Together with Tim Nunn and Simone Stewart, and with the support of the Hunterian Gallery Glasgow, Workroom Glasgow, Goethe Institut Glasgow, as well as Creative Scotland, a symposium entitled ‘One second it’s there…’ – Movement, Time, Space and the Art of Dance in Museums and Galleries will take place at the Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow on June 26, as part of the FELT Summer Tour.

“One Second It’s There….
Movement, time, space and the art of dance in galleries in museums

A day of discussion, performance and exchange between artists, curators and everyone interested in the art of the choreographer and dancer.

What potential does the gallery have for the choreographer and performer?

To what extent does the gallery vistors  differ from the theatre audience? Can time be perceived differently or is it always perceived differently in these contrasting environments?

What is the function of the performance archive or the remnant?

 

Presentation by Dr. Nele Lipp: 100 Years of Dance <-> Object

In dialogue: Vincent Crapon (Freelance Curator), Lucy Suggate (Artist), Michael Bachmann (Professor of Theatre Studies)

Short performances: Ashanti Harris, Mark Bleakly

Transcript: Emma McLuskey

In the afternoon there will be a ‘Long Table’ discussion.

In the evening FELT will be performed for symposium participants.

 

“[Dance] gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.”

– Merce Cunningham

 

“One could easily assume that the substance of choreographic thought resided exclusively in the body. But is it possible for choreography to generate autonomous expressions of its principles, a choreographic object, without the body?”

– William Forsythe

 

“To understand what I am saying, you have to believe that dance is something other than technique. We forget where the movements come from. They are born from life. When you create a new work, the point of departure must be contemporary life — not existing forms of dance.”

– Pina Bausch

 

[when we watch others dance,] “we shall cease to be mere spectators and become participants in the movement that is presented to us, and though to all outward appearances we shall be sitting quietly in our chairs, we shall nevertheless be dancing synthetically with all our musculature.”

– John Martin, Introduction to Dance

 

-Wassily Kandinsky, Dance Curves

 

“I am thinking around performance, the stage, the museum or gallery, visual art, video, film, writing… active contemplation and how I would like to be able to live in and between these particular forms (perceived medium landscapes) as organically as possible, banishing any hierarchy… A principal question to this process is: how can an intensive artistic research and immediate art-making practice translate to the staged realm of the spectator? This ongoing struggle between process and production creates a tension that is a vital element in all of my artistic work.”

– Ralph Lemon

 

“…Watching dance is no mystery: what you see or feel is what is happening.“

– Jonathan Burrows

 

 

Invited by artistic director Steve Karier, Elisabeth, together with the renowned pianist Cathy Krier, will present a research work entitled ‘Mosaikgleiche Augenblicklichkeiten – Skizzen zu Ligeti’ at the Monolabo Festival in Luxembourg.

Where do dance and music meet? One might immediately assume that no two other forms of art have ever entered into a closer and more intricate relationship than these. But let’s be more precise, then: Where do dance and music meet if the objective is not — not at all — to mimic or to mirror, to illustrate, to produce an atmosphere, to provide a backdrop, or even to merely co-exist, neatly separated?

György Ligeti said of his Études that they behaved, in a compositional and pianistic sense, like “growing organisms”. Following this line of thought, the choreographer Elisabeth Schilling and the pianist Cathy Krier will seek to create an unprecedented take on the Études, treating dance and music as contiguous forms growing alongside and into each other, thus producing a dance-concert and concert-dance in which neither form shall dominate the other.

The work shown at Monodrama Festival Luxembourg is a first research performance.

