October 22: Weld Company + Rebecka Stillman
Premiere for the newly started dance company Weld Company with a new commissioned work by choreographer Rebecka Stillman (SE)
When Dance Company has been out of the question for many dance makers the past years, due to many reasons. Weld and Artistic director, choreographer Anna Koch is initiating the project Weld Company, running three months a year 2013-2015.
Weld Company 2013: Sybrig Dokter (NL/SE), Robin Dingemans (NZ/GB/SE), Marie Fahlin (SE), Sandra Lolax (FI), Kajsa Sandström (SE), Noah Hellwig (SE).
The first season starts with premieres by invited choreographers: Rebecka Stillman (SE), Michael Kliën (IE/AT), Litó Walkey (DE) and Efva Lilja (SE).
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 with room for spontaneous, individual wishes and needs. Dancers and choreographers from different backgrounds share a common, daily and physical practice. The Company will work with commissions from invited choreographers, self made works and instigate the Swedish dance history. The members contribute with 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.
Weld Company proposes different scenarios for presentation. Besides the traditional dance contexts, nationally and internationally, the company will “parasite” on existing structures or work in the gaps between the unestablished and established . For invited guest choreographers, the work could be an opportunity to challenge oneself, to reconsider an older work, or to share an ongoing process.
The season will contain of presentations on a regular basis, in order to create an intense, knowledge generating relationship involving an audience. Swedish and International guests will document the work through writing which will be collected into a publication.
This season there are two set rules for the work: no talking and no props.
usually works in diverse functions with projects moving in and around choreography. Rebecka is primary interested in choreographic processes controlled by protocols and is especially found of ways of working not knowing the outcome. She often works in terms of translation or transposition. She is educated at Balettakademin in Stockholm, The Royal Swedish Ballet School, Stockholm University, SEAD (Salzburg) and DOCH.
Rebecka was one of the initiators to the performing arts group ches:co, active 2006-2010. Later on she has participated in artistic constellations national and international and she has also been engaged in projects initiated by others. Among them Susanne Jaresand, Eleanor Bauer, Ludvig Daae, Anna Koch, Mårten Spångberg, Yukiko Shinozaki and Heine Avdal. She also works in a more administrative role in the new project Maximum Spaces.
Choreography: Rebecka Stillman
Dance: Robin Dingemans, Kajsa Sandström, Sandra Lolax, Sybrig Dokter, Noah Hellwig and Marie Fahlin.
Light design: Anton Andersson
Costume design: Erik Annerborn
Produced by Weld.
Supported by Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm and Stockholm County Council.