ATARA – FOR YOU, WHO HAS NOT YET FOUND THE ONE
As part of the Jewish Music and Theatre Week 2021
With ATARA, Reut Shemesh looks at the different perspectives of Orthodox and secular Jewish women regarding gender roles, sexuality and the desire for intimacy. Based on photographs, a series of interviews and the participants’ own experiences, reality, reenactment and fake are interwoven and the links between guilt, shame and the female body are explored. The result is an oscillating dialogue of different world views that irritates clichés, prejudices and one’s own way of life in equal measure.
+ 21:15 Artist talk with Reut Shemesh and Rabbi Akiva Weingarten, Moderation: Avery Gosfield
+ The installations “Wildwood Flowers” and “Let’s catch Tigers” will be accessible free of charge before and after the plays. Thu/Fri, 07./08.10. 7 – 10 pm, Sat 09.10. 6 – 10 pm, Sun, 10.10. 2 – 5 pm
Sun 10.10. 12:00 p.m. Dance workshop for all with Reut Shemesh, registration via email@example.com, free of charge.
Concept, choreography, text, photography: Reut Shemesh
Creation, performance: Hella Immler, Tzipi Nir, Florian Patschovsky
Composition, sound design: Simon Bauer
Mentoring: Anne Kersting
Videoart, stage design, lighting design: Ronni Shendar
Financial dramaturgy: Béla Bisom
Production, Management: Sabina Stücker, Suse Berthold
Atara is a production by Reut Shemesh, K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg in cooperation with tanzhaus nrw.
Supported by: Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Kunststiftung NRW, Stiftung Zurückgeben, KunstSalon Stiftung / Step Up and RheinEnergie Stiftung.
Supported by: tanzfaktur köln, iDAS NRW, Machol Shalem Jerusalem