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Elizabeth Waterhouse is an Italian American dancer and dance scholar with a focus on contemporary dance theory and practice. She is a postdoc at University of Bern in the field of dance studies, and has worked over a fifteen years a performer and dramaturg, notably for a decade as a dancer with Ballett Frankfurt/The Forsythe Company. She has created over 25 artistic productions and is the author of Processing Choreography (2021).  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 frequently teaches workshops and University courses pertaining to creative process, movement techniques and choreography.



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News - 2021:

Dissertation publication announced with Transcript Verlag - link

Teacher Training in 'Yoga Narada' with Hilary Cartwright - link

New Production with tō - link

Documentation of Projects and Teaching:

I. Dance Research

Autio_Bio_Graphy as Performance (2020 - 2024), University of Bern - link

Dancing Together (2016 - 2020), University of Bern - link  - 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 


Saskia Bladt/Sophie von Arnim - Dido & Aeneas (2021)

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


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


The Forsythe Company:

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

III. Teaching

University of Bern - Seminar, Performing Interviews (2021)

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: 9/2021