Just ten days until the Ruhrtriennale 2014 opens.

06 August 2014

The programme of the opening weekend

The Ruhrtriennale will open on Friday, 15th August with Louis Andriessen’s music theatre work De Materie in the Kraftzentrale in the Duisburg Landschaftspark, directed by the Ruhrtriennale’s Artistic Director Heiner Goebbels and his team. Visitors to the Landschaftspark will be able to take the first steps on the open access installation Melt from 1500 hours. This 70m long moving interactive walkway of aluminium plates by cantoni crescenti, produced for the Ruhrtriennale by Urbane Künste Ruhr, will be opened by Minister of Culture Ute Schäfer in the presence of the artists. Saturday 16th August begins at 1200 hours with the openings of two public exhibitions at the Museum Folkwang in Essen. The works shown are Harun Farockis and Antje Ehmann’s exhibition Labour in a Single Shot and the film Levée by choreographer Boris Charmatz and film maker César Vayssié which was shot in 2013 on the Halde Haniel in Bottrop. At 1400 hours italian director  Romeo Castellucci invites you to the world premiere of his staging of Le Sacre du Printemps with 40 machines which make bone dust dance. There will be a second performance at 2000 hours on the same day in the Gebläsehalle Duisburg, followed at 2100 hours by the first freitagsküche of the season (which this year always take place on Saturdays!).  In the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum that same evening, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker presents the world premiere of Transfigured Night, a pas de deux to the music of Arnold Schönberg.  The night concert For Philip Guston by Morton Feldman performed by the Ensemble Modern in the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum promises to be a particularly special experience, starting at 2300 hours and lasting four and a half hours. On Sunday 17th August, Heiner Goebbels will meet Louis Andriessen for the first tumbletalk.  These are always held on Sundays at the Museum Folkwang. It is followed the same day by further performances of Le Sacre du Printemps, De Materie and Transfigured Night.

For more detials see the full programme.