›ARENA ARCTICA‹ is a proposal by choreographer Ben J. Riepe and his company to open up possibilities for immersive multi-sensory experiences by occupying and reframing space. The three-day intervention gets underway with an experiential choreographed dinner served by the ensemble on the main stage. At the centre of the encounter on Friday and Saturday is a walk-through room installation framing a variety of performances and interventions from and with special guests from the fields of the arts, sciences and popular culture such as singer-songwriter duo Sea&Air, physician Uwe Schallenberg and Austrian dancer, performer and author Robert Steijn.
THUR 08.12.16 20 h
FRI 09.12.16 20 h
SAT 10.12.16 20 h
Performance / Music / Installation
SAT 10.12.16 16 h
Walk-through room installation (with performances & music)
Concept / scenography / composition / light design: Ben J. Riepe with: Laura Burgener, Lenah Flaig, Simon Hartmann, Sudeep Kumar Puthiyaparambath, Karolina Kraczkowska, Marijana Mladenov, Daniel Ernesto Müller Torres, Ola Osowicz, Luisa Saraiva, Gökce Ogultekin, Garance Debert, Wim May, SEA+AIR light and sound: Kerim Karaoglu objects: Ben J. Riepe Kompanie dramaturgic advice: Felizitas Stilleke Kleine assistance: Gwen Wieczorek technical management: Philipp Zander box construction: Felix Ersig production management: Susanne Berthold, Sabina Stücker organisation: Izaskun Abrego communication: Susanne Ruprecht documentation: Bianca Bachmann guests: Uwe Schallenberg (physician), Robert Steijn (author), Wanda Golonka, Prof. Dr. Andreas Wahner (director of Institut für Energie- und Klimaforschung, Forschungszentrum Jülich), Emmanuel Mir (art historian), Anja Costa (cloud researcher) production: PACT Zollverein in cooperation with: NRW Forum und Art Stations Foundation I Grazyna Kulczyk in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Goethe-Institut Warschau I Wanda Golonka I Prof. Dr. Andreas Wahner (Forschungszentrum Jülich)