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Zufit Simon

Performer, Choreographer

The focus and goal of my work is to question the self-evident, to create confusion - first with me, then with the audience - in order to confront one's own perception and self-evidence. I present this with the help of the body, as part of an overall picture.

Born in Israel in 1980, learned classical dance there, 1986-1998 at the Miriam Kaufmann - Classical Ballet School in Petach-Tikva and 1995-1998 at the "Amal Alef" Performing arts school in Petach-Tikva, Israel, and studied contemporary dance at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (HfMDK) in Frankfurt am Main (1998 - 2001). She danced for various companies, such as Christoph Winkler, Ingo Reulecke, Fabian Chyle, CobosMika, Micha Purucker, Stephan Herwig and Sabine Glenz.

In Berlin she showed her first choreographic solo works, followed by invitations to national invitations to national and international festivals, e.g. Italy, Austria, Tanzania, the Czech Republic, Poland and France.

Zufit Simon was selected in 2012 with the solo "Wild Thing" for pitching at the Tanzplattform Deutschland in Dresden and showed in Kampnagel Hamburg in 2014 at the Tanzplattform Deutschland the choreographic

Concert "I LIKE TO MOVE IT."

2016 - 2019 she worked on the trilogy "un-emotional" about connections between body language, facial expressions and gestures. Together with director Moritz Schönecker, she opened in 2015 with the productions "Die Zofen" (Genet) and "Judith" (Hebbel), the season at Theaterhaus Jena.

In the 2017/2018 season, she curated the dance series there. Since 2016, Zufit Simon has been a member of Tanztendenz München e.V.; and since 2018 she has been involved in the artistic direction of the artblau Tanzwerkstatt.

Most recently she showed SCHÄUME, a choreographic research of the unstable. (premiere 2019, LOT-Theater Braunschweig) and together with Lois Alexander and Clarissa Rêgo STRANGE FOREIGN BODIES, inspired by "58 Notes on the Body" by Jean-Luc Nancy (UA 2020, schwere reiter, Munich). She presented her most recent solo "Passable, not Presentable" in October 2021 at the LOT Theater in Braunschweig.


2009 Third Prize "International Choreographers' Competition Hanover with "Meine Mischpuche

2007 Audience Award with the piece "Diminuendo 2" , VorOrt-Festival, Münster.

2005 Third prize with "fleischlos" at the competition "Das beste deutsche dance solo", euro-scene Leipzig


(Excerpts from the list of works)

2021 Passable, not Presentable, solo, inspired by the Jewish radical feminist radical feminist Shulamith Firestone, premiere LOT-Theater Braunschweig


2020 STRANGE FOREIGN BODIES, 3 performers:inside, inspired by "58 Notes on the Body" by Jean-Luc Nancy, UA schwere reiter, Munich


Double Bill / Zufit Simon & Christoph Winkler, Rodeo Festival Munich.

2019 SCHÄUME, solo in collaboration with musician Fredrik Olofsson, UA LOT-Theater Braunschweig


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