Emmilou Rößling is an artist working in choreography. Her work evolves around questions concerning representation and perception, searching for a performance mode beyond the spectacular, striving towards different forms of camouflage. The formation of identity and visibility functions as context for her research into processes of determination and camouflage. 

Recent pieces include WATER COOLER CHAT (2018), CASCADE (2017), Zegnaj Olimpio (2017) and Talk.Talk (2015) presented in venues such as Sophiensaele, June Gallery Berlin, Mousonturm, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Scena Robocza Poznan and Palais de la Porte Dorée Paris. Emmilou works within visual arts and dance in different constellations with Antonia Baehr, Mette Edvardsen, Goshka Macuga, Ivana Müller, Tom Engels and others. Born in Berlin, she studied dance and theater in London and Dublin and Choreography in Gießen. In 2017 she was recipient of the DanceWeb scholarship and started PAP Berlin’s three year Mentoring Program with Alice Chauchat. 


 

 

„When all the lights in the empty theater are lit, a white sheet with the word ‚FIN’ comes down from above. The end! Applause! In this last image of an empty theater, in which lights are switched on only to emphasize the emptiness even more, there is something unbearably sentimental - but in the face of current political changes and terrifying cultural policy there is also a sinister element in it. I might be abusing my subjective perspective here however. After all, the last inventory is not a goodbye to the the building Olimpia - nobody is going to break or destroy it (for now). The stage is still working. Duncan, Krezel and Rößling perfectly show that each end gives a chance for a new beginning. I would like to add: and vice versa.“

 

Stanislaw Godlweski, Didaskalia Theatre Magazine, December 2017