#Portrait I Elisabeth Schilling, dancer and choreographer: “Research is the ‘scaffolding’ for every artist.”

#szenikmag introduces the enthusiastic and very interesting dancer and choreographer Elisabeth Schilling. Together we will talk about her beginnings, contemporary dance and the important relationship to the audience.
Seized by the fever for dance from childhood on, dancer and choreographer Elisabeth Schilling tirelessly draws from her wealth of ideas and thoughts. In this way, she creates works that transcend borders and areas, and which repeatedly deal with the contact to the audience.

In workshops and conferences, she tries to reflect something of her passion for dance and to stimulate curiosity.

“We have to give the audience back the self-confidence that every individual perception of any form of art is right and great”.

E. Schilling

Whole video interview here:

https://www.szenik.eu/de/portraet-i-elisabeth-schilling-taenzerin-und-choreografin-die-recherche-ist-das-geruest-fuer-jeden-kuenstler-31506

‘Wou der Elisabeth Schilling de Schong dréckt’

The radio interview with Luxembourgish radio 100,7 is now online:

https://www.100komma7.lu/program/episode/297441/202004241710-202004241716

Hello everyone,

In case you are bored or sad that so many (all of our contracts) in the coming weeks have been cancelled, I wanted to invite you to join a collective choreographic enquiry that I have been initiating to keep both yours as well as my and our audience’s spirits up :)

It’s called ’Shoe Dances in pandemic times’ and is that simple: take your favorite shoes, boogie a bit and send me the video. I am putting all those short clips together for all our happiness!  I am publishing the shoe dances through instagram / facebook as well as on a film through my website and it’s all anonymous.

Silly little idea which hopefully brings joy :)

-> Dogs, babies etc. all welcome!

Lots of love and stay healthy,

Elisabeth

Last week, Elisabeth was interviewed by Simone Stewart from The Barn Theatre in Aberdeenshire about her Shoe Dances and the development of this ongoing project.

Full interview can be found HERE.

As the corona virus continues to spread and the population lives and works in isolation, Elisabeth invited people via social media to create and film shoe dances with people’s favourite shoes to return them back to her.

Answers and films reached Elisabeth from all over the world, old and young, mobile and immobile, artist or not – here you can find the video of these dances – which are updated weekly!

Until further notice all public performances and residencies of Elisabeth Schilling are cancelled. We are using the free time to research and plan future tours and pieces.

We continue to dance – and we do it on Instagram! Follow @tanzelitanz to stay informed about artistic ideas and to become creative yourself, together with Elisabeth!

Image: Simone Mousset’s ‘Their Past’

 

LCDS FEMINIST SOCIETY PRESENTS: BLEEDING FAERIES ALL OVER THE PLACE
Next Saturday the 7th of March the LCDS Feminist Society hosts an intergenerational roundtable discussion with some dance artists discussing the idea of feminist legacy surrounding The Place and what it means to continue this legacy into the future! Elisabeth is excited to have been invited to participate in this talk.

More infos HERE.

Arrival between 12:30-13
Roundtable discussion starts at 13 in Founders Studio

This is event is FREE.

The discussion will be facilitated by Rebecca Douglas and  the speakers for this event will be Sue MacLennan, Sasha Roubicek, Lauren Potter, Grace Nicol, Alethia Antonia, Iro Costello, and Elisabeth Schilling.

On March 6th, FELT will be performed in London at Siobhan Davies Studios as part of the ‘Young Choreographer’s Evening’.

More infos here: https://www.siobhandavies.com/whats-on/performance/open-choreography-performance-evening-mar20/

Image: Tim Nunn