BRASWELL ARTS CENTER, Basel, Switzerland

January 28th, 2020, 20:30 – 21:45

Electronic Music + Dance

This physically and creatively challenging practice will use the pulse of electronic music to drive a physical exploration of rhythmic and emotional expression.   A short warm-up will be followed by a learned phrase from Lillian’s current work, AFTERLIFE, which will then be expanded, elaborated and built upon together.
Open to all levels, styles and body types, dancers and non-dancers.
Registration via Braswell Arts Center.

TU DANCE, St. Paul, MN, USA

Company/Open Class: November 15 | 9:30-11:00am
Open Classes: November 22, December 6, December 13 | 9:30-11:00am

Who is dancing? What are we dancing about? Why do we dance together?

Using methods developed while dancing and choreographing in Europe, this class will approach these questions in a physical and creative dance practice. The warm-up will focus on the physical principles of movement: mobilization, coordination, strength and flexibility. A learned phrase will then be expanded and elaborated upon, exploring intention, limitations, rhythm and swarms. Together participants will go beyond technical execution to discover the movement’s potential. Designed for professional and advanced dancers, this class is open to all.

ST. OLAF COLLEGE DANCE DEPARTMENT, Northfield, MN, USA

November 2019

Master class for St. Olaf College’s advanced dancers, accompanied by four musicians.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE PROGRAM, Minneapolis, MN, USA

October 2019

Lillian returns to her alma mater for a series of classes, workshops and lectures with current students.

Slideshow:  Impressions from Composition Class Solos

BRASWELL ARTS CENTER, Basel, Switzerland

August,  2019

This physically and creatively challenging practice will use improvisation to develop movement phrases. An exploration of physical and mental limits and rhythm as a driving force for movement will follow.
Open to all levels, styles and body types, dancers and non-dancers.
Registration via Braswell Arts Center.

DANCE JAM, Berlin, Germany

Tanzraum Wedding, Winter and Spring, 2019

Lillian Stillwell invites you to join her research in how individuality emerges from a pulsing, rhythmic mass and in altered states triggered by proximity, exhaustion and repetition.

A short warm-up will be followed by learning a basic movement vocabulary which will be the foundation for improvisation.
No previous performance experience is necessary. Professional actors, singers and dancers are welcome.
The Dance Jam is FREE

CHOREOLAB, Basel, Switzerland

Guest Choreographer, Fall 2017

Choreolab Europe is a collaborative artistic research platform for dance and choreography founded by Anja Gallagher (CH)and Sanne Clifford (NL) that provides an artistic playground for choreographers, dancers and movers from all over the world.

Lillian was an invited guest choreographer in 2017.  Her workshop explored choreographic methods for integrating movement, voice and content.  Together with her guests musician Martin Ulrich and director Tom Ryser, Lillian began by teaching a rhythmic movement phrase, added vocal improvisation and ended with short choreographic sketches that each told its own unique story.