PROFITRAINING, Basel, Switzerland

June 15 – 17, 2020, 10:30 -12:00
Open Professional Class / Contemporary Dance

Who is dancing? What are we dancing about? Why dance together?
This class will approach these questions through a physical, musical and creative dance practice.  The warm-up will use movement principles rather than fixed technical forms.   A learned phrase from Lillian’s current work will then be expanded and elaborated upon, exploring intention, limitations, rhythm and swarms.  Together we will go beyond technical execution to discover the movement’s potential. Designed for professional and advanced dancers, this class is open to all.

AFTERLIFE Workshops, Braswell Arts Center, Basel Switzerland

May 2020,  Dates and Times TBA

While Artist-in-Residence at Braswell Arts Center, Lillian will teach workshops open to dancers of all skill levels and styles who are interested in exploring the emotional and rhythmic movement that electronic music evokes in the body.

Participants will then have the chance to participate in the final Open Showing performance of AFTERLIFE on May 29th.
They will perform choreography they have learned in the workshops alongside professional dancers.

Email Lillian directly for more details! lillianstillwell@icloud.com

BRASWELL ARTS CENTER, Basel, Switzerland

January 28th, 2020, 20:30 – 21:45
Electronic Music + Dance

We will use the pulse of electronic music to drive our physical exploration of rhythmic and emotional expression.   A short warm-up will be followed by a learned phrase from Lillian’s current work 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
Mixed Styles, Improvisation Jam

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,Tanzraum Wedding, Berlin, Germany

Winter and Spring, 2019
Research Workshops
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

Fall 2017
Guest Choreographer
Lillian was an invited guest choreographer in 2017, directing a workshop on choreographic methods for integrating movement, voice and content.  Together with her guests musician Martin Ulrich and director Tom Ryser, Lillian taught a rhythmic movement phrase to which vocal improvisation and scenic content were added to culminate in choreographic sketches that each told its own unique story.
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.