Isabelle Schad

OHNE WORTE (Praticable)

photo bruno pocheron

concept and choreography: isabelle schad

lights: bruno pocheron

sound: bruno pocheron, isabelle schad, hanna hedman

artistic assistance: hanna hedman, alice chauchat, bruno pocheron

clothes: jaap

exchanges with / thanx to: laurent goldring, frederic gies, sybille müller

production: cie isabelle schad in co-production with hau berlin and espace pier paolo pasolini valenciennes

supported by: hauptstadtkulturfonds berlin
thanks to: mimecentrum berlin, pact-zollverein essen, tanzfabrik berlin

Tue 20th of november at 8.30 p.m
Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini, Valenciennes (F)

The pleasure of the text is the moment, when my body is following its own ideas - as my body doesn’t have the same ideas than myself.(...) The pleasure of the text wouldn’t be reducible to its grammatical functions, as the pleasure of the body isn’t reducible to its physiological needs. (Roland Barthes)

Ohne Worte (Praticable) investigates the comical body through a physical approach, that means through body practice, movement and dance. The performance addresses the comical body as a body of excess, a body that slips out of control through the misbalance of its functions. This “body without words” is expressive, flirting with expressionism and the clowning tradition, displaying a virtuosity that allows the body’s failure to be looked at, laughed with.
The focus on physicality is important in that it leaves behind emotional and strategical relations to representation; whereas one might introduce comical bodies through the use of existing images or pre-conceived representations, I will stress the function of the body as an initial motor. The described approach thus goes from the physicality to the sensation, state and emotion and doesn’t imply any psychological motivation, but produces emotional reactions. An anatomic approach allows me to escape the ‘recognizable’ shapes of my own body and movements, looking for places where the clownesque and humorous can appear, where surprise is triggered, where different ‘characters’ can be produced and transform.
Ohne Worte (Praticable) reveals a multiplicity of bodies within one, including the appearance of unexpected or under-represented bodies and a fluid identity through the various faces one can assume, un-covering ‘other’, invisible bodies.

Der Pantomime sagt: ‘Ich verspreche, dass ich schweige.’ Der Tänzer verschweigt, dass er spricht. Wie also spricht sein Körper, und dies nicht im metaphorischen, sondern tatsächlich phonetisch-physikalischen Sinne? (Philipp Gehmacher in: incubator, Passagen Verlag, 2006)

as a first part Frédéric Gies will present an extract of his piece
DANCE (Praticable)

Concept & choreography : Frédéric Gies

based on a proposition of Alice Chauchat

Artistic collaboration : Alice Chauchat#

Music : Madonna

Production : Frédéric Gies, with amical support from Tanzfabrik / Berlin

Praticable by Alice Chauchat, Fréderic de Carlo, Fréderic Gies, Isabelle Schad and Odile Seitz. Praticable proposes itself as a horizontal work structure, which brings into relation research, creation, transmission and production structure. This structure is the basis for the creation of many performances that will be signed by one or more participants in the project. These performances are grounded, in one way or another, in the exploration of body practices to approach representation.Concretely, the form of Praticable is periods of common research of /on physical practices which will be the soil for the various creations. The creation periods will be part of the research periods. Thus, each specific project implies the involvement of all participants in the practice, the research and the elaboration of the practice from which the piece will ensue.

See online : Lignes de Corps

Published 19 November 2007

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

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.

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

Pre-Premiere @ Transart Bozen

In a set of two frames which take the center and mirror one another, her movements rotate and accumulate towards a complex, highly physical outflow.

pic: I.Schad, all rights reserved.

23.09.20, 20:00
Via Macello 38
39100 Bolzano

See online : Transart Bozen

Published 26 September

Turning Solo @ Globe Theatre

Turning Solo @ Globe Theatre with Jasmin Ihrac
08.09.2020, 19:00 - anschließend Konzert mit dem Uli Geissendoerfer Trio
(Open Air am Österreichpark, Charlottenburg)
10589 BERLIN

Nach vielen Aufführungen im Theater und in Museen ist TURNING SOLO zum ersten Mal als Open Air Performance im Globe Theater Berlin und in der Interpretation von Jasmin Ihrac zu sehen.

pic: D.Hartwig, all rights reserved.

"Nicht Ekstase ist das Ziel der hoch konzentrierten Selbstverschraubung, sondern die meditative Ausstülpung von Bewegungsenergien, die dem Sog des erzeugten Strudels standhalten. Eine beglückende Doppelmeditation, die die Welt auf jeden Fall besser macht." (Astrid Kaminski)

Published 26 September

Showings@Tanzhalle Wiesenburg

“Knotting is movement that never begins, never ends, ongoing and infinite, repetitive and everlasting performed with highly physical engagement.“

pic: I.Schad, all rights reserved.
When | Friday 4th September 2020 • 20:00h
| Saturday 5th September 2020 • 18:00h • 20:00h
+ Where | Wiesenstrasse 55, 13357 Berlin – Wedding

See online : Wiesenburg

Published 26 September

Showings @ Tanzhalle Wiesenburg

Rotations asks for a basic trust in motion, consciousness and universal energies: everything is already there

28th + 29th August at 18:00 and 19:30 o’clock
Wiesenstrasse 55, 13357 Berlin – Wedding

Visitor capacity is limited due to the current corona regulations.
Please reserve seats in advance by email at: schrammheiko@gmx.de
pic: I.Schad, all rights reserved

See online : Wiesenburg

Published 13 August