RimoJeki is the groundbreaking, hair-raising, mind-blowing theatrical-musical show by Rimo & Jeki: the power couple that rose from the Israeli underground scene and spent the last few years touring intensively all over Europe.
“The TopheT Show’” is the new show by RimoJeki!
A collaboration with German artists and actors to create their biggest show to date.
Using innovative technology in the field of video art, Actors, Dancers, Stage and costume design Accompanied by their live music performance, they send the crowd on a trip through ancient times, mythologies, philosophies and into the future, presenting their own viewpoint on the meaning of freedom and liberation.
The creation of the show was supported by KulturQuartier Schauspielhaus - Erfurt. The show was first presented there with a collaboration on the
Stage design, Props, costumes and more.
"The Tophet Show" was funded by - Fonds Darstellende Künste - mit dem Programm "Take action" - And by the kulturstiftung des Freistaats Thüringen .
The show was presented also in Chemnitz with the support of “Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland”
TopheT - KulturQuartier Schauspielhaus
Konzept / Musik: RimoJeki
Schauspiel: Terraforming – (Roman Rübbelke & Franz – Christian Lorenz)
VideoArt: Franz – Christian Lorenz
Tanz: Phaedra Pisimisi, Danilo Cardoso
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.
In the Aramaic language, the word is related to a stove,
an oven, fire, flames, inferno!
According to Rabbis from medieval times (Chazal), who explained the Torah,
the source of the word comes from TOF=Drum, as the drumming was 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,” next to Jerusalem.
In that valley, according to the biblical story, children were sacrificed to the “Molech” (Ruler) God.
In modern Hebrew, the word is associated with the description of terrible pain or a big explosion. "TOPHET" in Israel is very useful in reports of wars and terrorist attacks, always describing something terrible and negative.
Like the word "TOPHET", the show is a mystery and travels through time and through the ages of human beliefs. Some kind of a spcey "Archeological Rock-Opera" that investigates explosions of right and wrong through the prism of the woman. A story of the mother who faces gods, priests, rituals and sacrifices in every stage of history, in these times and in the future.