07.10. – 10.10.2021

Portrait: the choreographer Reut Shemesh

As part of the Jewish Music and Theatre Week 2021 and as part of the Education and Action Weeks against Anti-Semitism 2021

On the occasion of the anniversary year “1700 years of Jewish life in Germany”, HELLERAU presents a portrait of the Israeli choreographer and artist Reut Shemesh in cooperation with the Jewish Culture Days Dresden. The artist, who comes from Tel Aviv and lives in Cologne, deals with the particularities of her homeland, with images of women and gender roles in Orthodox Jewish and non-religious contexts.


Thu 07.10. ATARA

The play ATARA questions the role of women and female sexuality within different social realities from the perspective of Orthodox and secular Jewish women.

Fri/Sat 08/09 Oct LEVIAH

LEVIAH presents a personal, vulnerable and courageous duet in which Reut Shemesh reflects on her time in the Israeli military.

Sat/Sun 09/10/10 COBRA BLONDE

In COBRA BLONDE, the choreographer scrutinises the tradition of German Gardetanz and examines the representation of female dancers – here in the role of Funkenmariechen – in the context of folkloristic Rhenish carnival celebrations.

+ Workshop

Sun 10.10. 12:00 p.m. Dance workshop for all with Reut Shemesh, registration via workshop@hellerau.org, free of charge.

+ Installations

The installations “Wildwood Flowers” and “Let’s catch Tigers” will be accessible free of charge before and after the performances. Thu/Fri, 07./08.10. 19 – 22 h, Sat 09.10. 18 – 22 h, Sun, 10.10. 14 – 17 h

+ Double pack!

With the purchase of a ticket from Reut Shemesh we grant the double pack (50% discount) on every other performance of the Portrait Weekend.

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Th 07.10., 20:00
17/8 €
Großer Saal
Fr 08.10., 20:00
11/7 €
Nancy-Spero Saal
Sa 09.10., 19:00
11/7 €
Nancy-Spero Saal
Sa 09.10., 21:00
17/8 €
Großer Saal
Su 10.10., 12:00
Eintritt frei
Treff: Besucherzentrum
Su 10.10., 15:00
17/8 €
Großer Saal