Photographer Credit: Julie Freichel

Friday, 15 June, 19h , Banannefabrik Luxembourg

More information on: http://fundamental.lu/de/festival-2019/monolabo-mosaikgleiche-augenblicklich-keiten-skizzen-zu-ligeti

Image: Julie Freichel

 

12 JUNE

BANCHORY – The Barn

10 am: Adapted performance for early years

7.30pm: Performace

Cost: £8.00

  1. 01330 825431

www.thebarnarts.co.uk

13 JUNE

Dundee – Scottish Dance Theatre Workshop Only www.scottishdancetheatre.com

21 JUNE

NEW GALLOWAY – The Catstrand

7pm: Performace

Cost: £12 / £4 u25s

  1. 01644 420 374

www.catstrand.com

27-29 JUNE

GLASGOW – The Hunterian Art Gallery

27-28.06: 7pm, 29.06: 2.30pm Cost: £5 / 3

www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian

On 26 June there will be a symposium exploring the performance of dance in art galleries. Please go to the website for details.

4 JULY

EDINBURGH – Dovecot Studios

2pm and 6.30pm: Performances

Cost: £6 / 4

www.feltdovecot.eventbrite.co.uk

6 JULY

ST ANDREWS – Byre Theatre

7pm: Performance

Cost: £12 / 8

Workshop, see website for details T. 01334 475000

www.byretheatre.com

11 JULY

BALINTORE – Seaboard Centre

7pm: Performance

  1. 01862 832888

www.seaboardcentre.com

13 JULY

SHETLAND, UNST – Uyeasound Community Hall (Openspace)

7.30pm: Performance

Cost: Pay-What-You-Want on the door

18-19 JULY

Workshop sessions over two days, see website for details.

Methodist Church Hall

Shetland, Lerwick

18.06: 12.30-4.30pm

19.06: 10am-2pm

T: 01595 745 500

www.shetlandarts.org

2 0 J U L Y

SHETLAND, LERWICK – Mareel Arts Centre

5pm: Performace

Cost: £10 /

T: 01595 745 500

www.shetlandarts.org

In the coming weeks, Elisabeth will be in residency at the dance house SPAM! in Italy to start the research of a new piece: the choreographic interpretation of György Ligeti’s Etudes.

FELT – an hommage to the sense of touch: 150 participants (age 3-70) felt and experienced textures & materials to make dances with these over the past 3 weeks in different institutions across Rhineland-Palatinate.

This has been supported by: Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Weiterbildung und Kultur RLP, der Silvio und Waltraud del’ Antonio Kunsmann Stiftung Wittlich, Casa Tony M Wittlich, Sparkassenstiftung Bernkastel-Wittlich, Vereinigte Volksbank Raiffeisenbank Bernkastel-Wittlich

Audiences voices after FELT Première by Véronique Kesseler, Meridith Moth, Sandra Lieners, Christopher Petry and Juliette Geesmann.

The press review on FELT by Anina Valle Thiele in Luxembourg’s Tageblatt:

‚Elisabeth Schilling keeps surprising (…). Her dance choreographies are unusual, explosive and abstract. They play with our perception.’

Some (audience members) even spoke of a new art form, between choreography and performance, between visual art and dance and material that has come to life.’

On 11 May, Elisabeth will dance a performance specially developed for the museum at the Museum für angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt during the event of the Night of the Museums in Frankfurt.Uhr: 22 / 23 / 24Uhr. Admission free.

The choreographer and dancer Elisabeth Schilling presents a performance on the Lichtbrücke on the first floor of the museum, which combines dance, design and music into an aesthetic work of art. The variation developed for the museum refers to Schilling’s wide-ranging repertoire, in which she deals with movement qualities and textures as well as their composition in time and space’.

More info at: https://www.museumangewandtekunst.de

BEAUTY & BEATS

Exhibition: Opening of the exhibition Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty
After the great success of his Happy Show, Stefan Sagmeister, the New York-based superstar of graphic design, returns to the Museum of Applied Arts in 2019. Together with his studio partner Jessica Walsh, the new exhibition project Beauty provides a very personal, visually impressive plea for the pleasure of beauty. To kick off the exhibition, we take the visitors* to the Night of the Museums on a sensually pleasurable search for the question: What is beauty and why do we feel attracted to it?

