Elisabeth Schilling will be the choreographer of the Grimms’ fairytale ‘All d’Déieren aus dem Bësch’ which will have its premiere on the 17th of December 2021 at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville in Luxembourg. The fairy tale is based on the Grimm fairy tale “Brüderchen und Schwesterchen” and is now being adapted as “All d’Déieren aus dem Bësch” by the authors and directors Elise Schmit and Anna Simon. They are working together with composer Pascal Schumacher and the contemporary Ensemble Lucilin.

More information HERE

Join us on Sun 10 Oct 2021 where there will be a “spontaneous encounter” with one of the performers as well as a free ticketed workshop to get involved with whilst the painted traces are still visible!

Date / Time

Times vary

Where

Eden Court Lawn

The Making Dances asbl team is looking for a producer.

A detailed job description and requirements profile can be found here.

We are looking forward to receiving your application until 4th October 2021 at dance@elisabethschilling.com.

We are excited to present a list of numerous events for autumn 2021:

5th September
Invisible Dances Workshop
Shetland
6-10th September
Workshops around Music & Dance
Fondation EME Luxembourg
14th September
The Work Room
Talk on the Invisible Dances
16th September 
TRIFOLION Echternach
Chaconne – Johann Sebastian Bach
With Daria Tschaikovskaya
18th September
Workshop Invisible Dances Stornoway
3rd October 
HEAR EYES MOVE. Dances with Ligeti
Moselmusik Festival
7th October
Panel Diskussion with Florence Peake
#CultureIsNotALuxury conference /  British Art Show (BAS9) at Aberdeen Art Gallery
17th-23rd December 2021
All d’Déieren aus dem Bësch
Grand Théâtre Luxembourg
Main Stage

Photo: Mhairi Edwards/DCT Media

11am to 12noon, Tuesday 14 September

Online via Zoom

Join us for a morning of conversation with Elisabeth Schilling in the middle of their Invisible Dances tour of Scotland. Fresh from live dates in Shetland, Elisabeth will be in conversation with dance artist Kathryn Gordon about how this work manifested itself during the pandemic as a way to promote participatory, yet safe, art to inspire and connect people all over the world who found themselves in mutual solitude.

The Invisible Dances is a global initiative inspired by the restrictions put upon theatres and cultural workers during the Covid-19 crisis. Respecting all local guidelines, the concept invites dance artists to meet for an unannounced performance at night. They make their way dancing through the city followed by so-called tracers who visualise the dance with natural materials or environmentally friendly and biodegradable chalk spray that washes away with the next rain.

During the session Elisabeth will share some images and film footage of the work and there will be time to ask questions and open out to a conversation around the process.

This event will take place on Zoom and can be booked by emailing sara@theworkroom.org.uk.

ACCESS

This session will be auto captioned by Otter.AI, BSL interpreatation can be requested by emailing sara@theworkroom.org.uk by 7 September.

Left side image: Niamh O’Loughlin and Antonia Hamilton performing Invisible Dances St. Andrews, organized in partnership with The Byre Theatre  | Credit: still from video by Duncan Nicoll

18th September  

3 – 4pm

An Lanntair, Stornoway 

Would you like to participate in a creative workshop around the global, yet secret, art project Invisible Dances?

Since September 2020, the ‘Invisible Dances have quietly been creating a storm’ (Arts UK, 2021), with over 50 performances in 14 countries – and now it’s time to bring them to Stornoway! But what lies behind the mysterious concept? Elisabeth Schilling, the initiator of this international undertaking, which is inspired by and respects all local sanitary guidelines, is delighted to offer you the opportunity to take part in an inter-generational and interdisciplinary art workshop to introduce this unusual art project. Designed and developed by Elisabeth herself and led by local artist Catriona Hill, the workshop will fuse dance, visual art, individual creativity and collective reflection in a playful and accessible manner.

The workshop aims to introduce diverse creative ways to interact with the dance piece Invisible Dances: through drawings, through a guided walk and even dancing on the lines remaining from the performance; also through discussion, reflection and exchange. A special highlight of  this playful and creative workshop would be the chance to choreograph, dance and trace your very own Invisible Dance with another member of the community. Whilst you would be guided around the Invisible Dance’s art work in your respective locality, the workshop will also give you a glimpse into the diverse artistic expressions of the score, and how it has been interpreted across the world during the Covid pandemic. We hope this will connect local audiences to each other, as well as to the global community of Invisible Dancers. 

