Nov 8: Weld Company/Litó Walkey
Weld Company enters a new period of work together with an invited choreographer. This time the Berlin based performer and choreographer Litó Walkey is visiting the company. Like all invited choreographers this season, Litó faces two set rules for the work: no talking and no props.
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 company.weld.se
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.
Choreography: Litó Walkey
Dance: Robin Dingemans, Kajsa Sandström, Sandra Lolax, Sybrig Dokter, Noah Hellwig and Marie Fahlin.
Light design: Anton Andersson
Costume design: Erik Annerborn
is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin. Her artistic practice is devoted to the phenomenological question “How do I attend to this moment?”. Her projects include Where's the rest of me? (2012), Like that, Like this (2008), instanded i turn (2006), The Missing Dance No.7 (2005) and wings raised to a second power (2002). From 2002-2009 Litó was a member of the Chicago-based performance company Goat Island and she has had the pleasure of working with artists such as Jeanine Durning, Boris Hauf, Myriam Van Imschoot, Vera Mantero, Martin Nachbar and Martine Piscani. She studied at the School for New Dance Development and recently graduated from the Master of Choreography program at the Amsterdam Theater School. Litó is Professor at the Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin and guest teacher and mentor at DOCH Stockholm and K3 Hamburg.
Produced by Weld.
Supported by Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm and Stockholm County Council.
Follow the process at the company blog – company.weld.se
Weld Company Autumn 2013
October 22: Choreography Rebecka Stillman (SE)
November 8: Choreography Litó Walkey (DE)
November 17: Choreography Efva Lilja
December 6-8: The company part of Dans <3 Stockholm
December 20: Choreography Weld Company
Look out for more events at weld.se
is an important artist-run platform in Stockholm for developing and presenting choreographic works. Interested in a critical discourse around production and distribution Weld has since 2006 produced, co-produced and presented choreographic works, arranged thematic festivals, symposiums and talks.
Weld is supporting a wide group of young or established artists, mainly from the field of dance, but also projects coming from visual art, theory or music.