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2020

picture: Malin Stattin

Happy new year!

2019 has been such an exciting year, full of dance, techno and magic: premiering Queens Of The Fauns, Unclouded Dances, Seven Extravaganzas, Dad & Son #2 (Ribbon Dance) and Uranus (with the BA students at DDSKS); touring Ribbon Dance, Dance Is Ancient, Walk+Talk, Good Girls Go To Heaven, Bad Girls Go Everywhere and Tribute (with Weld company); giving Technosomatics sessions.

65 days of performance in total.

Here is a glimpse of 2020:

In January, Dance Is Ancient will go to Berlin at the CTM festival. We will perform in Saüle at Berghain/Panoramabar. I will also give a Technosomatics workshop in the same frame at HAU2.

In February, Tribute (the piece I have made for Weld company) will also come to Berlin, invited by Staatsballett in the frame of Staatsballett Kreativ at Tishlerei der Deutschen Oper.

Nominated by the CTM festival, I have been selected as one of the artists of SHAPE (platform for innovative music and audiovisual art from Europe) for 2020.

Together with Anne Juren, I will also be mentor for danceWeb at Impultanz.

From March onwards, I will be slowly preparing for the premiere of my next piece: Chiron In Aries, Recital #1: Warriors. This will be the first piece of a cycle that will extend till 2023. The premiere will take place at Inkonst in Malmö in September.

More dates will be announced as we move forward into 2020.

Warmly,

Frédéric

Dates January + February:

  • January 29: Technosomatics at the CTM festival, HAU2, Berlin
  • January 30: Dance Is Ancient at the CTM festival, Saüle at Berghain/Panoramabar, Berlin
  • February 21-23: Tribute (Weld company) at Staatsballett Kreativ, Tishlerei der Deutschen Oper, Berlin

Unclouded dances in Malmö at Frank

Unclouded dances is coming now to Malmö, from November 23 till 29.

Unclouded dances is a performance/ritual for one spectator at a time, in an intimate setting. To the techno beats by Fiedel, Fréderic Gies offers a dance conceived as a journey that invites the spectator to dive into the most delicate and tenuous details and to experience the spiritual and healing dimensions of the act of dancing.

Book your session by calling 0701628767

The performance/ritual is 60 min long. Session can take place afternoons and evenings. Free admission.

Address: FRANK Alhmansgatan 3, Malmö

Credits:

Dance, props, set: Frédéric Gies / Music: Fiedel /Dress: Grzegorz Matlag / With the support of Kulturrådet / Coproduced by Weld and Skogen

 

Newsletter September 2019

After a summer full of dances at Impulstanz, Roskilde festival and Dans.hallen, this fall will not allow our legs to rest. 

In particular, I am exited to announce Seven Extravaganzas, our last premiere of the year (yes, it’s the 5th one since last December!). For Seven Extravaganzas, Anne Juren, Anna Koch, Hokuto Kodama, Benoît Lachambre, Andrea Svensson and Elizabeth Ward will join forces with me to raise high the flag of a voluptuous dance. 

– Sept 11 / RAS / Stavanger: Queens Of The Fauns

– Oct 10-11 / Danshallen / Farsta: Seven Extravaganzas (premiere)

– Oct 12-13 / Dansehallerne / Copenhagen: Tribute (with Weld Company)

Cliffhanger: Two series of Unclouded dances will take place later in the fall at Skogen in Gothenburg and at Frank in Malmö.

 

Summer tour

August 23+24/ Festival Danshall at Hallen i Farsta / Farsta, Sweden: Tribute ( with Weld company)

August 22-25 / Festival Danshall at Hallen i Farsta / Farsta, Sweden: Dance is ancient (excavated)

July 28 / Impulstanz / Vienna, Austria: Walk+Talk

July 22-26 / Impulstanz / Vienna, Austria: Technosomatics

July 19/ Exhibition Dance of urgency at Q21 in collaboration with Impulstanz /Vienna, Austria: Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere

July 4 / Roskilde Festival / Roskilde, Denmark: Ribbon dance

Unclouded dances @Weld

The first edition of Unclouded dances is taking place May 7-18 at Weld in Stockholm.

Unclouded dances is a performance/ritual for one spectator at a time, which addresses the spiritual and healing dimensions of the act of dancing.

On May 11, Frédéric Gies will also host a Technosomatics session

Booking: www.weld.se

Dance, props and lights: Frédéric Gies

Music: Fiedel

Frédéric Gies is dressed by Grzeorrz Matlag

Coproduced by Weld and Skogen

With the support of Kulturrådet