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Isabelle Schad

Dancer and Choreographer Isabelle Schad studied classical dance in Stuttgart from 1981 to 1990 and worked with many choreographers until she started developing her own projects from 1999 on. Her research focuses on the body and its materiality, the relationship between body, choreography, and (re)presentation, community building as well as political involvement. Her projects work at the interface of dance, performance, and visual arts and are presented on international festivals like Internationale Tanzwoche Wien, Tanz im August, International Arts Festival Beijing, Impulstanzfestival, and others. Moreover she had several collaborations with Goethe Institutes and is frequently invited to German Dance Platforms. She has co-founded several projects/groups that use different working methods and research strategies to examine the possibilities of collaboration. She founded the project “Good Work” in 2003 with Bruno Pocheron and Ben Anderson, and she is part of the project Practicable, with which she realised the group works “Glazba” and “Muzik” in 2010 and 2011. Schad is co-director of the working space Wiesenburg-Halle in Berlin and since 2013 is also a Zen Shiatsu Practitioner. In addition, she has worked closely and continuously with Laurent Goldring since 2006, creating among others the pieces “Unturtled” (2008), “DER BAU” (2012/13) and “Collective Jumps” (2014), which was premiered at HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Furthermore, in 2008 she presented her choreography “Ohne Worte” in HAU Hebbel am Ufer, and also worked in the context of Houseclub in 2013.