Elisabeth Schilling receives Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis
On September 17th 2021, the Luxembourgish Theatre and Dance Awards were held at the Théâtre des Capucins in Luxembourg City.
The Luxembourgish Dance Award was handed to Elisabeth by S.A.R. la Grande-Duchesse Maria Teresa and presented to her by Jury president Raymond Weber.
“The artist, who was born in Wittlich, Germany, and trained at the London Contemporary Dance School, has convinced experts and critics as well as a growing audience of her outstanding talents as a dancer and choreographer, in addition to her work as a curator for exhibitions and coordinator of symposia and publications, and as a teacher and trainer.In her latest creations, such as SIXFOLD (2017), FELT (2019), Invisible Dances: Art after Lockdown (2020) and, above all, HEAR EYES MOVE. Dances with Ligeti, a performance with the pianist Cathy Krier (2021), Elisabeth Schilling wonderfully embodies her artistic and cultural ambition around the “manifold body”, declined in its six dimensions: space, imagination, resonance, rhythm, transition as a catalyst for creativity, texture/intensity.”
The Nationalen Theaterpräis for Lifetime Achievement was given to Frank Feitler (theatre director and dramaturge).
The Award for Nowuestalent (emerging talent) was given to Catherine Elsen. The “Theaterpräis – Op der Bün” (on stage) was awarded to Marie Jung et François Camus (actor duo). The award “Theaterpräis – Hannert der Bün” (backstage) was given to set designer Anouk Schiltz.