Our Programme
Overview, May – October 2017

May

Wed 03.05.17 16:30 h

Wed 10.05.17 16:30 h

Wed 17.05.17 16:30 h

Wed 24.05.17 16:30 h

Wed 31.05.17 16:30 h

Movement workshop for children & meeting place
Every Wednesday afternoon PACT’s foyer transforms into ›Café Simpatico‹, a friendly informal space where local families of all countries of origin can drop by for a cup of tea or coffee and some good conversation whilst children between the ages of 4 and 6 join in playful dance and movement activities led by dancer and choreographer Isabel Wamig. ›Café Simpatico‹ is free and families can come along at any time. No previous dance experience or knowledge of German is required.

June

Sat 03.06.17 18:00 h

Hip Hop
The ›International Summer Battle‹ is taking place for the third time this year at PACT. At the invitation of Pottporus e.V., two German and two international hip hop dancers will compete in high-energy battles in the categories 1on1 Popping, 1on1 HipHop and 2on2 B-Boying. The evening will be moderated by host presenter P. Dee with musical support from DJs J'Marv and Big Toni.

Thu 08.06.17 20:00 h

Fri 09.06.17 20:00 h

Performance
  'An illusion of darkness'

Mon 19.06.17 - Sat 08.07.17

Installation / Urban intervention
What would you ask your neighbour? What would you ask your government? What would you ask Europe?

 

Thu 22.06.17 20:00 h

Fri 23.06.17 20:00 h

Installation / Performance
Japanese artist Naoko Tanaka’s Shadow Trilogy consists of the three installation performances ›Die Scheinwerferin‹ (2011), ›Absolute Helligkeit‹ (2012) and ›Unverinnerlicht‹ (2015) which explore the boundaries of visual arts and scenographic installation. The protagonist in all three works is a single source of light which travels like a self-directed eye through time and space.

Sat 24.06.17 19:00 h

Concerts during Extraschicht
To mark this year’s edition of ExtraSchicht (Night of Industrial Culture), join us for an evening of great music in the company of the French KKC Orchestra with their unique mix of swing, electro & hip hop sounds laced with influences as diverse as Mano Negra, Nina Simone or Tom Waits. Second on the line-up are Doctor Krapula from Columbia, one of South America’s best known and most influential rock bands whose driving and very danceable style criss-crosses punk, cumbia, ska, hip hop and reggae.

Fri 30.06.17 20:00 h

Dance
The choreographers Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud are experts at bringing together and composing with different dance styles that are deeply rooted in specific cultures.  In their latest work ›DFS‹, a continuation on ›Dancehall Polyphony‹ which was a commission for the TanzTheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, they create a very special kind of culture clash by confronting Georgian vocal polyphony with Jamaican Dancehall music which has its origins in the urban ghettos of Kingston and remains to this day an expression of opposition against repressiv
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July

Installation / Urban intervention
What would you ask your neighbour? What would you ask your government? What would you ask Europe?

 

Sat 01.07.17 20:00 h

Dance
The choreographers Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud are experts at bringing together and composing with different dance styles that are deeply rooted in specific cultures.  In their latest work ›DFS‹, a continuation on ›Dancehall Polyphony‹ which was a commission for the TanzTheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, they create a very special kind of culture clash by confronting Georgian vocal polyphony with Jamaican Dancehall music which has its origins in the urban ghettos of Kingston and remains to this day an expression of opposition against repressiv
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Sat 08.07.17 20:00 h

Concert
Just before the summer break we’re once again holding an open air concert. This year, in timely conclusion to their three-week community project ›proyecto pregunta‹ the Chilean art collective MIL M2 will be introducing a number of musicians from their home country. Join us at the terrace bar or on the starlit dance floor for a vibrant mix of global pop, Latin American rhythms and cool electro beats in celebration of long summer nights and PACT’s 15th birthday year!

August

Fri 25.08.17 19:00 h

Sat 26.08.17 19:00 h

Sun 27.08.17 18:00 h

Theatre / Dance / Installation / Ruhrtriennale performance
2015: Hell. 2016: Purgatory. 2017: Paradise. According to the logic of Dante’s ›Divine Comedy‹ which provides the point of departure for Siegal’s Ruhrtriennale trilogy, Dante’s journey through the afterlife concludes in ›El Dorado‹ with redemption in heaven.

September

Sat 02.09.17 17:00 h

Sat 02.09.17 20:00 h

Sun 03.09.17 17:00 h

Sat 09.09.17 17:00 h

Sat 09.09.17 22:00 h

Sun 10.09.17 17:00 h

Ruhrtriennale performance
›Dienstbare Geister‹ (“subservient spirits”) tells of two migratory journeys in opposite directions. In 1905 an impoverished young woman leaves Berlin and emigrates to the German colony of Cameroon. Her social advancement is achieved at the expense of her native neighbours and servants who are engaged in stubborn but futile resistance against the Germans.

 

Wed 06.09.17 20:00 h

Thu 07.09.17 20:00 h

Fri 08.09.17 20:00 h

Sat 09.09.17 20:00 h

Dance / As part of Ruhrtriennale
In his latest production ›CAEN AMOUR‹, New York choreographer Trajal Harrell prompts a sensuous encounter between the legendary dance and Art Nouveau icon, Loïe Fuller and the founder of the dance performance art Butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata. Swathed in flowing garments and inspired by Oriental concepts, Fuller’s dancing was simultaneously avant-garde and Vaudeville in nature and posthumously hailed as modern dance.

Fri 15.09.17 18:00 h

Sat 16.09.17 18:00 h

Sun 17.09.17 18:00 h

As part of Ruhrtriennale
What is the relationship today between the Global South and the Global North? Is there a Global history? How can artistic, ecologic and social visions be seen from the perspective of the Southern Hemisphere?

October

Sun 01.10.17 12:00 h

RuhrBühnen theatre tour
The RuhrBühnen cultural network, which comprises eleven municipal or publicly funded theatres in the Ruhr District, is running daylong tours on which visitors can discover a wealth of music, performance, dance and drama productions on offer amidst the region’s outstanding theatre landscape. Each of the parallel tours will visit 3 different RuhrBühnen theatres. The individual tour routes and performance details will however remain a surprise!
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