Immersive Performance during tanz nrw 21
Schauspielhaus Wuppertal

4 may 2021

4 may 2021 / 8.00 pm Schauspielhaus Wuppertal

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For tanz nrw 21, Ben J. Riepe’s work “CREATURE” is being created in cooperation with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in a new and – due to the given situation – virtual version. The parkour composed of performance, reminiscence episodes and rituals filmed at the Schauspielhaus Wuppertal will be newly developed with dancers from the Ben J. Riepe team and the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Originating out of the rehearsal process for Ben J. Riepe’s production “GESCHÖPFE”, the work deals with “which memories from the world we come from accompany us in this turn of time, this transformation process, and what we perhaps also have to say goodbye to in order to approach the question, what communities and new alliances we can and must form in the light of this crisis”. (Ben J. Riepe)

Artistic Direction/Concept/Choreography: Ben J. Riepe
Performance – Ben J. Riepe Team: Izaskun Abrego, Eray Gülay, Jolinus Pape, Paula Pau, Waithera Schreyeck, Igor Sousa, Leonie Türke
Performance – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Dean Biosca, Gabriel Brito, Maria Giovanne Delle Donne, Taylor Drury, Alexander Lopez Guerra, Oleg Stepanov, Julian Stierle, Christopher Tandy, Tsai Wei Tien
Video Interviews – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Nayoung Kim, Nazareth Panadero, Héléna Pikon, Julie Shanahan, Julie Anne Stanzak, Michael Strecker
Choreographic Assistance: Victor Zapata
Video – Forest: Alexander Basile
Video Interviews: Kurt Heuvens
Film Concept, Camera, Editing: Nina Wesemann
Assistant Camera: Linda Schefferski
Sound Postproduction: Max Walter
Colour Grading: David Wesemann
Technical Director: Philipp Zander
Coordination: Izaskun Abrego
Management/Communication: Nassrah-Alexia Denif
Project Management: Jessica Prestipino
Visual Communication: dasbuero. Puder und Müller

The immersive performance CREATURE was created in the context of rehearsals for the production GESCHÖPFE. GESCHÖPFE is a production by Ben J. Riepe coproduced by tanzhaus nrw. 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.

The film version of CREATURE is produced with the support of iDAS NRW.