A dance piece by Isabelle Schad for people of all ages |
How does a willow stick sound? How does it feel in the hand? What is the difference between the big and the small sticks? Between the brown and green ones? The old and the young ones? And how can they turn into a puppet, a whale’s belly or a forest, into a monster or a ship?
Choreographer Isabelle Schad, three dancers and one musician play with the possibilities of willow cuttings, creating surprising, ever-changing landscapes. HARVEST deals with mindfulness, and with the question of how we humans can work with nature, make use of it and approach it with respect in the process. In exploring the material, layering, stacking and bending the switches, twigs and branches, and in listen- ing to the sounds of crackling and snapping in the silence, a fantastical game arises between seemingly weightless magi- cal creatures and other small wonders.
The dancer and choreographer Isabelle Schad studied classical dance in Stuttgart and danced with many choreographers until she began to initiate her own projects in 1999. Her work is positioned at the interface between dance, performance and visual arts and appears at international festivals such as ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, Tanz im August – International Festival Berlin, International Arts Festival Beijing. She has worked with the Goethe Institute on several occasions and is a regular guest at German Dance Platform. At Deutsche Tanzpreis 2019 Schad received an award for outstanding artistic developments in contemporary dance.
HARVEST is her first work developed for a very young audience, ages 3 and up. In 2019/2020 Isabelle Schad has developed THE BURROW as a group performance piece for adult audiences. For FRATZ, she adapted the piece for children aged 3 and up. Both works are part of „Offensive Tanz für junges Publikum Berlin“.
Direction, choreography, set: Isabelle Schad
Dance, co-choreography: Jan Lorys, Aya Toraiwa, Manuel Lindner
Music, live sound: Damir Simunovic
Lighting, artistic assistance: Emma Juliard
Dramaturgical advice young audiences: Dagmar Domrös
Willow harvesting: Volker Hüdepohl
Organization: Heiko Schramm
Public relations: Nora Gores
Marketing: fellow Publishing
Premiere: September 16, 2021
Duration: ca. 35 – 40 minutes
A production of Theater o.N. as part of the “Offensive Tanz für junges Publikum Berlin,” supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin | In cooperation with Wiesen 55 e. V.
Theater o.N. is a partner of Offensive Tanz für junges Publikum.