Call for Dancers

Reut Shemesh is searching for dancers based and/or working in New York for a two-week rehearsal process and three final performances at Theaterlab (357 W 36th St., between 8th & 9th Ave).

Reut Shemesh will deliver an exciting piece and present it at the end of September. The piece ‘wildwood flowers‘ is a long evening piece for six dancers. The work peeks into the life of six characters. Throughout the piece, the six masked characters reveal and hide themselves as well as each other. During the act of revealing themselves, the characters seems quite different from their first impression. Themes such as sexual identity and self definition are presented and embodied.

We are looking for six professional contemporary dancers, movers, performers with great physical skills and full awareness of their own presence on stage. We are searching for a diverse age range and gender. We are open for movers and performers with contemporary dance education with great moving and dancing potential. We are also open to street dancers and performance artists and those with contemporary theatre education.

We are searching for curious people who wish to explore new movement language and their own physical extremities. We seek those who embrace a physical challenge.

The rehearsal period will start September 7th and run two weeks.

Performances dates: Either September 23rd, 24th & 25th or 24th, 25th & 26th

Address: Theaterlab | 357 W 36th St., 3rd Floor | betw. 8th & 9th Ave.
Small Stipend provided.

In case you are interested, please send a short resume and video material to :

For further information and personal communication,
short bio:
REUT SHEMESH, born 1982, is an Israeli choreographer, currently living in Cologne, working in Germany, Israel and the Netherlands. Graduated from the Dance Maker Course at Artez Dance Academy, The Netherlands in 2009, supported by a scholarship from ARDT.

Shemesh has presented her works at Dance Atelier Rotterdam, Tanzhaus NRW, Suzanne Dellal Center Tel-Aviv, Tanzhaus Zurich, Lantaern Theater Rotterdam, D-Q-E Cologne and Loft Theater in Leipzig among other theaters in Europe.

Her last two productions have been nominated for the Cologne dance theater prize.

Currently, Shemesh is realizing her master studies at the Academy for Media and Arts in Cologne. In Summer 2014, Shemesh presented her new work together with Overhead Project and created a new work for the academy for dance in Arnhem (NL) .

Shemesh is a guest teacher for choreography and movement at the University of Dusseldorf at the Department for Theatre Science.

In winter 2015 Shemesh presented her new work ‘wildwood flowers’.

“When dance was so fresh. Wonderful.”  – KLAUS KEIL January 2014

“What an interesting choreographer NRW won by the relocation of Reut Shemesh from Amsterdam to the Rhineland.”  – THOMAS LINDEN FEB 2014

“Reut Shemesh is one of the most interesting young talents in recent years.“  – AKT Theaterzeitung Köln, Nov 2012

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