Ben J. Riepe Kompanie

Production manager | Düsseldorf

May – October 2013

Coordination & configuration venue / props

PR Assistant

Interface communication artistic director / performers / tech / costume designer and so on

Supervision show animals (sheep)

Input accountancy

Organisation rehearsals

The work of Ben J. Riepe is characterized by a strong and provocative poetic, between drama and irony that is interviewing beauty with critical statements. The ensemble surrounding the Düsseldorf based choreographer Ben J. Riepe was founded in 2004 and today exists of several permanent dancers and project wise collaborators from the fields of dance, music/composition and costume as well as installation and visual arts.

Since 2009 Ben J. Riepe is receiving the support „Spitzenförderung Tanz“ and one year later started to run an own studio space in Düsseldorf, where current productions are rehearsed, training takes place and artistic research is represented.

Choreography becomes more than a beautiful arrangement of moving bodies on stage. The company is pushing those boundaries of contemporary dance with every new work.

The Ben J. Riepe Kompanie created various stage choreographies, performances, installations, film- and video work, which have been successfully shown internationally. In the last years the company toured in Poland, India, Bangladesh, the Netherlands and France and was awarded with numerous prices. Since 2013 Ben J. Riepe is „Affiliated Artist“ at PACT Zollverein.

Projects in cooperation:

THE WHITE VOID_SERIES #2 & 3 I Installative Performance
at PACT Zollverein and Kunstraum Düsseldorf I May 2013

HAPPY TOGETHER I Stage production
World premiere at tanzhaus nrw I October 2013 I Trailer

Pictures by Ursula Kaufmann, Ben J. Riepe and Tanja Engel

In the pictures: Daniel Ernesto Müller Torres, Lenah Flaig, Jbid Hatschaduryan, Simon Hartmann