INVISIBLE DANCES – Art in & around Lockdown


‘The slow spread in different cities – Like a peaceful harmless creative rather exhilarating virus’  Christian Hüls, audience member

‚Those lines raise questions‘ Jana Schmück, dancer in Invisible Dances

‘In public space, we are reaching people that wouldn’t usually go to the theatre‘ Jana Schmück, dancer in Invisible Dances

’Such actions can be a positive sign’ Manuel Saring, Mayor Bischofswerda

‘It is good that artists show themselves.’ Manuel Saring, Mayor of Bischofswerda

‘There are forms of performances, also for these times.’ Heiko Düring, Verein KulturOrt (supporting partner)

‚A beautiful idea‘ Lausitzer Leben Kunst und Gesellschaft 

‘We laugh, we move, we share thoughts. We play with colours and with images and we try to leave a nice and clear trace on the floor’ Daniela Molina, dancer in Invisible Dances

‘I think that performing such a piece is quite thrilling and inspiring at the same time. For the complete freedom you’re given it is a real challenge to get to understand the direction you want to give the performance in such a short time. In the end I am very happy with the result and I am also very thankful to the team!’ Vita Stasolla, dancer in Invisible Dances 

‚A special form of art‘ Sophia Hesser, Badische Zeitung Magazine

‘I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the wonderful and unique project that is Invisible Dances. Sharing art in a safe way during this difficult time is exactly what humanity needs right now!’ Katie Kelly, dancer in Invisible Dances 

‘The Invisible Dances reawakened cultural life and left their traces in our everyday life.’ Team TRIFOLION Echternach

‘What dance is and what it could be’ Sandra Seldmeier for the Newspaper Starnberger Merkur

‘A touching performance’ Team TRIFOLION Echternach

‘The project transforms an ordinary space into a stage, and even if the performance itself can’t be seen, the space filled with the traces becomes more present and people really start to look at it. It is also a space everyone can access, since it was in my case the main square of the town. I like that idea a lot to “release the arts out of the theatres”. Access to art was a problem that had been addressed, but for me ID especially pointed out that there is mostly no much diversity in the art scene in rural areas. It is more visual arts or music that dominate the cultural scene there, performance arts are often not so represented. And, to add another aspect, public room is seldom used for art purposes, also for that ID served as a nice “wake up call”.’ Leonie Stöckl, dancer in Invisible Dances 

‘A wonderful dance experience’ Team TRIFOLION Echternach

‘The Invisible Dances, performed all over the world, leave colourful, joyful traces in people’s hearts and remind us all: art is still alive.’  Djamila Polo, dancer Invisible Dances 

‘I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the wonderful and unique project that is Invisible Dances. Sharing art in a safe way during this difficult time is exactly what humanity needs right now!’ Katie Kelly, dancer in Invisible Dances

‘When the silhouettes of the artists appear in the dark, they take us on their journey through the quiet streets, only accompanied by the sound of the spray cans – a magical experience.’ Team TRIFOLION Echternach

‘The dance is fleeting and therefore it is surprising to suddenly leave traces behind. The lines are like a translation a translation of the dance into another language.’ Rosalie Kubny, dancer Invisible Dances

‘Culture is joie de vivre. For months, a piece of quality of life has been taken away from us with the restrictions on culture. I am glad that Kathrin Knöpfle and her companions chose Burgau for their project. With this project she goes beyond the ordinary and provides with her performance for attention and creative change. We hope that it will inspire other artists to also find unusual ways to make their art visible, audible and tangible again. visible, audible and tangible.’ Burgau’s cultural officer Ramona Nahirni-Vogg in Stadtzeitung Burgau

‘Invisible Dances is a project that really brings life and art into people’s everyday life. Especially during this time of COVID-19, bringing life to spaces has become an incredibly important thing and a project such as this that allows artists to come together and collaborate, create and perform enriches the cities they are in.’  Gabriella Mersi, dancer in Invisible Dances

‘One of the most innovative global art projects of the present‘ audience member

‘My experience with Invisible Dances was a project to be forever treasured, especially in light of our global pandemic.  It made me feel alive again, present and connected with other people, to dance and duet and respond with, to members of the public passing by and engaging with us. (…) The strengths for ID began with the concept.  (…) For the actual performance I felt like the project was designed with my practice as an artist and a dancer in mind.  This for me was the most important part of the project because it encapsulated performance, live art, dance scores, film and documentation and the workshop the next day.  For me this was the perfect first professional dance job for me to have, I felt so seen and recognised with my practice and how interdisciplinary projects do exist and continue to strive.’ Rhona Fraser, dancer Invisible Dances
‘It was wonderful to be able to host ‘Invisible Dances’ in the Highlands, bringing such an accessible and innovative format to dance performance. The traces brought colour into unexpected places and inspired exploration and play.’ Louise Marshall, Eden Court Inverness