Premiere of ‘A dancing Archive’ in Amsterdam
Elisabeth will be dancing in the piece ‘A dancing Archive’, a solo created by artist Artémise Ploegearts which premieres on November 19th in Amsterdam. The piece will be shown a Theater Oostblok.
More information on: httpss://oostblok.nl/evenement/double-bill-a-dance-archive-zoom/
A DANCING ARCHIVE | Artémise Ploegaerts
A Dancing Archive looks at dancer Elisabeth Schilling’s personal background, experience and dance memories. She was born near Trier in Germany and first trained as a ballet dancer. She is now living and working throughout Europe as a professional contemporary dancer. Elisabeth has the particularity of working on embodying, disembodying, and re-embodying choreographic works and dance practices. She is full of traces that allow her to subjectively create movement material reflecting on a complex combination of discipline (or ‘authorial violence’ as André Lepecki writes) and personal choice-making and (re)interpretation. She constantly moves between shaping and being shaped. Through the use of video documentation and live performance, audiences are invited to dive into the merging of past and present. It is whilst improvising or re-performing movement material based on different memories from her experience as a dancer that her body multiplies on stage. Those different media have allowed us to witness changes and sameness in order to try and apprehend the complexity, implicity and subtlety of power.
Concept and choreography: Artémise Ploegaerts | Artistic collaborator, film and visuals: Louis Hothothot | Performance and movement research: Elisabeth Schilling | Light: Petyr Veenstra | Sound: extracts from The four seasons Antonio Vivaldi, Le Corsaire Adolphe Adam | Support: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Oostblok, SPAM!, TUFA