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

 

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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

18.11.2014 : Bad girls practices: the 0.00% seminar #1

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22 NOV, Stockholm University of the Arts

Bad girls practices: the 0.00% seminar #1

Bad girls practices: the 0.00% seminar #1 is an invitation to spend seven hours together in the same place: Stockholm University of the Arts, Linnégatan 87, Stockholm. During these seven hours, Frédéric Gies will present the outcomes of his research project Bad girls practices: un-writing dance, the body and the choir. He will host the event together with Anna Efraimsson and Peter Mills. There will be dance, techno, talks, food and probably many other things. Of course, nobody is obliged to stay during the whole time, but coming at the beginning is good.

This event, conceived as a new step within the research project, will start at 11:00 with “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere”, a 3 hours 38 minutes experiment that Frédéric Gies prepared with the DJ Fiedel (resident in Berghain) and the visual artist Anton Stoianov.

Etymologically, choreography means writing the circle dance, the choir dance. If one understand the choir dance as the choir, as what we do together, as what we do as a community, then there is a political issue at the core of the task of choreographing. Interestingly enough, the word made its first appearance in 1700, during French absolutism, to name a dance notation system created by Raul Auger Feuillet, who made his career at the Royal Academy of Music in France. The research project Bad girls practices: un-writing dance, the body and the choir seeks for ways to address the issue at the core of the word choreography in relation to specific aspects of the current political context. It seeks for way to approach choreography as an un-writing practice.

During the one year process of this research, Frédéric Gies collaborated with:

- Carla Bottiglieri: dancer, BMC practitioner and phd student at the Dance Department of  Paris 8 University.

- Peter Mills: choreographer, former student in the MA in choreography at DOCH-SKH

- Anna Efraimsson: curator and producer, senior lecturer in choreography with a specialization in curatorial practices at DOCH-SKH

 

19.10.2014 : SUNDAY RUN_UP

Today, Frédéric participates in Sunday run-up, an event organized by Cristian Caprioli, Ulrika Berg and Philip Berlin

16:00-22:00 at Svarta Huset, Stockholm, metro Telefonplan

Frédéric danses at 19:00, 40 minutes of what will be soon a new work.

Other artists participating in the event: Hanna Wildow, Tove Salmgren, Johan Jönsson, Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Lisen Ellard, Merzedes šturm-Lie, Katja Lindeberg, Clara Collman, Sanna Söderholm , LUNE~ Linnéa Martinsson Yoann Durant Hanna Strandberg Robert Malmborg Aron Blom Mikko Hyvönen Pontus Pettersson

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09.10.2014 : BAD GIRLS @ SKOGEN, GÖTEBORG

GOOD GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN, BAD GIRLS GO EVERYWHERE

25.10.2014

at 19:00

at Skogen, Göteborg, Sweden

Invited by Robert Steijn

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20.06.2014 : GOOD GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN, BAD GIRLS GO EVERYWHERE

GOOD GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN, BAD GIRLS GO EVERYWHERE

today at 22:00 at La Casa Encendida in Madrid

in the festival ¿qué puede un cuerpo? curated by Paz Rojo

Concept and dance: Frédéric Gies

DJ: Fiedel

Floor installation: Anton Stoianov

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11.05.2014 : walk+talk on Oralsite

The documentation of the walk+talk series by Frédéric Gies, Philipp Gehmacher, Anna Koch and Tove Sahlin in Stockholm is now on Oralsite.

 

09.05.2014 : GOOD GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN, BAD GIRLS GO EVERYWHERE

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GOOD GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN BAD GIRLS GO EVERYWHERE

FRÉDÉRIC GIES with FIEDEL and ANTON STOIANOV

at WELD

16+17 MAY at 19:00

booking: weld.se

GOOD GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN BAD GIRLS GO EVERYWEHRE is an experiment of 3 hours and 38 minutes. It is part of Frédéric Gies research project, which he currently develops at DOCH-UNIARTS.

Concept and dance: Frédéric Gies

DJ: Fiedel

Floor installation: Anton Stoianov

Produced by Weld

30.11.2013 : walk+talk at dans <3 stockholm

WALK+TALK

FRÉDÉRIC GIES & ANNA KOCH

KULTURHUSET STADSTEATERN

Dates: 6 dec kl 17.30
Length: Ca 90 min

Vienna-based Philipp Gehmacher grew tired of listening to theorists discussing choreographers’ work and movements. Instead, he took the initiative to create Walk + Talk, a sort of performance and lecture rolled into one. On stage, in front of the audience, the artists talk while moving-in other words choreographing themselves as they go, providing unique insight into their special way of working. Participating at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern are Phillipp Gehmacher, Anna Koch, Frédéric Gies and Tove Sahlin.

http://dansstockholm.se