15.06.2018 : Save the dates!

Dance Is Ancient

- June 17:

at Art Stations Foundation, Poznan

Technosomatics-Worshop

- August 20-26

at Ponderosa, Stolzenhagen

30.01.2018 : February + March 2018: save the dates!

Dance Is Ancient

- March 3

at Inkonst, Malmö

- March 24

at festival Zürich Moves, Zürich

Walk+Talk

- February 18

at Skogen, Gothenburg

01.09.2017 : Fall 2017 dates

Some more dances this fall:

Dad & Son

Sept 8

at festival My Wild Flag, Weld, Stockholm,

Walk+talk+talk

Sept 9

at festival My Wild Flag, CCAP, Stockholm

Technosomatics / one-on-one sessions

Sept 30

at Mossutställningar, Stockholm

Good Girls Go To Heaven, Bad Girls Go Everywhere

Oct 25

at Festival Kondenz, Belgrade

Walk+talk

Nov 17+18

at Dock 11, Berlin

 

08.08.2017 : Norbergfestival 2017 memories

Dance is ancient at Norbergfestival was such a great experience! Performing in a music festival was a new experience, which I truly hope to have again in the future. The crowd was amazing, dancing all night long and bringing such a wonderful energy in the room! I am also very grateful to the festival crew and all the volunteers, who created the perfect context for it to happen! Here are some pictures, to give a taste of how it looked like and how it felt.

13.06.2017 : NEWSLETTER JUNE 2017

DSC_8729-Edit
​picture: Thomas Zamolo

This summer will not be less full of dance and techno beats than last winter and spring! I will show again two of my collaborations with the DJ Fiedel (Berghain/Ostgut ton) and the visual artist Anton Stoianov:
Good Girls Go To Heaven, Bad Girls Go Everywhere (2014) and Dance Is Ancient (2016). Presenting again Dance Is ancient is particularly exciting, as it will be the first time I will show my work in a music festival. I will also make a new version of Walk + Talk (project initiated by Philipp Gehmacher), very different than the one I presented in Stockholm in december 2013. Pivotal changes occurred in my work since then, and this new version will be the occasion to map them. I will also give Technosomatics workshops and perform in Cristina Caprioli’s piece A Line_up. Being part of Cristina’s new work is a thrill, even more as it’s the first time in seven years that I am dancing in someone else’s work. I hope to see you there!

Performances

June 23 / Walk + Talk / initiated by Philipp Gehmacher / Malta Festival, Stary Browar / Poznan, Poland

July 1 / Good Girls Go To Heaven, Bad Girls Go Everywhere / Frédéric Gies with Fiedel and Anton Stoianov / Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle / Warsaw, Poland

July 27 / Dance Is Ancient / Frédéric Gies with Fiedel and Anton Stoianov / Norbergsfestival / Norberg, Sweden

Workshops

June 26-30 / Technosomatics workshop / Stary Browar / Poznan, Poland

July 2 / Technosomatics workshop / Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle / Warsaw, Poland

Performing in other works

August 25+26 / A Line_up / Cristina Caprioli / Tanz Im August / Berlin, Germany

 

04.10.2016 : COMING SOON! DANCE IS ANCIENT

programme here

DanceIsAncient_Logo2

 

03.10.2016 : RIBBON DANCE in COPENHAGEN

So far my work brought me to France, Germany, Finland, Croatia, Brazil, Spain, Netherlands, Serbia, Egypt, Sweden, UK, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Estonia and Poland. Ribbon dance brings me to Copenhagen for first time.

RIBBON DANCE

at Dansehallerne, October 8, 21.00

in the frame of the conference Fiction/Reality

Ribbon dance, with music by Fiedel, ready-made ribbon by Anton Stoianov and lights by Thomas Zamolo.

Special thanks to: a techno and dance lover called Slaven Rupic, dancers from Senegal whose names remain unknown, a dancer from the US called Trisha Brown

ribbon

16.06.2015 : Dance (Praticable) + Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere

Dance (Praticable) + Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere in Poznan

in the frame of the exhibition Let’s dance in the Malta Festival

 

Dance (Praticable), June 19 at 19:30

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere, June 20 at 21:00

 

16.03.2015 : Premiere: At the bottom left corner + Ribbon dance

 

1901297_10203001399298146_681736618401685117_n

At the bottom left corner + Ribbon dance

Frédéric Gies & Anna Pehrsson with Fiedel

March 28 at 19:00

March 29 at 18:00 (!)

at Weld

 

At the bottom left corner

Dance: Frédéric Gies and Anna Pehrsson

DJ: Fiedel

Lighting design: Thomas Zamolo

Tights: Such a Sally

 

Ribbon dance

Dance: Frédéric Gies

DJ: Fiedel

Research collaborator: Carla Bottiglieri

Ribbon ready made: Anton Stoianov

Lighting design: Thomas Zamolo

Thanks to: Ulrika Berg, Philip Berlin, Cristina Caprioli

Special thanks to: a techno and dance lover called Slaven Rupic, dancers from Senegal whose names remain unknown, a dancer from the US called Trisha Brown

 

Frédéric Gies and Anna Perhsson invite you to a 2h44min evening of dance, infused with the contagious beats of the techno set created by Fiedel for the occasion. During this evening, Anna and Frédéric will dance their At the bottom left corner, and Frédéric his Ribbon dance.

Both dances, which are dances of the in-between (in-between bodies, objects and histories) make manifest in two different yet connected ways the drives and forces that set off bodies or things in movement and the movement potential to self-generate, like a motor activated by its own energy. Although they inevitably communicate something else, these dances don’t seek to communicate anything but themselves and the subterraneous currents that traverse them.

Ribbon dance is part of Frédéric Gies research project “Bad girls practices: un-writing dance, the body and the choir”, which he currently develops at DOCH-UNIARTS.

05.12.2014 : The dancer as agent collection

The online version of The dancer as agent collection, for which I wrote the essay Living the tribe, leaving the tribe is published now on oralsite.be.

This collection is an unwrapping of The Dancer as Agent conference (DOCH Stockholm, November 2013). Launched in December 2014, it creates a context in which the contours of agency that emerge from dancers’ artistic practices can be bounced off, wandered through, felt, fit and shared.

Credits
Editors: Chrysa Parkinson and Jeroen Peeters
Editorial assistance: Julien Bruneau
Lay-out: Julien Bruneau and Jeroen Peeters
Videos and stills: Mauri film
Drawings: Brynjar Abel Bandlien