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 opera houses 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 are looking for intimate and innovative ways and alternative settings for performances that get under your skin.
The collective, the coincidental and the unexpected are recurring themes in our work. Participatory productions, like the upcoming opening of the Alte Reithalle for Bühne Aarau, connect performers across disciplines, generations, abilities and heritages. Additional interests lie in opening and demystifying the creation process, using the performing arts to answer urgent questions and applying ditigal tools to analogue experiences.
Our current physical and musical research and reading and sketching are centered around the question: Is there life after death for those left behind? The immersive dance and live-DJ production AFTERLIFE will premiere both live and digitally in June 2021 at the still-secret coolest new venue in Basel, Switzerland. Up next is a series of live and digital events at zur Wand, an alternative interdisciplinary exhibition space in Basel initated by the Swiss cultural tastemakers wiewärsmalmit.
SNOW productions is a registered Swiss Verein.
SNOW @ WORK
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.
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