Unturtled#4 @ Defilibrator Chicago

ISABELLE SCHAD AND LAURENT GOLDRING

Presented in Association with The Goethe-Institut
DATE:
APR 20 2016 @7PM

LOCATION:
1463 W CHICAGO AVE CHICAGO IL 60642

A performance with ISABELLE SCHAD and LAURENT GOLDRING
UNTURTLED #4

pic by L.Goldring, all rights reserved.

In their performance series UNTURTLED, Berlin­ based choreographer/dancer, ISABELLE SCHAD, and Paris based visual artist, LAUREN GOLDRING, explore the relationship between body and image. The costume is considered a transitional object: a prosthesis of the missing last layer of the body, and simultaneously the first encompassing external space. The costume as organ enables an exploration of the body and the space around it.
In UNTURTLED #4, the body is un­turtled from its shell; from its protective shield against the outside world, liberating it simultaneously from the often stereotyped body images we force onto it. The dancer uses oversized black stretch­pants to reveal and hide, display and transform body parts in an unexpected way – the body itself ultimately becomes a moving sculpture, sometimes vanishing behind a dark membrane and then returning in an unexpected way and place. It appears almost as if the clothes are moving by themselves; in elongations, expansions and contractions, condensations and tightenings produced by the puffs of the blouse, which seemingly take away the body’s own movement impulses. The clothes become a second layer of skin and act like an independent being.
During their duo Unturtled #4 L. Goldring performs a talk on the conceptual resonances of the work.

See online : Defilibrator

Published 20 April 2016

Embryology as Choreography

I have just been asked to write an essay about my artistic practices for the Magazine of the Muzeum Susch, which will be published soon, when I have taken the opportunity to revisit an older text of mine from 2013 entitled ’Embryology as Choreography’.
It has been a good moment for me to realise, which aspects are still present in my today’s approach, and at which point they have changed.
You will notice once the new essay will be published and I will be happy to share it with you.
But here comes the one from 2013.

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The text ‘Embryology as Choreography’ first appeared in: Brandstetter, Gabriele; Klein, Gabriele; Foster, Susan Leigh; Haller, Melanie; and Luken, Heike (ed), Dance [And] Theory (2013)

Published 23 January

Turning Solo @ Humboldthain

On November 28th and 29th, together with Jasmin İhraç, we have experimented with an Open Air Version of the Turning Solo in public space. We have installed the work as an ongoing meditation practice allowing for witnessing Jasmin spinning when passing by. Everyone who has been enjoying the Humboldthain at this day and at this time of the day could discover a personal practice of spinning and sculpting time....
It has been an enriching experience for all of us.

Published 23 January

I give you violence, sensuality and care

A text written on the occasion of our guest performances in Zagreb in 2017, first published on this website got finally translated into English. We are happy to use the opportunity and share this text with you!!!

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translation by Mirna Herman Baletić

See online : Express

Published 22 January

OPS @ Humboldthain

OPS has started to adapt to the current circumstances of the Pandemie:
Practice outside at Humboldthain:
This is a short message, letting you know that I ll do some movement practice, Qi Gong and training with the Jo (wooden Stick, coming from the Aikido practice) almost every day 10-11:30 from now on. If you are interested in joining, please send me a message before and we can check the details then. Isabelle

Published 3 January

Reflection / Zoom sharing @ Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

I have had the pleasure to share this work with students and audiences connected to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In collaboration with Goethe Institute Hongkong.

After sharing 30min excerpt from the piece on video, we have started a conversation around the topics, practices and concerns touching this work and my practices in general. I have been impressed by the questions coming from the students during this Zoom Meeting, thank you so much.
18. November 2020, 11 - 13h German Time.

pic: D. Hartwig, all rights reserved.

Published 18 November 2020

Der Bau-Gruppe / Kids @ FRATZ

It is a real pleasure to be able to prepare and present our piece DER BAU-Gruppe / Kids for kids (and adults) from 3 years onwards.

We are also proud to present it in the space where it has been created and developed at first: at Tanzhalle Wiesenburg. It is now shown in the frame of FRATZ Festival Berlin 2020.

Eine Bühne voller schwarzer Säcke. Langsam erwachen sie zum Leben, sie richten sich auf, bewegen sich fort, erkunden den Raum. Plötzlich erscheint ein Arm, dann ein Bein, schließlich ein ganzer Mensch. In Franz Kafkas unvollendeter Erzählung »Der Bau« wird ein Tierbau beschrieben, gebaut von einem Tier, das in den unterirdischen Höhlen und Gängen Schutz sucht und sich dann zunehmend darin verliert. Die Erzählung dient als titelgebende Metapher und Ausgangsbasis für die Erforschung einer besonderen Beziehung zwischen Körper und Raum.
pic: D.Hartwig. all rights reserved.

Freitag 23.10.2020 : 9h und 11h
Samstag 24.10.2020 : 15h und 17h
Tanzhalle Wiesenburg Berlin. Wiesenstr.55.

Symposium:
Samstag 24.10.2020 : 20-22 Uhr
Klein, aber oho!
Choreograf*innen über die Arbeit für ein (sehr) junges Publikum

See online : FRATZ Festival

Published 20 October 2020