Exhibition: Contemporary Muslim Fashions
From haute couture to streetwear to sportswear: The market for Muslim fashion is growing rapidly worldwide. Contemporary Muslim Fashions is the first major exhibition to deal with the phenomenon of contemporary Muslim fashion. After the show caused a sensation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, it will be shown in Frankfurt as the first stop in Europe. Visitors* are immersed in snapshots of current Muslim clothing styles from around the world, with a focus on the Middle East and Southeast Asia as well as Europe and the USA.

Image: Ari Weinkle

From 7th to 10th May FELT will in residency in Elisabeth’s hometown Wittlich with numerous events: from workshops to an exhibition about the backgrounds and inspirations of FELT, as well as a performance and artist talk.

Performance FELT: 09 May, 20h Wittlich Synagogue, Free admission. Tickets: (0049 6571-146614)

Exhibition on process and inspiration of FELT: 06 – 10 May CASA Tony M. – Museum Tony Munzlinger. Free admission.

Workshops: 07, 8, 10 May CASA Tony M. – Museum Tony Munzlinger. Free admission. Registration: Simone Röhr (Wittlich City Foundation) possible: phone 06571-146622 / 06571-14660, e-mail simone.roehr@stadt.wittlich.de

After Elisabeth Schilling had already been in residency at Tony Munzlinger’s museum in 2017 with her piece “SIXFOLD”, she will be a guest in her home town of Wittlich in the week from 7 to 10 May 2019 with her new work “FELT” after the premiere in Luxembourg and before the start of the international tour. She will perform the piece at the Wittlich Synagogue on 9 May.

In the exhibition rooms of the “CASA Tony M.” two different formats are offered in this framework: On Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 and 8 May, and on Friday, 10 May 2019, free workshops for children and young people will be held several times a day.

In three different workshop formats, Elisabeth Schilling wants to open up a creative perspective on dance, contemporary art and design to children, young people and adults in small groups. Participation is free, previous knowledge in the field of dance is not expected. The 45-minute workshops start on the hour, registration and appointments can be made with Simone Röhr (Stiftung Stadt Wittlich) until 3 May 2019: phone 06571-146622 / 06571-14660, e-mail simone.roehr@stadt.wittlich.de

WORKSHOP I + II – For children in the age groups 3 to 6 and 7 to 12 years old
Workshops I and II are aimed at children of different age groups and use playful means to introduce them to the possibilities of contemporary dance. With the help of various exercises, the participants are guided to dance themselves and discover new forms of movement in relation to design.

WORKSHOP III – For Teenagers and Adults
Workshop III for young people offers an introduction to artistic creation using dance and choreography as examples. Using selected examples from dance, choreography and design, the participants will gain an insight into the process of creating a piece between form consciousness and creativity.

During the opening hours of the Casa Tony M., Elisabeth Schilling will give an insight into the creative process of the artistic work on the production FELT by means of various media such as film and picture material, books and drawings.

On Thursday, 9 May 2019, 8 p.m. Schilling will perform the play at the Synagoge, Himmeroder Straße 44 in Wittlich, a venue for cultural events and conferences. Admission is free – tickets are now available at the advance ticket office in the Old Town Hall on the market square in Wittlich (telephone 06571-146614).

FELT was initiated by the dancer and choreographer Elisabeth Schilling and developed together with an international team: the designers and visual artists Mélanie Planchard and Eric Schuhmacher, the composer Andréas Papapetrou, the curator Simone Stewart, the dramaturge Moritz Gansen and the research assistants Dr. Nele Lipp and Tim Nunn. It is a production of the Making Dances a.s.b.l. and was supported by the Silvio und Waltraud dell` Antonio-Kunsmann-Stiftung Wittlich, Ministry for Science, Further Education and Culture Rhineland-Palatinate, the Kulturstiftung Rheinland-Pfalz, TROIS C-L, Cercle Cité Luxembourg, Goethe Institute Glasgow, Ministère de la Culture Luxembourg, Fondation Indépendance Luxembourg, Sparkasse Mittelmosel EMH, Vereinigte Volksbank Raiffeisenbank eG.