by roger rossell

Theaterfestival FAVORITEN 2014

Ben J. Riepe: WHITE VOID #14

Showings

25.10.2014, 18:30 – 23:00
26.10.2014, 12:00 – 19:00 | 19:00h Dinner*
27.10.2014, 14:00 – 22:00
28.10.2014 closed
29.10.2014, 14:00 – 23:00
30.10.2014, 14:00 – 19:00 | 19:00h Dinner*
31.10.2014, 12:00 – 22:30
01.11.2014, 12:00 – 22:00 | 19:00h Farewell dinner*

 *Choreographed dinner with special hosts | Duration approx 2h | contribution fee | reservation required

WHITE VOID # 14 opens up a world of experience of choreography, sculpture, performance and installation in the middle of events at the festival. Beyond the familiar and the proven, the world of experience takes us into the ephemeral moment. In a daily changing, polyphonic parcour on the upper galleries of the MAO, the audience is invited to discover the rapture of their own selves and to transcend the boundaries between inside and outside together. Silent and at the same time radical.

Choreography, Conception: Ben J. Riepe / In cooperation with: Lenah Flaig, Simon Hartmann, Daniel Ernesto Müller Torres /
With: Izaskun Abrego, Jonathan Auth, Emily Dilevski, Brigitte Düker, Benjamin Hoffmann, Brigitte Hofmann, Rosabel Huguet, Inga Isele, Margit Koch, Rita Lynen, Sandeep Mehta, Niko Moddenborg, Hasti Molavian, Gisela Pöpping, Sudeep Kumar Puthiyaparambath, Helga Riedel, Ben J. Riepe, Roger Rossell, Carolina Rüegg, Agnes Schmidt, Felix Schmidt, Sabina Stücker, Kathrina Wilke.

„WHITE VOID #14“ is a Production of Ben J. Riepe Kompanie in Coproduction with the Theaterfestival FAVORITEN 2014.

Funded by: Kunststiftung NRW, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Stiftung Kulturhauptstadt RUHR.2010, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Thanks to: PACT Zollverein

Tickets:

Tel.: 0151 – 71354172

FREIKARTEN@FAVORITEN2014.DE

MAO, Ehemaliges Museum am Ostwall
Ostwall 7
44135 Dortmund

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by ben.j riepe

Internationale Tanzmesse 2014

 Ben. J Riepe Kompanie

Der letzte schrei _ 2° edition

Fashion: the word evokes beauty and artificiality, blossoming and decay. Ephemeral as it is, it can even warn us of death. This at least is Ben J. Riepe’s artistic hypothesis for his cyclical work “All the Rage“, the undertitle to the second edition of which is called “artists are alive”. The choreographer has a reputation for being a cool aesthete and this work is no exception, for more than ever he strains all the boundaries of form. His choreography is notable for its provocative poetry somewhere between drama and irony, rooted on the borders of bodies and sculpture, space and movement, dance, music and the pictorial arts.

This work was commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NRW Arts Foundation In cooperation with the internationale tanzmesse and the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.

Thursday 28.8. – 21:00
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Grabbeplatz 4 – Düsseldorf
€ 18,- (13,-)

more info!!!

 

Photos by Roger Rossell

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PREMIERE at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus

DER LETZTE SCHREI
Ben J. Riepe Kompanie
PREMIERE
 
June 27, 2014 // 8pmJune 28, 2014 // 8pmJune 29, 2014 // 6pm

 

AT Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (Central)

“Der letzte Schrei“ produced by the Ben J. Riepe Kompanie in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Kunststiftung NRW, co-produced by PACT Zollverein Essen and in cooperation with the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus.

Funded by: Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen,

Kulturamt der Landeshaupstadt Düsseldorf and Kunst- und Kultur Stiftung der Sparkasse Düsseldorf

Supported by Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

With

Lenah Flaig

Simon Hartmann

Jbid Hatschaduryan

Rosabel Huguet Dueñas

Sudeep Kumar Pathiyaparambath

Daniel Ernesto Müller Torres

Kathrina Wilke

Danilo Tesi

Direction

Ben J. Riepe

Stage

Mithu Sen

Costumes

Anna Kleihues

Music

Timo Kreuser

Choreography

Ben J. Riepe

 
 
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Der Letzte Schrei

›DER LETZTE SCHREI‹ // Ben.J Riepe Kompanie

 

The ensemble surrounding the Düsseldorf based choreographer Ben J. Riepe was founded in 2004. Since then it created various stage choreographies, performances, installations, film- and video work, which have been successfully shown internationally. In the last years the company toured in Poland, India, Bangladesh, the Netherlands and France and was awarded with numerous prices.

