Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends

Rites of Spring II: Passing over and the dialectics of Departure

The event on April 15 will be postponed to April 29 due to the weather conditions. Tickets already purchased remain valid. Tickets that have already been purchased can be returned if you are unable to attend the alternative date on April 29. For tickets purchased online, please contact Reservix via the contact form, selecting the menu item "Cancellation request". Tickets purchased at the box office at HAU2 can be returned there. If you have any questions, please contact



English /  approx. 120 min.

Passover is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar and is also called the festival of spring. This Jewish holiday celebrates coming out after the winter: the leaving of the indoors after winter, the warm weather, the blossoming of the trees and the regeneration of the earth, the cleaning of the houses and the getting rid of the old in favor of the new. Rituals recall the Exodus, the Israelites’ escape from slavery towards freedom – and thus the origin story of the Jewish people. On the occasion of the holiday, the artists Ariel Efraim Ashbel and Rachel Libeskind invite the public to take a walk from the Jewish Museum to HAU2, reflecting on the cultural significance of spring.
After “The Names /שמות” and “Rites of Spring I: PURIMSPIEL”, “Rites of Spring II: Passing over and the dialectics of Departure” is another production in the frame of the programme cycle to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Ariel Ashbel and friends. The year 2023 marks 10 years since Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends first showed their work in Germany with “All white people look the same to me” – and this anniversary will be celebrated with several upcoming occasions at HAU, highlighting the potential of articulating contemporary performance through the lens of Jewish tradition.


By and with: Ariel Efraim Ashbel , Katharina Joy Book, Rachel Libeskind, Ruth Rosenfeld, Henrike Kohpeiß / Production: Anna von Glasenapp (High Expectations)


  • Past
    Sat 15.4.2023, 16:00 / Outdoor, Meeting point: In front of Jüdisches Museum Berlin
    Sat 29.4.2023, 16:00 / Outdoor, Meeting point: In front of Jüdisches Museum Berlin

Further Information

  • Visitor note

    This is a walking tour. Meeting point: In front of Jüdisches Museum Berlin (Lindenstr. 9-14, 10969 Berlin)


Production: Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by: Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.


Outdoor, Meeting point: In front of Jüdisches Museum Berlin
Lindenstr. 9-14, 10969 Berlin

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