Isabelle Schad


04.03. 20.00 - 21.30 h
Kammer 1


Bodies that are made up of many fall to pieces, break down into their individual parts and push themselves back together again. With “Reflection”, Berlin-based choreographer Isabelle Schad concludes her five-year choreographic project on collective bodies. From the utopia of community in “Collective Jumps” to the analogy of nature in “Pieces and Elements”, “Reflection” focuses on the forces that move us as well as on the singularity of moving others. The performers approach theater as a social gathering place, as a reflection on life, transformation (and death), as an apparatus whose engines interact with the biomechanics and movements of the human body. A sense of urgency is implied, a feeling of bodies that are constantly “working”, willing to seek out the collective and individual strategies we require in order to exist, to coexist, to persist. “Reflection” is a profound and multi-layered investigation of movement which explores various forms of physical coexistence and subjectivities of the body on stage – perhaps it even outlines a way to live together. In 2019, Schad was honored for her outstanding artistic development in contemporary dance as part of the German Dance Award.

Concept, choreography: Isabelle Schad
Co-choreography, performance: Jozefen Beckers, Barbara Berti, Frederike Doffin, Ewa Dziarnowska, Josephine Findeisen, Przemek Kamiński, Mathis Kleinschnittger, Manuel Lindner, Jan Lorys, Josh Marcy, Claudia Tomasi, Nir Vidan, Natalia Wilk
Dramaturgical collaboration: Saša Božić
Artistic assistence: Claudia Tomasi
Composition, sound: Damir Šimunović
Lighting desing, technical direction: Emma Juliard
Technical staff: Andreas Harder, Dominik von Stillfried
Costumes: Charlotte Pistorius
Costume assistence: Maja Svartåker
Theoretical advice: Elena Basteri
Production management: Heiko Schramm

Production: Isabelle Schad
Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Pact Zollverein Essen
Support: Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
Further support: Wiesen55 e.V., Goethe-Institut Indonesien