Ruach

Socialisation is like a folk dance lesson: seemingly-innocuous, potentially-traumatising, mandatory…

Photo: Joel Fildes

Photo: Joel Fildes

About
Ruach (pronounced ROO-ACH with ACH as in ACHTUNG except not exactly) is an interactive dance lesson that tours the highs and lows childhood religiosity. Using his extensive experience as certified Israeli folk dance instructor and camp counsellor, Brian will lead you in a celebration of Ruach (meaning spirit) but be warned he may have you questioning your faith. Oh! And be prepared to dance. If you don’t, Brian will probably think you’re anti-Semitic.

Ruach is a development of HORA. Developed with support from Arts Council England and Oval House.

Photo: Mei Meich

Photo: Mei Meich

Press for Hora

“As hilarious as it is heartfelt”
What’s On Stage

Tour dates 

For current tour dates please see the Dates page.

If you are a promoter and would like to book this show please contact Brian

Previous tour dates include The Place, London; Gateshead International Festival of Theatre; Latitude Festival, Suffolk; ArtsAdmin, London; Summerworks, Toronto; LAB, Leeds; Marlborough Theatre, Brighton; Contact Theatre, Manchester; Abbey Wood Theatre Festival; Camden People’s Theatre, London; PSi 13, Zagreb; Ovalhouse, London; Southampton Solent University; Chisenhale Dance Space, London; .

Videos
The finale of HORA at Chisenhale Art Club:

Ruach, 6 March 2015 at The Place, London – Link to video here. (Sorry was unable to password protect via YouTube.  DON’T watch if you weren’t there.  Promise?  Great.)

Ruach, 7 March 2015 at The Place, London – Link to video here.  (Again, sorry I was unable to password protect via YouTube. DON’T watch if you weren’t there. Great.)

 

HORA, 10 August 2013 at Ashley Wood Festival – A Unique Password/Video for each Performance:

HORA at Ashley Wood Festival from Brian Lobel on Vimeo.

 

RUACH, 5 May 2013 at Gateshead International Festival of Theatre (GIFT) – A Unique Password/Video for each Performance:

RUACH by Brian Lobel at GIFT, 5 May 2013 from Brian Lobel on Vimeo.

RUACH, 4 May 2013 at Gateshead International Festival of Theatre (GIFT) – A Unique Password/Video for each Performance:

RUACH by Brian Lobel at GIFT, 4 May 2013 from Brian Lobel on Vimeo.

RUACH, 29 March 2013 at Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, 7pm (A Unique Password/Video for each Performance):

RUACH at Marlborough Theatre (Good Friday, 29 March, 2013) from Brian Lobel on Vimeo.

 

RUACH, 1 March 2013 at Camden People’s Theatre, 9pm. Because this was filmed on a phone last-minute, I’m unable to password protect it… but you should all be proud of the dance you created.

 

RUACH, 1 November 2012 at ArtsAdmin, London, 7pm (A Unique Password/Video for each Performance):

 

RUACH, 1 November 2012 at ArtsAdmin, London, 9pm. Unfortunately, the final minute of the video has been cut off because of a camera problem… but I promise you… it was epic. (A Unique Password/Video for each Performance):

 

HORA, 8 August 2012 at Summerworks Festival, Toronto (A Unique Password/Video for each Performance):

Ruach, 26 July 2012 at LAB/Live Art Bistro, Leeds (A Unique Password/Video for each Performance):

HORA, 15 July 2012 at LATITUDE FESTIVAL (A Unique Password/Video for each Performance):

As you know, my video camera died just before the big moment, so a very special thank you to the magnificent FELIX for helping make this one possible!

 

Ruach, 8 June 2012 at Ovalhouse (A Unique Password/Video for each Performance/Audience Group):

 

Ruach, 9 June 2012 at Ovalhouse (A Unique Password/Video for each Performance/Audience Group):

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