Workshop in Alexandria Creative Forum 2010

’Ein wichtiger Aspekt der Arbeit im Workshop ist die Beschäftigung mit den Erfahrungen unseres Körpers: Es wird untersucht, wie die Körpersysteme, also Knochen, Muskeln, Bänder, Haut, Nerven usw., sowie Sinne und Wahrnehmung in Bezug zueinander stehen. Zudem werden zu jedem Körpersystem assoziierte Persönlichkeitsaspekte gesucht. Zum Beispiel lassen sich Bezüge zwischen Organen und Emotionen, sowie dem Skelett und Struktur und Klarheit finden. Dabei werden anatomische Bilder und Visualisierungen dazu beitragen, zwischen den einzelnen Körpersystemen differenzieren zu können, sich den inneren Strukturen insgesamt klarer zu werden, um somit das eigene Körperbewusstsein zu stärken.

Da die Bewegungen des Körpers verschiedene Askekte des Selbst und der Selbstwahrnehmung wiederspiegeln, wird die Arbeit mit Partnern hilfreich sein, die Grenzen der Körperwahrnehmung zu erweitern und „bekannte“ Bewegungsmuster neu zu erleben: Was tun wir in jedem Moment? Wie gehen wir in Situationen herein und wie kommen wir heraus?

Im weiteren Verlauf der Arbeit liegt dann der Fokus auf Übergängen zwischen Körperpraktiken und anderen Ausdrucksformen. Insbesonders wird der Körper mit seinen Sprachen in Bezug zu Musik untersucht, und in diesem Prozess wird er als Instrument betrachtet. Die Beziehungen zwischen dem Visuellen und dem Auditiven, zwischen Musikbegriffen und deren Übersetzung in Körpersprache stehen im Vordergrund.’
(Isabelle Schad)

See online : Goethe-Institut Ägypten

Published 7 February 2010

6.-9.12.2021 First research week at HfMDK in Frankfurt

Great pleasure working together for the Biennale Project in Stuttgart

pic by Isabelle Schad
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Published 13 December 2021

Trailer of Sommerfest.ival 2021 OUT NOW

We are pleased to have published today the trailer of the sommerfestival 2021.
Enjoy a touch of summer in the cold winter!
Thanks again to all those who participated.

Have a look by clicking here

Published 13 December 2021

25 NOV. : Reflection in Ljubljana for CoFestival 2021

Thrilled to go on stage again with this group piece after two years.
In the program of the festival the work is beautifully announced:

The website of choreographer Isabelle Schad, who was honoured for her outstanding artistic development in contemporary dance
as part of the German Dance Award in 2019, introduces her work by saying that it focuses on the materiality and processuality of the
body and on its possibility to be experienced. At exactly this intersection, she deals with the relationship between body, choreography and (re)presentation and issues of community building and political engagement. This programme note could hardly summarise more accurately the artistic commitment of this choreographer, who has stripped contemporary dance of its stylistic, formal, compositional and figurative clutter, and theatre dance of its identity specificities, so that bodies do not encounter themselves or others in anything but their very material and human potentiality. Isabelle Schad no longer needs any of the established social rituals, configurations, manners and patterns (of behaviour) that Pina Bausch had delightfully and humorously brutalised in her choreographies. In her trilogy on collective bodies, which she began with the work Collective Jumps (hosted at CoFestival in 2016) and concluded with her performance Reflection, the choreographer is not concerned with the dismantling of social compositions or ideological body trainings, but with the potentiality of
human presences (with the archive of the unrealized), which can only emerge in the form of critical modalities of action when bodies arrive to themselves. Once they enter the realm of difference, into the condition of what they can only become. Perhaps this is why we are so struck by the performances of Isabelle Schad, because, if only for a brief moment, as in Reflection, time is reversed and human bodies are given some perspective, we are suddenly struck by how rare it is to see people in dance performances without the choreographies showing (representing) them. People, with the fragile and unstable fullness of their bodies. When this happens, the political character of dance becomes more apparent, which has to give up (self-)performance in order to find its way to another body.

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Published 23 November 2021

Isabelle Schad on Instagram

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Published 9 November 2021

12-13 Nov: FUR and TURNING SOLO 2 at the Potsdamer Tanztagen 2021

This upcoming weekend, join us at Fabrik Potsdam, just one hour outside of Berlin. In the frame of the festival Potsdamer Tanztagen we will show FUR and Turning Solo 2, two recent works that invite the audience to a timeless experience of closeness and contemplation.

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Published 9 November 2021

23-24 October 2021, DER BAU- GRUPPE/KIDS

Tickets still available on the website of Theater o.N.

Published 12 October 2021