Pieces and Elements by Isabelle Schad
Picture: Isabelle Schad
Pieces and Elements by Isabelle Schad
Picture: Isabelle Schad
Pieces and Elements by Isabelle Schad
Picture: Isabelle Schad
Pieces and Elements by Isabelle Schad
Picture: Isabelle Schad
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Isabelle Schad

Pieces and Elements

In the new work “Pieces and Elements“ a group of performers negotiates the collective body in motion that can only function as a whole. This body with its different parts and multiple connections serves as a possible reflection of nature where each element is in relation to all the others in order for the whole to exist.

“Pieces and Elements“ deals with the fluid borderlines between a scientific, biological, cellular approach to the body and the one seeing the human body in relation to the cycle of nature. It places itself between visual arts and the performing arts, between installation and choreographic miniatures.
After "Collective Jumps", the first part of the trilogy on collective bodies, which investigates the body as a site for forming community, “Pieces and Elements“ considers the phases of change and nature as possible energetic means for becoming one: as body, as self or as a group.

In her recently premiered work "Solo for Lea", Schad deals with a single figure as a portrait. “Pieces and Elements“ draws on that experience and focuses on the collective body as cubistic landscape, which can be considered at once as a space of transformation and as the event itself. We are approaching an oscillation between organism, apparatus and hybrid matter, between experience and sensuality, between utopia and reality.
approx. 60 minutes
Concept & Choreography
Isabelle Schad
Co-Choreography & Performance
Jozefien Beckers, Barbara Berti, Frederike Doffin, Naïma Ferré, Josephine Findeisen, Przemek Kaminski, Mathis Kleinschnittger, Manuel Lindner, Adi Shildan, Claudia Tomasi, Nir Vidan, Natalia Wilk
Theoretical advice
Susanne Foellmer
Dramaturgical advice
Sasa Bozic
Artistic assistance
Claudia Tomasi
Lightning Design
Mehdi Toutain-Lopez
Damir Simunovic
Charlotte Pistorius
Angela Millano
Production management
Heiko Schramm
Premiere 25 November 2016
Made possible by a long-term cooperation with Laurent Goldring.

Production: Isabelle Schad. Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Regierender Bürgermeister Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten. In Cooperation with Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT). Supported by the “Artists in Residence Programm of fabrik Potsdam“ and Wiesen55 e.V.