Tips for the upcoming week
(01 – 06 September 2017)

Sculpture ‘Völkerfreundschaft’ (‘Friendship among the peoples’) by Wolf-Eike Kuntsche on Prager Straße. (Photo: L. Mendes)

Early bird announcement – Thursday, 07. September 2017: International Café – Boost your career options
Are you an international student, PhD student or (soon-to-be) graduate at one of Dresden´s universities or research institutions? Would you like to enter Dresden´s job market upon graduation – but you are unsure about the requirements? We will equip you with a map and compass for the job jungle! Learn how to show your competences in your job application on the German market and where to get connected with local companies. An HR specialist will be happy to answer all your question that evening. Please register Register via e-mail to .

Beginning: 5 p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: Dresden – CONCEPT Welcome Center @ TU Dresden, Nürnberger Straße 31a, 01187 Dresden, TRAM 8 ‚Südvorstadt’ stop.

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Friday, 01 September 2017: DEVRO – body language (dancing performance)

Every Friday evening DEVRO alias Alena is performing her stunning piece ‘try walking in my shoes’. She will present it at the TOR 7. Through this performance and the music, your senses will be sharpened. Additionally, you can see Alena during the day exploring the area of the biennale with her body performance.
Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: €15, € 10 if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Ostrale’17, Messe Dresden, Messering 6, 01067 Dresden. TRAM 10 stop ‘Messegelände’.

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Saturday, 02 September 2017: Floor on Fire / Battle of style (dancing performance)

Breakdancers versus ballet solo-ists, street style versus contemporary dance: Floor on Fire – Battle of Styles brings different styles face to face. In a new interpretation of the principle of a battle, dancers from the fields of breakdance and urban dance, ballet and contemporary dance attempt to outdo their opponents with their own performance.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €15, €8 if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Hellerau – European Centre of the Arts Dresden, Karl-Liebknecht-Str.56, 01109 Dresden, TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau‘ stop.

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Sunday, 03 September 2017: Dance tea – Swingin’ Sunday

Once every month during the summer time, the Saloppe is inviting its audience to celebrate a not so boring Sunday afternoon with music and tea. This time they will have a special surprise for all retro fans. It is time to take out your swingin’ skirts and dancing shoes and hit the dance floor on a sunny afternoon.
Time: 3 p.m.; Admission: €8; How to get there: Saloppe Dresden, Brockhausstraße 1, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 11 ‘Elbschlösser’ stop.

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Monday, 04 September 2017: Sneak preview (movie in original version)

Each Tuesday, the cinema ‘UFA Kristallpalast ‘ presents a new movie in English. In the so called ‘Sneak Preview’ you never know what movie you’ll see. It could be a romantic comedy or a thriller – or something completely different. Part of the excitement is not knowing which genre awaits you but the best thing about the ‘Sneak Preview’ is that you’ll watch a movie before its official release date.
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: €4,5; How to get there: UFA-Kristallpalast Dresden,St. Petersburger Str. 24a, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017: Cantaderas (original Spanish folk music)

In the Middle-Ages, Cantaderas were groups of women contracted to play instruments, sing and dance. The group who will play this Tuesday is known for reciting ancient songs and music from that time. So let them bring you back to the glorious time of medieval Spain.
Beginning: 7:30 p.m. Admission: €14,50 or €5 if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Palais im Großen Garten, Hauptallee 8, 01219 Dresden; TRAM 1,2 ‘Comeniusplatz’ stop, TRAM 9,13 or BUS 75 ‘Querallee’ stop, TRAM 10,13 ‘Großer Garten’ stop.

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017: Bosch enters Dresden´s market – International talents leave: Is something wrong in Dresden?

Are Dresden´s businesses unable to keep up with the attractiveness of West-German companies? Are the offered career prospects not appealing and adequate for Dresden´s (international) graduates? How aware are local companies of the treasure of international academic talents that are leaving Dresden? In the end, is everything maybe just due to the lack of matching? What can companies, political parties and Dresden´s society do to make it a more attractive city for international professionals? During a panel discussion with business and science representatives, major Dirk Hilbert and international students and graduates, we will discuss this issue.
Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission free; How to get there: Yenidze, 3.Floor, Weißeritzstraße 3, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1,6,10,11 ‚Kongresszentrum’ stop.

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