Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk


admission free


Choreography, stage design, sound design:
Ben J. Riepe

Laura Burgener, Lenah Flaig, Simon Hartmann, Karolina Kraczkowska, Sudeep Kumar Puthiyaparambath, Ola Osowicz, Weronika Pelczynska

Costume assistant:
Gwen Wieczorek


Kerim Karaoglu

Vocal coaching:
Katarzyna Sitarz

Izaskun Abrego / Mikołaj Maciejewski (Art Stations Foundation)

Executive producer for Poznan:
Julia Stryjska-Banaszak

Susanne Ruprecht

Bianca Bachmann, Okba Hzeem

UUUUUtopia BJR sm

It is about the remodeling of the world to a home, a place that all men have glimpsed in childhood; a place and a state in which no one has yet been.“ (Ernst Bloch: The Principle of Hope)

In cooperation with the Art Stations Foundation, through a durational performative examination develops the unknown place UUUUU(topia): a darkened landscape which invites the visitor to dwell, to forget and to descend and in which the beauty, the bestowal of happiness and the paradisiacal can manifest in most diverse ways. UUUUU(topia) is a Landscape in the theater of the Stary Browar, which, at second glance, presents itself as a sensorial tangible space of transformation, full of dancing, playing and singing beings. Enticing sounds and choral moments of connection alternate and create a place of utopian communization. In this cosmos of encounters, a shared field of experience of artists, performers and visitors, a utopian (social) space, establishes. In this, the body as a place of community and physical resonance space plays a central role.

The piece UUUUU(topia) is a continuation of the research on body, music and landscape, whereby the particular focus is lain on the eastern European variant of throat singing, the so called “White Voice Singing”. This serves as a starting point for an examination of bodies and sounds, presence and ephemerality.

UUUUU(topia) is a Production of the Ben J. Riepe Company, in co-production with the NRW Forum Dusseldorf , Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk in Poznann and Goethe-Institute Warsaw. Sponsored by the ministry for families, children, youth, culture and sports of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the art foundation of NRW, the culture department of the state capital Dusseldorf, the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) ; additional co-production funding: Dance from funds of the commissioners of the federal government for culture and media on the basis of a decision of the German Bundestag, as well as through the arts and culture foundation of the Sparkasse Dusseldorf. With kind support from Jülich research center.

UUUUU(topia) is a project in the frame of the Polish-German anniversary year 2016 WE’RE CELEBRATING! organized by the Goethe-Institut and the German Embassy in Warsaw for the 25th anniversary of the Treaty on Good Neighbourship and Friendly Cooperation.