Fred Gehrig

Contemporary for Dancers

 26.+27.10.19, 13:00–14:30

Training for Dancers


Dance credits include: Ballet Preljocaj(F), Alias(CH), Carte Blanche(N), UK: Random Dance; DV8; Michael Clark; Requardt/Rosenberg; Punchdrunk ‘The Drowned Man…’ (London 2013/14) and ‘Sleep No More’ (Shanghai 2016/17)
Fred coached Juliette Binoche for the film ‘Polina, danser sa vie’ (premiered in Paris, 2016) and the play ‘Antigone’ (director Ivo van hove, Barbican, 2015); zombie trainer and performer for WWZ (2013, produced by and starring Brad Pitt). Co-founder of ‘dancers without frontiers’, including 3 video dance production between 2009-2011 on Cab Verdien Islands, Africa.
Fred has been teaching at TrinityLaban for 10 consecutive years from 2006. Since obtaining an MA at Central St Martin school of the arts, London in 2009 Fred engaged in dance-art collaborative engagements, including Carlos Mato, (Tate Tanks, 2011),Turner Prize winner Martin Creed (MCA- Chicago, 2011), F.-E. Walther (Freeze, London 2014), Barbara Gamper (Goldsmith, London 2016), Pablo Bronstein (Tate Britain 2016) In 2016 fred choreographed 2 commissions; ‘…wie die Form ihr Inneres behält’ and ‘Wolf’ (Theater Eisenhuettenstadt), ‘Cosmos’ for 18 dancers (Seneka, Berlin) and ‘Mdm Ableton exists’ (Stammtisch, Berlin). In June ’17 he has choreographed a full length piece in Tokyo in collaboration with Toshiko Oiwa and taught at TrinityLaban summer school. Since relocating to Berlin in October ’17 Fred has intensified the dialogue between ‘the word and motion’ by writing a book which is due to belaunched and published in June ’18 by circadian books (
Recent performance related activities were: ‘dance duel’ with Julek Kreutzer at ‘The Hole’ as part of the Berlin Art Week–choreographing/performing Renu’s record launch at studio R this on 30.09.17– creating improvised & structured manifesto, ‘codes inconnues’ reflecting on his experiences in China in conjunction with performer Sonia Noya and director Peter Aers (Gent) with a first footing in Lake Studios ‘Unfinished Fridays’ in November ‘17–performing/co-authoring the new video (‘2000 Elefanten) for the group ‘Die Wilde Jagt’ March ‘18.


Fred’s classes start with an awareness of self, the body, in connection to space with all its elements. Micro and macro aspects of our bodies will be recognised and lead into an individual dance nurtured by the dancers own will, need and hunger. In the second part of the class movement sequences will be introduced and examined. Enhancing aspects of dynamics, alignment and differences in presence is part of Fred’s shared practice. Classes often end with a breath orientated cool down leading into deep stretches.

Photos: Laurence Chaperon