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DANCE FILM OPEN CALL

UNTIL FEBRUARY 15, 2023

Cobra

Reut Shemesh & Ronnie Shendar
Saturday 4. Nov 2023
20:00 GMT+1
Metropolis Kino
  • Dance Film
Germany

| Synopsis

In their short film, choreographer Reut Shemesh and filmmaker Ronni Shendar take a closer look at the all-female ‘Garde’ dance troupes of Rhenish carnival, focusing on the power of the collective vs. the individual. The long-standing Carnival tradition is associated with carefree celebrations, but is also inseparable from Germany’s history. ‘Garde’ troupes draw from crowd-pleasing culture as they blend dance, military drills, and the ‘ideal’ female representation. Yet under the blonde wig, lip gloss, and blue velvet uniform, lies the desire for the representation of an authentic identity – if this can even exist.

| Credits

Director: Reut Shemesh, Ronni Shendar
Writer: Reut Shemesh, Ronni Shendar
Choreography: Reut Shemesh
Co-Choreography: Ulla Gerling
Producer: Reut Shemesh, Sabina Stücker
Dance Captain: Ele Rose-Krosch
Cast: Lisa Aydin, Laura Bremicker, Katharina Brink, Constanze Fischer, Claudia Hinkel, Carmen Meier, Ele Rose-Krosch, Emily Rose, Sarah Pullich, Janina Schentek, Franziska Simandi
Cinematography: Ronni Shendar
Editing: Ale Bachlechner
Lighting & Stage Design: Ronni Shendar
Original Music: Simon Bauer
Sound recording and music arrangement: Simon Bauer
Audio Mastering: Marcus Zilz
Title Design: Florian Egermann
Finances & Payroll: transmissions GmbH
PR: Anna-Luella Zahner

Reut Shemesh & Ronnie Shendar

| Biography

Reut Shemesh is a choreographer and media artist from Israel, based in Cologne.
She is a recipient of ‘Spitzenförderung’ by the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (top dance funding programme).

Her pieces and films were shown at international events and venues such as the Art Cologne, Tanzplattform, the Impulse Theater Festival and the tanz nrw Festival, HELLERAU in Dresden, Kampnagel in Hamburg, Korzo Theatre in Den Haag and the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Israel. ‘Bad Mothers’, her first piece for an acting ensemble, commissioned by Theater Oberhausen premiered in March 2022.
She is currently collaborating with the Belgian production house fABULEUS in Leuven (BE) for ULTRA, a piece on masculinity and ‘Ultra’ sports fans.

Her piece LEVIAH won the 2016 Cologne Dance Theater Award.

Highlighted by tanz magazine in 2019 as the dance scene’s ‘One to Watch’, the choreographer was a resident artist at tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf for two years and holds regular lectures at several universities in the region.

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Ronni Shendar is an Israeli visual artist based in Berlin working in video, light, and stage work. For the past ten years she has created scenography and film for choreographer Reut Shemesh.  As a live-video artist, Shendar has toured internationally with producers Glitterbug (DE) and Gold Panda (UK) and she has presented video works at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and Festival de Cannes. She was the co-founder of the now defunct c.sides Festival for electronic music and media art in Israel.

| Biography

Reut Shemesh is a choreographer and media artist from Israel, based in Cologne.
She is a recipient of ‘Spitzenförderung’ by the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (top dance funding programme).

Her pieces and films were shown at international events and venues such as the Art Cologne, Tanzplattform, the Impulse Theater Festival and the tanz nrw Festival, HELLERAU in Dresden, Kampnagel in Hamburg, Korzo Theatre in Den Haag and the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Israel. ‘Bad Mothers’, her first piece for an acting ensemble, commissioned by Theater Oberhausen premiered in March 2022.
She is currently collaborating with the Belgian production house fABULEUS in Leuven (BE) for ULTRA, a piece on masculinity and ‘Ultra’ sports fans.

Her piece LEVIAH won the 2016 Cologne Dance Theater Award.

Highlighted by tanz magazine in 2019 as the dance scene’s ‘One to Watch’, the choreographer was a resident artist at tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf for two years and holds regular lectures at several universities in the region.

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Ronni Shendar is an Israeli visual artist based in Berlin working in video, light, and stage work. For the past ten years she has created scenography and film for choreographer Reut Shemesh.  As a live-video artist, Shendar has toured internationally with producers Glitterbug (DE) and Gold Panda (UK) and she has presented video works at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and Festival de Cannes. She was the co-founder of the now defunct c.sides Festival for electronic music and media art in Israel.