Shiur 1700 Munich

Havdalah: Degeneration / Regeneration

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SHIUR 1700 Munich Havdalah: Degeneration/Regeneration is the third in a special four-part series for the Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland 1700 initiative, which the SHIUR project is proud to be part of.

Havdalah is the Jewish ritual marking the transition from the sacred utopia of Shabbat to the "regular" weekday of the secular world, with the intention to "upgrade" weekday life to retain the sacred, even in the mundane. How can we bring those rare, fleeting ecstatic and utopian moments experienced in spiritual settings to normal weekday life? Can we reveal the sacred in the profane?

In the dramatic Roman and Greek statue-filled halls of the Glyptothek, the Jewish Sabbath ending ritual of Havdalah is interpreted through an encounter with Greco-Roman mythology and contemporary aesthetics. Featuring a text based discourse and staged musical and voice performances by Ensemble UNO and mezzo-soprano Corinna Scheuerle of compositions by Erwin Schulhoff and Kurt Weill.


Micki Weinberg - SHIUR Founder & Artistic Director
Tom Wilmersdörffer - HIDALGO Artistic Director

Corinna Scheuerle - Mezzo-soprano

Ensemble UNO
Yushan Li - Founder Ensemble UNO / Viola
Ronja Macholdt - Flute
Melis Çom - Harp
Simon Wallinger - Double Bass

Gregor Lindermayr - Head of administration Glyptothek

Erwin Schulhoff - Concertino for Flute, Viola & Double Bass, 2. & 3. Movement
Kurt Weill - Youkali

Produced by ID Festival, in collaboration with HIDALGO.

Under the patronage of Rüdiger Kruse.

SHIUR 1700 is supported by:

#2021JLID - Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland e.V. with funds from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.

Junction, an initiative of JDC Europe

Nevatim, a project of the Jewish Agency for Israel

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