May 18. Between the Hearth and the Stack (Mellan härd och skorsten) / Anna Pehrsson
May 18 at 7pm
Available to book from May 7 at 12pm
Book at: book.weld.se
Max 8 people in the audience
The dancer is the smith, as well as a material in transformation. Through combinations of muscular pressure and release, she creates plateaus and suspensions where the relationship between body and room appears otherwise. As a body of weight and lightness, human and machine, she appears and disappears, until only a rhythmical pattern in dissolution remains.
The steam hammer hits with vigour, and it may also hit slowly, if necessary even stop. It is the merging process that decides the rhythm, but the smith should not wait for its orders….” /SHE…/ …”should independently be able to see and asess the need of force and pressure in each strike.
From the film The Old Industry-Karlholmsbruk by Johan Olof Johansson och Niklas Skoglund 1947.
The piece is a commission by Region Uppsala and Tierp Commune with premiere Oct 3, 2020 in Karlholm, Sweden. It is created through the experience of living and working in the small city of Karlholm between Uppsala and Gävle.
Choreography and Dance: Anna Pehrsson Video projection: Jordana Loeb
Costume: Nygårds Anna Bengtsson Music: Anders af Klintberg
Lightdesign: Thomas Zamolo
Thank you: Eva Forsberg-Pejler, Louise Magnusson, Agnieszka Dlugoszewska and CCAP.
has danced with Alias Compagnie and Cullbergballet, with choreographers such as Edouard Lock, Guilherme Botelho, Benoît Lachambre, Jefta van Dinther, Eszter Salamon, Cristian Duarte, Deborah Hay, Alexandra Waierstall, 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 that have been showed at Weld, Wanås Foundation, Bonniers Artgallery, Uppsala Artmuseum, Dansens hus and MDT. During spring 2020, the solo Crisp. Come Now we Falling premiered at Dansens hus, Stockholm. Anna is active as a mentor, reversal 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.
is an American artist residing and working in Stockholm since 2012. Her artistic process and development has long been informed by her fascination with the choreographed movement of the
body. Her studies in dance have simultaneously evolved, entangled with and influenced her printmaking, video art and sculptural works. She holds a B.F.A with a focus in printmaking from Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing arts in New York.
Weld is supported by Stockholms stad, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Stockholm