JASMIN SCHAITL & WILLIAM BILWA COSTA
In July 2013, Jasmin Schaitl and William “Bilwa” Costa began a collaborative duo. Since then they have been active in Austria, Germany, Belgium, USA, Mexico, Czech Republic, Finnland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, UK, Norway, and Turkey. The two artists direct and tour interdisciplinary group-performances, have an ongoing series of duo performances, create videoworks, photography, and installation, organize artist labs, and have interest in further research through leading workshops.
Jasmin and Bilwa put equal emphasis on: body and movement, creation of and focus on sound, visual objects and the use of materials in their performances. Often they collaborate with choreographers, dancers, theatre-makers, sound artists, and visual artists. Their major interest is to extract, and reduce, the essence of an action; visually, sonically and thematically.
Elisabeth Schilling (DE/UK) is a freelance dancer and dance maker who works on research and performance projects throughout Europe and UK. She trained at Dr. Hoch’s Konservatorium Frankfurt, TrinityLaban Conservatoire as well as London Contemporary Dance School.
FRAME OF RESEARCH
tasks | Brussels
Concept, structure, and artistic direction:
Jasmin Schaitl & William “Bilwa” Costa
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tasks | Brussels is a site-relative performance that combines sound, movement, and visual elements. Working with materials, objects, and their bodies, a group of performers, of various disciplines, execute a series of actions, phrases, and scores. Focusing on their relationship to each other, as well as the physical and sonic characteristics of the performance space, the performers rotate between the objectives of movement-based tasks and task-based movements.
Ranging from solo to group, some tasks reference the qualities of a pendulum, focusing on momentum and gravity, while others address the parameters of height – width – depth, proximity – distance, expansion – contraction, and silence – stillness. Without narrative, they leave the audience time to assess the actions and interpret or propose her/his own meaning, content and thoughts.
Jasmin Schaitl and William “Bilwa” Costa
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