Who are we, what are we capable of? Twelve dancers are driven by rage until a cosmic interaction provokes their transformation. Lillian’s critically acclaimed opening production at Theater Münster was performed to sold-out audiences in an arena setting, recalling ancient Greek theater, to an original sound design.
Dance Evening | 1 hour
Kultur. West | 11/12
Die Glocke | September 19, 2022
Westfälische Nachrichten | 19.09.2022
Westfälische Nachrichten | September 19, 2022
TANZ Zeitschrift | 11/2022
Westfälische Nachrichten | August 12, 2022
In a production praised for being “of European ranking,” critics called Lillian’s choreography “hypnotically beautiful.” The singers move in swarms, magnify small gestures and collect into breathing masses to echo and expand the deep emotions of the protagonists in synch with Monteverdi’s unforgettable harmonies.
Opera | 2 hours
Opernwelt | 2020
Via Ritzau | March 14, 2023
In large, opulent moving pictures, Lillians choreography for dancers and opera chorus in the “Donizetti Trilogy,” bring form and scale to the emotional storytelling of the stage direction by long-time collaborator, director Jetske Mijnssen. After wildly successful premieres in Amsterdam, both productions travelled to Valencia, Spain and Naples, Italy.
Operas | 2 hours
de Volkskrant | 2022
Opernwelt | 07/2023 [on Maria Stuarda]
The disciplines come together in Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece for over 100 performers. Lillian Stillwell’s choreography – life-affirming, rhythmic, and grounded – is characterized by intense movements for the singers, dancers and the children’s choir. For the invisible power of the Holy Spirit, she created an ethereal, light and vulnerable movement language for their wild, uncontrollable and yet calming force.
A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers by Leonard Bernstein | 2 hours
Der Opernfreund | March 20, 2017
Neue Musikzeitung | 2017
ALIVE! was created by a team of four director/choreographers at the height of the Covid-19 Lockdown. Lillian contributed dance films and live choreography for singers as well as performing a duet with the camera herself. One single, live performance took place before the work was subsequently shown online.
Interdisciplinary / Dance Film | 1 hour
Lillian dancing during Lockdown
Is there life after death for those left behind? Based on real events, AFTERLIFE premiered in Basel, Switzerland by SNOW productions in 2021 on a former lighthouse ship with all-local artists and the financial support of Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt and numerous foundations. Its German premiere with Tanz Münster took place in 2023.
Immersive Dance Production with Live-DJ*anes | 1 hour
Westfälische Nachrichten | June 5, 2023
Dance Evening | 50 minutes
Tanznetz | March 14, 2023
Westphälische Nachrichten | March 12, 2023
Die Deutsche Bühne | March 12, 2023
Die Glocke | March 13, 2023
Two sleeping dancers wake up in a room full of sparkling lights and music. They go on a treasure hunt and discover sounds and unexpected, magical objects.Audiences of all ages are mesmerized by the harmonic movement language, haptic light elements and sensual sounds from the orchestra musicians.
Commissioned by Philharmonie Luxembourg in 2019, the work had its German premiere with Tanz Münster in 2022.
Westfälische Nachrichten | October 31, 2022