Frédéric Gies & Weld Company: Tribute – the library version

In Tributethe library version, made especially for Moving in November festival, you have the chance to see the choreographer Frédéric Gies himself dancing the piece originally conceived for a group of nine dancers. The original version was created in fall of 2018 when the company invited Gies to create a choreography for them. In this adapted version, a group piece becomes a solo.

Due to a global health crisis that makes it complicated for larger companies to travel and present works coming from another country. An exceptional situation, that asks us to rethink, adapt and find creative solutions to continue presenting works and engaging with artists. We invite you to share this special evening, the trace of a work, with us. The original version we aim to present to you during 2021.

Frédéric Gies & Weld Company: Tribute
(Dates to be confirmed)

In Tribute, Frédéric Gies has opened up his library of dances to the dancers of Weld Company. Making dances that summon up the poetic, delicate and raw textures of past dances, utterly present as the promise of dances to come. In the fall of 2018, the company invited Gies to create a choreography for them. The result of this invitation is Tribute; a full evening choreography for nine dancers, accompanied by a techno set by DJ Fiedel. Weld Company works with choreographers and dancers representing different generations, working methods and expressions and was initiated in 2013 by dance and art platform Weld in Stockholm, Sweden. Weld Company is furthering the idea of a dance company and what it can be today, creating an enabling structure where new constellations and ideas come into being. The main focus of the company is in creating a free space to practice the art form. To become the dancing body, the dancing community and through this, to pose questions about dance and choreography today.

Frédéric Gies

Frédéric Gies is an artist in the field of experimental dance. His work originates from rigorous movement research processes, which are informed by his experience in the field of somatic practices as well as in specific forms of contemporary dance, his former training in ballet, and his participation in techno clubs and raves. The dances he creates collapse in various ways the hierarchies and distinctions between different dance forms. He is currently based in Sweden.

DJ Fiedel

Fiedel’s first DJ gigs in Berlin can be traced back to the early 90’s when he started spinning records at Subversiv’s weekly Monday events. MMM, a collaboration with his friend Errorsmith, was initiated shortly after he moved to Berlin. Fiedel’s residency at OstGut began in 2000 and was carried on to his current home base – Berghain. Further projects include an ongoing collaboration with choreographer Frédéric Gies.