Theaterlab presents the US premiere of
Concept, Choreography & Text by Reut Shemesh
October 23 & 24, 2018
Leviah is choreographer Reut Shemesh’s award-winning memoir about vulnerability, power, conformity and loss of agency.
Composed of a collection of memories from service in the Israeli military, Leviah brings to light a phenomenon that is rarely spoken about: the emotional trauma and despair that female soldiers in junior positions endure. Leviah is a powerful duet that reenacts the gradual but consistent toll that political groupthink takes on the individual psyche.
First performed in Cologne in 2015, Leviah toured throughout Germany, Switzerland and Slovenia in 2016 and 2017. It was awarded the Cologne Tanz- und Theaterpreis in 2017 and the audience prize at the Festival 638 KiloTanz Essen. TanzMagazine (Germany) raves that “Leviah is big, dark, brave, personal, but not private. Reut Shemesh allows dance to handle the art of dealing with vulnerability without portraying the victim as small and powerless.”
Performers: Hella Immler & Reut Shemesh
Music: Simon Bauer
Scenography: Ronni Shendar
Costume Design: Dario Mendez Acost
Dramaturgy: Daniel Rademacher
Management: Sabina Stücker
Part of the Homecoming Season