Fake Dances for Weld Company / Weld Company + Samuel Feldhandler


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Date & Time: 26/10/2019 19:00 - 20:00

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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.

Picture: Score of ’d he meant vary a shin’s.
Photo: Samuel Feldhandler

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

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.