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 center of all this are contemporary artists seeking a dialog with industrial spaces and between the disciplines. World premieres and new works are the essence of the program which makes visiting to the Ruhrtriennale an incomparable event. Every season, festival productions from the Ruhr region go on tour around the world.
This edition’s artistic director Johan Simons selected Belgian creative agency Base Design to give the unique art festival a complete visual makeover, one that reflects its inclusive, unconventional approach and of course this cycle’s theme: “Be embraced”.