Another article on the exhibition ‘Man muss das Leben tanzen. Kunst. Körper. Tanz. Wechselbeziehungen.’ at the Akademie of Literature and Science has been published at the Mainz newspaper blickpunkt. The exhibition is still on display until the end of January.

From 22nd – 25th October, Elisabeth will teach ballet for ProDance Leeds. The classes will take place at Northern School of Contemporary Dance from 9.30am – 11am.

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The exhibition ‘Man muss das Leben tanzen. Kunst. Körper. Tanz. Wechselbeziehungen.’ curated by Manfred Geis and Elisabeth Schilling has been recommended by German dance magazine ‘tanz’ next to exhibitions at National Portrait Gallery London and MOMA New York.

The exhibition is still on display until 21st December at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz.

 

Elisabeth will be part of Clod Ensemble’s new production PLACEBO, which will premiere and tour the UK this autumn. Clod Ensemble is one of London’s most renowned interdisciplinary companies working between movement, music, theatre, medicine and architecture.

 

The dates are:

Salford. The Lowry. 11 – 13 October 2018. Book tickets.
Brighton. Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. 16 – 17 October 2018. Book tickets.
Preston. Derelict at UCLan. 19 – 20 October. Book tickets.
London. The Place. 30 October – 10 November 2018. Book tickets.

 

Placebo

A room full of expectation, suggestion and infectious rhythm.

What is fake and what is real? Is the movement the medicine?

Placebo is an invigorating celebration of the power we have to make ourselves feel better, even when things are falling apart.

Seven dancers and an audience reckon with the placebo effect –  attempting a series of experiments to discover what gives them pleasure and what dulls their pain. Movements are repackaged, distorted, multiplied and abandoned, propelled by a rich original score that sweeps mischievously through euphoric club tracks to classical fugues. Sometimes playful, sometimes brutal, Placebo revels in how even something considered ‘fake’ can have very real consequences.

Commissioned by The Place.

 

The Power of Placebo

The Power of Placebo is a national programme of events to accompany our new performance, Placebo.

The ‘placebo response’ describes an effect which occurs when a person is given a ‘fake’ or ‘inactive’ treatment but experiences an improvement in health regardless.

Scientific research has shown that the colour or size of pills can impact on their effectiveness, that sham surgery can create lasting pain relief, and that the ‘performance’ of the doctor can impact on medical outcomes. Some placebo treatments have now been shown to create measurable physiological change in the brain and the immune system.

What are the ramifications of this research for the way we think about and practice healthcare? Is modern medicine making the most of the power of placebo?

These events bring together scientists, artists, architects, ethicists, writers and anthropologists, to explore how our attitudes, beliefs, relationships, rituals and environments can affect our health for better or for worse.

Image: Camilla Greenwell

‘A performance that gets under your skin’ and leaves the audience ‘breathless’ were the words written on SIXFOLD in the Mainzer Allgemeine Zeitung on 07 / 09 / 2018 responding to the opening evening of the exhibition ‘Man muss das Leben tanzen. Kunst Körper. Tanz. Wechselbeziehungen.’ (Life must be danced. Art. Body. Dance. Interrelations.’) The exhibition is still on display until 21st December 2018 at the Akademie der Wissenchaften und der Literatur, Mainz.

 

Photo: Lukas Görlach

 

From 10th – 14th September, Elisabeth will give the daily professional class at TROIS C-L, Centre de Création CHorégraphique Luxembourgeois. The class will take place from 10-11.30am at Banannefabrik in Bonnevoie.

On 8th September  2018 SIXFOLD will be shown at the Chemnitz Complex Theater in Chemnitz.

More information at: https://www.chemnitzkomplex.de/

Photo: Bohumil Kosthoryz

On the following Thursday, August 30, 2018, Elisabeth will perform the piece SIXFOLD for the 50th time. The performance will be part of the vernissage of the exhibition ‘Man muss das Leben tanzen. Kunst. Körper. Tanz. Wechselbeziehungen.’ be shown in the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz.

For this special occasion, a SIXFOLD cake will be made! On to the next 50!

 

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 www.adwmainz.de

Elisabeth will be dancing in a new show by the London based interdisciplinary performance company Clod Ensemble this autumn. Tickets are now on sale. More information on: www.clodensemble.com.

 

Placebo

A room full of expectation, suggestion and infectious rhythm.

What is fake and what is real? Is the movement the medicine?

Placebo is an invigorating celebration of the power we have to make ourselves feel better, even when things are falling apart.

Seven dancers and an audience reckon with the placebo effect –  attempting a series of experiments to discover what gives them pleasure and what dulls their pain. Movements are repackaged, distorted, multiplied and abandoned, propelled by a rich original score that sweeps mischievously through euphoric club tracks to classical fugues. Sometimes playful, sometimes brutal, Placebo revels in how even something considered ‘fake’ can have very real consequences.

Autumn 2018 tour now on sale:
Salford. The Lowry. 11 – 13 October 2018. Book tickets.
Brighton. Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. 16 – 17 October 2018. Book tickets.
Preston. Derelict at UCLan. 19 – 20 October. Book tickets.
London. The Place. 30 October – 10 November 2018. Book tickets.

Commissioned by The Place.
Image: Manuel Vason