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!


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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.

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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


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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.

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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