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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Vienna’s English Theatre’s Pygmalion is enjoyable, but fails to capture the true Shavian spirit George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion at Vienna’s English Theatre is selling out to full houses, with audiences relishing the wit, and applauding for more. It’s hardly a surprise: The famed tale of linguist Henry Higgins, who wagers he can turn the flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a duchess...
buskers festival karlsplatz vienna
The Buskers Festival enlivens Karlsplatz with world-class performers Since time immemorial, humanity has been fascinated with unusual feats of derring- do, turning to jugglers, jesters, jackanapes and troubadours for amusement. Their modern successors, street artists, continue their legacy on the high streets, giving relief from the daily pendeln (commute) and this month, some of the very best will assemble in...
Cristina Garcia Rodero
Her unreleased masterpieces presented at new exhibition. One of Spain’s most renowned artists, Cristina Garcia Rodero approaches photography with an almost anthropological eye, from community festivals to Haitian voodoo rituals. A member of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency, her work stands out for its natural, spontaneous aesthetic, captured with great patience and a gift for timing, winning her the W....
Pinochet’s thugs are the least of Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl’s problems as they relive the bad old days of the 1973 coup in Chile   Part political thriller, part torrid love story, Colonia follows Lena, a young Lufthansa stewardess, as she visits her lover Daniel in Santiago on the eve of Pinochet’s putsch. Caught in the crossfire, Daniel, an ardent...
saul williams
The New York slam poet breaks back into the hip-hop scene An alternative hip-hop icon since acquiring the title of Nuyorican Poets Cafe's Grand Slam Champion in 1996, esteemed spoken word artist Saul Williams has since risen to global fame for his poetry, writing and acting. Highly influential in both music and literature, his list of appearances and collaborators is long, including...
dropkick murphys
The Irish-American punk rockers kick off their European tour in Vienna Raucous and bursting with Celtic pride, The Dropkick Murphys have been mixing Gaelic folk with punk for 20 years and counting. The Boston originals, not ones to rest on their shamrocks, are now touring in support of their latest album 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory, the first...
Twelfth Night
This comedy comes from Illyria to commemorate the Bard’s death Featuring a woman surviving a shipwreck and disguising herself as her twin brother – while all the main characters find their love (temporarily) unrequited, this classic comedy of errors is among the more popular plays by Shakespeare. This version was first performed at the Midsummer Scene Festival at Dubrovnik, the...
jewish film festival
From hummus to Yinglish drama, movie buffs can look forward to over two weeks of acclaimed kosher cinema A deliciously offbeat fixture in Vienna’s busy cultural calendar, since the early 1990s Vienna’s Jewish Film Festival has celebrated the living culture of one of the city’s oldest and most vibrant communities. Now in its 25th year, this edition will include lots...
man ray
A glimpse beyond the iconic artist’s photographs. One of Dadaism and Surrealism’s most recognizable artists, Man Ray became a household name as a photographer, achieving lasting fame with erotic, absurdist images as well as conventional portraits, fashion spreads, nude studies and his experimental “Rayographs.” A quintessential American in Paris, he was a fixture of the early 20th century Montparnasse scene,...
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