»Sainte Réalité«

FFT Düsseldorf

2 / 3 / 4 jun 2023


2 / 3 / 4 jun 2023 FFT Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf

Between pandemic and populism, between war and climate crisis, we experience a watershed moment: The community splinters, certainties dwindle away. Düsseldorf-based 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 is invited 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 scrutinise the role of humans in the Anthropocene, the man-made age: Sainte Réalité is a choreography and a musical, a spatial installation, and a reverie. Employing the means provided by the arts, the performance develops healing visions for the future as an open invitation.

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: Tom Förderer, Andras_2020
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
Photos: Alexander Basile, Ursula Kaufmann

»Sainte Réalité« ist funded by: Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR, Kunststiftung NRW, Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cultural Department of the City of Düsseldorf.

“This ‘Holy Reality’ is not a virtual one, not a theoretical one, neither a new nor an old reality, and you cannot understand it without experiencing it.” (Ben J. Riepe)

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