Isabelle Schad

"DER BAU – Gruppe / Kids"

Kleine Monster series

Thu 31.01. 10:00 + Fri 01.02. 10:00 + Sat 02.02. 15:00

A mountain. It moves and turns into a cave. The cave grows twenty arms and turns into a giant monster. The monster then becomes a nest, the nest a river and the river changes into a mountain again. Scenes that are reminiscent of landscape or abstract paintings and moving sculptures move about in Isabelle Schad’s ravishing children’s play. Ten performers and sixty large seat cushions create new variations of an animal’s shelter, time and again. The images swing between ghoulishness and security.
Here, following the success of her solo “An Un-Folding Process / Kids“, Isabelle Schad again redevelops a play originally intended for an adult audience and now directs it at a young public. So, “DER BAU – Gruppe” was initially conceived as a performance for adults, inspired by Kafka’s eponymous, unfinished tale. Yet it occurred early on how easily children gained access, and a version for a young audience was created, a version inviting everyone to create their own shapes from the fantastic props at the end.
Isabelle Schad studied classical dance in Stuttgart and worked with numerous choreographers before starting to develop her own works in 1999. Her interdisciplinary projects tour festivals, museums and theatres internationally. Her solo work “DER BAU” was invited to the 2014 Tanzplattform, one of Germany’s most prestigious dance events which presents the twelve most outstanding German productions from the previous two years.  

Duration: 50 min. / Sat 14:00 Physical Introduction

What is a Physical Introduction? More HERE.

Gerhard F. Ludwig

Concept, choreography: Isabelle Schad; Artistic collaboration: Sasa Bozic, Laurent Goldring; Performance, co-choreography: Przemyslaw Kaminski, Roni Katz, Nina Kurtela, Manuel Lindner, Lena Lux, Diethild Meier, Benjamin Pohlig, David Pollmann, Anna Posch, Sonja Pregrad; Composition, sound design: Damir Šimunovic; Lighting design: Mehdi Toutain-Lopez, Emma Juliard; Technology: Emma Juliard; Costumes: Marion Montel; Head of production: Heiko Schramm. Photo: Gerhard F. Ludwig. A piece by Isabelle Schad in collaboration with de facto, Zagreb and Studentski Centar Sveucilista u Zagrebu, sponsored by NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Koproduktionsförderung Tanz aus Mitteln des Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestags. Isabelle Schad is supported by Basisförderung der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. The guest performance in Düsseldorf is sponsored by NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Gastspielförderung Tanz aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestags. Furthermore sponsored by Take-off: Junger Tanz, gefördert durch das Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf sowie das Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW.

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