Ben J. Riepe
Der letzte Schrei (3. Edition)

  • Sat 18.04.15 19:30 h

›Der letzte Schrei‹ (the Dernier Cri) can refer to a new fashion trend or the latest sensation or, if taken metaphorically, can also stand for death. In his same named series, Ben J. Riepe, Affiliated Artist at PACT Zollverein since 2013, gives center place to the human body. Eight dancers investigate the beauty and vulnerability of manifestations of the body in a performance space, in fashion or as objects of desire. Oscillating and exploring the boundaries between the body and sculpture, space and movement, dance, music and visual art, ›Der letzte Schrei‹ is a dialogue between drama and irony that offers rich physical allegories for presence and elusiveness, for the beginning and the end of being.

Direction, choreography: Ben J. Riepe
Composition: Timo Kreuser
Costumes: Anna Kleihues
Objects: Mithu Sen
Technical direction: Dimitar Evtimov
Performers: Lenah Flaig, Simon Hartmann, Jbid Hatschaduryan, Rosabel Huguet, Sudeep Kumar Puthiyaparambath, Daniel Ernesto Müller Torres, Kathrina Wilke, Danilo Tesi

Production: Ben J. Riepe Company on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Art Foundation NRW
Co-production: PACT Zollverein (Essen)
In co-operation with: Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
Funded by: The Ministry for Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Office of Cultural Affairs of the State Capital of Düsseldorf, the Arts and Culture Foundation of Sparkasse Düsseldorf
Supported by: Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

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