The Many Piece
The Many Piece is a piece of the many. by many. with many. for many. In The Many Piece, choreographies are imagined as materials that can be combined, fragmented, reassembled, interwoven, and can lean against one another. Lena Schattenberg asked numerous choreographers to send her scores in any format. In direct and playful dialogue with light and sound, a landscape emerges that unites people and materials, opening up a space for a body that communicates, (dis)places itself, lingers, and negotiates. The Many Piece is a dance that requires Lena Schattenberg to follow her desire, moment for moment, remembering the past whilst also imaging an exciting future; collapsing histories, and breathing new life into gifted movements.
completed her studies in Modern Theatre Dance at Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in 2015 and has since worked as an independent artist with, among others, Rosas, Eva Borrmann, and Christoph Marthaler. She moved to Vienna in 2020, where she founded the Samuel Feldhandler company together with her long-term collaborator Samuel Feldhandler. The Many Piece is Lena Schattenberg’s first solo piece. This work combines her cooperative art practice, the blending of different materials, and her interest in spontaneous and unforeseen events.
Choreography, performance Lena Schattenberg Light design Emese Csornai Sound design Özgür Sevinç Dance scores Frédéric Gies, Philipp Gehmacher, Samuel Feldhandler Costume scoreTheo Clinkard Mentoring Theo Clinkard, Samuel Feldhandler Photos Franzi Kreis Production assistant Annina Kriechbaum Co-production Tanzquartier Wien With support from NEUSTART KULTUR GVL, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR, Assistance Programme DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, and an artist’s scholarship within the framework of the NRW Corona Aid Programme.
Day ticket including both The Many Piece and Spaziergang bei Nacht available