19:00 Uhr


Im Rahmen des Impulse Theater Festival 2019
Reut Shemesh
tanzhaus nrw
Duration: 60 Min.
Entry is free of charge. To register please e-mail eroeffnung@impulsefestival.de. Limited seats.

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In recent years Reut Shemesh has immersed herself in the world of Garde dancing, studying its repertoire of movement and historical background. Out of her attempt to find a common language of movement with the dancers and their trainer Ulla Gerling a choreography has emerged in which the strict form of Garde dancing is opened up to individuality and breaks with perfection.


With WITNESS and ZWEITER VERSUCH ÜBER DAS TURNEN (SECOND ESSAY ON GYMNASTICS) Impulse’s opening night shows two works that examine popular physical practices in which individual bodies are subsumed within a group formation.


Research, concept: Reut Shemesh. Choreography: Reut Shemesh in Zusammenarbeit mit Ulla Gerling. Dance: Lisa Aydin, Eva Bergmann, Laura Bremicke, Katharina Brink, Melanie Dahmen, Constanze Fischer, Isabell Flecken, Violetta Jantz, Ele Rose Krosch, Hannah Lingnau, Carmen Meier, Lisa Rogalla, Janina Schentek, Lisa Schouven, Franziska Simandi, Sophia Wirth plus additional dancers from Karnevalsfreunde der katholischen Jugend Düsseldorf. Music: Simon Bauer. Dramaturgy: Daniel Rademacher. Management: Sabina Stücker. WITNESS is a tanzhaus nrw project as part of the programming series Ceremony Now!, funded by Kunststiftung NRW, and as part of Take-off: Junger Tanz, funded by the Cultural Department of the State Capital Düsseldorf and the State of NRW’s Ministry of Culture and Science.

Simon Bauer studied double bass at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin, taught himself composition and took part in courses at the School for Improvisational Music in New York and Oslo. After a lengthy career as an instrumentalist, he now works primarily with staging concepts in direct exchange with music. He works with the choreographers Reut Shemesh, Vincent Bozek and Overhead Project to compose music for their pieces and with Hans Unstern to build instruments and devise directing concepts. With SCHUBERTY KRAHL BAUER he works on formal languages that deliberately cannot be ascribed to a single unambiguous stage genre.


KaKaJu/Dance Troupe of the State Capital Düsseldorf. The Dance Troupe was founded by Ulla Gerling in 1982. Gerling had previously spent fifteen years as a dancer with the ballroom dancing company td rot weiß düsseldorf. Thirty girls currently dance in the troupe and many more in both the youth and junior troupes. Each year the Dance Troupe creates a “Garde” and show dance in particular for the Düsseldorf carnival. Up to seventy performances per year are supported by a large number of dancers, trainers, stage designers, prop makers, dressmakers and drivers. In 2009 the Lord Mayor named the Dance Troupe Düsseldorf’s Official City Dance Troupe.


Reut Shemesh studied dance and choreography at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnheim and then completed a Master’s at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne. Her artistic spectrum extends from performance and choreography to experimental film and poetry. Her work has been presented internationally. Shemesh was awarded the Cologne Dance and Theatre Prize 2016 for ‘LEVIAH’ and the film that accompanied it was also screened at the Kurzfilmtagen Oberhausen. Her research for WITNESS will lead to a full-length production at tanzhaus nrw in 2019.