Friday, 20 November 2015: ‘Black Marrow’ by Iceland Dance Company
Ómarsdóttir and Jalet from the Iceland Dance Company consider ‘Black Marrow’ a contemporary ritual. With rhythm, repetition and exhaustion they aim to achieve archaic trance among their six dancers, in which they’ll mutate into creatures that are something between animal, machine and pagan idols in the dark.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 21€/11€ (reduced); How to get there: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01109 Dresden; TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau’ stop.
More information here: en.hellerau.org/black-marrow
Saturday, 21 November 2015: Russian Night – Melodies of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcracker’
This marvellous concert will make you get into the right mood for the upcoming Christmas season. The Nutcracker Ballet is one of Tchaikovsky’s most enchanting works. The magical music evokes a nostalgic Christmas atmosphere. The two-act ballet is based on the book ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’, by E.T.A. Hoffman, a famous writer and music critic.
Beginning: 7.30 p.m.; Admission: from €38 (please note that tickets need to be bought in advance, at the latest until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 21 November 2015); How to get there: Dresden Zwinger palace, Marmorsaal (marble hall), Taschenberg 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop, TRAM 1,2,4,8,9,10,11 ‘Postplatz’ stop.
More information here: www.concerts-dresden.com/programme
Sunday, 22 November 2015: ‘Art and Language’ – Image Interpretations in English and French
Why not use this Sunday to gain insight into the ‘New Masters Gallery’ at Albertinum. Pupils of the Romain-Rolland-Gymnasium will make you familiar with the most fascinating paintings and their background stories. Meeting point for this tour is the atrium of Albertinum.
Beginning: 11 a.m.; Admission: €12/€9 (reduced) – regular entry fee for Albertinum; How to get there: Albertinum Dresden, Georg-Treu-Platz, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 4, 12 ‘Altmarkt’ stop or TRAM 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 12 ‘Pirnaischer Platz’ stop.
Monday, 23 November 2015: Weekly Gathering for Refugees, Internationals and Locals
The State Theatre of Dresden organizes a weekly so-called ‘Montagscafé’, which is meant to be a meeting place for refugees and all other inhabitants of Dresden. The gathering starts at 3 p.m. with a theatre workshop. The café will offer drinks, soup, board games and table tennis to turn yet unknown persons into friends. At 7 p.m. there are some special activities every week, such as talks, readings or concerts.
Event time: 3 – 10 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden Kleines Haus, Glacisstr. 28, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3, 6, 7, 8, 11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.
More information here: www.staatsschauspiel-dresden.de/spielplan/spielplan/montagscafe
Tuesday, 24 November 2015: Festival of World Music
For the past 29 years the Festival of World Music has enchanted the audience. The unique style of this event arises from its transnational and transcultural combination of traditional and contemporary music. This time you will hear music from three different continents, including musicians from Papua, Tanzania and Cameroon.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: from €22/from €16 (reduced); How to get there: Dreikönigskirche Dresden, Hauptstraße 23, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 3, 6, 7, 8, 11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop or TRAM 4, 8, 9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop.
More information here: www.mzdw.de/konzert%C3%BCbersicht/24-11-2015-klangwelten
Wednesday, 25 November 2015: Diploma Concert of Jule Malischke
Use this exclusive chance to listen to great musicians at the beginning of their career. Come to the diploma concert of Jule Malischke. She will perform with guitar and vocals. The concert takes place at a special place, namely at the manufacture area of the ‘Werkstätten Hellerau’.
Beginning: 7.30 p.m.; Admission: free ; How to get there: Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau, Moritzburger Weg 68, 01109 Dresden; TRAM 8 ‘Am Hellerrand’ stop.
Thursday, 26 November 2015: Boy Omega in Concert
Boy Omega’s unique brand of pop is fragile, vibrant and wholehearted. It has been compared to musicians and bands such as of Elliott Smith, Sparklehorse, The Cure, Bright Eyes, Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine and Xiu Xiu. Find out if the comparisons are correct!
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: from €6 – €8; How to get there: Hole of Fame, Königsbrücker Str. 39, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop.
More information here: www.facebook.com/events/455396237991792