The Ben J. Riepe company exists of several permanent dancers and project wise collaborators from the fields of dance, music/composition and costume as well as installation and visual arts. Since 2010 the Ben J. Riepe company is running its own studio space in Düsseldorf, where current productions are rehearsed, training takes place and artistic research is represented.

The work of Ben J. Riepe is characterized by a strong and provocative poetic, between drama and irony that is interviewing beauty with critical statements. Choreography becomes more than a beautiful arrangement of moving bodies on stage and the company is pushing those boundaries of contemporary dance with every new work. Ben J. Riepe has developed his own vocabulary of dance and movement that searches consequently for new aesthetics and ways of expression; digging deeper in our consciousness and testing the edges of abstract but touching creations.

 

Ben J.Riepe is Affiliated Artist at Pact Zollverein during the 2014 and the 11th and the 12th of April we are presenting a performative installation on the theme of the nascent production “Der Letzte Schrei ” / ” The Dernier Cri”

 

PACT Zollverein, Essen

11th + 12th of April 2014

7pm

 

›DER LETZTE SCHREI‹ ist ein Nachbild, eine Erinnerung an Schönheit und Künstlichkeit, an Blüte und Zerfall. Der Titel, versteht man ihn als geflügeltes Wort, gehört in die Welt der Mode – dort meint und verspricht er das schrille Leben, den Moment. Wörtlich genommen verkehrt er sich ins Gegenteil: Das Ende. Der Tod. Der letzte Laut vor der Stille.
Wie in den Vorgängerwerken der Ben J. Riepe Kompanie steht auch hier der Körper im Zentrum. Formgrenzen werden noch konsequenter strapaziert als bisher: ›DER LETZTE SCHREI‹ ist lokalisiert an den Rändern von Körper und Skulptur, Raum und Bewegung, Tanz, Musik und Bildender Kunst.

 

More info here!!

Ben. J Riepe Kompanie

Pact Zollverein

 

 

by arno declair

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris!!

 

Six amazing nights performing at “Théâtre de la Ville” with the sublime version of “Death in Venice” directed by Thomas Ostermeier. The public reaction was breathtaking, I’m still shaking…

Thanks so much Paris!!!!!

Here some reviews:

La république du Theatre

Les Echos

Philosophie Magazine

Inferno Magazine

La Parafe

Théâtre du Blog

Toute la culture

Culturopoing

 

 

Atelier #51 Die Plattform für neue Kunst und Choreographie

Atelier #51 Die Plattform für neue Kunst und Choreographie

 

Since 2002 PACT Zollverein has, in the framework of the ATELIER series, offered emerging and established choreographers, dancers, performers, fine artists and musicians from NRW, Germany and abroad a chance to present their work to the general public during a shared evening length programme. Each ATELIER edition gives rise to a hybrid programme featuring performance, art exhibits, music, dance, film, readings, photography, theatre, lectures and video art. Held throughout the building, the next edition will be on the 6th of December. Both completed works as well as projects under development are welcomed from artists working in all disciplines.

I’m going to be presenting with Ben. J Riepe Kompanie after two intensive weeks of research residency. Come If you are around!! WORTH IT!

