Elisabeth Schilling | PRISMA

Elisabeth Schilling | PRISMA

Monday 21 - Friday 25 November

Image Credit: Martina Stampf / AAR-Residence @ Tanz*Hotel – Studios Vienna | Courtesy Bildrecht. Vienna. 2020.


‘She dives into this world of powerful sound in an incredibly sensitive way, powerful even in silence. (…) Fragile and stringent at the same time, her dance, between intuition and construction, is powerful, energetic and tender. Yet always somehow fragile. So clever and so touching.’ – Rando Hannemann, tanz.at – Where do dance and music meet? One might immediately assume that no two other forms of art have ever entered into a closer and more intricate relationship than these. But let’s be more precise, then: Where do dance and music meet if the objective is not — not at all — to mimic or to mirror, to illustrate, to produce an atmosphere, to provide a backdrop, or even to merely co-exist, neatly separated? The “Études” by Hungarian composer György Ligeti are short, technically and musically incredibly difficult pieces for solo piano. György Ligeti said of his Études that they behaved, in a compositional and pianistic sense, like “growing organisms”. Following this line of thought, the choreographer Elisabeth Schilling with pianist Cathy Krier seek to create an unprecedented take on the Études, treating dance and music as contiguous forms growing alongside and into each other, producing a dance-concert and concert-dance, in which neither form shall dominate the other.

Lead Artist: Elisabeth Schilling
Music: Etudes pour Piano by György Ligeti
Collaborating Pianist: Cathy Krier
Costume: Mélanie Planchard

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Work-in-Progress Sharing

Friday 25 November | 16:00 – 16:45 | Free | BOOK HERE

PRISMA is the choreographic interpretation of the Etudes for Piano by Hungarian composer György Ligeti. Originally created as a 20min version for Monodrama Festival Luxembourg 2019, Elisabeth will extend the 20 mins solo to a full evening work throughout 2022 in residencies in Italy, Scotland, Switzerland and Norway. The work will premiere and tour in 2023, in celebration of the composer’s 100th anniversary. Join Elisabeth for a work-in-progress sharing of this new work.


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