 16+17 February 2023. Read more here. Participating dancers: Elise Brewer, Brittanie Brown, Gergo D.Farkas, Nefeli Gioti, Andreas Haglund, Maria Naidu, Anna Pehrsson.

Weld Extended 2022. Choreographers: David Beharie, Nicole Neidert (SE), Elisabete Finger (BR/DE), Femke Gyselinck (BE), Harald Beharie (NO) and Virpi Pahkinen (SE) . Dancers participating in various constellations: Natalia Drozd, Andreas Haglund, Maria Naidu, Wiliam Nylind, Alice MacKenzie, Anna Pehrsson, Jade Stenhuijs and Stina Ehn.

Weld Company, initiated in 2013, works with choreographers and dancers representing different generations, working methods and expressions. Weld Company moves unrestrained through larger and smaller formats and by further developing the idea of a dance company and what it can be and do today.

Weld Company aims to rediscover and revaluate the old institution of Dance Company and is updating the Company form through a collective work conducted by one of Weld clearly given structure. Dancers and choreographers from different backgrounds share a common, daily and physical practice. As well as working with invited choreographers, the company also initiates self-made works and investigates Swedish dance history. The members contribute to and are involved in selecting the content.Weld Company could be seen as an enabling structure where new constellations and ideas become. The main focus is on the space freed to practice the art form. To become the dancing body, the dancing community and through this pose questions about dance and choreography today.

Yearly a book is being produced with the name ”No Talking No Props”, which could be bought at Weld, Konstbokhandeln Konst-ig, Rönnells and Malmö Konsthall.

Weld Company members: Caroline Byström, Robin Dingemans, Sybrig Dokter, Marie Fahlin, Elias Girod, Noah Hellwig, Disa Krosness, Josefine Larson Olin, Sandra Lolax, Robert Malmborg, Per Sacklén, Kajsa Sandström, Hanna Strandberg, Andrea Aja Svensson, Anna Westberg, Max Wallmeier.

Invited Choreographers
2020-2021: Charles Moore, Jeanette Bolding, JUCK, Nasim Aghili, Ines Belli, Marcus Doverud
2019: Samuel Feldhandler, Tova Gerge&Britta Kiessling, Mathias Sperling
2018: Yvonne Rainer och Frédéric Gies
2017: Matthias Sperling, Georgia Vardarou, Andros Zins Browne, Litó Walkey.
2016: Rebecka Stillman (Phoenix for Dansens Hus big stage)
2015: Shannon Cooney, Rebecka Chentinell, Alice Chauchat
2014: Rebecka Stillman, Julian Weber, Margareta Åsberg, Litó Walkey.
2013: Rebecka Stillman, Efva Lilja, Michael Kliën, Litó Walkey.

Weld Company was initiated in 2013 and is conceptualized by Anna Koch

July 21, 22, 23 2021
Invited by ImPulseTanz Vienna for three performances at Odeon theatre of Tribute by Frédéric Gies. Read more

June 19, 2021
invited by Moving in November festival performing Tribute- the outdoors version at Tapiola Amphitheatre. Read more

January 16, 2020
aswebegin by Litó walkey at Rönnells antikvariat together with the release of the Weld Company book N.T.P.T

February 21, 22, 23, 2020
Invited by Staatsballett Berlin within the framework of Staatsballett Kreativ at Tischlerei der Deutschen Oper Berlin. Weld Company with the work Tribute by Fredéric Gies (2018)

Dancers in Weld Company autumn 2020 are: Sybrig Dokter, Per Sacklén, Robin Dingemans, Anna Westberg, Disa Krosness, Andrea Aja Svensson, Hanna Strandberg, Robert Malmborg, Caroline Byström, Noah Hellwig and guest dancer Bianca Traum.

During the fall, the company had an Open call for local choreographers, which resulted in work together with Samuel Feldhandler and with Tova Gerge & Britta Kiessling. The company also continued its work with Mathias Sperling UK, who started working with the company already 2017. The company also gave a replay of Yvonne Rainer’s choreography Again? What Now? at Weld.

12 + 13 October
Touring: Tribute by Frédéric Gies at Dansehallerne in Copenhagen
14-17  of februari
Again? What Now? av Yvonne Rainer + Weld Company at Malmö Konsthall 

Season 2018 In autumn 2018, Yvonne Rainer and Frédéric Gies creates new works for Weld Company. Read more here about Yvonne Rainer’s work Again? What Now? Opening 14-21 of October
Read more here about Frédéric Gie’s work Tribute. Opening 7, 8, 9 of December

Season 2017 there was a new-premiere of Phoenix with six evenings of performances. Choreography: Rebecca Stillman in collaboration with the company. The company was also working with Mathias Sperling, Georgia Vardarou and Andros Zins Browne.

In 2017 we also started Weld Company Extended a project, which invited a new group of dancers to be introduced to the work of the company.

Weld Company 2017: Caroline Byström, Robin Dingemans, Sybrig Dokter, Marie Fahlin, Elias Girod, Noah Hellwig, Disa Krosness, Josefine Larson Olin, Sandra Lolax, Robert Malmborg, Per Sacklén, Kajsa Sandström, Hanna Strandberg, Andrea Aja Svensson, Anna Westberg, Max Wallmeier.

Weld Company Extended 2017: Elise Nuding, Ursula Nill, Emma Strandsäter, Max Wallmeier och Johan Hillgren Read more about the company ideas and follow the links to the Company’s blog, etc. below.

For info on the seasons 2013-2016 please read our books or check out our blog or drop us a mail!

Weld Company blog company.weld.se
Weld Company on Vimeo Weld Company encyclopedi (treesandoctopusesblog)