 

Artists of the present Atelier Edition:

Henri Hütt (Rakvere, Estland)
Darsha Hewitt (Montreal, Kanada)
Alexandre Achour (Berlin)
Ben J. Riepe (Düsseldorf )
Aeran Kim (Düsseldorf )
Verena Friedrich (Köln)
Jan Rohwedder /Miguel Álvarez-Fernández
(Düsseldorf /Madrid)
Miriam Hüning (Essen)
Miriam Jakob (Berlin)
Lonski & Classen (Berlin)

FRIDAY 6th of  December 2013

Entrance is pay what you like at the box office. Installations and exhibits are open from 19h. The stage programme begins at 20h

PACT Zollverein
Bullmannaue 20a
D-45327 Essen
Fon +49 (0)201.289 47 00
info@pact-zollverein.de

More info:

Pact Zollverein

Ben. J Riepe

 

 

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“Giudizio, Possibilità, Essere” by Romeo Castellucci

 

Màntica 2013 Festival
Performance, music, critics and workshops

 

Cesena

from the 18th until the 27th of October 2013

 

Giudizio, Possibilità, Essere by Romeo Castellucci

with Chiara Causa, Silvia Costa, Laura Dondoli, Irene Petris

and with the participation of: Aglaia Mora, Carolina Cangini, Chiara Montalbani, Elisa Menchicchi, Evelyn Facchini, Ilaria Dalle Donne, Luna Bendandi, Nuvola Vandini, Rosabel Huguet, Viviana Mancini

 as part of the theater season of the Teatro A. Bonci in Cesena

The words that Hölderlin has entrusted to Empedocles, the heretic who leaves the city to go up the mountain and throw himself into the fire of being, resonate in a gym, as the most proper place to bring the voluntary act of poetry. Watching the sequence of an abstract exercise, a elliptical silent gesture that cuts the air, or listen to the articulation of a verse as a statement, it will mean contemplate an empty space. Achieving a space without content, as a place of revelation, out of the theater, to find the own theater.

18, 19 October at 20:00h and 20 October at 17:00h

place: La Palestra G. Spinelli (ex GIL), Cesena (Italy)

 

more information:

www.raffaellosanzio.org

 

Theater Venice Biennale / Romeo Castellucci

Biennale di Venezia // Theatre 2013

I have the pleasure to participate on the Biennale College – Theatre 2013, we will be performing on

Friday, 9th August

7:00 pm /  20:30pm / 22:00pm – Tese dei Soppalchi

ROMEO CASTELLUCCI

Natura e origine della mente (30’)
concept and stage direction Romeo Castellucci

with Silvia Costa
and the participants to the worshop:

Michele Balducci, Tanya Beyeler, Gemma Carbone, Ilaria Dalle Donne, Gloria Dorliguzzo, Lisaboa Houbrechts, Rosabel Huguet, Zuzana Kakalikova, Gloria March, Lorenzo Massimiano, Aglaia Mora, Irena Radmanovic, Ines Roessl and Elena Strada.
sound technician Matteo Braglia
production Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris
in collaboration with la Biennale di Venezia
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The 42nd International Theatre Festival will run from 1st to 11th August 2013, directed by Àlex Rigola. The Festival will feature some of the best pièces of the international and the Italian scene, as well as meetings and conferences with relevant personalities of today’s international theatre.

Biennale College – Theater 2013

A project by Àlex Rigola

The Biennale di Venezia has renewed its mission in every one of its fields. In addition to its work to promote knowledge among the wider public (Exhibitions and Festivals) it has developed a strategic programme for training young artists. Known as the Biennale College, it is operative in the field of Dance, Music, Theatre and Cinema, promoting young talents by offering them the opportunity to work side by side with the masters, to develop “creations”. This is the spirit of the Biennale College, a well-equipped bridge that allows young people who wish to engage in one of the arts to do so in the best conditions that an international institution can offer.

more info here!!

www.labiennale.org

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Nature Theater of Oklahoma / Episode 2

Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Looking forward to be on Stage with the Nature Theater of Oklahoma and to meet you there!!!

Life and Times

Everything started with a simple question: Can you tell me the story of your life? Directors Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska asked company member Kristin Worrall to tell them her life story over the telephone. It lasted sixteen hours. Without editing or corrections, these telephone calls became the libretto for “Life and Times,” an epic and biographical saga in ten parts. Word for word, memory for memory, the Nature Theater of Oklahoma narrates, over ­successive evenings or in a several-hour marathon, the life of a middle-class woman in her mid-thirties from an American suburb. A life that is interesting because it is everything but unusual, and is therefore like your own. Poetic, witty and as sophisticated as it is obvious, “Life and Times” gives us the chance to observe our own lives from another point of view. The formats and genres are also constantly changing, just like in real life. Here it is a mixture of musical, dance, thriller-melodrama, animated film, book, and radio show.

