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:

The Heroine’s Journey of Elisabeth Schilling

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.


Elisabeth is very excited to have been invited by Rita Severis, the director of Severis Foundation, to perform her work SIXFOLD at CVAR, Centre of  visual arts and research.

The performance will take place on September 1st at 8pm.

More information on:


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.



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

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 Kostohryz

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:


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://, 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


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