Reut Shemesh, born and raised in Israel, is working on the margins of contemporary dance, poetry and experimental film, research by her heritage and upbringing. She received her first degree from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem (NL), as well as a postgraduate degree from the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne (DE). Amongst others, she has exhibited and performed at tanzhaus nrw Dusseldorf, Jewish Museum Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Tanzhaus Zürich, Suzanne Dellal Center Tel-Aviv, Theatre Lab NYC and Korzo Theater Den Haag. Shemesh has taught choreography at several academic institutions, including the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf and Universität zu Köln. Her works have been presented at international festivals and have been nominated for numerous awards, she won the Cologne Dance and Theater Prize 2016 for her work LEVIAH. Her films were presented in 2017 at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival and Art Cologne. In April 2019 Shemesh created the work ATARA during the residency program at K3|Tanzplan Hamburg. The piece is invited for Tanzplattform Germany 2020. Her research project WITNESS has opened the Impulse Theatre Festival 2019 – the final work will be presented at tanzhaus nrw in 2021. Currently, she lives and works in Cologne.
Season 2019 / 2020
Atara (Guest Performances 19/20)