“Der Bau (The Burrows)”


September 29 - 30, 2017,
08:00 PM
Salihara Black Box

Concept, choreography: Isabelle Schad, Laurent Goldring
Performance: Isabelle Schad


In Der Bau, Franz Kafka describes a burrow derived from his own body, which carries along with it his traces, smells, hopes, and despair. This story has been adapted into dance by Isabelle Schad and Laurent Goldring. Schad has taken Kafka’s Der Bau, as a titular metaphor and the starting point to her exploration into the connection of body and spaces in the world of dance.

Isabelle Schad is a dancer and choreographer from Germany. Her research is focused upon body and its materiality, as well as the relationship between body, choreography, and (re-)presentation. Her works combine dance, performance art, and visual art; they have been performed in various international events such as Tanz im August in Berlin, Danshanzi International Art Festival in Beijing, and Impulstanz in Vienna.