Rotterdam Presenta (Dusseldorf)

Photo: Jan Rohwedder / Rotterdam Presenta
Photo: Jan Rohwedder / Rotterdam Presenta


Rotterdam Presenta consists of theatre makers and other artists. The core team, based in Düsseldorf and Brussels, understands itself as a platform to facilitate a cross-disciplinary theatre discourse. Their projects are regularly created at the FFT and find their place within international festivals. In “accident exercises” they collaborate among others with the performers Nicolas Niot and Katarzyna Kania, the performance group Contact Gonzo and the lighting designer Ryoya Fudetani.


Every accident starts with a loss of control. And then comes the impact, a moment of radical, irreversible change that is over before we look at it. The performance platform Rotterdam Presenta is setting up a laboratory for accident exercises in the archives of an insurance company. They practice the faux pas, the moment of the collision. What do we see when we stop time at the moment of collision? Our mistakes, the unsovereign action, the moment when we look terrible and when it’s too late for a new plan.

Funded by Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, Fonds DaKu, Kunststiftung NRW, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Stiftung van Meeteren.