Theatre event for an audience of 8 years and over

The Welcoming Party

Theatre-Rites, Sue Buckmaster
7 sep
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16 sep
Dates & tickets
  • fri 7 sep
    18:00
    First performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
  • sat 8 sep
    16:00
    Performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
  • sun 9 sep
    11:00
    Performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
  • sun 9 sep
    16:00
    Performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
  • tue 11 sep
    11:00
    Performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
  • wed 12 sep
    11:00
    Performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
  • wed 12 sep
    17:00
    Performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
  • thu 13 sep
    11:00
    Performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
  • thu 13 sep
    17:00
    Performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
  • fri 14 sep
    11:00
    Performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
  • fri 14 sep
    17:00
    Performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
  • sat 15 sep
    11:00
    Performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
  • sat 15 sep
    16:00
    Performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
  • sun 16 sep
    16:00
    Performance
    Zeche Lohberg, Dinslaken
    Zentralwerkstatt
More performance dates

The international theatre company theatre-rites has been creating memorable and evocative theatrical experiences for children, young people and adults alike for over 20 years. They develop site-specific productions that combine elements of performance, puppetry and installation – often using true stories. At this year’s Ruhrtriennale theatre-rites will perform The Welcoming Party at the Zechenwerkstatt Lohberg in Dinslaken.

The Welcoming Party allows young people to directly experience what it is like to be a refugee, to leave home and arrive somewhere new. This approximately 90 minute play is itself like an odyssey in which the audience are guided through a variety of places and situations by the performers. During this journey real moments and encounters with the characters accompanying the young members of the audience will arise. Without conventional seating and always on the move, the play uses intense images to tell stories of saying farewell and arriving elsewhere, of fear and of hope.

At its heart is the story of an iconic journey made by one refugee, travelling to Germany in a search for somewhere to feel safe. The other performers also have their own immigrant stories to tell, some of which took place some years ago or involve previous generations of their families. In this way the play, which is suitable for everyone aged 8 and over, draws attention to the constant migration of people between nations and continents.

Cast

Director Sue Buckmaster
Stage Design, Costume Simon Daw
Choreography Jamaal Burkmar
Light Mark Doubleday
Music, Sounddesign Frank Moon
Additional Music, Sounddesign Jon Gingell

Introduction And Further Information

Introduction 45 minutes prior to afternoon performances.

 

Recommended for children from 8 years.

 

A production by Theatre-Rites in cooperation with the Ruhrtriennale, Manchester International Festival and Z-Arts.

 

With friendly support of RAG-Stiftung, RAG Montan Immobilien and the NRW.BANK.

 

© Ruhrtriennale

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