In German with German and English surtitles

Please note:

Because of artistic reasons and a firework display taking place directly next to the venue, we had to change the beginning time of the production ›Three Stages: Model + In Medias Res + El Dorado‹ on Saturday 26.08.2017 from 7.00 pm to 6.00 pm. The total duration of the work will most likely not exceed 4 hours. Purchased tickets remain valid. If you have any questions, please contact:

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.
As part of the Ruhrtriennale 2017, Richard Siegal presents the entire trilogy as one evening-long magnum opus touching on both contemporary political discourses and issues of identity.  The two previous productions, ›Model‹ from 2015 and ›In Medias Res‹ from 2016, will be reworked for this broader context and flow directly into the newest production ›El Dorado‹.
Operating between classical ballet and contemporary dance, Siegal brings together the individual parts of his afterlife trilogy in collaboration with dancers primarily from his newly-founded company ›Ballet of Difference‹. Together they take the audience on a tour de force through the inferno, purgatory and on into Siegal’s paradise which appears as a utopian ‘El Dorado’, in which projections of the divine merge with a crisis of human identity.

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Richard Siegal (US/DE)

The work of dancer and choreographer Richard Siegal (US/DE/FR) focuses on the interdisciplinary exploration of new forms of contemporary dance. In 1997 he choreographed ›Solo for Janis‹, for Janis Brenner which was nominated for the NY Dance and Performance Award (Bessie Award). From 1997-2004, Siegal danced with William Forsythe's Ballett Frankfurt with which he also presented three of his own works. During this time he also created commissions for, amongst others, Labor G.RAS (Hamburg), Proxima (Athens), the Transitions Dance Company (Laban Centre, London) and the Holland Dance Festival. more...

20,-/ 30,-/ 40,- € red. 10,-/ 15,-/ 20,- €
Introduction 45 Minutes before each performance

Tickets available from Ruhrtriennale ticket hotline: +49 (0) 221 / 280 210 or

Dancers ›Model‹:  Leonard Engel, Katherina Markowskaja, Claudia Ortiz Arraiza, Kévin Quinaou, Matthew Rich, Corey Scott-Gilbert, Diego Tortelli, Vânia Vaz, Lucas Rodrigues Valente S Nunes, Zuzana Zahradnikova
Dancers ›In Medias Res‹: 
Kévin Quinaou, Corey Scott-Gilbert, Diego Tortelli, Vânia Vaz
Dancers ›El Dorado‹: Corey Scott-Gilbert, Gus Solomon jr.
Narrator / Double bass: Frédéric Stochl
Cello: Wolfgang Zamastil
Choreography, stage, video:  Richard Siegal
Music and live electronics: Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
Stage ›In Medias Res‹/ ›El Dorado‹: Stefan Mayer
Costumes: Edda Gudmundsdottir
Costumes ›Model‹: Alexandra Bertaut
Video: Lea Heutelbeck
Light: Gilles Gentner
Programming LEDs ›Model‹: Jean-Philippe Lambert
Dramaturgy: Tobias Staab

Production: Ruhrtriennale
Co-production: Muffatwerk (Munich)
Support: Kunststiftung NRW


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