Isabelle Schad

Double Portrait & Turning Solo


approx. 90 min (with break)

With “Double Portrait” and “Turning Solo”, Isabelle Schad continues a series of works which attempt to create distinct and personal portraits through a purely physical approach, moulding respective rhythms and energies into choreographed experiences.

“Double Portrait” – the portrait for Przemek Kaminski and Nir Vidan – seeks to form a solo for two persons with their bodies, movements and subjective rhythms. Each of them finds his prolongation in the other. In changing interdependencies a shared space defines self and other, intimacy and care, colliding forces and violence creating a web of connectivities. The work plays with aspects of Frances Bacon's paintings, their complexity in visual rhythm, their intensity and immediacy. It raises matters around violence and sensuality, the role of temporality, the relation to oneself that expands into the other and into the world.

“Turning Solo” – the portrait for Naïma Ferré – is based on her fascination with spinning for long periods. This whirling practice is brought into dialogue with Schad’s research around axial and weight shift, around inner movement material and its extension into the world, around energetic fields that characterise oneself and others. Little by little an initially minimalist study in movement becomes a shimmering jewel, a rotating sculpture, the choreographic portrait of a dancer.


Concept & Choreography “Double Portrait”: Isabelle Schad / Co-choreography & performance: Przemek Kaminski / Nir Vidan / Dramaturgical support: Saša Božić / Sound: Damir Šimunović / Lighting Design: Bruno Pocheron / Stage: Isabelle Schad, Bruno Pocheron, Charlotte Pistorius, Thomas Henriksson (Bild) / Costumes: Charlotte Pistorius / Head of production: Heiko Schramm / Production de facto: Andrea Remetin / Concept & Choreography “Turning Solo”: Co-choreography & Performance: Naïma Ferré / Dramaturgical support: Saša Božić / Sound: Damir Šimunović / Lighting Design: Bruno Pocheron / Costumes: Charlotte Pistorius / Production management: Heiko Schramm

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  • Past
    Fri 15.12.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 16.12.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sun 17.12.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Mon 18.12.2017, 19:00 / HAU3


“Double Portrait” –  Production: Isabelle Schad. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, defacto (Zagreb). Funded by: Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Nationales Performance Netz (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag. 

“Turning Solo” – Production: Isabelle Schad. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by: Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supported by: Wiesen55 e.V. Thanks to: Volker Hüdepohl, Maia Svartaker, Emese Csornai, Uferstudios Berlin

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