RimoJeki is a revolutionary and awe-inspiring musical-theatrical show by Rimo and Jeki, the power duo that has risen from the Israeli underground scene and spent the past few years touring extensively throughout Europe.
"The TopheT Show" is the latest production by RimoJeki, a collaboration with German artists and actors to create their most ambitious show yet.
Using cutting-edge technology in video art, actors, dancers, and elaborate stage and costume design, accompanied by their live musical performance, they transport the audience on a journey through ancient times, mythologies, and philosophies, into the future, presenting their unique perspective on the concept of freedom and liberation.
The creation of the show was supported by KulturQuartier Schauspielhaus - Erfurt, where it was first presented with contributions to the stage design, props, costumes, and more. "The Tophet Show" was also funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste with the program "Take action" and by the kulturstiftung des Freistaats Thüringen. The show was also presented in Chemnitz with the support of “Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland”.
The creation of the show was supported by KulturQuartier Schauspielhaus - Erfurt. where it was first presented with contributions to the stage design, props, costumes, and more.
"The Tophet Show" was also funded by - Fonds Darstellende Künste - mit dem Programm "Take action" - And by the kulturstiftung des Freistaats Thüringen .
The show was also presented in Chemnitz with the support of “Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland”
TopheT - KulturQuartier Schauspielhaus
Konzept / Musik: RimoJeki
Schauspiel: Terraforming – (Roman Rübbelke & Franz – Christian Lorenz)
Tanz: Phaedra Pisimisi, Danilo Cardoso
VideoArt: Franz – Christian Lorenz
Bühnenbild: Jeannine Clemen / Moritz Weißkopf
Kostüm-Assistenz: Cornelia Mai
Theaterpädagoge: Vincent Kresse
Lichttechnik: Friedrich Zarft
Soundtechnik: Miron Raczka
Projektleitung: Daniela Backhaus
The word "TOPHET" is mysterious.
it holds multiple meanings. In the Aramaic language, it is related to a stove or oven and the idea of fire, flames, and inferno.
According to medieval Rabbis (Chazal), who interpreted the Torah, the source of the word comes from the word "TOF", meaning drum, as drumming was a part of the sacrificial offering ceremony.
The word "TOPHET" is first mentioned in the Bible in the "Book of Kings" as the place of worship in the "Valley of Ben-Hinnom" near Jerusalem. According to biblical stories, children were sacrificed to the god Molech in this valley.
In modern Hebrew, the word is associated with a terrible pain or a large explosion. It is commonly used in reports of wars and terrorist attacks, always describing something terrible and negative.
Like the word "TOPHET", the show is a mystery that travels through time and through the different stages of human beliefs. It is a kind of "archaeological rock opera" that explores the explosions of right and wrong through the perspective of a woman. It is a story of a mother who faces gods, priests, rituals, and sacrifices in every stage of history, both in the past and in the future.