A girl is wearing a beige uniform with various patches and a light & dark blue striped scarf. She is standing in a classroom.

Photo: Reut Shemesh

MK:

Esther

By Reut Shemesh
Part of the Festival THINK BIG!

 Schauspielhaus
 12. & 13.7.2024
 1 hour
 13+
 10€
 Schauspielhaus
 12. & 13.7.2024
 1 hour
 13+
 10€

Finding your own path, your own stance, but not being alone: The happy medium is often a life-threatening high-wire act. What happens to young people when they commit to a group? And how is the sense of community reflected in attitudes, dress codes and rituals?

Together with five professional performers aged between 25 and 55, choreographer and artist Reut Shemesh has observed the self-discovery process and identity development of young people. The need to belong and the group dynamics in youth communities are often in a state of tension. What identities are created by uniforms, symbols, behaviors and rituals? How influential is social class?

“Esther” shows how young people try to find a balance between conformity and individuality. During the research phase, Reut Shemesh already involved the project’s target group and worked with young people in Dresden, Munich, Hamburg and Potsdam.

A joint production by fabrik moves Potsdam and Reut Shemesh, in co-production with K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg, Fokus Tanz | Tanz und Schule e.V. München and HELLERAU - Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden as part of the cooperation explore dance - Netzwerk Tanz für junges Publikum. Funded by the Jupiter - Performing Arts for Young Audiences program of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The explore dance network is supported by the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne
  • Concept & choreography Reut Shemesh
  • Dance & co-choreography Juliana Bastos Oliveira, Kelvin Kilonzo, Mihyun Ko, Brit Rodemund, Enis Turan
  • Lighting & stage design Ronni Shendar
  • Costume Design Marie Siekmann
  • Music Micha Kaplan
  • Choreography assistance Katja Pire