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Invitation opening press conference – Ruhrtriennale 2019

Press release   •   Aug 06, 2019 17:51 BST

Dear Sir or Madam,

We warmly invite you to the opening press conference of Ruhrtriennale 2019:

Date              Friday, 16th August 2019, 10.00 a.m.
Place             Dampfgebläsehaus, Jahrhunderthalle Bochum                      
                      An der Jahrhunderthalle 1, 44793 Bochum

Artistic Director Stefanie Carp will present the programme of her second festival edition, focusing on the opening week with:

Christoph Marthaler (Artiste associé Ruhrtriennale 2018 – 2020, Director: „Nach den letzten Tagen. Ein Spätabend“)
Jan Lauwers (Needcompany, Director: „All the good“)
Barbara Ehnes (Artist, concept: Αλληλεγγύη - Archive of Messages: Words in Motion)
Dr. Vera Battis-Reese (Managing Director of Kultur Ruhr GmbH)

After the press conference there will be the opportunity for interviews as well as photo and film shoots. Please contact us in advance.

Please accredit yourself, stating your name, contact details and the medium for which you are reporting, via e-mail to by Wednesday, 14th August 2019.

You find up-to-date images, text materials and the accreditation form at

Best regards

Verena Bierl
Press Officer


Music, dance, theatre, performance and fine arts in the former industrial buildings of the Ruhr Area: that’s the Ruhrtriennale. The venues of the Ruhrtriennale are the region’s outstanding industrial monuments, transformed each year into spectacular sites for impressive arts productions. At the centre of all this are contemporary artists seeking a dialogue with industrial spaces and between the disciplines. World premieres and new works are the essence of the programme which makes visiting the Ruhrtriennale an incomparable event. Every season, festival productions from the Ruhr region go on tour around the world.

The artists and themes featured in the programme are chosen by Artistic Directors appointed in three year cycles. The Ruhrtriennale’s Artistic Director for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 is the dramaturg and experienced theatre and festival director Stefanie Carp. This year's Ruhrtriennale takes place from 21st August to 29th September.

Local district court: Bochum | HRB 16669, UST-ID Nr. DE 223 424 543 | Chair of the Supervisory Board: Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen | Artistic Director of Ruhrtriennale and Managing Director: Dr. Stefanie Carp | Managing Director: Dr. Vera Battis-Reese