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 […]

Street Art Tour Dresden Mitte
Event report

Slightly late, due to the holidays, but still an absolutely exclusive tip for all those who couldn’t take part in the last Welcome Center Tour through Friedrichstadt, but are interested in the street art scene of Dresden. Danilo, our tour guide, led us through the whole district and showed us impressive and partly huge murals by the Dresden artist Jens Besser and many other international sprayers. A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other permanent surface. A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space […]

DRESDEN-concept hosts reception for 200 new international scientists

On 12th April, DRESDEN-concept (DDc) hosted its second welcome reception for international scientists who started a research visit at a DDc partner institution within the last year. “Networking at all levels is one of our key strengths. What distinguishes Dresden from many other science locations is the close cooperation between all stakeholders and institutions. This includes the universities of applied sciences and non-university research institutions as well as research departments at companies and museums. In many ways, the City of Dresden is enhancing this tight network,” said Lord Mayor Dirk Hilbert – host of the international reception for scientists. Prof. […]

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 […]

Excursion to Bautzen – report

Finally March greeted us with a wonderful sunny weekend! A perfect opportunity for our international researchers to explore Dresden’s surroundings! So why not to go on a day trip to Bautzen? Although Bautzen is a small town, it attracts many people with its beautiful medieval atmosphere, nature and unique Sorbian culture. As a hill-top town located on the Spree river it offers amazing views. The inhabitants of Bautzen are very friendly and even at the end of our city tour our city guide gave some of us a little book with winter fairy tales from the region. A motivating present […]

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 […]