Pictures by Louis Hothothot
A portrait of professional dancer Elisabeth Schilling.
She comes from a good family in Germany and received a good education, yet she does not escape to power, control and authority. She starts dancing as a child. Her parents thinks it is just her hobby; being a dancer is not a real job. Nevertheless Elisabeth wants to work as a professional dancer.
She trains everyday, shapes her body to have jobs and to carrying on dancing. One does not go without the other. She repeats and rehearses to get better and better, and better. She’s hard on her body. She feels she has to do it this way as there is no other way.
As the spectators will discover, the way she approaches movement, and the discipline that organizes her body deeply connects to her background and education.
Performance, installation, interview