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Johan Simons about Seid Umschlungen and his programme for Ruhrtriennale

"Die Franzosen"

22. 23. 28. 29. 30. August

Zeche Zweckel

Poland’s most influential director adapts Proust’s novel of the century: ‘In Search of Lost Time’ – a voyage through salons, dark rooms and the soul of Europe.

25 Jahre City Slang Records

With: Caribou, The Notwist, Goethebunker DJs, Roman Flügel, Barnt, Rødhåd, Karlheinz Stockhausen, u.a.

All manner of electronic sounds: concerts and DJ-sets all night long on the site of the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum – both open air und indoors.


OPEN CALL: Young theatre companies wanted!

The Ruhrtriennale in collaboration with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Schauspiel Essen and Theater Oberhausen invites young theatre artists to a masterclass to develop their own artistic visions and to present them as projects within the programme of the Ruhrtriennale.

The Map

A new communication tool for Ruhrtriennale


15. 19. 20. 22. 23. August

Zeche Lohberg Dinslaken

“Either I get destroyed by the world or the damned world by me.” Bach’s music gives Pasolini’s portrait of a petty criminal the radicality of a passion play.

Use our interactive online-map for tipps regarding Restaurants, Bars und other Hot Spots of teh Ruhrarea.


16. 21. 22. August

Welterbe Zollverein

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” The Bayerische Staatsballett meets contemporary dance. The human body at the crossroads between the individual and collective ornament.

Das Rheingold

16. 18. 20. 22. 24. 26. September

Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

Possibly the most radical conductor of the present day makes his Wagner debut – between revolutionary opera and mythic experience.

Owen Pallett Solo

6. September

Welterbe Zollverein

The Canadian singer-songwriter and composer presents a remarkable evening on the borderline between pop culture
and classical tradition.