Tips for the upcoming week
(09 – 15 June 2016)

The “Kronentor” is the most famous part of the Zwinger. (Photo: B. Debnath)


Thursday, 09 June 2016: Finals from the Palucca dancing school Dresden

15 bachelor students of the Palucca University of Dance perform their graduation performance in public. Every student created their very own show and included elements from their years of studying as well as own inspirations and interpretations. As the last performance before being an professional dancer, they show all their skills and talents.

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €21/€11, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Hellerau – European Centre of the Arts Dresden, Karl-Liebknecht-Str.56, 01109 Dresden, TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau’

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Friday, 10 June 2016: King Lear (theatre play in English)

‘It will come, humanity must perforce prey on itself, like monsters of the deep.’

Once upon a time there was an old king who unwisely gave his crown and country to his daughters. So begins King Lear, Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. What begins almost as a fairytale becomes a nightmare as the world descends into chaos and cruelty, where every natural bond of affection is broken: children turn against their parents, fathers seek the death of their sons, and siblings tear each other to pieces.

In this play, which has been considered by many to represent the summit of his genius, Shakespeare takes a merciless look at the bestial side of humanity and what happens when it takes over and destroys the flimsy fabric of civilisation. King Lear leads us on a journey through rage and madness to hope and back to despair. And as a warning, it has lost none of its relevance or its power over the 400 years since his death in 1616.

Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission: €8/€5, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Theaterhaus Rudi, Fechnerstraße 2a, 01139 Dresden; TRAM 4 or BUS 70,80 ‘Rankestraße’ stop.

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Saturday, 11 June 2016: The Bremen Town Muscians (puppet show for the whole family)

The story of a small group of elderly animals, ‘The Bremen Town Musicians’ is a simple story, but like any Grimm’s Fairy Tale it has a moral. Gain an understanding of how this fairy tale provides commentary on every day life. “The Bremen Town Musicians” begins with a donkey who has become old and weak. He is going to be killed, but before his master can kill him he escapes. He forms a plan to go to the town of Bremen and become a musician. As he travels he meets other animals. First he meets a dog who has become too old to hunt, then meets a cat who no longer hunts mice, and finally a rooster who is going to be eaten. Each of these animals is convinced by the donkey to go to Bremen and start a new life as musicians.

Beginning: 2 p.m.; Admission: €6 for adults and €5 for children; How to get there: Zschoner Mühle, Zschoner Grund 2, 01156 Dresden-Podemus; TRAM 1,12 ‘Gottfried-Keller-Straße/Roquettestraße’ stop and then BUS 92 ‘Ockerwitz’ stop.

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Saturday, 11 June 2016:  Counterfeit (UK) (Punk Rock concert)

In early 2015 a band of 5 makes sure, that their (punk) rock is injected in their audience once they have conquered the stage. They electrify each concert atmosphere and give everything on stage. They said themselves: ‘We are counterfeit, we have put blood, sweat and tears in our music and hope, you love it.’ Furthermore, the lead singer of this band, Jamie Campell Bower is known for his roles as Gellert Grindelwald and Caius Volturi in the Harry Potter and Twilight universes.

Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: €18; How to get there: Beatpol, Altbriesnitz 2A, 01157 Dresden; BUS 91,92,93,94 ‘Schunckstraße’ stop or TRAM 1,12 or BUS 94 ‘Cossebauder Straße’ stop.

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Sunday, 12 June 2016:  Mestizo Flamenco

Nuevos Aires – fresh air.

From every direction the wind can blow, sometimes gently and another time as a strong storm. The members of this music group are from 5 different countries, but share a common soul. A soul great music, inspired by the traditional dance of the Iberian Peninsula. In Spain and in other countries, they are celebrated for their passion and profession, which they put in every aspect of their Flamenco show. The internationality of the team creates here a unique mixture of traditional dancing art and new interpretation.

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €4; How to get there: Kleines Haus, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Glacisstr. 28, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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Monday, 13 June 2016: Matthias Bröde (Blues/Jazz concert)

The mouth organ – or ‘Mundi’, as it is affectionately known in Saxony – is widely known as a feature of campfires and the Blues, and at best as an atmospheric accompaniment to chansons. Then along comes Matthias Broede and shows that it can do more. Broede lifts his instrument to the status of a soloist, does not let even challenging jazz and World Music compositions put him off, even adds new elements, making him a deserving recipient of the WDR Jazz Award.

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €10/€6, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Hellerau – European Centre of the Arts Dresden, Karl-Liebknecht-Str.56, 01109 Dresden, TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau’.

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016: Sing Street (Movie in original version)

SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos.

Beginning: 7:30 p.m. Admission: €6/€5, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016: 3rd Regulars’ Table: Get2gether in the beer garden!

As half of the semester passed and the last Regulars’ table dates back almost two months, we would like to come together again and share our latest stories. The beautiful summer weather is inviting us to celebrate this occasion in a very typical German way – going to a beer garden!

We would be glad to meet you for our Get2gether in the beer garden ‘Louisengarten’ at 7 p.m. on Louisenstraße 43, 01099 Dresden. Our international crowd and delicious grill food and draft beer will guarantee a pleasant evening!

Everybody is welcome! So bring your friends and family! …plus change, because unfortunately we cannot cover your drinks and food ;)

Please register via until 14 June.

Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Louisengarten, Louisenstraße 43, 01099 Dresden, TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop or TRAM 3,6,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016: Andrés Corredor (Jazz with traditional Colombian music show)

Guitarist from Bogotá, Colombia, Andrés Corredor started playing guitar at the age of 13, and his sound imaginary has been influenced since then by blues, jazz, rock and traditional music of his country. Winner of the 2nd Prize of the Electric Guitar Competition 2014 in the renowned Montreaux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Andrés come to Dresden in his last stop of his Europe tour, after presentations in London and Geneve. In his solo guitar presentation, Andrés will take the listener through several ages of music, in several regions of the world. Always exploring and experimenting with the sound of the guitar, and the possibilities in the use of electronic devices as effect pedals, among others.

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Blue Note Dresden, Görlitzer Straße 2b, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

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