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A project by La Fleur in collaboration with Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe

Due to the current situation in connection with the Corona pandemic, "LOVE IS A WARM GUN" can only be opened at a later date. Further information will follow.

A Project by La Fleur in cooperation with Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe

Co-produced with Urbane Künste Ruhr

The transnational performance and dance company La Fleur will present a special production at this year’s Ruhrfestspiele. Director Monika Gintersdorfer and choreographer Franck E. Yao present “LOVE IS A WARM GUN,” an innovative fusion between performative theater and art exhibition. The piece focuses on a truly universal topic: love. It follows choreographer Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe’s suggestion to meditate on Roland Barthes’ famous philosophical treatise “A Lover’s Discourse.” La Fleur translates Barthes’ musings on the language of love into motion. Their poignant, urban dance style is displayed in a public rehearsal and performance space, the Tennishalle at Stadtgarten. Audience members are cordially invited to observe the rehearsal process and to discover the development of new performative elements each day.

Ruhr Thing: Climate

Created by Urbane Künste Ruhr

“LOVE IS A WARM GUN” is a cooperation between Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen and Urbane Künste Ruhr. It is exhibited as part of the touring exhibition “Ruhr Thing” which exists since 2019. The central topic of this year’s exhibition is ‘ climate’ – with all the implications that this term entails. “Ruhr Thing: Climate” not only comments on the ongoing climate crisis, it also considers our wider socio-political climate. The exhibition will be displayed in Gelsenkirchen, Herne, Recklinghausen, and Haltern am See. From 8 May to 17 June, visitors are invited to experience sculptures and large-scale installations in unusual locations.

For more information on “Ruhr Ding: Klima,” visit urbanekuensteruhr.de