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MA CHOREOGRAPHY: Samuel Feldhandler

Samuel Feldhandler: ’d he meant vary a shin’s

’d he meant vary a shin’s is a trio written by Samuel Feldhandler for Eva Honings, Lena Schattenberg and himself. It is dedicated to Trisha Brown and written in the form of theme and variations, loosely based in its build up on the Goldberg variations by Johann Sebastian Bach. The title ’d he meant vary a shin’s follows in the footsteps of Jean-Pierre Brisset, a french linguist of the late XIXth century. He postulated that languages do not come from other older languages, but much rather from within themselves, through foldings in and out of words into other words. It is a map and not a tracing.

Theme and variations | θiːm ænd ˌveərɪˈeɪʃənz |
Tea meant very ancients | tiː mɛnt ˈvɛri ˈeɪnʃənts |
Team end vary ash inns | tiːm ɛnd ˈveəri æʃ ɪnz |
’d he meant vary a shin’s | d hiː mɛnt ˈveəri ə ʃɪnz |

From a family of musicians, choreographer Samuel Feldhandler investigates ways of translating musical forms within a dance context as his main approach to choreography. His trio ohne Fuge (2016) was investigating the fugue and the canon and he has written four sonatas to this day, including two solos, one duet, and the book First Movement Form (2017). He graduated in 2015 with a BA in contemporary dance from the Modern Theatre Dance (MTD) department of de Theaterschool in Amsterdam. Eva Honings currently lives in Brussels and has worked as a dancer with various choreographers such as Keren Levi or Tina Tarpgaard. She received her BA from MTD in 2014 and started working with Samuel in 2015. Lena Schattenberg has been working with Samuel since 2013. She was part of the company tanzmainz in 2014/15 and has worked as a freelancer with a.o. Leine & Roebana, Cie Utilité Publique, or Barish Karademir. She graduated from MTD in 2015.

Choreography, lights and sound: Samuel Feldhandler
Performance: Eva Honings, Lena Schattenberg and Samuel Feldhandler
Light advisor: Thomas Zamolo
Mentoring: Anna Pehrsson, Malin Arnell, Peter Mills
With the generous support of Theater im Pumpenhaus, Münster


The eight students of the Master Programme in Choreography at DOCH, School of Dance and Circus, present their final works during a four days programme at DOCH and Danscentrum 17-20 May 2018. Take part of them all!. 

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