 Episode 2

The changing body, the first crush, the first cigarette smoked in secret – in Episode 2, the monumental epic turns to the beginning of puberty. The body becomes a battlefield, and life becomes a brutal, hazy disco, where the attempt to be cool collides on the dance floor with awakening desire. In the style of a 1980s pop musical, the performers sing, talk and dance about peer pressure, school problems, wanting to belong, and being excluded. Unedited, including all mistakes, ums, and ahems, the libretto was completely composed using the hobby music application Garage-Band.

English with English and German subtitles

120 min 

Concept/ Direction:

            Pavol Liska, Kelly Copper

With:

Ilan Bachrach, Asli Bulbul, Elisabeth Conner, Gabel Eiben, Daniel Gower, Anne Gridley, Robert M. Johanson, Matthew Korahais, Julie LaMendola, Kristin Worrall

 Music:

Robert M. Johanson, Julie LaMendola

 Costumes:

Peter Nigrini 

Production Manager (NTOK):

Dany Naierman

Audio Engineer:

Daniel Gower 

Project Manager & Chorus Director:

Nora Hertlein

 

Produktion: Nature Theater of Oklahoma und Burgtheater Wien. Koproduktion: Kampnagel Hamburg, Festival d’Avignon, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Kaaitheater (Brüssel) und Rosas (Brüssel). Mit Unterstützung von: The New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Pilot, mit Hauptförderung durch die Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

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Hebbel am Ufer Berlin / HAU

by roger rossell

Premiere “Hyperion. Letters of a Terrorist” by Romeo Castellucci

 

I’m so glad to invite you to the Premiere of my next production at the Berliner Schaubühne.

»Hyperion. Letters of a Terrorist«

after Friedrich Hölderlin
Direction, Stage Design, Light, Costume: Romeo Castellucci
Premiere on 17 March at F.I.N.D. 2013
In German with English surtitles

 

Having grown up in harmony with nature and the ancient world of the gods, the Greek, Hyperion, has joined the armed struggle against occupation. Confronted by the true brutality of war he loses his illusions, his friends and witnesses the death of his beloved, god-like Diotima. Alienated from the modern world, he becomes a hermit and seeks healing in the solitude of nature and in the contemplation of its beauty, only to find that beauty does not come without risk.
In 1797 Hölderlin wrote his epistolary novel »Hyperion«, a radical poetic manifesto and yet, at the same time also a confession of political failure, which reflected the collapse of his own revolutionary ideals.Romeo Castellucci, founder of the legendary Italian theatre collective Socìetas Raffaello sanzio, transforms Hölderlin’s lyrical prose into a radical and visually stunning performance piece, a political and poetic reflection on contemporary art, religion and rebellion, on literature as a drug and in the terrorism of beauty.

Supported by Radeberger.

 

Cast

Direction, Stage Design, Light, Costume:
Romeo Castellucci
Artistic Collaboration:
Silvia Costa
Music:
Scott Gibbons
Dramaturgy:
Florian Borchmeyer
Piersandra Di Matteo
With
Rosabel Huguet
Eva Meckbach
Angela Winkler
Luise Wolfram

and Lejna Hoffmann/Amelie Brettschneider
as well as Lasse Keller, Martin Willy Müller, Benjamin Scharweit, Tammo Winkler und Andreas Luge, Christian Packbier, René Haßfurther, Thomas Reimann.

 

Dates
 
17.03.2013, 20.00 h
 
18.03.2013, 20.00 h
 
24.04.2013, 20.00 h
 
25.04.2013, 20.00 h

 

More info
 

Schaubühne Berlin

 

 

Berliner Schaubuühne

Premiere “Der Tod in Venedig/Kindertotenlieder” by Thomas Ostermeier

After presenting the piece at the Festival Mettre en Escène 2012/ Thèâtre National de Bratagne, finally comes to Germany the next creation of Thomas Ostermeier / Schaubühne Berlin.

Come!! I wait you at the Theatre!!

