teaching at HZT Berlin

I have had the pleasure to teach a 3 weeks seminar at HZT Berlin for the BA Dance / Context / Choreography. 15.1.-2.2.2018

Der Workshop befaßt sich mit Bewegungs- und Energieprinzipien, die von verschiedenen asiatischen Techniken wie Aikido, Schwert/ Stock Training, Shiatsu, Dehnungs- und Atemtechniken (Meridiandehnungen, Qi Gong, Ki-Konzepten) abgeleitet werden, und den jeweiligen Bedürfnissen der Beteiligten angepaßt werden.
Ziel ist, einen flüssigen und ganzheitlichen Zugang zum eigenen Körper, der Körper-Geist Einheit - zum Selbst - zu finden, um die Persönlichkeit zu stärken, sich in Bewegung und Präsenz voll ausdrücken zu können und eine vom Zentrum ausgehende Technik zu erlernen.
Die Erfahrungen dieser Warm-ups und Techniken verschränken sich anschließend mit meiner choreographischen Praxis: Wir werden Skizzen und Elemente erarbeiten, die Teil meiner Recherche für die neue Gruppenarbeit sein werden oder ganz einfach für sich selbst stehen. Isabelle Schad

See online : HZT-Berlin

Published 12 February

Invited Practice / YIN

I am interested in finding out notions around an energy work that could be considered of ’femine’ nature (among others). I therefore wanted to invite a smaller group of women who are interested in going on with my current research around weight shift, ’being one’ with gravitation and axis rotation.

10+11.1.2018 - from 10-14h. Training + choreographic research at Wiesenburg-Halle in Berlin Wedding.

Published 28 January

Open Practice Sessions at Wiesenburg


Currently I m interested in following my research on spaces of contemplation within a practice around energetic principles and rotation, in which groups of people become one body, an organization, an organism or a moving sculpture.
The sessions start with a body work based on principles coming from Zen related practices like Aikido-Zen and Zen-Shiatsu. It focuses on the continuation of movement, breath and Ki (energy), the unity of body and spirit, the understanding of weight shift, axis rotation and leaning, on relating body parts and organs to one another and to one’s center of gravitation, both in our individual work, in partner work and/or in the work within a group.
In the second part of the session I m interested in experimenting on ideas I have for my new upcoming group project Reflection.

Published 3 December 2017

Workshop at HfMDK in Frankfurt

I have had the pleasure to introduce and share my training / choreographic practice with a bunch of young BA students at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt.

16.-18.10.2017 at HfMDK in Frankfurt

Published 3 December 2017

Turning Solo & Double Portrait Premiere @ HAU Berlin

We are happy to invite to our premiere of two new pieces!!!

With "Double Portrait" and "Turning Solo", Isabelle Schad continues a series of works which attempt to create distinct and personal portraits through a purely physical approach, moulding respective rhythms and energies into choreographed experiences.

"Double Portrait" - the portrait for Przemek Kaminski and Nir Vidan - seeks to form a solo for two persons with their bodies, movements and subjective rhythms. Each of them finds his prolongation in the other. In changing interdependencies a shared space defines self and other, intimacy and care, colliding forces and violence creating a web of connectivities. The work plays with aspects of Frances Bacon’s paintings, their complexity in visual rhythm, their intensity and immediacy.
"Turning Solo" – the portrait for Naïma Ferré – is based on her fascination with spinning for long periods. This whirling practice is brought into dialogue with Schad’s research around axial and weight shift, around inner movement material and its extension into the world, around energetic fields that characterise oneself and others. Little by little an initially minimalist study in movement becomes a shimmering jewel, a rotating sculpture, the choreographic portrait of a dancer.

See online : HAU

Published 25 November 2017