La Fleur

In collaboration with the choreographer Franck Edmond Yao, the director Monika Gintersdorfer founded the collective La Fleur in 2016, featuring an international group of artists. Ever since, they have been developing dance and theatre performances, basing their texts on European literary classics and exploring African dances such as coupé-décalé, ndombolo, and logobi.

For the duration of the exhibition at Ruhr Ding: Klima, La Fleur will be dwelling on the book A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments by Roland Barthes together with the artist and choreographer Elisabeth Tambwe. Under the title Love Is a Warm Gun, the performers seek out the present-day meaning of love, examining not only Barthes’s text in the process, but also taking a look at digital communication and, not least, the changes in social relations arising through the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Each and every day La Fleur rehearses in public, either in a tennis court or in the neighbouring park in Recklinghausen. Visitors can observe the working process and also the regularly held shows.

The project is a co-production with the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen.

La Fleur
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Love is a Warm Gun

In the tennis hall of the Recklinghäuser Tennisgesellschaft, and the adjacent city park, La Fleur, in collaboration with Elisabeth Tambwe, enquire into the contemporary meaning of love.