Cie Quilla - Sarah Keusch and Rebekka Scharf - 2 unique personalities, different characters and freelance dancers who specialize in dancing to gothic sound in a dark and romantic ambience. Presentation of short pieces and full-length creations on various occasions in the Gothic scene as well as realization of music videos and art films.
Your event will be given that certain something and the audience will be touched emotionally with a lot of heart and passion.
With their short piece "My velvet little disaster I + II" Cie Quilla made their debut in 2011 at the "Swiss Gothic Night" in Thun Castle (organizer Die Stille) and in the complex club Zurich as part of "Dark Carbart" by NOXIRIS.
With their piece "Passage", the two artists were inspired by HR Giger's painting "The Way of Magician" and showed their debut in the HR Giger Museum on the occasion of their 20th anniversary.
Successful, both with audiences and organizers - and have since been regularly booked for various performances.
Certified dancer, dance teacher and event manager
Born in Austria, she practised rhythmic gymnastics on a competitive level before devoting herself entirely to dance and switching to the ballet school of the Salzburg Landestheater. In addition, she continued her education in New York at the Martha Graham and Cunningham School and completed a 4-year dance education at the Bruckner University in Linz. She has appeared in the Swiss musical "Space Dream Saga 3" and "Alapilio", in the opera "Chowantschina", "Axur re D'ormus" and "Die Nase" at the Zurich Opera House, in musicalgalas in Vienna, in the operetta "Wiener Blut" in Balzers, in the magical dance project "Imagienationen" with magician Julius Frack at home and abroad and was on the "Silent Night" Christmas tour with some members of the Kelly Family.
Soloist at the music theatre "3 Spieler" with director Louis Näf
Choreographer in Beijing/China with conductor and composer Patrick Furrer
2014 Graduation as Dipl. Event Manager incl. Sponsoring
Owner Quilla Dance Theater
dancer, choreographer, director, responsible for dramaturgy and staging
Sarah works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and pedagogue. In addition to her own projects in collaboration with musicians, filmmakers and visual artists, she has worked at the Stadttheater St. Gallen, with Schauplatz International, for Swiss Television and since 2009 has mainly been active in the independent dance scene.
Sarah teaches bodywork, dance and choreography at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
In 2012 and 2016 she worked in Guangzhou/China and Tokyo/Japan with artists from different artistic disciplines.
Since 2008 Cie Quilla has worked with artists such as Blutengel, Annie Bertram, Noxiris, die Stille, End of Green, Kazehito Seki and others on projects in the ghotic and underground scene.
Sarah continues her education in spiral dynamics; Ki-Aikido, Kung Fu, Capoeira and Pantomime.
From 2013 - 2015 she completed her Master of Contemporary Arts Practice (CAP) at the Bern University of the Arts with a focus on performance. She has dedicated herself to the exploration of dance and video/film.