Welcome to dancelikething.org  



Elizabeth Waterhouse is a dance scholar and dancer expanding the field of contemporary dance and living in Bern, Switzerland. She holds a PhD in dance studies from the University of Bern/Hochschule der Künste Bern, and has worked over a fifteen years a performer and dramaturg, notably for a decade as a dancer with Ballett Frankfurt/The Forsythe Company. As an artist and scholar, she has taken part in creating over 25 new productions and writing 15 publications.  Making use of her unusual education across the humanities (PhD dance studies), arts (MFA dance) and sciences (BA Physics), she has been a leader of projects that examine movement practices and their discourses. She frequent teaches workshops and University courses pertaining to creative process, movement techniques and choreography. Liz learned to program in 1994, and this website is a nostalgic reloading of her HTML skills and 90's internet aesthetics. 





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Documentation of Projects and Teaching:


I. Research


Dancing Together (2016-2020), University of Bern - lay summary - conference

Motion Together (2016-2018), Free University of Berlin - link

HOOD Ensemble (2015 - 2017), PACT Zollverein 

Störung (2015)/הפרעה Dance & Parkinson Disease, Theater Freiburg  -  video - link 

Synchronous Objects (2006-2008), The Ohio State University - link


II. Artistic Work 


Dramaturgy and Choreographic Assistance:

In Act & Thought (2015) by Fabrice Mazliah and the dancers, The Forsythe Company - trailer - link 

Don't Play! Eine Dokumentarische Spectralgymnastik (2013) with and by Jens Heitjohann, Max Schneider & El Perro Andaluz, Schaubühne Lindenfels - video link text

Josefine (2012) by Sagardia, Directed by Christian Grammel, Theater Krefeld Mönchengladbach - video link 

Sider (2010) by William Forsythe, The Forsythe Company - video


Outside Eye:

The Way You Looked Tonight (2015) by Emma Murray, Bern Dampfzentrale - trailer

Eifo Efi (2013) by Ioannis Mandafounis and Fabrice Mazliah, MaMaZa  - link video - program text

Zero (2011) by Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah and May Zahry, MaMaZa  - program text


Collaborations, Dramaturgy for Visual Art and Design:

Sundial (2017-2018) by Timo Herbst - photos - link
Albert Einstein Handwriting Font (2015) by Typographic Studio Harald Geisler - link 

Artist Lectures:

Kaserne Basel - T h e e x p a n d e d f i e l d o f c h o r e o g r a p h y (2017) - link

Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt - Dance|SPEAK to Me! (2015) - link



Liz Waterhouse/Chris Lechner - How to Make a Monster (2019), Schloss Holligen (2019) - flyer

Saskia Bladt/Anna Sofie Lugmeier -  TERRA, Münchener Biennale/ECLAT Festival  (2018, 2019) - video - link

Lucie Tuma - On the Rocks, Gessneralle Zürich (2016) -  video link

Saskia Bladt - Daphne, Villa Mossimo (2015) -  video link

Collective Ludwig - Aporia (2014) -  video - link

Liz Waterhouse - Ingeborg Ruvina Project (2014), Theater Rigiblick Zürich


The Forsythe Company:

William Forsythe -  One Flat Thing, reproduced (2005) -  video (ambient sound), website 


III. Teaching (since 2012)


P.A.R.T.S - Performing Arts Research and Training Studios, Brussels - Forsythe Improvisation Technologies (2020) link documentation

Hochschule der Künste Bern -  Composing Duos (2019) - link

University of Bern, CAS Performative Künst - Analog & Digital Folds: Documenting Dance (2018) - link

Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel -  Dancing & Choreographic Scores (2016) - link

PACT Zollverein, IMPACT16, HOOD Workshop - documentation

Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel -  TransFormingMovement (2016) - audio documentation

Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel  Contemporary Dance at the Interface of Design (2015, 2016) - course description

3. Biennale Tanzausbildung, Frankfurt am Main, Workshop with Jeanning Durning -  Out-Score/In-Score (2012) - CQ Article


Last Updated: 04/2020