Open Practice Sessions @ Wiesenburg

Since some time I m interested in a research on spaces of contemplation within a practice around energetic principles, in which time and attention is given to freeing the inner self from jumping thoughts, psychology or personal matters. From sensing freedom within oneself and one’s movement we can more easily become an organization, an organism, sculpting energies and movements without any further purpose than the work itself.
The upcoming Open Practice Sessions focus on body work based on principles coming from Zen related practices like Zen-Aikido, Zen-Meditation and Shiatsu. The work concentrates on continuation of movement, breath and Ki (energy), the unity of body and spirit, the understanding of weight shift and axis rotation, on cellular consciousness, 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 in the work within a group. We will also do some energy work with the sword that we learn to hold and move with.
Different to earlier Open Practice Session I have done, I would like to dedicate the full 3 hours to the training and movement research as such, without any further goal of producing choreographic materials. If research ideas for further pieces arise, it is by the observation of what happens and by allowing for the essences of our being to unfold.
(I. Schad)

When: 26th+27th of August 2019, 16-19h.
Where: Wiesenburg-Halle in Berlin.

See online : Wiesenburg-Halle

Published 18 August 2019

Harvest - research at Wiesenburg


This January 2021, we have started the research around the new work for kids from 3 years on: Harvest - at Wiesenburg.
Together with Jan Loris, Aya Toraiwa, Manuel Lindner and Emma Juliard, I have spent 3 intense weeks of working with the branches from our own harvest at Wiesenburg.

pic: I.Schad. all rights reserved.

Published 31 January

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 28th and 29th November 2020, 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.

pic: I.Schad. all rights reserved.

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