ATARA – For you, who has not yet found the one
A performance about Jewish female Orthodox practice.
ATARA revolves around different perspectives of orthodox and secular women towards gender roles, family structures and their positions towards each other. The project explores the approach that links religions to guilt and shame with sex and the female body. Drawing from a series of interviews and photographic portraits, the worldviews and experiences of multiple women are shared through reenactment, photography, text, and movement.
The work is motivated by the choreographer’s own experiences, coming from a mixed secular/orthodox Jewish family, and investigates the tensions within such family structures.
A mixed cast of both religious and non-religious background dancers are performing religious ceremonies, rituals, and conversations, transforming them into contemporary practice and movement. The research will take place during the residency at K3
6th February / work in progress/ K3- Kampnagel Hamburg (DE)
ATARA premiere / 4th, 5th, 6th April, K3- Kampnagel Hamburg (DE)
ATARA / 12th May Krefeld, Fabrik Header (DE)
ATARA / 14th & 15th May tanzhaus
ATARA / October 2019 TanzFaktur Cologne (DE)
Research project WITNESS
Photography © Shemesh / WITNESS