Samuel Feldhandler
Samuel Feldhandler is a french choreographer currently living in Vienna and working between Austria, Germany, Holland and Sweden. Being from a family of musicians, Samuel investigates ways of translating musical forms within a dance context as his main approach to choreography.

The first work Samuel signed, B-Minor Sinfonia (2012), dealt with counterpoint, while the second, the quartet For Four (2014), dealt with harmony. These two techniques have followed him in all his later works, such as in the trio ohne Fuge (2016), which was looking into the forms of the fugue and the canon. He has written four pieces in the form of a sonata to this day, including two solos and one duet, as well as the book First Movement Form (Sonata Nr.3) (2017). The trio 'd he meant vary a shin’s (2018) deals with the form of theme and variations while his latest work, Fake Dances (2019) approaches jazz forms, introducing improvisation within his work for the first time.

Samuel holds a Master in choreography from DOCH, Stockholm and a Bachelor in contemporary dance from the Modern Theatre Dance department of the Amsterdam University of the Arts.

picture / Niels Weijer
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