György Ligeti Études pour piano

Elisabeth Schilling choreography, concept

Cathy Krier Piano

Brian Ca Creative assistance, rehearsal management, dance

Gonzalo Alonso, Elisabeth Christine Holth, Piera Jovic, Cree Barnett-Williams Dance

Michèle Tonteling Costume, Stage

Moritz Gansen Dramaturgy

Fränz Meyers, Nina Schaeffer Lighting design

Music is not just a listening experience – music is movement. This close concatenation of dance and music was a fundamental part of György Ligeti’s piano etudes. One could call it »tactile listening,« which is what the composer pursued in his challenging, polyrhythmic etudes. The translation into a choreography is therefore a logical continuation of his work, which Elisabeth Schilling has taken up on the occasion of his 100th birthday. In dialogue with five dancers, she has created a work which light-footedly takes up the intellectual level of the musical pieces. New ideas of movement and multi-layered images lead through Ligeti’s »labyrinth for the senses« as dancer Piera Jovic describes it. Schilling performs a dancing concert and a concertizing dance.

A Production by Elisabeth Schilling / Making Dances a.s.b.l. Coproduced with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Kunstfest Weimar, Mosel Music Festival. Supported by Philharmonie Luxembourg, OEuvre National de Secours Grande Duchesse Charlotte, Ministry for Science, Further Education and Culture of the Rhineland-Palatinate / Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz, TROIS C-L Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, European Commission, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, Fondation Indépendance, FOCUNA, Monodrama Festival.

Afterwards Meet & Greet

Production image © Thomas Müller

dates and tickets


26 May



Karten 20 ⁄ 35 € Festspielgäste in Ausbildung 15 €