Man muss das Leben tanzen. Kunst. Körper. Tanz. Wechselbeziehungen.

Dear Sir or Madam, 
I would like to invite you most warmly to the exhibition ‚Man muss das Leben tanzen. Kunst. Körper. Tanz. Wechselbeziehungen.‘ at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz, Germany. The exhibition will show a wide spectrum of works by 12 artists from 9 different countries and has been curated by myself and Manfred Geis, a deputy of the ministry of Rheinland-Pfalz. 
I would be delighted to welcome you at the Vernissage on 30th August at 6pm. Next to speeches and presentations by Prof. Dr. Claudius Geisler ( Head of AdW Mainz), Staatssekretär Prof. Dr. Salvatore Barbaro (Cultural Ministry RLP), Erik Raskopf (State theatre Mainz), Nele Lipp (KOÏNZI-DANCE e. V., specialist on dance and visual art) as well as Manfred Geis, I will perform my latest work SIXFOLD for the 50th time. 
With all very best wishes,
Elisabeth Schilling
The exhibition ‚Man muss das Leben tanzen. Tanz. Körper. Kunst. Wechselbeziehungen‘ presents a broad spectrum of artistic works that deal with the topic of dance in a variety of ways. Represented are artists from all over Europe, who have developed different forms of expression through live performance, film, drawing, sculpture, woodblock prints and photography, interacting with the art form of dance. The individual interpretations of the theme of the exhibition opens up a perspective on the diverse aesthetics and perspectives of the contemporary art scene.

Exhibited work by  Matej Frank (PL/CZ), Artémise Ploegearts (F/NL), Magdalena Thielen (D), Lynn Theisen (LUX), Jenny Fitz (D), Eunsun Cho (KOR/D), Martin Lilkendey (D), Astrid Latz (D) temporary: Jasmin Schaitl (A), Marcus Coates und Henry Montes (UK), Ruben Pest (NL)

The project is initiated and curated by Manfred Geis, member of the Landtag of Rhineland-Palatinate (who founded the exhibition series ‘Art in the Delegates Office’ and to date initiated and supervised almost 100 exhibitions), as well as Elisabeth Schilling, originally from Rhineland-Palatinate and internationally working dancer and choreographer.
Until the end of the year symposia and workshops on the subject of dance will take place during the exhibition. Information can be found at

Bild: Bohumil Kostohryz

Skulptur: Alexander Ruth