Together with composer Andreas Papapetrou, Elisabeth has been comissioned by the Cypriot organisation BoCCF to create a new work for the annual festival Faneronemi. The piece called ‘Demotetes’ will premiere on September 7th in Nikosia.

httpss://www.boccf.org

 

Music and dance performance inspired by the collections of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and Cypriot folklore. During the performance, a video art animation based on geometrical motifs from the BoCCF’s collections will be projected on the set and directly on the dancer’s massive dress. This will provide a visual interpretation of the musicians’ sounds, combined with pre-recorded material, and will serve as an extension of the dancer’s gestural palette.

The performance’s themes draw upon the island’s folklore and on Greek mythology, exploring the idea of confinement as obstacle, punishment, sacrifice and means of redemption. As implied by the title “Desmōtēs”, this includes myths about prisoners such as the sacrifice of Prometheus, the immuration of Antigone and the captivity of Persephone.

Music composition and artistic direction: Andreas Papapetrou
Choreography and dance: Elisabeth Schilling
Set and costume design: Rea Olympiou
Video Art: Christos Symeonides

>Musicians:
Pavlina Constantopoulou (vocals)
Maria Yerosimou (harp)
Maria Kramvi (percussion)
Andreas Papapetrou (electronics)

In the coming weeks, Elisabeth will choreograph on a british popstar. The project will be published in 2018.

Photo: Julie Freichel

From August 1st – 10th Elisabeth will be in residency at Sjönevard Arts Centre. She will perform SIXFOLD at Rosenbergsfestivalen on August 5th and at Sjönevard Arts Centre on August 8th.

Photo: Bohumil Kosthoryz

From 27th – 29th July SIXFOLD will be shown at Franje Festival in Arendal, Norway.

The festival programme as well as details on times and places can be seen on the festivals homepage:

httpss://www.franje.nu/?lang=en&festival=2012_arendal

https://www.facebook.com/franjearendal/?fref=ts

Review of SIXFOLD following the performances in Aberdeen:

‘The moon on a string…A feeling of restraint and release, of emergence and rebirth. The movement took unexpected turns, from minimal to tentative starts to pushing boundaries and taking form in strength. With every limb hidden was a piece released in other forms. The music bursting to a crescendo and crushing on the back and shoulder of the dancer, releasing her in a way from the string and the planet engulfing her previously. […] There is calm in this struggle…’ Simon Scott

Thank you to City Moves Dance Agency and The Anatomy Rooms for making it possible.
Photo: httpss://www.seeimaginedefine.com, Simon Scott

Elisabeth will be in residency at City Moves Aberdeen from 3rd June – 7th June.

There will be various ways to engage with the work and herself throughout the week and she hopes to see you there:

Tuesday 4th July: 10-11am – Open workshop

Thursday 6th July 1-2pm – lunch time performance
Friday 7th July 5-6pm – evening performance

All events are FREE

https://citymoves.wordpress.com/

 

Photo: Tony Humbleyard

From June 24th, Elisabeth will embark on a 3-month tour with SIXFOLD. First stop is the most northerly Isle of the UK: Unst. Elisabeth will be in residency during the week and will perform the piece on June 29th & 30th at 7pm at Muckle Flugga Shorestation.

A heart-felt thank you to Creative Scotland, TROIS C-L, Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, FOCUNA and Open Space – Tony Humbleyard for making this possible.

Photo: Tony Humbleyard

Elisabeth is delighted to be back in Mainz to work on the intercultural project ‘Dance connects and unites’. This project takes place in the refugee home Zwerchallee and invites children who fled from their homes as well as locals children to meet and get to know each other through the art form of dance.

This project is part of ‘Jedem Kind seine Kunst’ which is kindly supported by the Ministery of Culture Rheinland-Pfalz and Foundation Juvente Mainz.

Elisabeth is delighted to announce the dates of SIXFOLD’s European summer tour.

 

May 30 – 3rd Casa Tony M., Wittlich

June 26rd – July 1st The Studio, Shetland

July 3rd – July 7th City Moves Aberdeen

July 27th – 29th Franje Festival, Arendal

July 31st – August 5th Sjönevard Arts Centre, Gothenbourg

September 1st Severis Foundation, Nicosia

October 14h Trois fois Danse, Miersch

 

We are currently also in discussion with theatres and galleries in Berlin, Helsinki, Mainz, London, Vienna and Brussels to show the piece there in late 2017 and 2018.

 

Photo: Bohumil Kosthoryz

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SIXFOLD has received a broad interest in Elisabeth’s hometown, Wittlich. The piece has been performed over 19 times; the children workshops were fully booked with a participation of 80 kids throughout the week. It was a special week with extraordinary impressions, interesting people taking place in a specific place that Elisabeth will surely keep in good memory.