PROFITRAINING, Basel, Switzerland

Open Professional Class / Contemporary Dance
Monday January 11, 10 – 11:30 ONLINE
Dancers outside of Basel are welcome to join!  Register by emailing
Tuesday January 12, 10:30 – 12:00 Cancelled due to Pandemic
Wednesday January 13, 11 – 12:30 Cancelled due to Pandemic
Tuesday August 25, 10:35 – 12:05
Wednesday August 26, 11:00 – 12:30
Monday June 15, 10:30 – 12:00
Tuesday June 16, 10:35 – 12:05
Wednesday June 17, 11:05 – 12:35
@ Semiramis / Spalentorweg 20, Basel
Beyond aesthetics, beyond performance and praise, why do you dance?
This class focuses on the connective, musical, creative and mental aspects of dance practice. Phrases from my current work will be used as base material for a physically demanding exploration of intention, rhythm, emotion and group dynamics.
 Designed for professional and advanced dancers, this class is open to all.

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.


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

Using methods developed while dancing and choreographing in Europe, this class emphasizes both the physical and creative practice of dancing. Designed for professional and advanced dancers, this class is open to all.


November 2019
Contemporary Dance Technique
Master class for St. Olaf College’s advanced dancers, accompanied by four musicians.


October 2019
Contemporary Dance Technique, Dance Composition
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
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
Dance Jam Research Workshops
Lillian Stillwell’s current research centers around the emergence of individuality from a group and the 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, Dance Composition Methodology
Lillian Stillwell’s workshop focuses on choreographic methods for integrating movement, voice and content.  Her invited guests, musician Martin Ulrich and director Tom Ryser, work with Lillian to integrate vocal improvisation and plot with movement.  The resulting choreographic sketches each tell their own unique stories.
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.