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Recording: 2021-09-22 , Tanzhalle Wiesenburg (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Isabelle Schad, Theater o.N.


PURPLE - Internationales Tanzfestival für junges Publikum | Tanzhalle Wiesenburg

Production Details / Press Releases

How does a willow stick sound? How does it feel in the hand? What is the difference between the big and the small sticks? Between the brown and green ones? The old and the young ones? And how can they turn into a puppet, a whale’s belly or a forest, into a monster or a ship?

Choreographer Isabelle Schad, three dancers and one musician play with the possibilities of willow cuttings, creating surprising, ever-changing landscapes. HARVEST deals with mindfulness, and with the question of how we humans can work with nature, make use of it and approach it with respect in the process. In exploring the material, layering, stacking and bending the switches, twigs and branches, and in listen- ing to the sounds of crackling and snapping in the silence, a fantastical game arises between seemingly weightless magi- cal creatures and other small wonders.

The dancer and choreographer Isabelle Schad studied classical dance in Stuttgart and danced with many choreographers until she began to initiate her own projects in 1999. Her work is positioned at the interface between dance, performance and visual arts and appears at international festivals such as ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, Tanz im August – International Festival Berlin, International Arts Festival Beijing. She has worked with the Goethe Institute on several occasions and is a regular guest at German Dance Platform. At Deutsche Tanzpreis 2019 Schad received an award for outstanding artistic developments in contemporary dance.

[Source: PR-Info]

TFB Nr. 1574

Cast & Credits

Direction, choreography, set: Isabelle Schad
Dance, co-choreography: Jan Lorys, Aya Toraiwa, Manuel Lindner
Music, live sound: Damir Simunovic
Lighting, artistic assistance: Emma Juliard
Dramaturgical advice young audiences: Dagmar Domrös
Willow harvesting: Volker Hüdepohl
Organization: Heiko Schramm
Public relations: Nora Gores
Marketing: fellow Publishing
Touring: Vera Strobel (

A production of Theater o.N. as part of the “Offensive Tanz für junges Publikum Berlin,” supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin | In cooperation with Wiesen 55 e. V.

Tanzhalle Wiesenburg

Wiesenstrasse 55
13357 Berlin

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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