‘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 Kostohryz

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

Bild: Bohumil Kostohryz

Skulptur: Alexander Ruth

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.



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

In August, Elisabeth will be in residency in Koli, Finland together with Finish theater company Mamia. There, they will start the creation of a new work and Elisabeth will also continue the creation process of her own, new work ‘Texture Body Texture’.


The inner political situation in Germany in the last weeks inspired Elisabeth to rechoreograph the traditional Bavarian Bandl Tanz together with Syrian and German teenagers. Instead of using the Bavarian colors, it was decided to interweave both the colors of the Syrian and the German flag as a sign of peaceful togetherness and openness to each other’s cultures.


Thank you to Fachstelle Plus and Jedem Kind seine Kunst for the support.


In the coming week, Elisbaeth will participate in the event ‘Creative Side by Side – an intercultural project’, within which she will offer dance workshops to kids and teenagers of all ages.

This workshop week is organised and funded by Fachstelle Plus and Jedem Kind seine Kunst.

On 12th and 13th July, Elisabeth will give a Summer Intensive at Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee Rep Dundee. The workshops will be based around ideas of SIXFOLD, working with an object and with movement in the fusions of visual art and dance.

Moreover, she offers a daily professional class for local dance artists.