Samuel Feldhandler
About
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 a choreographic translation of counterpoint, while the second, the quartet For Four (2014), with one of 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, one duet and the book First Movement Form (Sonata Nr.3) (2017). The trio 'd he meant vary a shin’s (2018) dealt with the form of theme and variations while his latest work, Fake Dances (2019) approached jazz forms, introducing for the first time improvisation within his vocabulary.

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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