The Welcoming Party
Fri 7 Sep18:00 – 19:45First performanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
Sat 8 Sep16:00 – 17:45PerformanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
Sun 9 Sep11:00 – 12:45PerformanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
Sun 9 Sep16:00 – 17:45PerformanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
Tue 11 Sep11:00 – 12:40PerformanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
Wed 12 Sep11:00 – 12:40PerformanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
Wed 12 Sep17:00 – 18:40PerformanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
Thu 13 Sep11:00 – 12:45PerformanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
Thu 13 Sep17:00 – 18:45PerformanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
Fri 14 Sep11:00 – 12:45PerformanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
Fri 14 Sep17:00 – 18:45PerformanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
Sat 15 Sep11:00 – 12:45PerformanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
Sat 15 Sep16:00 – 17:45PerformanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
Sun 16 Sep16:00 – 17:45PerformanceZeche Lohberg, DinslakenZentralwerkstatt
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.
A free bus transfer runs on the following dates from Oberhausen HBF (stop next to Pavillon Servicepoint STOAG) to the Lohberg colliery in Dinslaken and back:
07. Sept., 4.45 pm
Sept. 08, 2:45 pm
09. Sept., 10:15 am and 2.45 pm
Sept. 12, 3:45 pm
Sept. 13, 3:45 pm
Sept. 14th, 3:45 pm
Sept. 15, 10:15 am and 2:45 pm
Sept. 16, 2:45 pm
Please reserve a seat at +49 (0) 221 28 02 10. A seat reservation is possible at the latest by 15.00 the day before the event. Unreserved seats can be directly booked at the bus (but there is no guarantee of a free seat).
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.
Language information: German and Other Languages
|Stage Design, Costume||Simon Daw|
|Music, Sounddesign||Frank Moon|
|Light Design||Mark Doubleday|
|Additional Music, Sounddesign||Jon Gingell|
|original songs||Sika Kuzeawu|
|Puppetry Design||Naomi Oppenheim Stitches & Glue Matt Hutchinson|
|With||Mohammad Alshathily Nassim Avat Dela Dabulamanzi Markus Schabbing Clementine Telesfort Hayato Yamaguchi|