11+12 nov 2017 Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
3+4 feb 2018 Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
11+12 mai 2018 Rautenstrauch-Jost-Museum, Cologne
29 aug 2018 tanzmesse nrw, Balletthaus der Deutschen Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf
15 sept 2018 Theaterfestival Favoriten 2018, Dietrich-Keuning-Haus, Dortmund
The production CARNE VALE! focuses on the human body and its boundless potential. Riepe exhibits it, veils it, reveals it, experiments with forms of a universal, non-verbal language and in doing so utilizes the ephemeral potential of each and every one of us: the body as a screen onto which are projected the latest events of the time and humanity’s deepest instincts – such as those of primordial humans who acted because they had to act and were part of a community because they did not dare to exist alone.
The audience is invited to attend this game of dissection, when the veils fall and an animal in human form sees the light of the world, falls to the ground, cowers down low and ends up gasping for breath, in order finally to be born again from the ashes like a phoenix.
Hence CARNE VALE! is akin to a medieval carnival, an ancient ritual: recognizing the value of the flesh and at the same time rejecting that flesh, to strip away everything that was.
Choreography: Ben J. Riepe
Performance: Simon Hartmann, Petr Hastík, Sudeep Kumar Puthiyaparambath, Daniel Ernesto Müller Torres
Assistant director: Gwen Wieczorek
Assistant choreography / Organization: Izaskun Abrego
Costume: Margit Koch, Ben J. Riepe, Gwen Wieczorek
Sound: Nicolás Kretz
Conceptual assistant: Bianca Bachmann
Project management: Suse Berthold
Technical direction: Gebhard Knobelspieß
PR: Claudia Holthausen, Julia Severing
Visual communication: dasbuero
Voice training: Carolina Rüegg
Photos: Ursula Kaufmann, Ben J. Riepe
Trailer: Alexander Basile
CARNE VALE! is a production of Ben J. Riepe, co-produced by Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Funded by Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westafeln, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf and Kunst- und Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf.