Solo for Lea @ Mousonturm

Isabelle Schad / with Lea Moro
Solo für Lea
Do. 19.10., Fr. 20.10.2017, jeweils 20h.

Waldschmidtstraße 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main

’Frankfurt last hosted Berlin choreographer Isabelle Schad and Laurent Goldring with their choreography “Collective Jumps” during the German Dance Platform 2016. Now she returns with a piece that again showcases her unusual choreographic approach – one that is deeply embedded in the corporeal and simultaneously imbued with influences from the visual arts. In “Solo for Lea”, Schad continues exploring the relationship between body, movement and image to create an intimate piece for the unique dancer that is Lea Moro: Schad re-organizes the dancer’s deconstructed body and plays with analogies and formal aspects of cubism, as well as Picasso’s drawings composed of a single line. The result is a dance portrait, which plays with and reveals the specific features of Moro’s body and its rhythms, contours, colours and energies.’

See online : Mousonturm

Published 17 October

​Premiere of Double Portrait in Zagreb, Dance Inn festival

​Dance in Autumn : PORTRAIT IN DANCE
in Zagreb Dance Centre, Zagreb

FRIDAY, 13.10.2017.
20:00 Isabelle Schad: Double portrait (GER)
21:00 Petra Hrašćanec and Saša Božić: Love will tear us apart (CRO)

SATURDAY, 14.10.2017.
20:00 Isabelle Schad: Double portrait (GER)
21:00 Petra Hrašćanec and Saša Božić: Love will tear us apart (CRO)

Dance Inn is a mini-festival, or an international thematic event organized by de facto, a theatre company focused on contemporary performance art and live art.
​Dance Inn takes an innovative approach to understanding festivals taking place in Zagreb and Croatia. Essentially, it is a pop-up weekend festival that collaborates with various artists, art collectives, institutions and venues depending on the topic selected to provide an in-depth and horizontal overview of the cultural community during a very brief period of time.

With Double Portrait Isabelle Schad continues a series of works which attempt to create distinct and personal portraits through a purely physical approach, molding respective rhythms and energies into choreographed experiences.
Double Portrait– the portrait for Przemyslaw 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. It raises matters around violence and sensuality, the role of temporality, the relation to oneself that expands into the other and into the world.

See online : danceinn

Published 12 October

Double Portrait in Dubrovnik

Showings at Lazareti, Dubrovnik (Croatia).
Tuesday, October 10 at 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM

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Published 10 October

Workshops in Hanoi and Jakarta

Pleasurable sharings in the frame of workshops I am giving in Hanoi and Jakarta:


The workshop deals with principles of movement and energy that are based on various Asian techniques such as aikido, sword and stick training, shiatsu, stretching and breathing techniques (meridian stretching, qi gong, qi concepts) as well as somatic practices such as body-mind centering, and that are adapted to the individual needs of the participants.
The objective for the participants is to find a fluid and holistic way of accessing their own body, the body-mind entity – your self – with a view to strengthening their personality and achieving the ability to express themselves fully in movement and presence. This mindfulness and ability to access yourself is the key to accessing your partner, your group and the world.
The experiences from these warm-up exercises and techniques are subsequently interwoven with Schad’s choreographic practice: workshop participants will be developing sketches and elements that will form part of Schad’s research for a new kind of group work, or will be used in their own right. In this context, they will be exploring the concept of subjectivity within a collectively moved body. This collective body can only function as a whole entity; at the same time, it should be seen as a space for transformation and as the observed result.

See online : Goethe Institut Indonesia

Published 23 September

in Jakarta / Indonesia

...and furthermore we are presenting Der Bau in Indonesia, Jakarta !!!
29. + 30.10.2017 at 20h / Komunitas Salihara, Black Box/ Jakarta (ID)

pic: L.Goldring, all rights reserved.

See online : Salihara

Published 15 September