Invitation to the German Dance Platform @ Munich

“Reflection” is a profound and multi-layered investigation of movement which explores various forms of physical coexistence and subjectivities of the body on stage – perhaps it even outlines a way to live together. In 2019, Schad was honored for her outstanding artistic development in contemporary dance as part of the German Dance Award.

Pic by D.Hartwig, all rights reserved.

04.03. 20.00 - 21.30 h
Kammer 1

See online : Tanzplattform2020

Published 24 February

Sharing my practices @ HZT Berlin and DOCH Stockholm

I have had the pleasure to share my artistic practices with the MAC students of HZT Berlin, 17.12.2019 and at DOCH in Stockholm 13-15.2.2020.
Thank you for the wonderful experiences !!!

See online : Doch

Published 24 February

An Unfolding Process @ Unfolding Kafka Festival in Bangkok

”How are the formulation of our sensations, the study of the physical and anatomical systems offering new territories in research to dancers? One possible answer could be found in the piece An Un-Folding Process (excerpts from Unturtled till Der Bau) by Isabelle Schad, in which the enormous fabrics and a costume conceived together with visual artist Laurent Goldring become a new internal space of the body, a gigantic imaginary skin. The body envelopes and incorporates. The dance is born from the integration of the spaces between skin and tissues. The dances are punctuated with lectures. Isabelle Schad is exposing her notes of work and her thoughts and includes the spectator in this immense matrix. The work is as much visual as knowing; the sensation of making oneself part of a strange organ invites the spectator to see the piece from the inside. And this is where all the beauty of the work operates in the surprising cross-over between Franz Kafka and the american avant-garde of dance.” Stéphanie Auberville

pic by L.Goldring, all rights reserved.

Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts, Chulalongkorn University/ NOV 20 at 19:30

See online : UnfoldingKafkaFestival

Published 23 November 2019

INSIDE OUT - Kuala Lumpur

Created by choreographer Isabelle Schad, winner of the 2019 German Dance Prize.
Co-created and performed by dancers from Europe and Southeast Asia.

In her performative exhibition INSIDE OUT Isabelle Schad shows choreographic sculptures that are experienced in their powerfully sensuous moving forms. Her work situates itself between dance and visual art, draws on her ongoing fascination with Aikido-Zen, community building and her long-term collaboration with visual artist and philosopher Laurent Goldring. With subtle exactness, the performers form bodies and movement into sculptures which define their own space and evolve a contemplative quality. INSIDE OUT is conceived to be re-created anew for each venue and will be seen for the first time with this unique constellation of dancers coming from Europe and Southeast Asia.

Performers: Claudia Tomasi (Italy), Przemek Kamiński (Poland), Josh Marcy (Indonesia), Noutnapha Soydala (Laos), Vidura Amranand (Thailand), Nguyen Thanh Chung (Vietnam), Nicole Primero (Philippines), Gebbvelle Ray Selga (Philippines), Jereh Leung (Singapore), and Lau Beh Chin (Malaysia).
Artistic Assistance: Claudia Tomasi (Italy)
Music: Damir Simunovic (Croatia)
Lighting: Emma Juliard (France)
pic: I.Schad, all rights reserved.

Friday 15 Nov, Saturday 16 Nov & Sunday 17 Nov 2019
White Box, MAP Publika

See online : Rimbun Dahan

Published 23 November 2019

Collective Jumps as part of German Dance Award @ PACT Zollverein, Essen

FR, 18.10. 19 Uhr
Feierliche Ehrung für Isabelle Schad und Jo Parkes
Anschliessend Performance ›Collective Jumps‹ von Isabelle Schad und Laurent Goldring.

In ›Collective Jumps‹ Isabelle Schad and Laurent Goldring investigate the utopia of community building in dance. A bodily formation evolves from a group of 16 dancers, fluctuating between form-creation and freedom. In a fluid process, a rhythm develops from the movements of the individual bodies, the limbs of the dancers enclose, connect to and encircle each other like a single organism. Can the production of this infinite, united, monstrous body represent a setting for cultural opposition? ›Collective Jumps‹ adopts elements from folk dances and separates the movement material from its original context. Concentration and variation of familiar movements leads to an hypnotic current of continual overlappings, in which the boundaries and hierarchical relations between bodies are dissolved, without thereby dissipating the subjectivity of the individual.

See online : PACT Zollverein

Published 28 October 2019