In the week of the Jewish Holiday Shavu’ot, Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends present an event inspired by the medieval tradition of “the Tikkun”. Hebrew for “amending” or “correcting”, it describes in the context of this holiday the tradition of studying the Torah for a whole night.
Ashbel and friends’ version of the Tikkun is the latest step in an ongoing series of performances stemming from rituals of the Jewish calendar that the group has been developing over the last years. In this night-long-happening, streamed live at HAU4, they will discuss this holy day, study, play music, make images and host guests remotely: Michal Govrin, Isabel Lewis, Adam Linder, Susan McClary, Assaf Shelleg, Sarah Thom, Senthuran Varatharajah, amongst others.
Unfolding over eight hours from dusk till dawn, they will address the main issues at the heart of Shavu’ot: the receiving of the ten commandments by Moses, the book of Ruth and the idea of the harvest. Thoughts, bodies, traditions, images, sounds will create a tapestry of emerging performative contemplations.
Introduction, Live music, Torah reading and discussion – Ariel Efraim Ashbel & Friends
Readings and discussions – Susan McClary and Assaf Shelleg
Interlude – Ruth Rosenfeld
Readings and discussions – Isabel Lewis
Mirror ritual and the 10 commandments, dance and discussions
Interlude – Joseph Wegmann and Daphna Keenan
Readings and discussions – Michal Govrin und Senthuran Varatharajah
Yemeni spiral - Music, dance and prayer
Interlude – Ariel Efraim Ashbel
Readings and discussions – Adam Linder
Shmita hour - time to let go, live music and Thora reading
Interlude – Ethan Braun
Morning musical ritual and Nurit Hirsh Tribute Concert
Readings and discussions – Sarah Thom
Note: This schedule is subject to change during the event.