 

Der Tod in Venedig/Kindertotenlieder

after Thomas Mann/Gustav Mahler
A Version by Maja Zade and Thomas Ostermeier
Direction: Thomas Ostermeier
Premiere in Rennes on November 10th, 2012
Premiere in Berlin on January 12th, 2013

 

The writer Gustav von Aschenbach is consumed by wanderlust. He travels to Venice in the hope of freeing himself from work regime. When he encounters the fourteen-year-old Tadzio, Aschenbach is consumed by an unprecedented passion. In the boy Aschenbach believes he has found the embodiment of his artistic ideals. Soon, however, the yearning for youthful beauty is transformed into a wild and deadly obsession. Thomas Ostermeier’s production is an experimental arrangement: a narrator, a pianist, a video artist and a group of actors and dancers approach the subjects of erotic passion, physicality and transience which are at the core of Thomas Mann’s novella. The inner drama of the aging man finds its musical counterpart in Josef Bierbichler’s interpretation of the »Kindertotenlieder« by Gustav Mahler – Thomas Mann’s inspiration for the character of Gustav von Aschenbach.

Coproduction with Théâtre National de Bretagne in Rennes.

Direction   Thomas Ostermeier

Choreography   Mikel Aristegui

Stage   Jan Pappelbaum

Costume   Bernd Skodzig

Music   Timo Kreuser

Video   Benjamin Krieg

Dramaturgy   Maja Zade

Light   Erich Schneider

Sound Direction   Daniel Plewe

 

With

Bernardo Arias Porras

Josef Bierbichler

Martina Borroni

Marcela Giesche

Sabine Hollweck

Rosabel Huguet

Leon Klose/Maximilian Ostermann

Felix Römer

Kay Bartholomäus Schulze

Piano/ Timo Kreuser

Photo/ Roger Rossell

 

Dates

12.01.2013, 20.00 h

13.01.2013, 20.00 h

14.01.2013, 20.00 h

15.01.2013, 20.00 h

 

23.02.2013, 20.00 h

24.02.2013, 20.00 h

 

 

More information here!

Berliner Schaubühne

 

by Roger Rossell

Premiere at the Thèâtre National de Bratagne with Thomas Ostermeier

From the 10th until the 17th of November, the next creation of Thomas Ostermeier / Schaubühne Berlin is presented at the Festival Mettre en Escène 2012/ Thèâtre National de Bratagne.

 

Death in Venice / Kindertotenlieder

By Thomas Mann/Gustav Mahler

The widower and acclaimed writer Gustav von Aschenbach is afflicted by wanderlust. In Venice he hopes to escape his oppressive self-discipline.

When he encounters the fourteen-year-old Tadzio at the Grand Hotel on the Lido, Aschenbach is consumed by a phenomenal passion. In the beauty of this aristocratic Polish child, Aschenbach believes to have found the embodiment of his artistic ideals. But soon the ageing artist’s yearning for youthful beauty is transformed into a wild and deadly obsession.

In his novel Mann portrays »the debasement of a soaring mind«, but also the tragedy of an a-sensual aesthete, who through his experience of an erotic passion – the object of which is made all the more inaccessible by being a child and male – is made painfully aware of his own physicality and inevitable mortality.

In Thomas Ostermeier’s scenic interpretation of the text, this inner drama finds its musical expression though Josef Bierbichler’s interpretation of the »Rückert-Songs« by Gustav Mahler – Thomas Mann’s inspiration for the character of Gustav von Aschenbach.

Coproduction with the Théâtre National de Bretagne in Rennes.

Direction   Thomas Ostermeier
Choreography   Mikel Aristegui
Stage   Jan Pappelbaum
Costume   Bernd Skodzig
Music   Timo Kreuser
Video   Benjamin Krieg
Dramaturgy   Maja Zade
Light   Erich Schneider
Sound Direction   Daniel Plewe
With
Bernardo Arias Porras
Josef Bierbichler
Martina Borroni
Marcela Giesche
Sabine Hollweck
Rosabel Huguet
Leon Klose/Maximilian Ostermann
Felix Römer
Kay Bartholomäus Schulze

Piano   Timo Kreuser

Photo Arno Declair

 

More information about the Performances in Rennes:

Festival Mettre en Scène