12.08 - 24.09.2016
Festival of the Arts Music theatre, Theatre, Dance, Installation, Music

  • Theatre 26.08.2016 / 19:00

    sUmPFLaND

    Quirky characters, a café with no future and the cycle path to nowhere. Open air family theatre for everyone aged 8 and over.

  • Dance 26.08.2016 / 20:00

    sKeTCHEs / NoTeBOok

    A playful series of choreographic sketches, imaginative transformations and intimate actions.

  • Music theatre 27.08.2016 / 20:00

    aLceSTe

    King Admetos is dying. The gods promise to cure him if someone will sacrifice themselves in his place. Who is willing to do this? A European myth in an uncompromising opera.

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    • August

    • 20:00
      Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
    • 11:00
      Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
    • 20:00
      Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
    • 17:00
      Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
    • 20:00
      Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
    • 20:00
      Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
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    • 17:00
      Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
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  • Theatre 28.08.2016 / 14:30

    uRBaN PrAyERS RuHR

    Six religions, six venues in the Ruhr region: Who we are. What we believe. Where we live. Where we do fit in. Where we don’t fit in. So what do you believe?

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    • August

    • 15:00
      DITIB-Merkez-Moschee Duisburg
    • 16:00
      House of Solution
    • 14:30
      Sri-Kamadchi-Ampal-Tempel
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    • September

    • 16:00
      Lutherkirche Dinslaken-Lohberg
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    • 15:00
      Serbisch-orthodoxe Kirche Dortmund Kley
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    • 16:00
      Neue Synagoge Bochum
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Liberty? Equality? Fraternity?

From 12th August 2016 we will once again be saying “Seid umschlungen” (“Be Embraced”) – Ruhrtriennale will open its arms and its programme, stretching far beyond the Ruhr region – further than ever this year – and including the most diverse art forms which go to make up this festival. In the past year our motto has become even more resonant: think of the applauding crowds at German railway stations, of the banners saying “Refugees welcome”, of the widespread atmosphere of a welcoming culture. Or those other railway station images, not long after, of the assaults on women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. “Be embraced, you millions” originally comes from Friedrich Schiller’s poem, along with “All mankind are brothers”. How utopian! The real situation in Europe is something we discover afresh every day.
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