In September, Elisabeth will start working with Swedish choreographer Linda Forsberg towards a new production to premiere as a full evening length work 2020.

 

Image: Eunsun Cho

Raise the curtain! When the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg plays the first bars of Edvard Grieg’s orchestral suite Peer Gynt in the Grand Auditorium, the participants of the music theatre workshop prepare for their grand performance. For five days, together with workshop leader Elisabeth Schilling, they will develop a choreographic painting of the Scandinavian world of Peer Gynt with its trolls, fairies and other mythical creatures, which is a central component of the great concert “Peer Gynt” – A Musical Fantasy in the series “OPL Familles” in October.

8-12 years
Workshop in German
Free registration: workshops@philharmonie.lu
Participation requires attendance at all dates (including the final performance).

“Of trolls and magical beings”
Tuesday 10.09.2019 – Friday 13.09.2019 09:00-13:00 (D)
Saturday 14.09.2019 10:00-13:00 (D)

Final performances as part of the “Peer Gynt” concert project
Friday 11.10.2019 10:00 (D)
Saturday 12.10.2019 11:00 (D)

Nina Kupzcyk Concept, Director
Elisabeth Schilling workshop leader & choreography

 

On 25th August Luxembourgish pianist Cathy Krier and Elisabeth Schilling performed a research work named ‘Mosaikgleiche Augenblicklichkeiten’ at Kunstfest Weimar.

Here are some impressions captured by Candy Welz.

 

Last June Cathy Krier and Elisabeth Schilling appeared together on stage for the first time to premiere the research piece ‘Mosaikgleiche Augenblicklichkeiten – Skizzen zu Ligeti’ at the MonoLabo Festival in Luxembourg.

Here is the article in the Newspaper of the Letzebuerger Vollek:

‘Let’s go into the lair and into the of vivid of the evening. The first performance was of very great beauty: “Mosaikgleiche Augenblicklichkeiten, Skizzen zu Ligeti”. This creation by Elisabeth Schilling (choreographer) and Cathy Krier (pianist), requires a lot of body control and powerful piano skills. Cathy Krier, whose international reputation is well known, played the piano studies of the Hungarian composer György Ligeti magnificently. Music and visuel poetry go hand in hand. Elisabeth Schilling is perfect, her body leaves, her body travels, her body is both space and sublimation. The dancer’s movements are jerky, sometimes violent, the two artists join a state of mind similar to trance. Cathy’s fingers crystallize the music, offering her that vertigo that the interpretation needs. Sometimes her fingers are like automatons, then, in the following second, they take on the grace of a swan. Elizabeth is silent, while her whole body unveils mysteries associated with Ligeti’s music.’

 

‘It was tremendous to welcome Elisabeth here in Shetland as part of her Scottish Tour. The piece captivated the audience, it felt accessible and relatable. I just feel rather lucky that we got to have her here. She gave so much and it was such a pleasure.’

Kathryn Gordon – Shetland Arts

 

Elisabeth is currently in residency at WU Arts Space in Sweden, within which she prepares new projects. A performance of FELT as well as a workshop around the piece will take place at the weekend.

Invited by visual artist Yvette Bathgate, Elisabeth participates in the shoot of a short film to be screened in Scotland in autumn 2019.

 

 

Invited by the organization Shetland Arts Elisabeth created a work, together with young dancers from the Shetland Islands, to be performed at Mareel on 21st July 2019.

 

An excerpt on the work can be seen here:

 

 

‘FELT is a bold proposal’ – Paulo Lobo.

The Luxembourgish magazine WUNNEN reports on FELT from the perspective of design & architecture in the summer issue June / July.

 

 

 

 

Ahead of the FELT performances at The Byre Theatre in St Andrews, Elisabeth gives and interview in ‘The Courier’.

Images: Bohumil Kosthoryz & Martine Pinnel