Oct 26. Fake Dances for Weld Company / Weld Company + Samuel Feldhandler

October 26 at 19.00

Norrtullsgatan 7

Book at: book.weld.se

Weld Company has invited Samuel Feldhandler as one of their guest choreographers this autumn. During one week in october he will work with dancers from the company using his concept Fake Dances as a starting point for a work that will be presented in the end of the week.

Fake Dances builds on Samuel Feldhandler’s approach to choreography through translating musical practices in dance. It focuses on jazz forms and the tool of the fake book (a collection of scores with only rudimentary information used by Jazz musicians).

Fake Dances is a collection of short dances, each consisting of a written theme and a framed improvisation. These dances follow each other, much like tunes follow each other during a jazz concert. The work brings set material and improvisation in dialogue and explores a space between composition and interpretation.

Fake Dances can be presented in various constellations of performers. Up until today, it has been presented as a solo at WTKB (Vienna) and as a duet at ICK Amsterdam. For the commission of Weld Company, it will be a piece for seven dancers.

Choreography, sound and lights:  Samuel Feldhandler
Weld Company Performers:  Hanna Strandberg, Andrea Svensson, Sybrig Dokter, Anna Westberg and Disa Krosness
Guest dancers: Anouk Orignac and Alexander Talts

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. In his works he has dealt with counterpoint, harmony, fugue, the canon and sonata among forms. In his latest work Fake Dances (2019) he 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.

Weld Company
aims to rediscover and revaluate the old institution of Dance Company and is updating the Company form through a collective work conducted by one of Weld clearly given structure. Dancers and choreographers from different backgrounds share a common, daily and physical practice. As well as working with invited choreographers, the company also initiates self-made works and investigates Swedish dance history. The members contribute to and are involved in selecting the content.

Weld Company could be seen as an enabling structure where new constellations and ideas become. The main focus is on the space freed to practice the art form. To become the dancing body, the dancing community and through this pose questions about dance and choreography today.

Weld Company is produced by Weld
Weld is supported by Stockholms stad, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Stockholm