Friday, 26 September: Planites by Patricia Apergi/Aerites Dance Company at Hellerau
The choreography Planites investigates human movement through the urban labyrinth, using the collective body and spirit of the city as its material. The topic is strangers: migrants moving from town to town, either of their own free will or forced to do so through circumstances. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 15€/ reduced 7€; How to get there: HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01109 Dresden. TRAM 8 stop ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau‘.
Friday, 26 September – Saturday, 27 September: Colored Gigs Vol. VI – International Silkscreen Gig Poster Exhibition
On Saturday, concert art enthusiasts and collectors are invited to the 6th International Silkscreen Gig Poster Exhibition at the culture center “Scheune” in Dresden Neustadt. Internationally renowned artists will display their silkscreen prints and will be available for questions about their works. Limited editions of concert posters for bands such as the Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, Beatsteaks, Pixies, Pearl Jam, and hundreds of others will be presented and/or for sale. Needless to say, a concert poster exhibition will not take place without some live music on site!
[Spotted – geeky sidenote for the German learners among you: The motto of the event is a pun (a play on words) on a famous rock’n’roll claim, where one of the usual components is replaced by the German word ‘Druck’ (print)!]
Beginning: vernissage: Friday from 7 p.m., finnisage: Saturday from 2 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Scheune Dresden, Alaunstraße 36-40, 01099 Dresden. TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 stop ‘Albertplatz‘; TRAM 7,8 stop ‘Louisenstraße‘.
Saturday, 27 September: Opera “Carmen” at Semper Opera
Into battle – whether eye to eye with the bull, or against a human adversary. In the baking Spanish heat a motley trio are engaged in a struggle between attraction and revulsion, passion and egotism, love and betrayal. Headstrong Carmen lives only for the pleasures of the day; she sees herself and others as mere playthings, and scorns love. For the soldier Don José, the passion which he has sought and found in Carmen becomes his downfall when the virile bullfighter Escamillo disturbs their already crumbling relationship. Georges Bizet’s intoxicating rhythms and ravishing melodies accompany this dance on the volcano’s edge. Beginning: 10 a.m.; Admission: from 45€/ Please note: A limited number of tickets are also available for students (valid ID required and under 27 years) for purchase from the 15th of the month preceding the desired performance, at a price of 10 euros; How to get there: Semperoper Dresden, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden. TRAM 4,8,9 stop ‘Theaterplatz’.
Sunday, 28 September: Intercultural Brunch – Tip for Families!
The children and youth center INSEL invites to a family brunch in their big garden on Sunday. They will provide tasty international food as well as an adventurous program for children, including, for example, a rally covering information on different parts of the world as well as a bonfire. Beginning: 10.00 a.m.; Admission: 2€; How to get there: Kinder- und Jugendhaus INSEL, Meißner Landstraße 16/18, 01157 Dresden. BUS 94 TRAM 1,12 stop ‘Cossebauder Straße’.
Monday, 29 September: Jazz by Mnozil Brass
The jazz group Mnozil Brass has existed and enthralled audiences since 1992. An orchestra, ballet, choir and soloists ensemble all-in-one, this Austrian brass ensemble has played in famous concert halls all over the world. Their music may be best described as music-cabaret combining elements of jazz, pop and opera(!). This concert is a special due to high demand! Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Comödie Dresden, Freiberger Straße 39, 01067 Dresden. TRAM 7,10,12 stop ‘Freiberger Straße ‘.
Tuesday, 30 September: Einar Stray Orchestra
In Norway, Einar Stray Orchestra is still an underground phenomenon, but if you were to ask a random person on the streets of Berlin about them, it is more than likely that this person has attended one of their concerts. The Indie pop band Einar Stray Orchestra (formerly named just Einar Stray) from Sandvika in the outskirts of Oslo released their debut album “Chiaroscuro” 3 years ago, which was highly acclaimed by the Norwegian music press. Now their second album is out. Einar Stray Orchestra’s new album has been titled “Politricks” and deals lyrically with childhood heroes and beliefs that are shattered when faced with the reality of the adult world, as well as with the reflections on coming from a country that awards a peace prize but gains much of its wealth from the ‘dirty’ oil business. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 14€; How to get there: Societaetstheater, An der Dreikönigskirche 1a, 01097 Dresden. TRAM 3,6,7,8,11, stop ‘Albertplatz‘; TRAM 4,9 stop ‘Neustädter Markt‘.
Wednesday, 1 October: We Have Band
“We Have Band” is a three-piece electronic music group from Manchester and London. The band writes with guitars, bass, synthesizers, soft synthesizers, percussion, drum machines and drum samples. Within a few months of working together the band had the collection of songs that formed the backbone of their debut album. Many of these songs appeared as single releases and on various compilations including the Kitsuné Maison compilations. Their style has been variously described as disco revival and depressive disco. They have been lauded as punk funk standard bearers and in their early days were described by Paul Lester of The Guardian as being “unsigned and undeniable”. Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: 19€; How to get there: Scheune Dresden, Alaunstraße 36-40, 01099 Dresden. TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 stop ‘Albertplatz‘; TRAM 7,8 stop ‘Louisenstraße‘.
Thursday, 2 October: Amir Tebenikhin
Amir Tebenikhin is a Kazakhstani pianist. He won the 1999 Vianna da Motta Competition – its last winner to date. He subsequently made his discographical debut for Naxos Records and performed at the Carnegie Hall, the Salle Pleyel and the Wigmore Hall.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 20€, reduced 18€; How to get there: Villa Teresa, Kötitzer Straße 30, 01640 Coswig. TRAM 4 (and replacement bus service EV 4), 400, 401, 405 stop ‘Coswig Zentrum/Börse‘.