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Isabelle Schad


The Berlin choreographer and dancer Isabelle Schad used to dance in ballet companies and with Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus. For several years now she has been creating her own performances in which she investigates how music can be converted into movement and the connection between rhythm in sound and in dance. Because of her musical background Schad has always been interested in Bach. For this project she starts from the musical term 'fuga', which -in Latin- stems from the verb 'flee' as well as 'follow', two apparently contradictory concepts. In her choreography Schad tries to embody this contradiction by playing with repetition, deceleration and rhythm. Fugen is an energetic dance solo in which Schad works the different forces in her body into one intriguing choreography.

CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY: Isabelle Schad, ASSOCIATED ARTISTS: Sasa Bozic, Alain Franco, Laurent Goldring, Frances d'Ath LIGHT Mehdi Toutain-Lopez, PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Heiko Schramm, PRODUCTION: Isabelle Schad, COPRODUCTION: Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Espace Pasolini (Valenciennes, France), SUPPORTED BY: Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten and das, NATIONALE PERFORMANCE: NETZ (NPN) Koproduktionsförderung Tanz aus Mitteln des Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen BundestagsSUPPORT Wiesen55 e.V.

Duration: 60 min

Location: Valenciennes - Espace Pasolini