The Invisible Dances Workshop will take place on 18th September at 3pm – 4pm at An Lanntair arts centre, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, HS1  2DS. It will be free of charge. Ages 6-99+ are welcome. Children under 12 have to be accompanied by an adult. While dance experience is not necessary, the workshop does include an invitation to move physically, so a willingness to do so would be  preferable. Participants should also bring a pen and paper to the workshop. Enrolment required as limited places are available. Please send an e-mail with name and contact details to David Lawson – production@elisabethschilling.com by 17th September 2021.

The Invisible Dances is a global initiative inspired by the restrictions put upon theatres and cultural workers during the Covid-19 crisis. Respecting all local sanitary guidelines, the concept invites dance artists to meet for an unannounced performance at night. They make their way dancing through the city followed by so-called tracers who visualise the dance with natural materials or environmentally friendly and biodegradable chalk spray that washes away with the next rain. 

In the morning after the dance has taken place, the cities and streets are clad in colour for the public to enjoy, to dance along and imagine the dances no-one has seen. A workshop or “spontaneous encounter” will take place while the traces of the performance are still clearly visible, yet at a time of your choosing.

However, when will the traces appear? Where will they manifest themselves close to your community? If you look hard enough, you might just find an Invisible Dance near you. To find out more about the Invisible Dances, please click here

Images: Joshua Sailo / Matthew Sailo

Invisible Dances: Art in and around Lockdown

5th September

3pm

St Ninians Beach / Bigton Hall

 

Would you like to participate in a creative workshop around the global, yet secret, art project Invisible Dances?

Since September 2020, the ‘Invisible Dances have quietly been creating a storm’ (Arts UK, 2021), with over 50 performances in 14 countries – and now it’s time to bring them to Shetland! But what lies behind the mysterious concept?

Elisabeth Schilling, the initiator of this international undertaking, which is inspired by and respects all local sanitary guidelines, is delighted to offer you the opportunity to take part in an inter-generational and interdisciplinary art workshop to introduce this unusual art project. Designed and developed by Elisabeth herself and led by local artists Kathryn Gordon and Tony Humbleyard, the workshop will fuse dance, visual art, individual creativity and collective reflection in a playful and accessible manner.

The workshop aims to introduce diverse creative ways to interact with the dance piece Invisible Dances: through drawings, through a guided walk and even dancing on the lines remaining from the performance; also through discussion, reflection and exchange. A special highlight of this playful and creative workshop would be the chance to choreograph, dance and trace your very own Invisible Dance with another member of the community. Whilst you would be guided around the Invisible Dance’s art work in your respective locality, the workshop will also give you a glimpse into the diverse artistic expressions of the score, and how it has been interpreted across the world during the Covid pandemic. We hope this will connect local audiences to each other, as well as to the global community of Invisible Dancers.

The Invisible Dances Workshop will take place on 5th September at 3pm – 4.30 pm at St. Ninians Beach / Bigton Hall, Bigton, Shetland ZE2 9JF (tbc depending on weather on the day) on The Mainland, Shetland. It will be free of charge. Ages 6-99+ are welcome. Children under 12 have to be accompanied by an adult.

While dance experience is not necessary, the workshop does include an invitation to move physically, so a willingness to do so would be preferable. Participants should also bring a pen and paper to the workshop.

Enrolment required as limited places are available. Please send an e-mail with name and contact details to David Lawson – production@elisabethschilling.com by September 4th 2021.

The Invisible Dances is a global initiative inspired by the restrictions put upon theatres and cultural workers during the Covid-19 crisis. Respecting all local sanitary guidelines, the concept invites dance artists to meet for an unannounced performance at night. They make their way dancing through the city followed by so-called tracers who visualise the dance with natural materials or environmentally friendly and biodegradable chalk spray that washes away with the next rain.

In the morning after the dance has taken place, the cities and streets are clad in colour for the public to enjoy, to dance along and imagine the dances no-one has seen. A workshop or spontaneous encounter” will take place while the traces of the performance are still clearly visible, yet at a time of your choosing. However, when will the traces appear? Where will they manifest themselves close to your community? If you look hard enough, you might just find an Invisible Dance near you!

To find out more about the Invisible Dances, please visit:

www.elisabethschilling.com/invisibledances

Images: Joshua Sailo / Matthew Sailo

With 55 Performances in 14 Countries around the Globe and 200 Participants involved to date, we are excited to publish the upcoming tour of the Invisible Dances in Scotland.

Funded by Creative Scotland and in partnership with 9 arts venues & institutions, we are thrilled to announce our consciously unannounced performances across the country.

Keep an eye on our or our partner’s social media accounts and / or websites to follow this unusual concept come to live over the next months.

Click here to see the trailer of the Invisible Dances across the globe.

TRIOLOGUE has been cancelled due to the severe weather catastrophe.

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the severe flooding. The Trifolion Echternach with team turned into a refuge helping anyone who is in need of food and shelter.