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In the Ruhr in Germany began Triennale 2016

well,come. osa_office for subversive architecture. Volker Hartmann/Urbane Künste Ruhr 2016

From 12 August until 24 September 2016 the Triennale of Ruhr, Germany (Ruhrtriennale) will be held. The Ruhrtriennale will present 200 performances of some 40 productions, including 32 original and co-productions, 20 world premieres, new productions, German premieres and installations in 24 different venues across the region.

Triennale Ruhr is a festival of music, dance, theatre performances and fine arts, which is held on the territory of industrial buildings of the Ruhr, which in this case are transformed into works of art. In 2015-2017 the head of the festival is Dutch Director Johan Simons. The theme of the three-year period – “Be!” (Seid umschlungen).

The program for the 2016 season is inspired by the values of the Enlightenment. Which values are relevant today – this is the question to respond to modern art. “What value do liberty, equality and fraternity have for our society today? What does Europe mean? For me it is a promise – and a wonderful one. Our audience will experience a diverse programme and a political one at this year’s Ruhrtriennale. Because thinking about our times can’t be left to politicians alone”, – commented on the idea of Ruhrtriennale Johan Simons.

The program of the festival will be opened on August 12, 2016 with the installation of houses and sculptures across the Hall of Bochum (Bochum´s Jahrhunderthalle) from Atelier Van Lieshout. The theme of this installation – the man and the machine, as they are inseparable today. This installation will be kept throughout the festival.

On the same day, the premiere of “Alceste” by C. W. Gluck staged by Johan Simons will be held, conductor is René Jacobs.

On 13 August 2016 will be a film installation by Julian Rosenfeld names Manifesto, in which Australian actress Cate Blanchett will appear in 13 roles. Then osa_office opens architectural design well,come to harbour-Dortmund.

In particular, 16 and 17 August, the Russian choir MusicAeterna will play the music of the Renaissance – motet Spem in alium by Thomas Tallis.

Other premieres and events, Ruhrtriennale You can find on the event’s website. Tickets are still available.