After the exhibition of STADTKÖRPER as part of Kaleidoscopic Arts Platform in May 2017, the organisation has now published an interview with Elisabeth on the work.
In the past week, Elisabeth participated in Clod Ensemble’s research residency of ‘Placebo’ at Wales Millenium Centre as part of Cardiff Dance Festival.
‘Clod Ensemble are in residence for a week at Wales Millennium Centre ahead of their performances of Under Glass. In this Open Studio event Clod Ensemble will be sharing some of the work they have begun to create over a week of research and development on a new project.
The ‘placebo effect’, despite being an age-old tool for practicing medics, has only recently become the subject of serious scientific enquiry. But does placebo have a deeper relationship to our cultural debates? We want to begin to consider what it means to ‘perform’ symptoms. How does the idea of power feed into this debate?
How radically can our bodies and minds be changed by others’
The ‘Under Glass’ tour by British company ‘Clod Ensemble’ has been received with great success. The piece has thus been described as ‘strikingly dramatic’ by the Times and as an ‘extraordinary piece making its way to legendary status’ by the Metro..
Elisabeth’s role of the ‘spectator’ has been described as following by the press:
‘an inexplicably distressed sensualist (Elisabeth Schilling) in a glamorously slinky long dress’ (The Times)
‘Elizabeth Schilling’s Spectator is theatrically Pina-esque in a high glass box and an evening dress.’ (The Review’s Hub)
‘Elisabeth Schilling rises and collapses with a serene grace that nevertheless highlights an escalating emotional state.’ (Miro Magazine)
Tony Humbleyard’s & Elisabeth’s picture of the SIXFOLD performance in Unst earlier this year has been chosen by Steve Slater, director of CityMoves Dance Agency Aberdeen, to be the title photo of this year’s DanceLive Festival Aberdeen (12th – 28th October). The poster can be seen in all sizes across the city of Aberdeen!
This autumn, Elisabeth will be joining Clod Ensemble for their tour of ‘Under Glass’. Described as ‘inventive, brilliant and beautifully haunting’ by the critics, the piece has won a Total Theatre Award in 2010 and will now return to the stages throughout the UK.
More info on: httpss://www.clodensemble.com/performance/under-glass/
18-21 October 2017, The Lowry, Salford
25-28 October 2017, Sadler’s Wells presents at Hackney Showroom, London
1-4 November 2017, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton
22-25 November 2017, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
SIXFOLD will be performed as part of ‘Trois fois Danse’ at Kulturhaus Miersch on October 14th, 7.30pm.
Following and invitation of the Head of Dance at PERA – School of Performing Arts – GAU, Mafalda Deville, Elisabeth will share her work SIXFOLD with students from the university on September 18th 2017.
Image: Karolin Kent
Last Thursday, 7th September 2017, Desmōtēs had its premiere in the amphitheatre of Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. The event was initiated by the Cypriot composer Andréas Papapetrou. First images of this phenomenal, one-of-a-kind event have now been published.
Pictures: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
Initiation and musical composition: Andréas Papapetrou
Costume and set design: Rea Olympiou
Video art: Christos Symeonides
Supported by: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
Peter de Kuster has invited Elisabeth to participate in his online – project ‘The Heroine’s Journey’. This project includes an interview which aims at inspiring people to pursue their passion in life.
The full interview with Elisabeth can be read here:
On October 3rd, dancer and dance maker Elisabeth Schilling will give a workshop in her improvisation methodology ‚The SIXFOLD BODY’ at DOCK 11 in Berlin.
This methodology introduces an approach into solo improvisation and composition: six different perspectives on the body inspire diverse movement impulses, which are in communication with each other and thus understand the body as a complex whole.
Generally speaking, it introduces a set of six interrelated, variable and pragmatically-conceived layers:
the architectural body, or the body in and as space, a body which relates itself to space and in which spatial relationships become possible,
the rhythmical body, the timing of the body, its feeling for time, its temporality, but also its musicality, ist rhythmicality;
the imaginative body, the body which calls upon, encapsulates and enagages with the entire complex of our images and imaginations and associations;
the resonating body, the body which absorbs, processes and plays back all the echoes and reverberations of the world passing through the body;
the transitional body, the body at the threshold between states, a catalyst of creativity at the moment of decision, both closing down and opening up possibilities;
finally, the textural body, the body as a multiplicity of individuating intensities.
During this workshop, Elisabeth will introduce the participants to those six different bodies and will then consolidate these approaches so that the participants can explore and delve into the complex, multi-layered and exciting world of solo-improvisation.
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