Open Practice Sessions at Wiesenburg


Currently I m interested in following my research on spaces of contemplation within a practice around energetic principles and rotation,in which groups of people become one body, an organization, an organism or a moving sculpture. Soon, I m also beginning a new work called Reflection for which I m starting to collect ideas.
The sessions start with a body work based on principles coming from Zen related practices like Aikido-Zen and Zen-Shiatsu. It focuses on the continuation of movement, breath and Ki (energy), the unity of body and spirit, the understanding of weight shift, axis rotation and leaning, 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/or in the work within a group.
In the second part of the session I m interested in experimenting on ideas I have for my new upcoming group project Reflection.

Published 3 December

Workshop at HfMDK in Frankfurt

I have had the pleasure to introduce and share my training / choreographic practice with a bunch of young BA students at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt.

16.-18.10.2017 at HfMDK in Frankfurt

Published 3 December

Turning Solo & Double Portrait Premiere @ HAU Berlin

We are happy to invite to our premiere of two new pieces!!!

With "Double Portrait" and "Turning Solo", Isabelle Schad continues a series of works which attempt to create distinct and personal portraits through a purely physical approach, moulding respective rhythms and energies into choreographed experiences.

"Double Portrait" - the portrait for Przemek Kaminski and Nir Vidan - seeks to form a solo for two persons with their bodies, movements and subjective rhythms. Each of them finds his prolongation in the other. In changing interdependencies a shared space defines self and other, intimacy and care, colliding forces and violence creating a web of connectivities. The work plays with aspects of Frances Bacon’s paintings, their complexity in visual rhythm, their intensity and immediacy.
"Turning Solo" – the portrait for Naïma Ferré – is based on her fascination with spinning for long periods. This whirling practice is brought into dialogue with Schad’s research around axial and weight shift, around inner movement material and its extension into the world, around energetic fields that characterise oneself and others. Little by little an initially minimalist study in movement becomes a shimmering jewel, a rotating sculpture, the choreographic portrait of a dancer.

See online : HAU

Published 25 November

Solo for Lea @ Mousonturm

Isabelle Schad / with Lea Moro
Solo für Lea
Do. 19.10., Fr. 20.10.2017, jeweils 20h.

ORT
Waldschmidtstraße 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main

’Frankfurt last hosted Berlin choreographer Isabelle Schad and Laurent Goldring with their choreography “Collective Jumps” during the German Dance Platform 2016. Now she returns with a piece that again showcases her unusual choreographic approach – one that is deeply embedded in the corporeal and simultaneously imbued with influences from the visual arts. In “Solo for Lea”, Schad continues exploring the relationship between body, movement and image to create an intimate piece for the unique dancer that is Lea Moro: Schad re-organizes the dancer’s deconstructed body and plays with analogies and formal aspects of cubism, as well as Picasso’s drawings composed of a single line. The result is a dance portrait, which plays with and reveals the specific features of Moro’s body and its rhythms, contours, colours and energies.’

See online : Mousonturm

Published 17 October

​Premiere of Double Portrait in Zagreb, Dance Inn festival

​Dance in Autumn : PORTRAIT IN DANCE
in Zagreb Dance Centre, Zagreb

FRIDAY, 13.10.2017.
20:00 Isabelle Schad: Double portrait (GER)
21:00 Petra Hrašćanec and Saša Božić: Love will tear us apart (CRO)

SATURDAY, 14.10.2017.
20:00 Isabelle Schad: Double portrait (GER)
21:00 Petra Hrašćanec and Saša Božić: Love will tear us apart (CRO)

Dance Inn is a mini-festival, or an international thematic event organized by de facto, a theatre company focused on contemporary performance art and live art.
​Dance Inn takes an innovative approach to understanding festivals taking place in Zagreb and Croatia. Essentially, it is a pop-up weekend festival that collaborates with various artists, art collectives, institutions and venues depending on the topic selected to provide an in-depth and horizontal overview of the cultural community during a very brief period of time.

With Double Portrait Isabelle Schad continues a series of works which attempt to create distinct and personal portraits through a purely physical approach, molding respective rhythms and energies into choreographed experiences.
Double Portrait– the portrait for Przemyslaw Kaminski and Nir Vidan – seeks to form a solo for two persons with their bodies, movements, and subjective rhythms. Each of them finds his prolongation in the other. In changing interdependencies, a shared space defines self and other, intimacy and care, colliding forces and violence, creating a web of connectivities. The work plays with aspects of Frances Bacon’s paintings, their complexity in visual rhythm, their intensity and immediacy. It raises matters around violence and sensuality, the role of temporality, the relation to oneself that expands into the other and into the world.

See online : danceinn

Published 12 October