Choreography Rebecka Stillman with Caroline Byström, Robin Dingemans, Sybrig Dokter, Marie Fahlin, Pavle Heidler, Noah Hellwig, Elias Girod, Disa Krosness, Josefine Larson Olin, Sandra Lolax, Robert Malmborg, Per Sacklén, Kajsa Sandström, Hanna Strandberg, Andrea Svensson, Anna Westberg.
On stage Caroline Byström, Robin Dingemans, Sybrig Dokter,Marie Fahlin, Noah Hellwig, Elias Girod, Disa Krosness, Robert Malmborg, Sandra Lolax, Per Sacklén, Hanna Strandberg, Andrea Svensson, Anna Westberg.
Light- and setdesign Chrisander Brun
Costume Erik Annerborn
Image Sepidar Hosseini (based on original photos by Weld_Company)
Made possible with support by the Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm and the Stockholm City Council
Phoenix is a work created with choreographer Rebecka Stillman. On stage we meet 12 dance artists who use different chorographical methods to explore what it means to actually be a company. They delve deep into the knowledge and experience they have between them as a group, to see what might come out on the other side of the fire. The focus is on how the body of a company is built, examining its social as well as physical characteristics.
Weld Company comprises dancers and choreographers from different generations and contexts that together explore different choreographical methods and issues concerning the collective and the shared. Weld Company is the brainchild of the Weld dance and art platform in Stockholm.
ABOUT REBECKA STILLMAN
Rebecka Stillman has been involved in many different choreographic projects in the past fifteen years. Sometimes as the instigator, sometimes as a collaborator and sometimes as a dancer. Rebecka received her education at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, SEAD (Salzburg), Södertörn University, Stockholm University and on the master programme in choreography at DOCH in Stockholm.
Photo: Nadja Voorham
ABOUT WELD COMPANY
Weld Company is a quite new initiative deriving from the dance and art platform Weld in Stockholm. The proposal could be seen as an enabling structure where new constellations and ideas become and is aiming to rediscover and revaluate the old institution of the Dance Company. 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. Dancers and choreographers from different backgrounds and ages share a common, daily and physical practice. For invited guest choreographers, the work is an opportunity to challenge oneself, to reconsider an older work, or to share an ongoing process. Within the work there are a few set rules; No Talking and No Props.
”No Talking, No Props”, is also a yearly publication made as an extension of the company, containing a collection of interviews, personal reflections by the company members and essays from invited contributors.
Weld is an 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. Weld and Weld Company is initiated by choreographer and Artistic Director Anna Koch.
Weld Company has since its launch in 2013, with the restriction “No Talking, No Props” been inviting Swedish and international choreographers to create works and to ask questions about dance and choreography today. In April they are taking over the main stage at Dansens Hus in Stockholm.
Weld Company is not an ordinary dance company – it is a speculation, a process, a way of working – and an opportunity to reflect forwards and backwards in dance history. The project is an initiative from Weld’s artistic director Anna Koch, an important venue for choreography and art located just a stone’s throw from Dansens Hus.