With 55 Performances in 14 Countries around the Globe and 200 Participants involved to date, we are excited to publish the upcoming tour of the Invisible Dances in Scotland.

Funded by Creative Scotland and in partnership with 9 arts venues & institutions, we are thrilled to announce our consciously unannounced performances across the country.

Keep an eye on our or our partner’s social media accounts and / or websites to follow this unusual concept come to live over the next months.

Click here to see the trailer of the Invisible Dances across the globe.

TRIOLOGUE has been cancelled due to the severe weather catastrophe.

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the severe flooding. The Trifolion Echternach with team turned into a refuge helping anyone who is in need of food and shelter.



We are looking for a diverse range of independent Dancers and film makers across Scotland: dance artists in the areas of St Andrews, Aberdeen, Inverness, Wick and Lewis, and film makers in the areas of Aberdeen, Inverness, Wick and Lewis to take part in Elisabeth Schilling’s Invisible Dances: Art in and around Lockdown.

While in “lockdown”, dancer and choreographer Elisabeth Schilling searched for a way to promote participatory, yet safe, art to inspire and connect people all over the world who found themselves in mutual solitude. As such, “Invisible Dances – Art in and around Lockdown” was created to join artists and audiences without them necessarily meeting.

“Invisible Dances – Art in and around Lockdown” is a dance piece that invites the audience to experience art in a new and creative way. Appropriate to individual local social distancing regulations, it seeks its place in public space and transforms streets and squares into stages. The unannounced performance takes place at night, when people are asleep, to surprise, stimulate and guide them the next morning with its colourful traces left behind. This new piece combines dance and visual art in a poetic, playful and hopefully inspiring way for many people. The aim of this work is to bring dance and culture directly back to city centres.

Teams consist of a dancer, a ‘tracer’ tracing the dancer’s lines with environmentally friendly and degradable chalk spray, and a documenter or filmmaker, who documents the performance. Performances will take place across the summer, with a flexible schedule. We are looking for a total of 5 teams across Scotland with 2 dance artists and one film maker per location. This is a paid role in line with Scottish Artist Union rates. The time commitment is approximately 1 working day. For further audience engagement, we have developed a framing programme for our partner venues, including brief public workshops and would be looking for one of the dance artists to lead these workshops in some of the aforementioned locations, which would be reflected in the fee, so previous experience in leading workshops and working with the public is desired.

All expressions of interest should be sent with a CV and video footage of a performance or rehearsal to dance@elisabethschilling.com and producer@elisabethschilling.com until 22nd July 23:59 latest. We particularly encourage applications from dancers and film makers with diverse backgrounds, across all age ranges, those who identify as disabled, across gender identities and ethnicities. We will seek to make this process as accessible as possible according to our applicants’ needs.

Please contact Producer Jana Robert producer@elisabethschilling.com or Elisabeth Schilling dance@elisabethschilling.com with any questions you may have.

Image: Joshua & Matthew Sailo

13.07 – 16.07.2022
(postponed from 2021)
1 atelier, 3 artists, 8 days

TIOLOGUE will be the first project of ‘Dancing the City’ and will introduce an unusual, interdisciplinary concept:

Together with designer Melanie Planchard and musician Piet Dahm, Elisabeth is moving into Echternach’s ‘Denzelt’ for a week. Together, the artists will immerse themselves in the working rhythm of the city and offer an insight into artistic creative processes in their open studio from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily:

How is a stage performance created? How do different art forms work together? What moves and inspires the artists?  And what does this have to do with the place of the performance and its inhabitants?


The audience is invited to participate in the creation process in a variety of ways – and this is what makes TRIOLOGUE special: TRIOLOGUE invites everyone to come by – one minute, three minutes, 3 hours – and actively participate in its creation: Through various pre-created structures, the audience is invited to observe, comment, discuss, draw, reflect – and in this way interweave the production with the heartbeat of the city.

The result will be presented several times in the TRIFOLION on 16.07.2021.

This event is free of charge.

Photo Credit: Brian Ca

Funded by: Ministère de la Culture, Luxembourg, Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte

The dancer and choreographer Elisabeth Schilling is artist in residence at TRIFOLION Echternach from 2021 to 2023. The theme of the residency is “Dancing the City”.
The aim of Elisabeth Schilling’s residency is to strengthen the role of contemporary dance in the city of Echternach, to make this art form accessible to a broad audience and to pass on her own enthusiasm for it to people who may have had little contact with this art form until now. To this end, she develops smaller and larger stage plays, but above all formats that combine ideas and actions that take place in urban space, in public, everyday places, with the classical theatre stage.

Next project: Elisabeth Schilling: TRIOLOGUE | 12 – 18.07.2021 | with Pit Dahm & Mélanie Planchard

Conventionné avec le Ministère de la Culture, Luxembourg
Avec le soutien de Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte

On July 19th Elisabeth will be in conversation with dance critic Marie-Laure Rolland and her collegue Jill Crovisier as part of the series ‘Les Samedis aux Capucins’ to speak about the most recent creation HEAR EYES MOVE. Dances with Ligeti which is to premiere at Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg on July 1st / 2nd.

This event is free. Places need to be reserved:



Elisabeth Schilling supports the choreographer Sylvia Camarda as an assistant in the European project “Mit Beethoven durch Europa: 9 Symphonien, 9 Städte“.

From Luxembourg, the 4th Symphony in B flat major will be broadcast by the Orchestra Philharmonique du Luxembourg from the Grand Auditorium, conducted by Gustavo Gimeno. In the square in front of the building there will be the dance performance created by Sylvia Camarda and worked out together with young refugees.

The performance was broadcast live on ARTE on 6 June and can be accessed in the media library until 1st January 2022.

We are delighed to invite you to the public world premiere of


Dances with Ligeti

On 1st and 2nd of July 2021

(reschedulded dates from December 2020 due corona pandemic)

at Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg


with subsequent performances

at Kunstfest Weimar

3 shows in the first week of September 2021

(specific dates tbc)


at Moselmusik Festival

on 2nd and 3rd October 2021


We are looking forward to welcoming you as our audience.


Elisabeth will be dancing in Jean-Guillaume Weis’s new work 3×20 which is to premiere on April 30th, May 2nd and will also be shown on May 12th at CAPE, Ettelbrück.

More info: https://theatre.esch.lu/de/event/3×20/ and on our website.



Elisabeth was interviewed by Paul Lohberger on the Invisible Dances Project for Corso / Deutschlandfunk.

The interview can be found HERE.