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summer | main event
running from the 1st to the 30th of july 2023

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b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Reut Shemesh

Reut Shemesh


Trust and Symmetry / A Choreographic and Composition Workshop

Participants- choreographers, visual artists, musicians, dancers, performers, and thinking people are welcome to join us. In this workshop, we will practice choreography and create short pieces using several methods. First, I'll share my current research with you: the Inventory of Choreographical Choices, which is a pool of tools and inspirations that I have accumulated over the years. It's also the title of a book that I've been writing, together with the dramaturg Matthias Quabbe. This toolbox enables an in-depth analysis of the intuition behind artistic choices and can enable a compass for your daily practice. During the workshop, I’ll introduce you to a few of these tools, and translate them into short choreographic actions. first, by using tasks in improvisation sessions, and later transforming them into a short movement sequence. In the second part of the workshop, you'll be invited to create your own tools and compose a short performance. In the third and last part of the workshop, you'll use tools created by your colleagues that inspired you. These borrowed tools will then become the basis of your own movement composition. Finally, we’ll create a few short pieces based on our generated material.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2023. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

Reut Shemesh is a choreographer and media artist from Israel, based in Cologne. She is currently funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the Spitzenförderung category (Top dance funding programme). Her pieces and films are shown at various national and international production houses and festivals. In Germany, these include the Tanzplattform, the Impulse Theater Festival and the tanz nrw Festival, as well as the tanzhaus nrw, HELLERAU in Dresden and Kampnagel in Hamburg. international tours brought her to the Netherlands, the USA and Israel. In 2016, her piece LEVIAH won the Cologne Dance Theater Award. Highlighted by tanz magazine in 2019 as the dance scene’s One to Watch, the choreographer was a Factory Artist (resident artist) at tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf and regularly holds lectures at Heinrich-Heine-University (HHU), Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences (HSD), and the University of Cologne. Her piece BAD MOTHERS, a commission for the Theater Oberhausen, premiered in March 2022 and marked her first choreographic commission for an acting ensemble at a German municipal theatre. IN 2022, Reut began a long-term collaboration with the Belgian production house fABULEUS in Leuven (BE) for her new piece ULTRA, on the subject of masculinity and sports. The piece will tour several European cities following the belgian premiere in Leuven.


Reut Shemesh

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