The Children's Choice Awards 2012

Award Ceremony at Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

The Children's Choice Awards are the Ruhrtriennale's self-intervention! A group of children travelled from city to city and from performance to performance. Music, theatre, dance, performance, and video: with the eyes of born experts and the openness of unprepared children, they subjected the contemporary art to critical examination. They turned up at even the remotest venues at all hours, taking notes, making sketches, and putting their heads together. At the Award Ceremony, the Ruhrtriennale and its artists submitted themselves to the critical judgment of the jury:

The winners of the Children's Choice Awards 2012:

Best of the Best:
Mathilde Monnier: Soapéra

Most talented person:
Tarek Atoui

Best Story:
Nature Theater of Oklahoma: Life and Times, Episode II

Most Creative Show:
12 Rooms (Live Art / Group Show)

My brain almost exploded:
Denseland (Konzert im Maschinenhaus)

Most People:
Michal Rovner: Current

Girliest Show:
Heiner Goebbels: When the mountain changed its clothing

Most Embarassing Costume:
John Cage: Europeras I & II

Best Lighting:
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Park

The Show Where I Fell Asleep:
Anne Teresa de Kersmaeker/Björn Schmelzer: Cesena(Veranstaltung um 5 Uhr früh)

Most Fantastical:
Mathilde Monnier: Soapéra

Worst Seats:
Romeo Castellucci: FOLK.

Best Autoscooter:
Köbberling/Kaltwasser: Our CenturY

Best Music:
Charles Ives (Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Kent Nagano, Thomas Hampson, Chen Rise)

Perverted Pose:
Mathilde Monnier: Twin Paradox

Cutest Guy in the Whole World:
Thiago Granato, Tänzer in Soapéra (Mathilde Monnier)

Pain in the Ears:
Boredoms (Konzert)

Best Teamwork:
Boris Charmatz: enfant

The Show I could Relate to the Most:
Rafael Lozarno Hemmer: Pulse Park

Best Mustache:
Hermann Keilwerth, Kontrabassist der Bochumer Symphoniker

The Show that Made Me Want to Dance:
Jérôme Bel: Disabled Theater

Psycho look:
Robert M. Johanson in Life and Times, Episode II (Nature Theater of Oklahoma)

The Show I Almost Left Because I hated it so much:
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: En Atendant

Incredibly Beautiful:
Mathilde Monnier: Twin Paradox

Best Sound Effects:
Tarek Atoui