Choreographer and performer Reut Shemesh lives and works in Cologne. She received her education at ArtEZ in Arnhem and followed up with her post-graduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
As already evidenced in her works “The Virgin’s Voice”, “LEVIAH” and “ATARA”, she dealt with crosslinks between visible self-portrayals of femininity and imagined ascriptions, both from within and without. In “WITNESS”, Reut Shemesh herself becomes a witness and a spectator, but also a dancing and choreographing dialogue partner to the dance mary majorettes of the Katholische Karnevalsjugend Düsseldorf (Catholic Youth Carnivalists Düsseldorf). Together with the young, uniformed women, guard dancing and plumaged costumes combine to form a perceptive deconstruction of movement and represented imagery of women*.
Reut Shemesh, distinguished as one of 2019’s hopes by trade magazine “tanz”, received several invitations, among those one to biannual “Tanzplattform Deutschland” (German Dance Platform) with her work “ATARA”, co-produced by tanzhaus nrw, in March, 2020. On the occasion of the invitation to Munich, journalist Melanie Suchy wrote a portrait titled “Frauen in Uniform (Women in Uniform)”, very much worth reading, about Reut Shemesh’s artistic work.
Next Stop Düsseldorf: September 26th, 8 pm + September 27th, 3 pm
“Cobra Blond” Premiere / In co-operation with the Karnevalsfreunde dance guard dancers* of the Düsseldorf Catholic Youth