About us

SNOW productions was established in Basel, Switzerland in 2020 as a research and production laboratory for dance, theater and music performance by Choreographer Lillian Stillwell and Director Tom Ryser.  Our interdisciplinary work has been seen at institutions throughout Europe since 2013, often bringing together dancers, singers, actors, choruses, musicians and lay people in casts of over 100 people.

 With SNOW productions we work together with  all-local Basel artists  to touch audiences with content they can viscerally understand.  We look for ways to open and demystify the creative process and to apply ditigal tools to analogue experiences.

In 2021 our immersive dance and live-DJ performance AFTERLIFE  grappled with the question: Is there life after death for those left behind?   Sold-out performances played in GANNET, the former lighthouse ship on the banks of the Rhein in Basel that become a cultural hub.  In 2023, AFTERLIFE will celebrate its German premiere at Theater Münster, where Lillian became the Dance Director in Season 2022/23.  

SNOW productions’ work has been generously supported by SwissLos-Fonds-Basel-Stadt and numerous foundations, was artist-in-residence at Dampfzentrale Bern and Braswell Art Center, and has been made possible through the dedication and excellence of the artists.   

SNOW productions is a registered Swiss Verein.

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SNOW covers everything it touches.
SNOW transforms surfaces.
SNOW is a building material.
SNOW can keep you warm.
SNOW absorbs sound.
SNOW cannot be controlled.
SNOW and ice contain 75% of the world’s fresh water.
SNOWflakes always have six sides.
SNOWflakes can be identical.
No SNOWflake has ever landed in the wrong place.

Choreolab Europe

Photo Credits From Top:  Snow: @theflyingdoctor / Portraits Lillian Stillwell & Tom Ryser: Zoe Reiter, Ana Brankovic  / SNOW productions pop-ups @ zur Wand; Lucie Schrag, Ada Fischer / Rehearsals: Mayke Hegger / ALIVE! Theater Lübeck: Olaf Malzahn / Choreolab Europe: Cecilia Espejo / All others:  Lillian Stillwell, Tom Ryser and Video Stills