Nov 17:- Hi, how are you? Weld Company/Efva Lilja

Swedish choreographer Efva Liljas creates for Weld Company. She returns to the room she once created and where she had her company E:L:D until 2006. Like all invited choreographers this season, Efva faces two set rules for the work: no talking and no props.

Choreography: Efva Lilja (SE)
Dance: Robin Dingemans, Kajsa Sandström, Sandra Lolax,
Sybrig Dokter, Noah Hellwig and Marie Fahlin.

Light design: Anton Andersson

Costume design: Erik Annerborn
Soundtrack: Tommy Zwedberg

When Dance Company has been out of the question for many dance makers the past years, due to many reasons. Weld, an artist run experimental platform in Stockholm and Artistic director, choreographer Anna Koch is initiating the project Weld Company, running three months a year 2013-2015.

Weld Company is aiming 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 and raise questions on dance and choreography today.

An important ambition is to thoroughly document, diskuss and present issues, processes, conclusions and results thatr comes along the way. Through public performences and talks etc. But also more continuously on the company blog. Follow the process at
Through learning choreographic material from an invited choreographer, the Company is interested in learning about technologies, aesthetics, theories and concepts of the visiting artist and to share the material with an audience. In addition to guest choreographers, the Company will make their own works, curate events and examine the Swedish dance archive. For invited guest choreographers, working with Weld Company is an opportunity to challenge oneself, to reconsider an older work, or to share an ongoing process.

The Company members 2013 are: Sybrig Dokter (NL/S), Robin Dingemans (GB/S), Marie Fahlin (S), Sandra Lolax (FI), Kajsa Sandström (S) and Noah Hellwig (S). A diverse group both in age and in experience.

Efva Lilja is an artist working with and through choreography as text, drawings, films and dance. She is professor of choreography and the Vice-Chancellor of DOCH, a post she is leaving by the end of December. Efva is an activist, engaged in several art forum, organizations and networks for the development of artistic research and for the representation of art in society. From January 2014 she will be the expert on artistic research at the Swedish Ministry of Education and from that position continue to work for artists opportunities to do research in their art. 

Produced by Weld.

Supported by Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm and Stockholm County Council.

Follow the process at the company blog –