Tips for the Upcoming Week
23 March – 29 March 2018

Friday, 23 March: The Reality, the Zebra The piece ‘The Reality, the Zebra’ moves in a playful manner between performance and installation, between dance and an experimental room-sound experience. The perception and construction of reality will be systematically experienced at the visual, auditory, and kinaesthetic levels, while asking the question: what is our place in this world, as an individual, as a group, and as a society? The piece analyses different perspectives, interpretations, attitudes and also asks another central question: how do we live together with so many different realities in one world? Magdalena Weniger, the choreographer for the performance, […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
16 March – 22 March 2018

  Friday, 16 March: Young Boy Dancing Group Young Boy Dancing Group is a collective of contemporary dancers whose performances are a mixture of a queer show and techno-futurism. The YBDG use their performances to challenge normative notions of gender and sexuality. Their fragmentary choreographies are shown at art fairs, galleries and London nightclubs. By imitating movements from daily life, they create spaces for de-familiarisation, the aim being to create a new form of intimacy together – spaces for friendship, desire, queer alliances – and to constantly call institutionalised art settings into question. The performance is part of this weekend’s […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
9 March – 15 March 2018

Friday, 9 March: Lucky This week, one of the best movies of 2017 finally makes it for its premiere in Germany! Lucky tells the story of a 90-year-old atheist who has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive enlightenment. Directed by John Carroll Lynch, the movie stars Harry Dean Stanton in one of his final on-screen roles prior to his death on September 15, 2017. ‘Lucky’ is in a sense Lynch’s love letter to Stanton’s life and career at the same time as it is a meditation on […]

Excursion to the memorial “Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße”

There’s almost no corner in Dresden where you wouldn’t stumble over an astonishing piece of history. On our tour last Saturday we went a little off the beaten track and visited the memorial “Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße”, a prison of the “Staatsicherheit”, the official state security service during the former GDR era. It was used to imprison political opponents who criticized the system and was repurposed into a memorial space to inform people about the happenings. Our guide, a time witness was able to give us a deep insight into the prisoners daily life and didn’t spare any details about the […]

Tips for the upcoming week
2 March – 8 March 2018

Friday, 2 March: Jason Miles’ Kind of New ft. Theo Croker Start off your weekend with this concert by an all-star electric jazz band, which manages to connect past and present. By all-star this is not meant to be taken as an understatement, as Jason Miles has worked with many important names from Jazz, Rock, and Pop, including but not limited to Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, and David Sandborn. No wonder he is considered as one of the best and most well-known keyboard players in the electro-jazz scene, currently considered to be the Quincy Jones of modern music. […]

Tips for the upcoming Week
23 February – 1 March 2018

Friday, 23 February: Intercultural DIY Workshop Making things by yourself is a current trend which helps not only the environment but also your wallet. Although it may seem as though some everyday products are difficult to make at home, this workshop from the organization “Cambio” is here to show you just how easy it is to make things at home. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find this event earlier, as it first began in January and has already handled themes such as cooking and knitting. This week features the second workshop regarding cosmetic and hygiene articles, while next week will […]

Tips for the upcoming week
16 – 22 February 2018

Friday, 16 February: Keegan McInroe & Friends (Concert) The charismatic and exceptional Texan singer and songwriter Keegan McInroe will this year once more make a stop in Dresden during his European tour. The band led by McInroe is composed by 6 other members, playing the guitar, keyboard, harp, bass and drums. Known for his striking bourbon polished voice, he brings together classic protest songs with blues. Accompanied by other talented musicians, get ready for a night along the entire jazz and folk spectrum, with songs ranging from acoustic ballads all the way to wild electronic bluesrock. Without a doubt this […]

Tips for the upcoming week
8 – 14 February 2018

Thursday, 8 February: Wind River (German Premiere) Do not miss the German premiere of this box office success, dealing with important yet relatively widely unknown issues on the last frontier of the American wilderness. This chilling thriller follows a rookie FBI agent who teams up with a local game tracker in order to investigate the murder of a girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death. The director, Taylor Sheridan, explained how the opening “inspired by true events” card was a reference to the thousands of actual stories just like it, involving sexual […]

13 February and its significance for Dresden
Historical background and guidelines

  Historic Background World War II in Germany and Europe The second world war lasted 6 years (1939-1945) and represented the largest military conflict in history, involving all of the great powers of the 20th century and killing millions of people from many different countries across the world. It was the first time in recorded history that the civilian population was effected more severely than that of the military. For the first time entire urban areas were destroyed using air attacks. Cities like Warsaw (Poland), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Coventry (United Kingdom) and Dresden (Germany) became symbols of this destruction. In addition to Dresden, many big and […]

Tips for the upcoming week
1 February – 7 February 2018

Thursday, 1 February: Rob Tognoni (Concert) Known as the Tasmanian Devil due to his powerfully charged performances and his origins in Tasmania, Australia, Rob Tognoni was firt introduced to Europe by blues master Dave Hole in 1994. After 40 years, his explosive guitar playing and unique songs are now being compared with the greats of his genre and have firmly established him in the European venues and festivals as well as attracting many fans of hard rock blues worldwide. At the 2017 Sweden Rock Festival he was described as a blues showman with superstar attributes. If you are a fan […]