Von Autor Jon Seymour:

‘Dappled, its surface irregularities balanced; the strong side light suspending this luminous crescent in the dark stage blooms into a full sphere. This cosmology of concentration will open collapsed-time before our eyes and enfold us in a dance work whose beginning has not so engaged since E=mc2 from the 1980 Edinburgh Festival. And what is the music of this sphere? We will remain on the surface of sound; that is not the clue, it is the substance.  A trance has begun and will continue for more than twenty minutes; blink and you will miss it. First to change is the perceptual dimension: are we being drawn in or is this sphere in metamorphosis? It is changing in size without an interruption of stages; it is becoming as it grows. Then it is sudden, and so is our brief smile as a hand tickles out, then opposite a foot, a balanced imbalance of our memory of what is human. A leg shoots out atop at ninety degrees. The enclosure has burst. What squirms out is a tightly enwrapped form we know to be human, but made from the vibration we hear; so abstract it seems a living cell. It’s livingness is that most basic; an enraptured flesh slowly extending and unfolding. Form is content, a quasar of surface pulses into an eventual elongation that is at once the miracle of the human body and a singular luminous brush stroke of light painted in the dark. For the viewer, there are pleasures of a rippling musculature and spine which shake the shadows: here is mollusc and angel. Elisabeth Schilling; her name in six unfolding syllables, holds life out for inspection, suspending with nothing more than a rigorous physical discipline, our own selves and beginnings. And then in slow return, disappears as if all was only a stupor, leaving only dark and breath.’

Bild: Bohumil Kostohryz

Am 26. Januar wird Elisabeth SIXFOLD bei The Place in London zur Aufführung bringen.


Image: Bohumil Kostohryz

Am 12. Januar wird Elisabeth gemeinsam mit der Tänzerin Michelle Buckley beim ‘Playground’ der Rambert Dance Company teilnehmen, um dort neue choreographische Ideen zu erforschen.

SIXFOLD wird am 19. Januar im Zsenne Art Lab in Brüssel um 13 sowie auch um 18 Uhr zur Aufführung gebracht werden.


Photo: Bohumil Kostohryz

Design: Robin Lambrecht

Auch 2018 wird SIXFOLD seine Tournee fortsetzen. Zu Beginn des Jahres wird das Stück an den folgenden Orten zu sehen sein:


19. Januar:  Zsenne Art Lab, Brüssel (httpss://www.zsenne.be/)
26. Januar: The Place, London (https://www.theplace.org.uk)

4. Februar: TUFA, Trier (httpss://www.tufa-trier.de/)
19. Februar: Raw Matters, Wien (httpss://www.rawmatters.at)

Zu Beginn des neuen Jahres wird Elisabeth in Residenz im Zsenne Art Lab in Brüssel sein. Dort wird sie am 19. Januar um 13 und 19 Uhr SIXFOLD zeigen und außerdem eine Recherche mit Mélanie Planchard durchführen.