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Jackie Shemesh Biography

 Works in theatre include: The Seagull Jamie Lloyd Company | Hansard and Death of England at the National Theatre London | The Half God of Rainfall at Birmingham Rep and Kiln | The Audience at Nuffield | The Beloved, Islands and Misty at the Bush Theatre | What if Women Ruled the World and Ceremony at Manchester International Festival 2017 | Vanya and Mary Stuart at the Almeida | In The Penal Colony, Man, Oh my Sweet Land at Young Vic | West End productions include: The Seagull Playhouse Theatre London | The Hounds of the Baskervilles The Duchess Theatre | Mary Stuart Duke of York | Misty and This is Living at Trafalgar Studios

Works in dance include: Run Mary Run and 8 MIN at Sadler’s Wells | Goat (Knight of Illumination Award nomination) for Rambert | Juliet and Romeo, Paradise Lost and It Needs Horses for Lost Dog Dance | American Boy and American Man for Hetain Patel | May Contain Food, Border Tales and L.O.L for Protein Dance | The Murmuring and Young Men for Ballet Boyz | Beheld, Hot Mess and Let’s Talk About Dis for Candoco | Girl A for Scottish Dance Theatre | Lunatic for National Dance Company of Wales | Disclose for Introdans Holland | Several collaborations with dance artist Jamila Johnson-Small

Other UK and international collaborations include Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria at Grange Opera | Recital for Cathy and From Canyons to Stars for the Hamburg Symphonic Orchestra | TUTBU TV, Communist Bigamist and JRMIP at The Hebbel Theatre, Berlin | Sante for the London Symphonic Orchestra | i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere ImPulsTanz Vienna and Palais De Tokyo, Paris

Museum and Art exhibition design include: International Conference Garage Museum, Moscow | Delete Beach Tanya Bonakdar Gallery NYC | Magic Flute 80WSE Gallery, NYC | Dress Code Jerusalem Art Museum | In Every Dream Home a Heartache Museum Ludwig, Köln | Wenn Ihr Wollt Ist Es Traum Secession, Vienna

Jackie Shemesh is a guest lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School and has given workshops at Sadler’s Wells Summer University, London, Goldsmith University, The Place Theatre, The Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Dance Italia and more.

 

Full CV and Credits 

DANCE:

NO – HOW GENERATOR | Nottdance Festival, Dance 4 | Matthias Sperling | 2019

HOT MESS | Candoco Dance Company | Theo Clinkard | 2019

EPILOGUES | JCC & Dance East, Ipswich | James Cousins  | 2019

ROCKBOTTOM | Dance East, Ipswich | Stuart Waters  | 2019

THE LITTLE PRINCE | Protein Dance| Luca Silvestrini | 2018

AFTERMATH | Sadler’s Wells, London | Eva Recacha | 2018

FURIZ| Block Universe Festival, London | Jamila Johnson-Small | 2018

IDENTITY | East London Dance |Tony Adigun | 2018

JULIET AND ROMEO | Lost Dog Dance Company | Ben Duke | 2018

GOAT | Rambert Dance Company | Ben Duke | 2017

8MIN | Alexander Whitley Co, Sadler’s Wells, London | Alexander Whitley | 2017

SILK ROAD |Jose Agudo Company, Sadler’s Wells, London | Jose Agudo | 2017

TRACING GESTURES |Stephanie S Co, Greenwich Dance | Stephany Schober | 2017

AMERICAN MAN | Sadler’s Wells London | Hetain Patel | 2016

I RIDE IN COLORS & … | Dance Umbrella and Rich Mix | Jamila Johnson-Small | 2016

NOW THAT WE KNOW | Sadler’s Wells, London | Matthias Sperling | 2016

RUN MARY RUN | Natalia Osipova, Sadler’s Wells, London | Arthur Pita | 2016

MAY CONTAIN FOOD | Protein, The Place | Luca Silvestrini & Orlando Gough | 2016

FAGIN’S TWIST | Avant-Garde Dance, The Place Theatre, London | Tony Adigun | 2016

