EURO SCENE: Festival of contemporary European theatre and dance | November 5 to 10

This year’s festival is the 29th edition of the euro scene festival and has as its motto “parallel worlds”. 10 guest performances from 8 countries will be shown in around 22 performances and 7 venues. The programme includes dance and spoken theatre, performances and a play for children. The festival of contemporary European theatre and dance is devoting itself to different levels that lie parallel to one another or are interwoven: For example, the real and fictitious, the social and individual as well as the conscious and unconscious levels.

The highly controversial play “Am Königsweg” by the famous Austrian author Elfriede Jelinek opens the festival at Schauspiel Leipzig. It will be staged by the puppeteer, puppet-builder and director Nikolaus Habjan from Vienna who has performed at the festival several times in the past. Amongst many other inspiring plays, there will be the performance “Das Lackballett” by the painter, sculptor and scene-painter Oscar Schlemmer who was part of Bauhaus. It will be interpreted by the company “Theater der Klänge” from Dusseldorf.

The competition »Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo« (»Best German Dance Solo«), conceived by Alain Platel from Ghent, will take place in the context of the festival for the 14th time.

Here you can see the whole festival programme. For further information, please go to the festival webpage.

[photo and information taken from www.euro-scene.de]

Intercultural Weeks Leipzig | September 15 to 29

The intercultural weeks Leipzig take place annually and are action weeks in which cultural events, information events and festivals for intercultural exchange take place.

This year’s Intercultural Weeks are held under the motto “Live together, grow together”. With about 140 events, 5 specials and 8 exhibitions, they show many possibilities to move forward and to learn together. The programme offers discussion evenings, intercultural encounters, films, concerts with music from all over the world, festivals, theatre performances, readings, workshops, sports and family events.

Here you can find this year’s programme. For more information, see the Leipzig webpage.

 

SILBERSALZ | International Science Film Festival | June 20 to June 23, 2019

SILBERSALZ is the first international science film festival of its kind, taking place from June 20 to 23, 2019 for the second time in Halle.

As a combination of festival and conference, SILBERSALZ makes science accessible in a clear and vivid fashion while simultaneously serving as a platform for the exchange of ideas and mutual inspiration.The aim of SILBERSALZ is to provide the general public with access to scientific topics and to allow them to ask questions, thereby promoting a lively and active engagement with science in general.

The SILBERSALZ festival programme consists of freely accessible film screenings, installations and live performances dealing with a wide range of scientific topics and issues. With a variety of different events to choose from the programme is aimed at people of all ages – both those who are already interested in science and those just wanting to know more about the subject.

Further information can be found on the festival website.

[picture and text taken from: http://www.silbersalz-festival.com/en]

Intercultural Weeks Leipzig | September 16 to 30

The intercultural weeks Leipzig take place annually and are action weeks in which cultural events, information events and festivals for intercultural exchange take place.

This year’s Intercultural Weeks are held under the motto “Shaping diversity”. With over 100 events, they offer perspectives on how existing diversity can be shaped in the various areas of life. The programme offers discussion evenings, intercultural encounters, films, concerts with music from all over the world, festivals, theatre performances, readings, workshops, sports and family events.

Here you can find this year’s programme. For more information, see the Leipzig webpage.

 

English Theatre Leipzig: PROOF | September 15

On Saturday, 15th of September, you can enjoy an english play by David Auburn in the theatre “Neues Schauspiel”.

Proof was written in 2000. It is “a play about maths, mental illness, and family tensions. Catherine, the daughter of a brilliant mathematician, had to put her plans to study on hold while she cared for her father, Robert, who suffered from mental illness at the end of his life. Now, with her father deceased, Catherine is confronted with her sister Claire, who has plans of her own for Catherine, and her father’s student Hal, who is working his way through all of Robert’s notebooks to find any remnants of the genius he once was. Until a proof turns up that could revolutionise the world of mathematics – if it is indeed real.” (description by Neues Schauspiel)

The play starts at 8 p.m. For further information and tickets, see the website of Neues Schauspiel Leipzig.

 

photo taken from www.neues-schauspiel-leipzig.de