internationale tanzmesse nrw, Düsseldorf

3 sep 2022

CREATURE is an immersive performance parcourse examining the re-location of the human as one of many creatures of nature. In the face of the current pandemic and the climate crisis, choreographer Ben J. Riepe and his team scrutinize the self-appointed role of the human as the crown of creation and raise the questions: “What new alliances do we need in the future?” and “What might a resulting new attitude towards a multi-perspectival ‘earthlingness’ beyond a purely anthropocentric view of the world look like?” CREATURE has been performed in different settings and adapts to the given space.

Concept/Choreography: Ben J. Riepe
Performance: Izaskun Abrego, Alejandro Russo, Eray Gülay, Igor Sousa, Izaskun Abrego, Jolinus Pape, Leonie Türke, Luisa Fernanda Alfonso, Lujain Mustafa, Paula Pau, Sudeep Kumar Puthiyaparambath, Tyshea Suggs, Enrico Taubmann
Choreographic Assistance: Darwin Díaz
Collaborators Performance: Charlotte Beckmann, Nataly Hernández Martínez, Paula Pedraza, Kim Stolz, Anna Shpak, Magia Rantinovitis, Yuliana
Video: Alexander Basile
Project Management: Jessica Prestipino
Technical Direction: Philipp Zander
Collaborators Technik/Produktion: Felix Förster, Simon Olk, Ruben Lücke
Vocal Coach: Carolina Rüegg
Coordination: Izaskun Abrego
Management/Communication: Nassrah-Alexia Denif
Social Media/Production Assistance: Jolande Hörrmann
Visual Communication: dasbuero. Puder und Müller

Supported by the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Cultural Department of the City of Düsseldorf, the Kunststiftung NRW, Fonds Darstellende Künste, BTHVN 2020 with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the RhineSieg District and the City of Bonn. Ben J. Riepe is represented by Kunst & Denker Contemporary.

4 – 6 sep 2020 Premiere, Düsseldorf – Immersive Performance in the context of DC Open, Kunst & Denker Contemporary

30 apr 2021 Virtual version of the immersive performance in the context of tanz nrw 21, Schauspielhaus Wuppertal

10 sep 2021 Live premiere of the virtual version with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Schauspielhaus Wuppertal

23 jun 2022 Goethe-Institut Krakau, Polen