Blog relaunch and tips for the upcoming week
(20 – 26 March 2015)

+++ Blog Relaunch +++

Dear all,

we’ve been looking forward to this post so much… and finally, here it is – the ddcwelcome blog relaunch with a fresh design and some new features! The current address is: (Check it out!)

We’ve already migrated all our previous subscribers, so if you received this via email, you do not have to do anything. Just scroll the new page and find out about our projects, some international researchers and cultural activities in Dresden and surroundings. All possibilities to follow the blog, to get the e-mail newsletter or to join us on Facebook are provided in the menu bar. We would be happy to hear your feedback and ideas, so drop in next week or write an e-mail to

But now for some tips for the upcoming week (20 – 26 March)!

Photo: M. Hultsch
Photo: M. Hultsch

Friday, 20 March: “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare with English surtitles

In connection with its initiative “for a cosmopolitan society” the State Theatre of Dresden (Staatsschauspiel) offers several plays in German with English surtitles. On Friday you can see “As You Like It” (in German: “Wie es euch gefällt”), which is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare. It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques. He provides a sharp contrast to the other characters in the play, always observing and disputing the hardships of life in the country. Beginning: 7.30 p.m.; Admission: from €15/ €6.50 (reduced); How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Theaterstr. 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, BUS 94 ‘Postplatz’ stop.

Saturday, 21 March: Tango Argentino

If you would like to shake a leg on Saturday and learn some new moves, we recommend you a visit the Black Salon of the “Kino in der Fabrik” cinema. From 8 p.m. there will be a free basic course of Tango Argentino, afterwards a DJ will play some Tango vibes for more dancefloor action. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Kino in der Fabrik (KIF), Tharandter Straße 33, 01159 Dresden; BUS 63 ‘Clara-Viebig-Straße’ stop or TRAM 6,7,12 or BUS 61,63 ‘Tharandter Straße’ stop.

Saturday, 21 March: Philharmonic concert “Sweden”

Swede Allan Patterson has composed a new concert out of classical music by Mozart and Jewish traditional music. You will listen to the Clarinet Concerto in A major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart combined with some elements of klezmer played by the ‘Elbland’ Philharmonic Orchestra. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: from €6; How to get there: Landesbühnen Sachsen, Meißner Str. 152, 01445 Radebeul; TRAM 4 ‘Landesbühnen’ stop.

Monday, 23 March: Helene Blum & Herald Haugaard in concert

Two of Denmark’s finest artists have come together to perform traditional and contemporary Danish music with great passion and virtuosity. Beautiful old Danish ballads are gently blended with flashy, impossibly pretty violin tunes and all is brought before the audience with great passion and presence. Their new album ‘Lys og forfarld’ (Light and Decay) is the last one in a trilogy . Singer Helene Blum and violinist Harald Haugaard are rated among the best musicians of Denmark. Beginning 8 p.m.; Admission: €16/ €12 (reduced); How to get there: Dreikönigskirche, Hauptstraße 23, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop or TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

Tuesday, 24 March: Denovali Concert Series V: Franz Kirmann

Franz Kirmann is a French producer probably best known as the electronic half of post-classical/electronica duo Piano Interrupted. His new album ‘Meridians’ sizzles with emotional electricity, the horned forks of lightning masked as electronic rhythms. Kirmann’s music is enchanting, reconciling you with the events of life despite its turbulence. Listen to a fascinating blend of electronic and organic tunes. Beginning: 8.30 p.m.; Admission: €12 (advance sale)/ €16 (evening box office); How to get there: Scheune Dresden; Alaunstraße 36-40, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop, TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop, TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße (Nordbad)’ stop.

Wednesday, 25 March: Open course: Portrait Painting

This painting course focuses on portraits, heads and figurations. You will sketch, draw or paint (as you wish) different models to train your eye for different shapes and proportions and all throughout learn about anatomical laws, the basics of composition and visual architecture, and not without occasional sideways glances at fine art history. Feel free to use your preferred technique – pencil, chalk, watercolor – everything is possible. While painting you will be directed and individually counseled by Stefan Voigt, who has studied art and graphic design and has been head of the Adlergasse Gallery since 1997. Please remember to bring your own painting materials. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission/Course fee: €10; How to get there: Riesa efau, Adlergasse 14, 3rd floor, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,6,10, BUS 94 ‘Bahnhof Mitte’ stop.

Thursday, 26 March: Eine neue Freundin – Une nouvelle amie (in French with German subtitles)

Childhood best friends Claire and Laura are utterly inseparable, so it comes as a particularly devastating blow when Laura becomes ill and dies, leaving her husband, David, to raise their newborn daughter Lucie by himself. Suppressing her grief under a promise to help David and Lucie push through, Claire stops by the house one afternoon, door unlocked, and finds a strange woman holding Lucie, who, on closer inspection, turns out to be David in a blonde wig and one of Laura’s dresses… Beginning: 8.30 p.m.; Admission: €5 (Mon/Tue only)/€6 (other days); How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.


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