K benjriepe DLS3 4 by UrsulaKaufmann

K benjriepe DLS4 36 by roger rossell

Photos: Ursula Kaufmann (top), Roger Rossel (bottom)

SAT 18 ǀ 04
ESSEN
PACT Zollverein

19.30 h
VVK 11 / 6 EUR • AK 13 / 8 EUR

THU 23 + FRI 24 ǀ 04
VIERSEN
Generatorenhalle

20.00 h
10 / 5 EUR

 
 
BEN J. RIEPE KOMPANIE
DER LETZTE SCHREI – 3. Edition (Essen)
DER LETZTE SCHREI – 4. Edition (Viersen)
The expression “Der letzte Schrei” (“the Dernier Cri”) comes from the world of fashion – it is a reference to and a promise of a life full of glitz and glamour, a life in the moment. When taken literally, however, it means the opposite: the end. Death. The last cry to ring out before silence prevails. In theatre, the human body poses the centre of art and reality. It is used by dancers as a tool. In the fashion industry, it is celebrated. Stylised into an object of desire, it permeates our thoughts as a surface upon which we project all of our ideals and aspiration. We use it to create and revise identities. It rebels against our preconceptions. It is vulnerable. And finite.
As a sonorous, ornamental work of choreography, each edition of “Der letzte Schrei” plumbs the boundaries – beginning with the performance space – between the genres anew: Visual art with people, perhaps, or musical theatre with dancers? Or a comprehensive choreographic moment comprised of movement, bodies, objects and sound?

The Ben J. Riepe Kompanie will present the 3rd edition of the project as a stage version at PACT Zollverein.
In the city of Viersen, the venue Generatorenhalle, a multifunctional space whose exact purpose defies categorisation, will become a key protagonist in the formation of bodily object-based tableaus.

Ben J. Riepe studied dance and choreography at Essen’s Folkwang University. He has worked for the ensemble Neuer Tanz in Düsseldorf in addition to serving as a guest performer in Pina Bausch’s ensemble Tanztheater Wuppertal. The Ben J. Riepe Kompanie was founded in 2004. In its most recent works, the Düsseldorf-based choreographer has engaged in intense explorations of exhibition spaces that allow for different viewing and movement dynamics.
MANAGEMENT, CHOREOGRAPHY
Ben J. Riepe
COMPOSITION
Timo Kreuser
COSTUME
Anna Kleihues
OBJECTS
Mithu Sen
TECHNICAL DIRECTION
Dimitar Evtimov
PERFORMERS
Lenah Flaig,
Simon Hartmann,
Jbid Hatschaduryan,
Rosabel Huguet,
Sudeep Kumar Puthiyaparambath,
Daniel Ernesto Müller Torres, Kathrina Wilke,
Danilo Tesi and guests in Viersen

DURATION
90 minutes

PRODUCTION
Ben J. Riepe Kompanie zum 25. Jubiläum der  Kunststiftung NRW
CO-PRODUCTION
PACT Zollverein in Kooperation mit dem Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
FUNDED BY
Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Kunst- und Kultur Stiftung der Sparkasse Düsseldorf
SUPPORTED BY
Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
CHOREOGRAFIE, KONZEPT
Alexandra Waierstall
PERFORMANCE
Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Harry Koushos, Katerina Liontou, Fotis Nikolaou, Evangelia Randou
KÜNSTLERISCHE MITARBEIT
Marianna Christofides
DRAMATURGIE
Roberto Serafide Fratini
SOUNDKOMPOSITION
Marios Takoushis
LICHTDESIGN
Ansgar Kluge
KOSTÜME, BÜHNENBILD
Alexandra Waierstall, Horst Weierstall
PRODUKTIONSASSISTENZ
Horst Weierstall
DAUER
55 Minuten

PRODUKTION
Alexandra Waierstall
KOPRODUKTION
tanzhaus nrw
GEFÖRDERT DURCH
Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Kultusministerium Zypern, Stiftung Van Meeteren, modul-dance, gefördert durch das Programm Kultur der Europäischen Union
UNTERSTÜTZT DURCH
Dance Gate Nikosia Zypern und Garage Performing Arts Center Korfou Kerkyra