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Recording: 2024-03-22 , DOCK 11 (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Frédéric Gies

Likes-dealer #2


Production Details / Press Releases

As a way to counter the logics (or absence of logics) that dictate the often too short life span of dance pieces and a certain sense of powerlessness in relation to the length of that span, Frédéric Gies started building programs of dances as well as new performances that recycle dances from their repertoire. Until now, they have presented this kind of program and performances in their self-organized contexts in Malmö, La Maison de la danse, or in the frame of exhibitions. The program „Likes-dealer #2” navigates between recent dances never presented in Berlin and dances emblematic from their first years in Berlin in the noughties.

Relentless dancing, deviant and voluptuous gestures, down to the millimeter choreographies, uncompromising seriousness and deadpan humor are to be expected.

Frédéric Gies is a dancer and choreographer based in Sweden. Oscillating between clockwork composition and the intensities and chaos generated by dancing bodies surrendering to the desires and forces that traverse them, their dance pieces bring to the forefront the capacity of dance to speak without having to demonstrate anything. Drawing from their former training in ballet, their encounter with specific trends of contemporary dance at the beginning of the 90s, their dance floor experiences in techno clubs and raves and their study of somatic practices, they approaches form as possibilities rather than constraints. Their dances playfully collapse the distinction and hierarchies between erudite and popular forms of dance. In their pieces, bodies as the instigators of movement don’t reinforce identities but excavate the complexity of their layers. They present their works nationally and internationally in various contexts, including dance venues, music festivals and museums.


TFB Nr. 1868

Cast & Credits

Dance, choreography: Frédéric Gies (they, them)
Music: Fiedel (he, his)
Costumes: Grzegorz Matlag (he, his)
Production management: Ambre Andriamanana (she, her)
A production by Dance is ancient, supported by Kulturrådet, the city of Malmö and Region Skåne.


Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin



Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Frédéric Gies / Trailers and Video Documentations

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