June 9–11. Georges tremble / Samuel Feldhandler (FR/AT)
Georges tremble is a dance trio by choreographer Samuel Feldhandler addressing composition, interpretation and the body as a complex ensemble of physio-/psychological systems. Performed by Yari Stilo, Elizabeth Ward and Mani Obeya.
The title Georges tremble arose from the memory of a specific moment in Samuel Feldhandler’s childhood, in which he experienced his grandfather, Georges, unexpectedly finding the name of his father in the Room of Names at Paris’ Shoah Memorial. This ancestral visit brought old and profoundly hidden emotions to the surface, resulting in a very short moment of trembling.
Carrying on with Feldhandler’s research of how musical composition knowledge can inform a choreographic practice, Georges tremble is composed in the form of a three-part Sonata. Among other tools, the dance makes use of quotations with the desire to recall several of Feldhandler’s artistic ancestors in a relation: phrases by Dominique Bagouet, a hand gesture of Helen Humes, a step by Jimmy Slyde, how Dizzy Gillespie’s body accompanies the last note of a tune, and more.
Georges tremble functions as a poetic space for a dance vocabulary to emerge not from a singular source but from a web of relationships.
June 9 at 7pm
June 10 at 7pm
June 11 at 4pm
Artistic direction, choreography: Samuel Feldhandler
Performance: Mani Obeya, Yari Stilo, Elizabeth Ward
Costume, set design: Alma Feldhandler
Light design: Emese Csornai
Artistic support: Lise Lendais
Rehearsal supervision: Elisabeth Prankl-Niklas
Outside eyes: Alix Eynaudi, Anne Juren, Lena Schattenberg
Sound: Samuel Feldhandler with Paul Kotal
Production: Annina Kriechbaum, mollusca productions – A co-production by Kompanie Samuel Feldhandler, Tanzquartier Wien, Weld, and MARC – Milvus Artistic Research Center.
Supported by Bears in The Park, the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna, and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, The Austrian Embassy in Stockholm
writes dance and lives in Vienna. Growing up in a family of musicians, musical forms were in his sensibility and attention long before he began to delve into dance. Today, Samuel passionately explores ways to invite these familiar forms into dance. He has been signing dance works since 2012. Samuel holds a bachelor’s degree in contemporary dance from Amsterdam University of the Arts and a master’s degree in choreography from DOCH in Stockholm.
was born on the Mediterranean coast, on the border between France and Italy. He studied at the Academie de Danse and started dancing professionally at the age of 21. Later on, Yari worked mainly for theater-based dance companies around Europe. During his career, Yari made more than 80 auditions, and although not all of them were successful, they gave him the opportunity to connect with hundreds of dancers. In 2016, Yari came to Stockholm to study at SKH, and three years later he started dancing tango as an accompanist. Now Yari works mainly as a care assistant, where he also manages the skills and wishes of his enrolled dance troupe.
is a choreographer and performer currently living in Vienna. Her most recent piece Hedera helix premieres in
November 2022 at Tanzquartier Wien. Previously her work has been presented at the Kitchen (NYC), Danspace Projects (NYC), Movement Research at the Judson Church (NYC), Disjecta (Portland), Tanzquartier (Vienna), steirischerherbst (Graz), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), ANA (Copenhagen), and Trinosophes (Detroit). As a performer, she has collaborated and participated in the works of Frédéric Gies, Michikazu Matsune, Cathy Weis, Manuel Pelmuș, DD Dorvillier, Miguel Gutierrez, Philipp Gehmacher, and Anne Juren, amongst others. Elizabeth received her BA from Bennington College in Vermont where she studied Dance and Ecology.
is a Nigerian born, England raised dancer/choreographer, singer songwriter. He has performed all over the world, including Berliner FestspielHaus, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, The Barbican Theatre, The New York Metropolitan Opera House and Sydney Opera House. He is the singer of the Austrian band Sofa Surfers, with whom he has won 2 Amadeus awards.
lives and works between Paris and London. She graduated with a BA in Arts from London College of Communication, UAL ( 2017) and a Masters Degree in painting from L’École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy (2021).
Her first solo show “Mités” at Galerie Derouillon in Paris is opening in November 2022. She is the assistant of the painter Alex Foxton (Paris) and was the assistant of Peter Liversidge (London).
is a Berlin-based lighting designer and researcher with a background of audiovisual arts. She is interested in creating ruptures in rigid perspectives, in creating dynamic spaces,and a dedicated explorer of the interaction of colors. She is part of the ’Reflecting Light’ research group anchored in Buda and KASK, and collaborating with the ’Happynest’ project. Her latest collaborative projects were with Anne Juren, Samuel Feldhandler, Lena Schattenberg, Meg Stuart, Laurie Young, Justine A Chambers, Ruben Reiniers, Yvonne Sembene, Julia Plawgo, Shiori Tada, Jule Fierl and Marie Klemm.
Weld is supported by Stockholms stad, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Stockholm