What’s On in Dresden 17 May – 23 May 2019

Friday, 17 May: In Many Hands (Text taken from the Hellerau website) “With “In Many Hands” the Belgian theatre artist Kate McIntosh invites her audience to test, touch, listen, search and sniff. The project gathers the audience on stage to experience  a surprising, multifaceted collection of objects in a sensual way together. “In Many Hands” is theatre from its most intense side: poetic, dramatic, curious. Kate McIntosh has already performed this unusual play at numerous theatre festivals throughout Europe. Kate McIntosh (1974) is a Brussels-based artist who practices across the boundaries of performance, theatre, video and installation. Her works often focus […]

What’s On in Dresden 10 May – 16 May

Friday, 10 May: Long Night of the Galleries and Museums Friday night is the international day to meet up with friends and either relax or party to close up a week of hard work. This week, why not invite your friends for a somewhat different program: art exhibition hopping! Starting at 6 pm, 18 museums and art galleries all throughout the Inner Neustadt’s Baroque Quartier will open their doors for the public free of charge, giving anyone the chance to check out the exhibitions on show. The event as a whole doesn’t have any particular theme, as each gallery has […]

What’s On in Dresden 3 May – 9 May 2019

Friday, 3 May: Robo vs. Sacre (Text taken from the Hellerau website) With the production “Robozee VS. Sacre”, the contemporary urban dance company Renegade takes a new and unique look at what is probably the most legendary stage work in history: “Le Sacre du Printemps”. For the premiere of the 1913 ballet, composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky not only provided a tangible stage scandal with their rapidly changing rhythms instead of gentle harmonies, stomping dancers instead of graceful lace dancing, but also marked the birth of modern dance. More than 200 choreographers have already studied the work, unforgotten […]

What’s On in Dresden 26 April – 2 May 2019

Friday, 26 April: Vinyl Kicks! It is a round, mostly black object with an inscribed spiral groove which serves as an analogue sound storage medium and is made out of polyvinyl chloride, or just vinyl for short. It may now be quite a few years since you last heard a song played on a record but this week you have the chance to attend a wonderful party with music played solely with the use of vinyl records. In the age of DJs carrying around laptops and using digital turntables, it may seem rather outdated to use records but doing so […]

What’s On in Dresden 19 April – 25 April 2019

Friday, 19 April: Rosi’s Rock Idols As a response to their highly successful and well frequented student evening on Mondays, Rosis now has a new weekly event we can all look forward to: Rock Idols. It doesn’t matter if you prefer classic rock or a more modern indie, here at Rosis you will find good music for all tastes. With a repertoire of bands ranging from Queen over to Nirvana and all the way to The Cure and Red Hot Chilli Peppers, you will not be able to sit still. The best part is that the bar does not charge […]

What’s On in Dresden
12 April – 18 April 2019

Friday, 12 April:  Hotel of the Immigrants (Text taken from the Hellerau website) “Argentina, Argentina – that’s where the Maradona comes from!” That is what the German Jewess Johanna heard when she was in Europe for the first time fifty years after her escape. As popular as Maradona is, the hundreds of thousands of Europeans who found refuge there from the dictatorships and poverty of the last century seem forgotten. The others must flee. That is the current European perception. CapriConnection and the author Anne Jelena Schulte travelled to Argentina to take a different perspective. In poetically condensed texts, they tell […]

What’s On in Dresden 5 April – 11 April 2019

Friday, 5 April: SekeSeke#4 The Kukulida special event “SekeSeke” reaches its fourth edition and this time it will take you on a journey to the Iberian Peninsula. La Jose is a very talented singer from Madrid who this Friday will sing alongside Josel Ratsch and will also be accompanied by DJ ArYstan. Actually, ArYstan is more than just a DJ, rather, he is something of a “multi-instrumentalist” who will also play a live DJ set following the concert alongside the other two artists. After living for a while in Madrid following his high school graduation, he returned to Germany to […]

What’s On in Dresden 29 March – 4 April 2019

Friday, 29 March: Night of the Orchids Attention all flower lovers and most importantly, all orchid lovers! As part of the Dresden Easter program, the International Orchid World fair is celebrating its twenty first year of existence as one of the largest and most popular public fairs in the city. As the fair’s organizers describe on their website, the fair exhibits “orchids as far as the eye can see”. The best times to visit are during the calmer morning hours right after the fair opens at 10 a.m. or on Friday evening for the night of the orchids. Exceptionally on […]

What’s On in Dresden 22 March – 28 March 2019

Friday, 22 March: Musical World Trip An economy round the world ticket costs somewhere between $2,500 and $6,000 depending on the route, airline, and starting country; however, this Friday’s musical round the world trip will cost you no more than a small donation! If you also think this sounds like a super deal then be sure to come out to the Rösslstube in Dresden’s Friedrichstadt neighbourhood and get ready to be taken around the world through the power of the universal language of music. Close your eyes and enjoy a trip spanning from the warm South American bays in Colombia […]

What’s On in Dresden 15 March – 21 March 2019

Friday, 15 March: Ayanna Witter-Johnson (Concert) Time Out magazine writes: “Cellist and singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson has to be heard to be believed. Her self-assured style blends a honey-sweet vocal delivery with bewitching cello-playing.” Her own website describes her as a rare exception to the rule that classical and alternative r&b music cannot successfully coexist. The singer, songwriter, and cellist graduated from both Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the Manhattan School of Music. She was a participant in the London Symphony Orchestra’s Panufnik Young Composers Scheme and became an Emerging Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre. She […]