Is man, as the 'crown of creation', past his prime? Are we creators or puppets, destroyers or inventors? Subject or object? For his transmedia opera ›GESCHÖPFE‹ (›CREATURES‹), choreographer Ben J. Riepe teams up with composer Gordon Kampe, six performers and two musicians to construct a utopic space to explore these questions and focus on the interconnectedness of nature, technology and human beings. Between encounters with earth, fire, water and air, the creatures struggle with digital-mechanical avatars as well as their own corporeality as they attempt to secure their place in the world order.
Concept / Choreography: Ben J. Riepe Composition: Gordon Kampe Assistance (Choreography): Victor Zapata Performance: Eray Gülay, Jolinus Pape, Paula Pau, Waithera Schreyeck, Igor Sousa, Leonie Türke Live Music: Shaghayegh Shahrabi (Oboe), Enrico Taubmann (Saxophon) Voice training: Carolina Rüegg Stage / Light design: Ben J. Riepe, Philipp Zander Sculptures: Moran Sanderovich, RaumZeitPiraten Costume: Ben J. Riepe, Margit Koch Technical direction: Philipp Zander Technicians: Manfred Nücken, Moritz Bütow Film: Alexander Basile, Kurt Heuvens Projekt managemen: Jessica Prestipino Conceptural research: Janine Blöß Social Media: Daniel Ernesto Müller Management / Communication: Nassrah-Alexia Denif Coordination: Izaskun Abrego Visual communication: dasbuero. Puder und Müller
Production Ben J. Riepe Co-production tanzhaus nrw
Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Cultural Office of the State Capital Düsseldorf, Kunststiftung NRW, Fonds Darstellende Künste, BTHVN 2020 with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the City of Bonn and the Rhein-Sieg District