Hello everyone,

In case you are bored or sad that so many (all of our contracts) in the coming weeks have been cancelled, I wanted to invite you to join a collective choreographic enquiry that I have been initiating to keep both yours as well as my and our audience’s spirits up :)

It’s called ’Shoe Dances in pandemic times’ and is that simple: take your favorite shoes, boogie a bit and send me the video. I am putting all those short clips together for all our happiness!  I am publishing the shoe dances through instagram / facebook as well as on a film through my website and it’s all anonymous.

Silly little idea which hopefully brings joy :)

-> Dogs, babies etc. all welcome!

Lots of love and stay healthy,

Elisabeth

Last week, Elisabeth was interviewed by Simone Stewart from The Barn Theatre in Aberdeenshire about her Shoe Dances and the development of this ongoing project.

Full interview can be found HERE.

As the corona virus continues to spread and the population lives and works in isolation, Elisabeth invited people via social media to create and film shoe dances with people’s favourite shoes to return them back to her.

Answers and films reached Elisabeth from all over the world, old and young, mobile and immobile, artist or not – here you can find the video of these dances – which are updated weekly!

Until further notice all public performances and residencies of Elisabeth Schilling are cancelled. We are using the free time to research and plan future tours and pieces.

We continue to dance – and we do it on Instagram! Follow @tanzelitanz to stay informed about artistic ideas and to become creative yourself, together with Elisabeth!

Image: Simone Mousset’s ‘Their Past’

 

LCDS FEMINIST SOCIETY PRESENTS: BLEEDING FAERIES ALL OVER THE PLACE
Next Saturday the 7th of March the LCDS Feminist Society hosts an intergenerational roundtable discussion with some dance artists discussing the idea of feminist legacy surrounding The Place and what it means to continue this legacy into the future! Elisabeth is excited to have been invited to participate in this talk.

More infos HERE.

Arrival between 12:30-13
Roundtable discussion starts at 13 in Founders Studio

This is event is FREE.

The discussion will be facilitated by Rebecca Douglas and  the speakers for this event will be Sue MacLennan, Sasha Roubicek, Lauren Potter, Grace Nicol, Alethia Antonia, Iro Costello, and Elisabeth Schilling.

On March 6th, FELT will be performed in London at Siobhan Davies Studios as part of the ‘Young Choreographer’s Evening’.

More infos here: https://www.siobhandavies.com/whats-on/performance/open-choreography-performance-evening-mar20/

Image: Tim Nunn

In response to the exhibition ‘Ingrid Godon. Ich wünschte’, which shows works by the artist Ingrid Godon and the lyricist Ton Tellegen, Elisabeth is working with young dance enthusiasts to create a choreographic work that will be shown to the public on 27 and 28 February as part of the exhibition at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt a.M..

‘With dancer and choreographer Elisabeth Schilling, the young people will get to know contemporary dance and translate images, texts, feelings and thoughts into movement. Step by step, they will feel the power of their own bodies and work together with a lot of creativity to create a choreography that can be performed in the museum rooms in the afternoon.’

More about this HERE.

MOREOVER:

Dance Jewels

February 27th
6-21 pm
Dance and performance workshop for adults with dancer and choreographer Elisabeth Schilling, 29 Euro

‘In response to the exhibition ‘Ingrid Godon. I wished’  dancer and choreographer Elisabeth Schilling offers a dance and performance workshop at the Museum Angewandte Kunst. Creative and physical exercises introduce the basic approaches of contemporary dance and invite the participants* to use their own individual and creative identity as a starting point. On request, a public performance of the sequences developed can be organized in the exhibition. Participation is voluntary.’

Workshop fee: 29 Euro. Further information and registration under 069 212 38522 or create.angewandte-kunst@stadt-frankfurt.de+

 

Elisabeth Schilling is seeking 1 female and 1 male dancer to join her next group creation « HEAR EYES MOVE. Dances with Ligeti » – a choreographic interpretation of the Etudes pour Piano by composer György Ligeti. The work will be a quintet of dancers. Brian Ca will be choreographic assistant to the creation.

The piece is co – commissioned by Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Kunstfest Weimar, Mosel Musikfestival Germany and furthermore supported by Philharmonie Luxembourg, TROIS C-L Luxembourg amongst others.

We are looking for dancers who have a solid ballet and contemporary base, as well as improvisation skills and a diversity of movement textures and qualities. A strong stage presence as well as the ability to work within a team is vital. Ideally dancers should have an interest in contemporary classical music and strong musicality. We are interested in hearing from dancers of all ages, looks, body types and with unique movement qualities.

Important : Applicants must have a working permit in EU country. Unfortunately the company won’t be able to acquire a VISA.

Applicants must be available on all of these periods :

Rehearsals from 06th July 2020 to 07th August 2020 included, and from 2nd November 2020 to  17th December 2020 included.

More dates for international touring in 2021 / 22 in planning.

Rehearsals and performances will be paid in line with rates for international projects. This is above equity rates in the UK and Germany.

The company will cover travel expenses and provide accommodation for the full contracted period.

The company will hold auditions, in

Luxembourg: AUDITION 14th / CALLBACK 15th March 2020

Berlin: AUDITION 23rd / CALLBACK 24th March 2020

Glasgow: AUDITION 4th / CALLBACK 5th April 2020

The company won’t cover applicants travel’s expenses for the audition.

To apply please send an e-mail to audition@elisabethschilling.com, including CV (no more than 2 pages), 1 portrait, 2 dance photos, and 1 video of maximum 3minutes. Please state the city where you would like to audition in the subject of the e-mail. Deadline for applications : 29th February 2020, at 10PM.

Due to limited places according to security rules in each venues, audition will be held by invitation only.

The audition is free. There is no audition fee.

We would like to precise that all applicants will receive an answer.

For more information about Elisabeth’s work, please check www.elisabethschilling.com .

Photography: Bohumil Kosthoryz