In this solo, choreographer Rebecca Margolick studies the Dybbouk tradition in Jewish mythology. It is said that if our dead are not correctly buried, they can possess the body of the living, usually women. Although being possessed by a Dybbouk was sometimes considered punishment for a grave sin, it may have been (according to Professor Rachel Elior) a desperate attempt for women to free themselves from the constraints of a patriarchal society.
Through traditional Ashkenazi and Yiddish dances, choreographer Rebecca Margolick reinterprets the myth and folklore. Through the embodiment of ancient stories, Reservoir is a tribute to the resilience of Jewish women, resonating with contemporary movement and highlighting a past that remains present in our bodies to this day.
Music : Abul Mogard
Costumes : Rebecca Margolick
Lighting : Beaudau Karel