Socialisation is like a folk dance lesson: seemingly-innocuous, potentially-traumatising, mandatory…
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 developed from a shorter work, HORA. Developed with support from Arts Council England and Ovalhouse.
“As hilarious as it is heartfelt”
What’s On Stage
Photo by Joel Fildes
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
Full text of Ruach available in On Affirmation, special issue of Performance Research, Vol. 19, Iss. 2, 2014.
The finale of HORA at Chisenhale Art Club:
Ruach, 6 March 2015 at The Place, London – Link to video here.
Ruach, 7 March 2015 at The Place, London – Link to video here.
HORA, 15 July 2012 at LATITUDE FESTIVAL (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!)