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July/August 2016

Center Stage – Performance and its place in Viennese life

How to...
These tips will help you to channel your inner Anna Netrebko, Elfriede Jelinek, Christoph Waltz or Fred Astaire.Taking in a Zauberflöte at the Staatsoper or King Lear at the Burgtheater is the easy part. The real challenge for creative expats is finding a like-minded community in their adopted city and immersing themselves within it. Fortunately, Vienna is rich with...
editorial
Austrian football fans have reason to celebrate. Against all odds, their team has not only qualified for the European Championship, but is also taken as a serious contender in a group with Portugal, Iceland and Hungary – a first in the modern history of Austrian football.Not, however, if one looks further back. In the early 1900s, footballers from across...
Letters to the Editor
We’ve been getting great feedback from our readers over social media. Thanks very much for your thoughts, ideas and insights! Check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!To the Editor,Your magazine was recommended to me by a very dear friend. First, I wasn’t sure what to expect but now I love it. It’s a great idea to have an Austrian...
Impulstanz Festival
Europe’s largest contemporary dance festival soars above all preconceptionsDancers dream of space, limitless space to move. Of rooms with no walls and of floors that flout gravity.The ten studios at the Arsenal nearly fulfill that dream. The gigantic rooms, walls entirely of glass facing walls full of mirrors, can feel like infinity. From September to June, Vienna’s performance season,...
open air cinema Kino unter Sternen
For the discerning cinephile, summer screenings under the heavens have a special romanceAustrians love taking things outside. With hot but seldom sweltering days and plenty of leafy parks and watersides to laze them away in, Viennese summers defy you to go elsewhere on vacation. So after open-air wining and dining and outdoor concerts and theater, it was only a...
Thomas Drozda
Austria has a new chancellor and with him comes a new minister. Thomas Drozda is in charge of Arts and Culture, and while he is new to the job, we asked him about the international outlook.Where does he see the role of artists and performers in Austrian culture?Dear Readers!Of course it’s my goal to bring artists and intellectuals into...
Piaristenviertel
Students and professors, officials and artists all feel at home in this venerable neighborhoodIf location is everything, the Piaristenviertel in Vienna’s 8th district has it all: Within walking distance of the university, City Hall and the government district, it has long attracted both civil servants and intelligentsia, living in harmony in neighborhood cafés and restaurants, both trendy and traditional.It’s...
The Calle Libre Festival turns urban walls into galleriesWhen Jakob Kattner looks around ­Vienna, he doesn’t see the historic architecture that tourists so cherish. He is looking for the next 10-story canvas. Every August since 2014, Kattner’s Calle Libre Festival of Urban Aesthetics has made the city’s walls come alive with the sound of spray cans at work. This...
After 18 years, the Canadian-American singer-songwriter is still going strongKnown for his characteristic, warm voice, a complex, ever-changing style and frequent switching from guitar to piano, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has been performing his own songs to critical acclaim since his ­eponymous 1998 debut album. In recent years, his music has expanded from his indie roots, releasing his first opera...
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