BEHELD | Candoco Dance Company | Alexander Whitley | 2015

PARADISE LOST | Lost Dog, BAC London, The Place, London | Ben Duke | 2015

YOUNG MEN |Ballet Boyz, Sadler’s Wells, London | Iván Pérez | 2015

EL CAMINO | The Alchemy Project | Darren Ellis | 2015

LET’S TALK ABOUT DIS | Candoco Dance Company | Hetain Patel | 2014

THE MURMURING | Ballet Boyz at the ROH | Alexander Whitley | 2014

AMERICAN BOY | Sadler’s Wells, London, BDE London 2012 | Hetain Patel | 2014

EASY RIDER | The Place Theatre, London | Eva Recacha | 2014

BORDER TALES | Protein Dance, The Place, London | Luca Silvestrini | 2014

LIKE RABBITS | Lost Dog, Almeida Theatre | Ben Duke Lucy Kirkwood | 2013

QUESTIONS & DANCERS | Sadler’s Wells, The Place and LCDS | 2013

COLIN SIMON & I | The Place, London | Simon Ellis & Colin Pole | 2012

HOME FOR BROKEN TURNS | Lost Dog Dance, Place Theatre | Ben Duke | 2012

BE LIKE WATER | ROH and Dance4 Nottingham | Hetain Patel | 2012

THE DIFFERENT ENGINE | Dance Umbrella, London | Ben Duke | 2011

L.O.L | Protein Dance, The Place, London | Luca Silvestrini | 2011

TRAFFIC | Stephanie Schober Company, Laban Theatre | Stephanie Schober | 2011

REEN | 420 People Prague | Vaclav Kunes | 2010

DISCOMBOBULATOR | Dance Umbrella, The Gate Theatre, London | Ben Duke | 2010

TEN | Dance4 Nottingham | Hetain Patel | 2010

IT NEEDS HORSES | The Place Prize 2010 | Ben Duke Raquel Meseguer | 2010

WALL TO WALL | 420 People Prague | Vaclav Kunes | 2010

GIRL A | Scottish Dance Theatre | Ben Duke | 2010

SALVAGE | Lost Dog, The Place, London | Ben Duke Raquel Meseguer | 2010

THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG | Intradance Festival, Moscow | Ivgi & Greben | 2009

LUNATIC | National Dance Company of Wales | Nigel Charnock | 2009

THE RAIN PARADE | Lost Dog, Digital Art | Ben Duck Raquel Meseguer | 2009

DEAR BODY | Protein Dance, The Place, London | Luca Silvestrini | 2008

DISCLOSE | Introdans Company, Holland | Gizela Rocha | 2008

HUNGRY GHOSTS | Lost Dog | Ben Duke Raquel Meseguer | 2007

HABAYTA | Uzes Dance Festival, France | Nigel Charnock | 2006

MAGNOLIA | Uzes Dance Festival, France | Stijn Celis | 2006

WOOL | Norrdans Company, Sweden | Ivgi & Greben | 2006

STRAWBERRY CREAM AND GUNPOWDER | Yasmeen Godder Company |2005

A-WAY | Bat Sheva Ensemble, Tel Aviv | Arkadi Zaides | 2005

BIG IN BOMBAY | Dorky Park, Schaubühne, Berlin | Constansa Macras | 2005

DE TA CHI | Bat Sheva Ensemble, Tel Aviv | Mami Shimazaki | 2004

2 PLAYFUL PINK | Yasmeen Godder Company | Yasmeen Godder | 2003

LOVE HATE REASON & ME | Gisela Rocha Company, Zurich | Gisela Rocha | 2003

GIRL UNDER TREE | Bat Sheva Ensemble Tel Aviv | Arkadi Zaides | 2002

GO BEHIND | Gisela Rocha Company, Zurich | Gizela Rocha | 2000

I FEEL FUNNY TODAY | Yasmeen Godder Company | Yasmeen Godder |2000

IT WILL END IN TEARS | Bat Sheva Ensemble, Tel Aviv | Ronit Ziv | 2000

 

THEATRE

THE SEAGULL |Jamie Lloyd Company, Playhouse Theatre, London | Jamie Lloyd | 2020

DEATH OF ENGLAND | National Theatre, Dorfman| Clint Dyer | 2020

HANSARD | National Theatre, Lyttelton | Simon Godwin | 2019

THE HALF GOD OF RAINFALL | Fuel, Birmingham Rep, Kiln | Nancy Medina | 2019

THE AUDIENCE | Nuffield Southampton | Samuel Hodges | 2019

MISTY | The Bush Theatre, Trafalgar Studios|Omar Elerian | 2018

MARY STUART | Duke of York’s Theatre | Robert Icke | 2018

FOCUS GROUP | TooT & Oval House Theatre  | Toot | 2017

UNCLE VANYA | Almeida Theatre | Robert Icke | 2016

THIS IS LIVING | Trafalgar Studios | Liam Borrett | 2016

MARY STUART | Almeida Theatre, London | Robert Icke | 2016

MAN | Young Vic Theatre | Finn Beames| 2015

ISLANDS | The Bush theatre| Omar Elerian | 2015

SHH..BANG | Peut – Etre Theatre | Daphna Attias | 2015

OH MY SWEET LAND | Young Vic Theatre & Vidy Lausanne | Amir Nizar Zuabi | 2014

TWO MINUTES OF SILENCE | Impulse Theatre Biennale Cologne | Yael Bartana | 2013

PARALLAX | Almeida Theatre London | Natalie Abrahami | 2012

THE BELOVED | Shiber Hur, Young Vic & Bush Theatre| Amir Nizar Zuabi | 2012

THE COMMUNIST BIGAMIST | Cheap, Hebbel Theatre Berlin | Susanne Sachess | 2011

IN THE PENAL COLONY | Shiber Hur & Young Vic Theatre| Amir Nizar Zuabi | 2011

BOTH UPON A TIME | Culturescapes Basel & Zurich Spektakel | Ofira Henig | 2011

ONE DIMENSIONAL MAN |Op Compania & Culturescapes Basel |Daniel Landau | 2010

MOT HADARWISH | Akko Theatre Centre | Smadar Yaaron | 2010

AS YOU LIKE IT | Curve Theatre Leicester | Tim Supple | 2009

ORLANDO | Vidy Lausanne Theatre | Amit Drori | 2009                          

YERMA | Hertzelia Theatre Ensemble | Ofira Henig | 2008

THE ARAB & JEW | Gecko & Lyric Theatre, London| Amit Lahav, Allel Nedjari | 2008

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES | Peepolykus, Neal Street Productions | 2007

