What’s On in Dresden
16 November – 22 November 2018

Friday, 16 November: Waiting for Summer’s Return & Dresden Refuge As part of the opening evening for the “NO HATE” Film Festival, two Dresden documentaries will be on show at the Technische Sammlungen. The best part is that admission on Friday is free, so there is no excuse not to attend and learn a bit more about what is going on in our very own home city. For a full description of the festival, be sure to check out our separate blog post by clicking here. The opening movie, Waiting for Summer’s Return, highlights the journey of the musicians of […]

No Hate Film Festival
16-18 November

Hatred is a strong human emotion which is often associated with feelings of animosity, anger or resentment, directed towards individuals, groups, entities, objects, behaviours, concepts or ideas. It has been analysed and described by numerous psychologists and psychoanalysts – Freud defining the term as an ego state that wishes to destroy the source of its unhappiness, stressing that it is linked to the question of self-preservation. At its strongest, hate may lead to so-called hate crimes, which are criminal acts motivated by the emotion. At a lower, yet equally worrying level, hate speech is speech perceived to disparage a person […]

What’s On in Dresden
9 November – 15 November 2018

Tip for the whole week: MoveIT film festival for human rights! Friday, 9 November: Alternative Band Triple Concert  As part of the ‘German-Czech Culture Days’ festival, the Scheune in the Dresden Neustadt will receive a quite unusual concert this Friday. No, this is not your regular weekly jazz concert or another rock concert, this will be a diverse alternative music concert made up of three separate bands, each with their own unique style. As the larger festival behind this concert is meant to celebrate German and Czech culture, it is only natural that two of the bands playing this evening are Czech while the third is […]

Watch Out – MOVE IT!

Anyone who visits our blog at least once a week will know how we are fans of movies. For our weekly tips included in our “What’s On in Dresden” posts, we regularly try to include a movie for one of the days of the week as we know many of our international researchers also share a similar passion for the cinematic world. Movies are not only a popular and accessible form of entertainment but also provide a powerful platform for filmmakers to transmit their ideas and perspectives of the world. We are happy to announce that our favourite film festival […]

Event Report on Weimar
(19 – 21 October 2018)

How do 17 researchers from all over the world get in touch with German culture for just one weekend? Right, when they go on a trip to Weimar, known as the centre of high culture in Germany. Located in the state of Thuringia, the city is known for its great cultural heritage and important personalities in literature, architecture and art. Every German student has met him at least once in class: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Nothing was therefore more obvious than a visit to the Goethe National Museum, where we learned a lot about the most important writer of German […]

What’s On in Dresden
2 November – 8 November 2018

(Photo: C. Reichert) Friday, 2 November: Folded Fold of a Handing Hand (Exhibition) Despite being a rather new art gallery in Dresden, the Schimmel Projects Art Gallery has already welcomed numerous fascinating exhibitions in the past few months, with the gallery’s main focus being contemporary and experimental art. On Thursday, November 1, the gallery opened its doors once more for its fresh new exhibition, which may be visited until November 18. ‘Folded Fold of a Handing Hand’, a solo show by Israeli artist Ruti de Vries, marks the opening of the gallery’s second season. In this wonderful expression of dichotomies, […]

What’s On in Dresden 26 October – 1 November 2018

Friday, 26 October: Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company The Frankfurt Dance Company presents a ballet evening with choreographies by William Forsythe and Jacopo Godani. In William Forsythe’s N.N.N.N.N. (2002), four men find themselves in a state of constant, silent connection, who enter into an intense, complex engraving through Thom Willem’s suddenly murmuring composition. Their arms, heads, bodies and legs become unique voices, each tuned for itself and all contrapuntally. In Jacopo Godani’s “Echoes from a Restless Soul” (2016) to Maurice Ravel’s piano compositions “Ondine & Le Gibet” from “Gaspard de la Nuit” (played live), the choreographic elements join together to form […]

What’s On in Dresden
19 October – 25 October 2018

Friday, 19 October: Kinga Glyk Trio (Concert) Lady Wonder-Bass is on her way to Dresden for what will certainly be an unforgettable concert. The young musician from Poland is nothing shy from being an internet sensation. Her videos on social networks have views going through the roof all throughout Europe and in her home country of Poland she is already gaining fame for being one of the only frontwomen of a famous jazz band in the nation. A true musician, young, beautiful, and incredibly talented, she and her band are managing to do with jazz what others have already managed […]

What’s On in Dresden 12 October – 18 October 2018

Friday, 12 October: Guided Tour of the History of Hellerau – European Center of the Arts Take a guided journey through the exciting history and present of HELLERAU – the European Centre of the Arts. On this tour, you will learn interesting facts about the extraordinary architecture of the Festspielhaus, which was built according to plans of Heinrich Tessenow as a pioneer of modern architecture of the 20th century, as well as about the origin of the house as a rhythm school, which was founded here by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze and much more. Discover the moving stories of the Festspielhaus, a […]

What’s On in Dresden
5 October – 11 October 2018

Friday, 5 October: You and Me and the Distance Between Us The “Theaterpädagogisches Zentrum Sachsen” is a non-profit organization which was founded in 2001 with the aim of continually working towards the use of pedagogical theatre and bringing cultural education for schools around Saxony. Their newest project is an theatre performance in English , put together based on the experiences of the English actress Ellen Muriel during her time at both a Greek and a French refugee camp. Muriel makes use of theatre, puppeteering, as well as light and shadow tricks to bring the experiences of people who are stuck […]