As part of the Jewish Music and Theatre Week 2021
COBRA BLONDE crosses the obvious border between two worlds of expression that rarely come into contact with each other: traditional German Gardetanz and contemporary art. At the centre of this border crossing is the focus on gender roles within the different scenes. Choreographer Reut Shemesh’s project examines the representation of female dancers in the context of traditional carnival celebrations and opens up a contradictory, almost tragic view of this form of entertainment. An unusual aesthetic as well as political field of forces emerges between the approach common in contemporary dance to thematise individuality and the power of the community from which the dance guards draw. With COBRA BLONDE, Reut Shemesh focuses on the longing for the representability of an authentic identity – if this can exist at all.
+ Sun 10.10. 12:00 p.m. Dance workshop for all with dancers from Reut Shemesh, registration via email@example.com, free of charge.
+ Die Installationen „Wildwood Flowers“ und „Let’s catch Tigers“ werden jeweils vor und nach den Stücken kostenfrei zugänglich sein. Do/Fr, 07./08.10. 19 – 22 Uhr, Sa 09.10. 18 – 22 Uhr, So, 10.10. 14 – 17 Uhr
Sun 10.10. 12:00 p.m. Dance workshop for all with Reut Shemesh, registration via firstname.lastname@example.org, free of charge.
Duration: 45 min.
Artistic direction, direction, choreography: Reut Shemesh
Co-choreography: Ulla Gerling
Artistic assistance: Ele Rose-Krosch
Dance: Lisa Aydin, Laura Bremicker, Katharina Brink, Constanze Fischer, Claudia Hinkel, Carmen Meier, Ele Rose-Krosch, Emily Rose, Sarah Pullich, Janina Schentek, Franziska Simandi
Dramaturgy: Matthias Quabbe
Dramaturgical concept development: Daniel Rademacher
Lighting design, set, stage: Ronni Shendar
Music, composition: Simon Bauer
Financial dramaturgy: Béla Bisom
Production: Sabina Stücker
A production by Reut Shemesh, co-produced by tanzhaus nrw and Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster, in cooperation with the Tanzgarde der Karnevalsfreunde der katholischen Jugend Düsseldorf, supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia within the framework of conceptual support and top-level funding, the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne, Kunststiftung NRW, Fonds Darstellende Künste, KunstSalon Stiftung / Step Up. Supported by iDAS NRW and TanzFaktur Köln.