DANCE IS ANCIENT – context 2016
GOTHENBURG: NOV 15 till NOV 19
STOCKHOLM: NOV 27 till DEC 18
Dance is Ancient is a durational event that places experimental dance and techno music at its center. It will take place from the 15th till the 19th of November in Gothenburg and from the 27th of November till the 18th of December in Stockholm. Conceived by Frédéric Gies around his most recent dance works, the event brings together other artists such as the Djs Fiedel, Johanna Schneider, Nadja Chatti and Dj City, the visual artist Anton Stoianov, the film director Gavin Youngs, the lighting designer Thomas Zamolo, and the dancers Anna Pehrsson, Samuel Draper, Pavle Heidler, Louise Dahl and Philip Berlin. It consists of performances, exhibitions, workshops and public space actions. The aim is to create a space for experiencing and experimenting with alternative ways of moving singularly and collectively, with alternative forms of embodiment, presence and relations. Bridging dance and somatic practices with techno music and clubbing as well as direct action, it also reformulates the contract of the theatre/performance space by inviting to alternative modes of implication for the audience. In Gothenburg, the event is organized by Skogen and hosted at Röda Sten, Danscentrum and Folk. In Stockholm it takes place at Weld, Studio Mossütställningar and KTH R1 Experimental Performace Space and Presence Lab. In both cities, the event will close with a new dance performance by Frédéric Gies, in collaboration with Fiedel and Anton Stoianov, also called Dance is Ancient.
Performances at Weld: http://book.weld.se/
Events at KTH R1: booking KTH R1
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Concept, programme and organization: Frédéric Gies / Mentoring and coordination support: Anna Grip / Artists: Frédéric Gies, Fiedel, Anton Stoianov, Nadia Chatti, Dj City, Johanna Schneider, Anna Pehrsson, Philip Berlin, Louise Dahl, Samuel Draper, Pavle Heidler, Gavin Youngs, Thomas Zamolo / Administration: The Artist Cooperative Interim Kultur
Funded by the Swedish Arts Council, coproduced by Weld and Skogen, with the support of Röda Sten
Thanks to UNIARTS for the support of Frédéric Gies’ research project in which Dance is ancient originated.