RAMAYANA | Lyric Hammersmith London, Bristol Old Vic | David Farr | 2007

IN A SPITTING DISTANCE | The Rucab Project | Ofira Henig | 2006

WHAT WE DID TO WEINSTEIN | The Chocolate Factory London | Tim Supple | 2005

Wishuponastar | ATC Akko, Spielzeiteuropa ,Berliner Festspiele | Smadar Yaaron| 2005  

 

VISUAL AND PERFORMANCE ART

HEAVY HANDED WE CRUSH THE MOMENT |Barbican |Jamila Johnson-Small|2019

INTERNATIONAL [Conference] |Garage Museum, Moscow| Yael Bartana | 2018

NUIT BLANCHE [Performance] |Théâtre De La Ville, Paris | Jamila Johnson-Small|2018

DELETE BEACH[Film Installation] | Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, NYC| Phil Collins | 2017

CEREMONY [Performance] MIF(Manchester International Festival) | Phil Collins | 2017

WHAT IF WOMEN RULED THE WORLD [Performance]|MIF | Yael Bartana | 2017

DELETE BEACH [Installation & Exhibition] |Hebbel, Berlin & TBG, NYC | Phil Collins | 2016

MAGIC FLUTE PART II[Film Installation]| 80 WSE Gallery, NYU | Cheap | 2016

KIN [Circus]| BMT, Roundhouse Circus Festival, London | Ben Duke | 2016

MAGIC FLUTE [Performance & Exhibition] | 80 WSE Gallery, New York | Cheap collective | 2015

 SOUND REQUIRES A MEDIUM [Exhibition] | CCA, Tel Aviv | Maya Dunietz | 2015

DRESS CODE [Exhibition] | Jerusalem Art Museum | Efrat Shapira | 2014

TRUE FINN [Movie] | IHMI Contemporary Art Festival, Helsinki | Yael Bartana | 2014

IN EVERY DREAM HOME HEARTCARE [Exhibition]| Museum Ludwig, Köln | Phil Collins | 2013

WENN IHR WOLLT IST ES TRAUM [Exhibition] | Secession, Vienna | Yael Bartana | 2012

RBEM [Performance] | Public Movement, SteirischerHerbst, Austria | Dana Yahalomi

JRMIP CONGRESS [Performance] | Berlin Biennale & Hebbel Theatre | Yael Bartana | 2012

CAMP ANTI CAMP [Performance Festival] | Hebbel Theatre, Berlin | Cheap Kollektiv | 2012

AND EUROPE WILL BE STUNNED [Performance] |Malmo Museum  | Yael Bartana | 2010

RESIDE [Performance]| Opla Compania Culturalscape, Basel | Daniel Landau | 2011

TUTBU TV [Performance] | Hebbel Theatre, Berlin | Phil Collins | 2011

JRMIP KEY NOTES [Performance] | Hebbel Theatre, Berlin | Yael Bartana | 2009

FERDINAND THE BULL [Performance] | Collaboration with vocal artist | Josef Sprinzak | 2002

 

MUSIC and OPERA

ORIGINAL SIN [Performance Concert] | Silent Green, Berlin | Cheap & Xiu Xiu | 2017

IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA [Opera] | Grange Festival, Winchester | Tim Supple | 2017

GAIN STAGE [Music]| Berlin-based electronic duo | Arik Hayut & Pierce Warnecke | 2013

RECITAL FOR CATHY [Music]| Hamburg Symphonic Orchestra | Daniel Kuehnel | 2012

BACH AND CAGE [Music] | Piano Recital Laeiszhalle, Hamburg | Francesco Tristano | 2011

FROM CANYONS TO STARS [Music]|Hamburg Symphonic |Jeffrey Tate & Dan Landau| 2010

EARTHSYNC FESTIVAL [Music] | EarthSync Chennai, India | Yotam Agam | 2008

EARTHSYNC FESTIVAL [Music] | EarthSync Chennai, India | Yotam Agam | 2007

SANTE [Opera] | London Symphonic Orchestra | Tim Supple | 2006

INFANTRY [Music] |Grand theatre, Holland & European Tour | Meira Asher | 2002

SPEARS INTO HOOKS [Music] |Grand theatre, Holland & European Tour | Meira Asher | 2000

 

TEACING AND WORKSHOPS

Guest lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School | Sadler’s Wells Summer University, London | Goldsmith University (Berlin workshops) | The Place theatre | The Bush Theatre | The Academy of Media Arts, Cologne | Dance Italia, Lucca | Resolution Festival, London

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