May 14–16. Premiere: Pressure Fields / Anna Pehrsson

May 14 at 7pm
May 15 at 7pm
May 16 at 4pm

Weld
Norrtullsgatan 7

Book at: book.weld.se

Max 8 people in the audience


Pressure Fields stages different processes of becoming as abstract movements and examines Dance’s capacity to create new imaginaries in a world of crisis.

The dancing bodies activate dissolving forms departing from geological phenomena like liquefaction, when soil suddenly goes from solid to liquid form, in order to open up the spaces and possibilities that a systemic collapse might entail. A poetic journey towards a coexistence between human, environment, bodies and things.


Choreography: Anna Pehrsson
With and by: Andrea Svensson, Rachel Tess and Anna Pehrsson
Light and photo: Thomas Zamolo
Music: Shida Shahabi and Hampus Norén
Costume: Linda Nurk
Dramaturge: Siegmar Zacharias
Rehearsal assistant: Agnieszka Sjökvist-Dlugoszewska

The piece is a coproduction with Weld, and founded by Stockholm City, The Cultural Council, Skellefteå Municipality and The Swedish National touring company Productionresidency 2021. Earlier residencies: MDT and Hallen, Farsta.

Thank you: Anna Grip, Agnieszka Sjökvist-Dlugoszewska, Anna Efraimsson and Anna Koch

 


ANNA PEHRSSON
has danced with Alias Compagnie and Cullbergballet, and continues to work as a dancer for Benoît Lachambre, Frédéric Gies, Rachel Tess and Mia Habib amongst others. In 2013 Anna obtained an MFA in Choreography from DOCH and since 2016 she has created seven works showed at Weld, Wanås Foundation, Bonniers Artgallery, Uppsala Artmuseum, Dansens hus and MDT. Anna is active as a mentor, rehearsal director and artistic advisor and has taught at Ballet Academy, DOCH MA in Choreography, Dansalliansen, Bronnbacher Stipendium, and at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She is currently preparing an exhibition at Tjörnedala Artgallery and a commission for Regionteater Väst.

RACHEL TESS
is an American choreographer and dancer living and working in Sweden. She is the director of Milvus Artistic Research Center (MARC) in Knislinge (SE) and associate curator for live-art at Wanås Konst. She received a BFA in 2004 from The Juilliard School in New York City. While attending Juilliard, Tess received a Princess Grace Award (2002) and was presented with the Martha Hill Dance Award by the faculty. She is the 2018 recipient of the Birgit Cullberg Stipendium. Tess has been a member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Gothenburg Opera Ballet, and the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm. She is currently completing commissions at Norrdans, SkånesDansteatern, Region Teatern Väst, Corpus, and Danish Dance Theater.

ANDREA SVENSSON
Educated at the Ballet Academy in Stockholm and has since 1992 worked as a freelance dancer. From the beginning, she has mixed genres and worked widely, but lately has mostly played for children and young people and worked with modern and contemporary choreographers. Since 2015, Andrea is part of Weld Company where she has danced in Frédéric Gies Tribute and Yvonne Rainers Again? What now? Also included in projects with Frédéric Gies, Seven Extravaganzas and most recently with Warriors: Chiron in Aries, Recital # 1, Malin Arnell and Mar Fjell (IEOC), Pontus Pettersson (Bodies of water), Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn Untitled (Entitled) and Dalija Acin Thelander’s upcoming work.


Weld is supported by Stockholms stad, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Stockholm