Ben J. Riepe Kompanie

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Ben J. Riepe


  • 3 September
    18:00 – 19:35
  • Apollo-Hochhaus | -
  • Impaired mobility
  • Duration: 95min
  • Area: 44
    NRW / Germany

Visit Information:
Fog, smells and light effects are used in the performance. In small groups, the visitors will be guided through the performance installation.


Choreography: Ben J. Riepe

CREATURE is an immersive performance parcourse examining the re-location of the human as one of many creatures of nature. In the face of the current pandemic and the climate crisis, choreographer Ben J. Riepe and his team scrutinize the self-appointed role of the human as the crown of creation and raise the questions: “What new alliances do we need in the future?” and “What might a resulting new attitude towards a multi-perspectival ‘earthlingness’ beyond a purely anthropocentric view of the world look like?” CREATURE has been performed in different settings and adapts to the given space.

Artistic Crew / Team:
CHOREOGRAPHIE/KONZEPT Ben J. Riepe | PERFORMANCE Izaskun Abrego, Eray Gülay, Jolinus Pape, Paula Pau, Alejandro Russo, Igor Sousa, Tyshea Suggs, Leonie Türke, N.N. | CHOREOGRAPHISCHE ASSISTENZ Darwin Díaz | STIMMBILDUNG Carolina Ruegg | TECHNISCHE LEITUNG Philipp Zander | KOORDINATION Izaskun Abrego | MANAGEMENT/KOMMUNIKATION Nassrah-Alexia Denif | PROJEKTLEITUNG Jessica Prestipino | VISUELLE KOMMUNIKATION dasbuero. Puder und Müller

Funders and Supporters:
CREATURE was created in the context of rehearsals for the production GESCHÖPFE and was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Cultural Office of the State Capital Düsseldorf, the Kunststiftung NRW, the Fonds Darstellende Künste and 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.
The new version of CREATURE in Wuppertal was produced at the invitation of the Wuppertal Cultural Office and in cooperation with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.
The film version CREATURE was created with the support of tanz nrw 21 and iDAS NRW.
Ben J. Riepe is represented by Kunst & Denker Contemporary.
Catella and the WPV (Versorgungswerk der Wirtschaftsprüfer), as owners of the space, are providing internationale tanzmesse nrw the space in the Apollo-Hochhaus in Düsseldorf free of charge as part of a sponsorship.
The presentation at internationale tanzmesse nrw is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.