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Vienna
Saturday, January 20, 2018
white rabbit red rabbit vienna
Nassim Soleimanpour has traveled the world without leaving his native Iran. Vienna’s Spektakel theater reserved a first row seat for the playwright, but it was empty during the performance of his maiden experimental play, White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Yet Soleimanpour was there.To solve this riddle, it helps to know that during the first two years of the play’s worldwide...
late fame
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waves festival music
The international showcase festival and conference presents indie rock and club culture in all its gloryPresenting the city’s clubscape alongside the finest up-and-coming artists, the Waves Festival rides abreast of hidden musical currents, powering into its seventh year with a promising lineup and numerous talks for industry insiders.Remaining true to course, the focus is firmly on the central European...
murder on the orient express
The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit entices with a stellar castPreviously brought to the screen by Sidney Lumet in a much loved 1974 adaptation, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express remains one of her most popular and glamorous novels. This time Kenneth Branagh di­rects and stars (sporting an im­pressive moustache) as the dap­per Belgian sleuth, recreating...
margaret cho vienna
Blunt and fearless, Margaret Cho is a real groundbreaker in her field of comedy, getting a rise from audiences since exploding on stage in the early 1990s.Tirelessly taking on controversial subjects with scathing observations has become her trademark, as well as criticizing current affairs. Recently named one of the 50 best stand-up comedians by Rolling Stone magazine, she has...
review twilight of empire
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art exhibition vienna albertina
A new show on the Renaissance polymath demonstrates the creative process of a geniusMentioned in the same breath as Leonardo and Michelangelo, Raphael is a veritable titan whose immense ability as an artist, draughtsman and architect has stood the test of time. Yet Rome wasn’t built in a day – and neither is a masterpiece, with many steps before...
amateur orchestras
A plethora of orchestras for non-professionals makes Vienna a paradise for amateur musicYou took piano lessons and then you quit. The lessons were because of your mother, quitting was because it got boring. Such a shame! But luckily, many people still play instruments – despite moms and looming boredom – because they discovered the excitement of playing with others,...
Canadian artist Guy Maddin’s retro feastA fever dream of stories within stories owing more than a little to surrealist grandmaster Luis Buñuel, this tribute to lost films and the power of human imagination defies logic in favor of visual poetry. Noted for recreating the look and sound of late silent films and early talkies, director Guy Maddin (alongside co-director...
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