Reut Shemesh

ATARA - For you, who has not yet found the one
Small Stage
14.05.2019 – 15.05.2019
Zwei Tänzerinnen stehen mit dem Rücken zur Kamera auf der Bühne

In “ATARA”, Cologne-based choreographer Reut Shemesh directs her gaze onto the world view shared by women who live according to the rules set forth by Jewish orthodoxy and those who take a secular approach. Together, they ask what femininity, female sexuality and their places in society could be. How do they find their destiny, or how do they fail in doing so? By means of re-enactments of events from her own surroundings – Reut Shemesh grew up in a family both secular as well as orthodox – and through photography, text and movement, an oscillating dialogue between different outlooks on the world arises. In this way, clichés, prejudice and one’s own lifestyle come into question, in equal measure.

Duration: 60 min.

Accompanying Programme
Tue 14.05. 16:00-18:00 Open Seminar »Academies on the Move« in cooperation with the Heinrich-Heine-Universität and the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
Wed 15.05. 19:00 Physical Introduction
  20:00 with German sign language


A production by Reut Shemesh, coproduced by K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg and tanzhaus nrw. Funded by the Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, the Kunststiftung NRW, the Stiftung Zurückgeben, the KunstSalon Stiftung / Step Up, the RheinEnergie Stiftung, and the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung. Supported by tanzfaktur köln, iDAS NRW, and Machol Shalem Jerusalem.