dancing lessons at studio
Ever since its inception, Impulstanz has grown in reach and output while welcoming all ages, all levels, all bodies.  The expansive world of contemporary dance has its share of preconceptions to deal with: Many people feel apprehensive about joining in, fearful of public embarrassment, or discouraged by confounding, abstract terms. But Impulstanz, the largest festival […]
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tourist shot of Salzburg
Born out of the ashes of the Great War, the Salzburg Festspiele carries on Max Reinhardt’s dream of a Europe united through culture. Where other nations lionize inventors, generals or captains of industry, Austrians worship at the altar of high art. Opera singers are as famous as footballers and premieres at the Burgtheater are front-page news. […]
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Rojava
Rojava offers lessons on love, life and death from the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria Rojava, the self-described autonomous administration of the Kurdish area of Syria has excited the public imagination in Europe. Committed to the principles of socialism, feminism, environmentalism, and diversity, it’s buoyed by inspiring images of the bold female fighters […]
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Corpse! at Vienna's English Theatre
Featuring comedy, mystery and mistaken identity, Corpse! at Vienna’s English Theatre draws on tried and tested tricks for an entertaining show The madcap mystery thriller has long been a bastion of English theater, with plays like Sleuth, The Real Inspector Hound or Deathtrap delighting audiences for decades. Likewise, the classic plot device of the twin […]
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Jean Christophe Marmara Burgtheater anything can happen
The return of the Thursday demonstrations to Vienna’s streets last October heralded a reawakening of Austrian protest culture. Between climate change strikes and marches against racism, the capital has been very lively of late. And on stage, a new wave of starkly political theater is trying to make sense of the current age of far-right populism. […]
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Annie Baker’s play "The Flick" puts the mundane into the spotlight at Theater Drachengasse.
Annie Baker’s play "The Flick" puts the mundane into the spotlight at Theater Drachengasse. Growing up is never easy, as anyone who has ever done so can attest. Most of us have resorted to lowering our expectations, or clinging to the vestiges of ...

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Volkstheater Don Karlos
The fish rots from the head down in the Volkstheater’s compelling Don Karlos. With enlightenment-era ideals under fire, it seems timely to remind ourselves of the hypocrisy of power. Fortunately, the Volkstheater gives an insightful lesson in its new take on Don Karlos, Schiller’s enlightenment-era exploration of idealism, power and personal fortunes set in the […]
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Vienna’s biggest stages have plenty of secrets the audience never gets to see It’s remarkable how daunting, yet fascinating, a few old, chipped wooden boards dangerously inclined toward the audience can be. Crisscrossed with a mosaic of colored tape that indicates positions for props, actors and dancers, it’s baffling for the uninitiated but second nature […]
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Rebirth of a Diva After success in London, The Bodyguard settles into its new home at the Ronacher Singers die, but their songs live on. At least, that’s the reasoning behind Bodyguard – the Musical, a stage adaptation of the 1992 movie of the same name that launched the career of soul diva Whitney Houston. […]
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