Sainte Réalité

FFT Düsseldorf

2 / 3 / 4 nov 2022

Between the pandemic and populism, between war and climate crisis, we experience a watershed moment: The community splinters, certainties dwindle away. Düsseldorf choreographer Ben J. Riepe tries out a new community in Sainte Réalité, inspired by the choir in ancient Greek theatre as well as by immersive rituals speaking to all senses. The audience receives an invitation to an ecstatic live experience comprised of singing, dancing, light, and sound. Sainte Réalité therein forms the conclusion of the eponymous series that also included both a Summer School in cooperation with regional universities as well as a film.  All three parts pose the same crucial questions: How can we reach a different understanding of our own position in nature and locate ourselves anew as an equal part among the many? What visions for the future may we develop with the means provided by the arts?

Sainte Réalité is a choreography and a musical, a spatial installation, and a reverie. It conveys a premonition of connectedness, perhaps even of catharsis and healing.

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Choreography/Concept: Ben J. Riepe
Performance: Luisa Fernanda Alfonso, Jolinus Pape, Paula Pau, Lujain Mustafa, Alejandro Russo, Igor Sousa, Tyshea Suggs, Leonie Türke
Choreographic Assistance: Darwin Díaz
Costume: Gwen Wieczorek
Sculpture: Moran Sanderovich
Stage and Lighting Design: Ben J. Riepe, Philipp Zander
Dramaturgy: Janine Blöß
Voice Coaching/Music Coordination: Carolina Rüegg, Rolf A. Scheider
Elektronic Sounds: Andras_2020, Tom Förderer
Project Management: Jessica Prestipino
Technical Direction: Philipp Zander
Coordination: Izaskun Abrego
Management/Communication: Nassrah-Alexia Denif
Social Media: Jolande Hörrmann
Visual Communication: dasbuero. Puder und Müller
Outside Eye: Julia Hübner

»Sainte Réalité« ist funded by: Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR, Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf.