On 18th April 2019 at 6.30pm and right before the premiere of the new work, Elisabeth will lead a workshop around the inspirations behind this new work:

‘From textures and materials to movement’:

This workshop will offer the experience that is at the heart of Texture Body Texture: to inspire movements from the impulse of touch, textures and materials. There are many diverse textures and materials to be felt within our body, from skins, to bones, to flesh and organs. Are you aware of the intricate sensual experience of those? To start with, this workshop offers a somatic journey into the sense-experience of our individual bodies. As a second part, we will then introduce diverse haptic materials, such as fabrics of diverse sizes and textures. How do they make us feel? How do they make us move? Does our movement and physical or emotional response vary from one to the other? We hope these sessions will combine craft activities, object handling and play, to encourage manual dexterity, problem solving and social interaction.

6:30pm > 7:30pm – Grande Salle
From 14 years old, all levels
5 € – Registration required: inscription@cerclecite.lu


Photo: Martine Pinnel

The premiere of the new piece  ‚FELT’ will take place on 18th April at Cercle Cité Luxembourg – followed by an international tour (dates to be published):

How are we influenced by the fabrics, materials and shapes that surround us? How do they touch us? How do we feel them?

A moving sculpture, a river of fabric, an abstract landscape or an amorphous creature: between installation and performance, between the inanimate and the animate, between geometry and phantasm, the interdisciplinary production FELT renders homage to the sense of touch. Skin and cloth, constantly transformed by bone and muscle, become themselves a texture of movement, creating spaces for the imagination.

On the day of the premiere there will be a workshop around the subjects of the work at 6.30pm as well as an introductory talk by the curator at 19.30pm.


Tickets: 15€ / Discount : 8€

Reservation : www.luxembourg-tickets.lu


Cercle Cité

Place d’Armes

B.P 267

L-2012 Luxembourg




Design: Mélanie Planchard
Construction / Development: Mélanie Planchard / Eric Schumacher
Curator: Simone Stewart
Dramaturgy: Moritz Gansen
Musical composition: Andréas Papapetrou
Research support: Dr. Nele Lipp
Consultancy: Tim Nunn / Aurel Thurn                                                                                                                                                                                   Videography: Anntii Pirskanen                                                                                                                                                                                        Photography: Martine Pinnel                                                                                                                                                                                           Graphicdesign: Annick Kieffer / Studio Polenta                                                                                                                                                                            Production: Making Dances a.s.b.l.
Production assistence: Johanna Schmitt


Supported by:
Cercle Cité Luxembourg, Goethe Institute Glasgow, Silvio und Waltraut dell’ Antonio Stiftung Wittlich, Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Weiterbildung und Kultur Rheinland-Pfalz, Kulturstiftung RLP, TROIS C-L, Ministère de la Culture Luxembourg, Fondation Indépendance Luxembourg

Residency partners:
City Moves Dance Agency Aberdeen, Dance City Newcastle, Dance4 Nottingham, TripSpace London, Studio Wayne McGregor through FreeSpace programme, Zsenne Art Lab Brussels, Arbeitsplatz Vienna, Hariko Luxembourg, WU Arts Space Gothenbourg, Koli Residency

Mediapartner: Radio ARA

Special thanks:
Simone Röhr, Sally Marie, MMK Rechtsanwälte, Rathauspraxis Manderscheid

As part of her residency at TripSpace London, Elisabeth will facilitate ProDance training from Monday – Friday, 11th – 14th March, from 11 – 12.30pm.



Image: Bohumil Kostohryz

In the coming weeks, Elisabeth will work on her new creation during various residencies. She will be a guest at Dance4 in Nottingham (https://www.dance4.co.uk/), City Moves Dance Agency in Aberdeen (https://citymoves.org.uk/), DanceCity Newcastle (https://www.dancecity.co.uk/) and TripSpace in London (http://www.tripspace.co.uk).

On 26 February Elisabeth will give a workshop around her new piece and on 28 February a research performance in the Anatomy Rooms, City Moves Dance Agency.

Image: Martine Pinnel


In February, Elisabeth will be in residence in Manderscheid in the Eifel in Germany to continue working towards her production ‘TextureBodyTexture’.


Image: Bohumil Kostohryz

‘I firmly believe that whatever initiates movement, this impulse is reflected in the presence of the dancer. Therefore it is interesting to think about the relationship between body, presence and artificial intelligence’. E.Schilling

Many thanks to the Junge Akademie der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur in Mainz for the initiation and organisation of the event. It was an enriching experience to share my passion for the art form of dance with academics from the fields of literature, robotics, neuroscience and Islamic studies and be inspired by the conversations before and after the event.


Finissage ‘Life must be danced’ – ‘Watz of the sciences’

23 January, 6 pm, Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz

Shortly before the start of the new Year of Science ‘Artificial Intelligence’, the Young Academy wants to take up forms of expression of dance from the point of view of different sciences and discuss the interrelations and synergies between dance, science and artificial intelligence in the finissage of the exhibition ‘Man muss das Leben tanzen’.

With the sciences a language can be found, not only for the description of the aesthetic and content diversity of dance as an art form, but also for the expression of the interactions between dance and artificial intelligence and the consequences of this interaction, which is best suited to explore the possibilities of artificial intelligence and to point out its limits.

Impulse lectures:

Aglaia Bianchi: Is it possible to dance death? Dances of the Dead and Death Tangoes

Daniel Potthast: Dance in Islam – Pious Work or Sin?

Kristina Lippmann: Rhythm and brain – neuroscientific perspectives of dance

Kalman Graffi: Alexa, dance with me! About the future of dance in the digital age

Followed by Fish Bowl discussion with the lecturers and with Christina Globke, Elisabeth Schilling.

Elisabeth has started a new creation with London based choreogapher Quang Kien Van. This new work is inspired by Yvonne Rainer’s iconic ‘No Manifesto’.

Dear visitors of this website,

Dear friends of our work,


We wish you a harmonic and quiet holiday season, a wonderful Christmas as well as all the very best for the coming year!

2019 is another year full of creative adventures and we hope that you will continue accompanying us on those paths.

We are already looking forward to seeing you again!


Elisabeth Schilling & Team


Image: Hannah Ma Dance / Nussknacker / Théâtre National Luxembourg

From Tuesday 11th December – Friday 14th December, Elisabeth will teach classical ballet for professionals at TROIS CL, Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois.

More infos on: www.danse.lu

Image: Bohumil Kostohryz