For the premiere of HEAR EYES MOVE. Dances with Ligeti at the Grand Théâtre Luxembourg, Elisabeth Schilling and her team received numerous impressive press reports. Previews and reviews have appeared in Revue Magazine, d’Letzebuerger Land, Luxemburger Wort, Le Quotidien, OPUS Magazine and La Glaneuse, among others.

All articles can be found here.

OPUS Magazine has published an extensive portrait of Elisabeth Schilling and her work. Many thanks to Eva-Maria Reuther for the great report.

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

The interview can be found HERE.

 

Elisabeth was interviewed by Trierischer Volksfreund about her most recent work Orolis Oram / The Dying Swans Project for Gauthier Dance Stuttgart.

https://www.volksfreund.de/region/kultur/elisabeth-schilling-kooperiert-mit-dem-choreografen-eric-gauthier-in-stuttgart_aid-57394177

 

Today at 19.05h Elisabeth will be in interview at Radio ORF talking about her choreographic work HEAR EYES MOVE. Dances with Ligeti, her process working with this music and the inspirations behind the dance. 

https://oe1.orf.at/programm/20210112/624715/Tanz-die-Semiotik

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Elisabeth had the pleasure to be a guest on SWR Landesschau on 05th January 2020

 

‘We cannot be turned off like a light switch.‘ Elisabeth Schilling on the situation of artists in Lockdown and the creativity that the current restrictions demand: ‘What is on view should bring joy, surprise and also inspire reflection.‘

Interviewed by Trierischer Volksfreund, November 2020 on the Invisible Dances Project

‘She dives into this world of powerful sound in an incredibly sensitive way, powerful even in silence. (…). Fragile and stringent at the same time, her dance, between intuition and construction, is powerful, energetic, tender. Yet always somehow fragile. So clever and so touching.‘ Rando Hannemann
Freely translated into English:
Tanz*Hotel Wien, in persona Choregraf Bert Gstettner, accompanies choreographers and performers through a process of creation during his residency, coaching and mentoring programme AAR (Artists At Resort), which lasts several weeks and ends with an exhibition in the rooms of the Tanz*Hotel. The 17th edition of AAR was opened by Elisabeth Schilling with “Sketches on Ligeti”.
Dance and music are almost inseparable. Good, that is hardly surprising. But when a choreographer and dancer asks “how music moves”, “how dance sounds” and how both “free each other”, it makes me curious. If the musical part of these investigations is also by the Austro-Hungarian composer György Ligeti, one of the most important representatives of New Music, I am wide awake. His 18 “Études pour piano” from 1985 to 2001 are characterised by complex rhythmic structures that “create the illusion of different, simultaneously running layers of speed”.
In years of research, Elisabeth Schilling explored this music, which she first heard in 2011. Ligeti was also inspired by the polyrhythmic music of the peoples south of the Sahara. However, he weaved his etudes into vertical and horizontal, i.e. harmonically and rhythmically extremely complex textures. Elisabeth Schilling selected six of these pieces, each only a few minutes long, to present the first results of her work with this music in a solo.
All in black, she appears on the empty stage. The violence of the first recorded etude carries her (and me) away. Her movements are angular to chaotic piano music. When this music, comparatively softer, her arms also flow more gently. She breathes audibly in the silence before the next piece, whose character she anticipates for a few seconds with her dance. Dance and music seem symbiotically connected, organic and harmonious. In the further pieces she illustrates the music physically, it reminds me briefly of the aesthetics of an Oskar Schlemmer. Or she dives into this world of powerful sound in an incredibly sensitive way, powerful even in silence. From expressionism of the 1920s to free jazz, she quotes. The fact that she is also classically trained lets her sound out very briefly. When the music seems to disintegrate into shards, it dissolves, rears up trembling for a moment. Fragile and stringent at the same time, her dance, between intuition and construction, is powerful, energetic, tender. Yet always somehow fragile. So clever and so touching.
Based on these “Sketches for Ligeti” Elisabeth Schilling is currently choreographing her new piece “Hear Eyes Move. Dances with Ligeti” for five dancers and live piano.
Elisabeth Schilling with “Sketches for Ligety”, 16 to 18 October 2020 at Tanz*Hotel Wien.
Photos:
Martina Stapf
Ko-Produzent:

Tanz*Hotel