WHEN THE PRINCE DANCED WITH THE COACHMAN (SINCE 2018)
This ongoing project is directed and choreographed by Stephanie Schober with the complicity of collaborating artists. Situated in virtual and physical spaces it is driven by the search for possibilities of emancipation, liveliness and intimacy within performance contexts. It is an invitation to be present in ways that interrupt everyday experiences. In the desire to unite multiple perspectives and contradictions, the series of different short sketches involves a range of dance and sound artists and produces a patchwork aesthetic over time. Find out more here
TRACING GESTURES 1, 2 & 3 (2014 - 2018)
This cross-art performance project by Stephanie Schober evolved through new collaborations, resulting in a series of works which have been touring internationally. In all works the performers navigate and document the choreography on different horizontal and vertical platforms by synthesizing their bodies with visual media including drawing, film and photography. Created for different locations ranging from the black box theatre with to site-specific settings the performances change significantly each time. Supported by the Arts Council England, Agony Art @ Chisenhale Dance Space, Compass Commission / Laban Theatre & Greenwich Dance, DanceEast, Dance 4, The Junction, The Place and Fabrik Heeder in Krefeld. Find out more here
Review by Miles Hedley Greenwich Visitor March 2017
Examples of older works
TRAFFIC (2011) / watch here
Created by Stephanie Schober
with accordionist Camilla Barratt-Due,
performers Keir Patrick and Lise Manavit
and lighting designer Jackie Shemesh.
In this minimalist work the three performers
explore mathematical rules as a way
to create and share one common composition.
New patterns emerge and repeat,
in which sounds and movements are interwoven
in surprising and unpredictable ways.
Watch extracts here: Studio Duet, Black box Trio
Between Sound & Silence (triple bill)
NEWLY (2007) / watch here &
THE ACCOMPANISTS (2007)
Created by Stephanie Schober with performers Elisabetta d'Aloia and Juraj Korec, with composer Matteo Fargion and
lighting designer Estelle Rickelton.
In these two short works the performers use their voices to accompany their own and each other's movements. Rigorous repetitive patterns create a choreographic framework, one in which the the dancers explore rawness, humor and exhaustion.
Created by Stephanie Schober with performer Katsura Isobe,
composer John Marc Gowans and lighting designer Suzy Hardy. Katsura Isobe and Stephanie Schober create self-portraits, in which the expressive potential of personal gesture and movement are explored.
As their individuality gains presence on stage the quiet and intimate relationship between the two women becomes tangible. A recording of their voices gradually mutates. It highlights subtle nuances within the distinctive tone of a human voice. It creates a sound-scape that invites the viewer closer into the detail
of the performers' physical interactions.
Photo by Gigi Giannella