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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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...
superhumans
Time-traveling master racists demonstrate The Horror of the Ordinary in this anarchic theater projectKeeping it surreal since 1997, the performance collective Showcase Beat Le Mot continues to defy the conventions of dramaturgy with a new project featuring time-traveling Nazis, a foam machine, radiation suits and multicolored strobes. Although they might look a bit like your mate’s dad – the...
spontaneous combustions
At »MOMENT!« Fifth International Improv Festival, comedy and drama come at the speed of thoughtPromising to “put Vienna back on the international improv map”, the experimental Theater an der Gumpendorferstraße (TAG) kicks off the new season by unleashing the collective imaginations of both actor and audience with their Fifth International Festival of Improvisation. Over six nights, performers will take the...
Imagetanz Festival
Social criticism meets dance at Imagetanz, the annual experimental dance festivalExploring the symbolism and imagery of dance, the annual Imagetanz festival is still going strong after first taking the stage in 1989. In acknowledgement, this year’s edition kicks off under the motto “Welcome Back,” and opens with The Inheritance, a review of past performances from the last 25 years –...
Two Pints of Theatre & a Packet of Crisps: English Mondays promise a provocative brew of cutting edge theatreEnglish is made for the stage. It’s a language Stephen Fry calls “ proudly barbaric, deeply civilized, a mongrel mouthful of Shakespearean and Ghetto discourse, a shameless whore.”And for expats in Vienna, there is never enough. English Mondays at Vienna’s experimental Schauspielhaus...
great gatsby
Dwight Rhoden revisits F. Scott Fitzgerald’s jazz age shenanigans on stageMimicking the extravagant Roaring Twenties, The Great Gatsby Ballet is not a production for purists. Sparkling headbands, shiny gold confetti and lavish choreography create a distinct 1920s feel that is strongly reminiscent of Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 film adaptation of the iconic American novel.However, the mastermind behind the Russian/Ukrainian show –...
Dark and funny, this European premiere is set in a remote mobile home in the Rocky Mountains, where the poet and former alcoholic Ulysses lives a secluded life. Trying to finish his magnum opus before he succumbs to cancer, his self-imposed exile is ended by the sudden appearance of his ex-wife Emma, who walked out on him with their...
Importance of Being Earnest
Back by popular demand, Open House Theatre goes Wilde with The Importance of Being Earnest Never ones to wash their clean linen in public, the Open House Theatre company scored a resounding success last year with The Importance of Being Earnest; so much so that they decided a second time certainly can’t hurt – you can never be too Earnest, after...
Wiener festwochen
The Wiener Festwochen push the envelope with a new co-director setting the toneBeing voted “most-livable” city can be a double-edged sword. Every metropolis has its charms – a heady mix of unique tastes and memorable experiences. Living up to such an accolade isn’t easy.What sets Vienna apart is the sheer number of world-class events, many of them offered for...
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