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Frédéric Gies (FR/SE) & Weld Company (SE)

Tribute

His dances level out hierarchies and make familiar surroundings fade away. French-born Swedish choreographer Frédéric Gies has co-created this gripping piece with the Weld Company from Stockholm, founded in 2013 as a contemporary artistic experiment on a collective basis. They frequently invite collaboration partners to join them on their adventures, even including the likes of Yvonne Rainer and Deborah Hay. Gies’ musical partner in crime for Tribute is Berghain DJ Fiedel, who supplies the nine dancers from different generations and their audience with proper techno sound. The choreographer has opened the extensive archive of his own memories for the Weld Company to jointly translate dances from his oeuvre – which includes works such as Dance Is AncientQueen Of The Fauns and Uranus – and from his beginnings with Dominique Bagouet into this piece because: “A dance is always the product of other dances as well as an incentive for future ones.” In line with this motto, Frédéric Gies and the Weld collective have created a physical, powerful dance that takes both communality and individual characteristics into account.

Austriane Premiere
Duration: 77 Minutes

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Date: 21.05.2024, 16:39 | Link: https://www.impulstanz.com/en/videos/aid1179/