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Challenging Conservatism

Christophe Slagmuylder, the new artistic director of the Wiener Festwochen,  presents his first program    In an arts-obsessed city like Vienna, the Wiener  Festwochen,  the city’s premier cultural festival,  carries  a lot of weight – something that its  new head and artistic director, Christophe  Slagmuylder, is quite aware of. When asked what the Festwochen, which have […]
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