Work in Progress

WELD Company

Sweden
O Espaço do Tempo
12 OUT 2015 a 19 OUT 2015

Weld Company Fall 2015

 

Weld Company is aiming to rediscover and revaluate the old institution of a 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 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.

 

 

Weld Company 2015 is the third year of activites for the company. We continue with the theme "No Talking No Props" and on development the discursive parts of the company form. This year members of the 2013 and 2014 company and new collaborators come together in a grupp of 10 dancers.
 
The fall starts off with a residency at Espace o Tempo in Portugal, where the company works with choreographer Rebecka Stillman for an upcoming work on the main stage of Dansens Hus in the spring of 2016.
 
During the fall the second version of the book "No Talking No Props", a collection of essays from members of the company and invited guest will be published, including texts by, amongst others,  Pavle Heidler, Zoé Poluch, Anders Paulin, Margaretha Åsberg, Rebecka Stillman and Julian Weber.