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Ruth Levin

(biography)

Director, Ruth Levin, is an inter-disciplinary artist working in theatre, dance and performance art. Levin has an MA in Theatre and Performance (Dissertation with Distinction) from the University of Cape Town (2006). In 1996 she graduated from The Drama Centre in London, where she remained to work as a professional director until 2002. During this time she received mentorship from director Peter Brook and poet and playwright Adrian Mitchell, and was selected onto the Directors' Course at the Royal National Theatre. She went on to work as Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Co. and The Royal National Theatre respectively.

Levin has directed numerous productions in London and South Africa including the British premiere of the controversial Murder by Hanoch Levin (Gate Theatre London), Calderon’s Life’s A Dream (Old Red Lion London), Lorca’s Yerma (Oxford School of Drama), Mike Van Graan’s Two to Tango (nationwide tour), Porra and Porra 2 – the Returnsh! (Co-writer and director, nationwide tours), Beauty Censored (The Out The Box Festival), Nine (Baxter Dance Festival), Waking Time (Adderley St. Fountain) for the Spier Summer Festival and Vertical & Horizontal i exhibited and performed for Spier Contemporary 2007/8. Levin is widely known in South Africa as a Director, Writer, Choreographer, Performance Artist and Teacher.

Ruth has been awarded a 2011 GIPCA fellowship at UCT to work as an inter-disciplinary artist combining dance and film.