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Programme News: November 2019
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The “danceroom” replaces the ballroom: until November 10, the Düsseldorf Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen and the tanzhaus nrw invite you to experience key works and early choreographies by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. One highlight is “Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich”. The Flemish choreographer has revised the piece as a dance installation for the Grabbe Halle at the K20. Her dance company’s performance is likely to be one of the most spectacular of the festival “Konstellationen”. It connects the cities of Düsseldorf, Essen and Cologne, while combining visual and performing arts. You can be inspired by De Keersmaeker, William Forsythe, Nick Mauss, Trajal Harrell and others until January 2020.
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In Karlsruhe, the Zentrum für Kunst und Medien presents an exhibition that places the Bauhaus reception in a global context. “The entire world of the Bauhaus” sheds light on the years from 1919 to 1933 in eight different chapters, of which two are dedicated to “Experiments” and “Gesamtkunstwerke”. Others focus on the themes of “Community”, “Modern Individuals” and “Radical Pedagogy“. The second part of the show picks up on these themes and presents relevant case studies from Chile, Argentina, Mexico, the USA and elsewhere.
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The performance “Let women speak” (photo see header) also addresses the theme of the Bauhaus and its global influence. The musical revue’s protagonists are Rose Ausländer, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, Emmy Hennings, Ricarda Huch and Eleonore Kalkowska. Their texts, songs and poems form a creative mix out of which an image of the women’s movement emerged in the early 20th century. If you are in Thuringia, it is worth travelling to Pößneck for the performance on November 6 at the Stadtbibliothek BILKE.
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Verner Panton, Arne Jacobson, Hans J. Wegner and Alvar Aalto – the great masters of Scandinavian Modernism – engaged intensively with the Bauhaus protagonists in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin. The exhibition “Nordic Design – The answer to the Bauhaus” at the Berlin Bröhan Museum offers the chance to study the harmony and dissonance of Nordic and Central European formal languages. The exhibition focuses on the architecture and design of the 50s and 60s and is supplemented by futuristic designs by Panton, as well as the themes of “Hygge” and democratic design.
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On November 2 and 3, a Bauhaus building in Zwingenberg will be used as the screen for a video projection by the light artist Helga Griffiths. Her piece “Moving Mitosis” combines art, dance and science in a short film sequence. On the campus of Brain AG, you can turn the autumn night into daytime: from dusk to midnight, the twin dancers Giuseppe and Michele de Filippis will perform in a film loop that illuminates the outer shell of the building.
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If you are interested in architectural tours, you will certainly enjoy a walk around the Stuttgart Weissenhof estate. On November 9, there will be a guided architectural tour that naturally includes the two buildings by Le Corbusier, which were built in 1927. They have prominent neighbours: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Peter Behrens, Mart Stam and Hans Scharoun also designed their ideas on “New Building” on the estate.
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The Deutsche Hygiene-Museum in Dresden is always worth a journey. On November 10, it is especially rewarding since visitors can enjoy an architectural tour there. It combines the vision of the architect Wilhelm Kreis, who worked on the building between 1927 and 1930, with the concept of his colleague Peter Kulka, who overhauled and modernised the museum between 2002 and 2010.
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In Essen, the architects Ernst Bode, Alfred Fischer, Georg Metzendorf and Ernst Knoblauch produced a whole series of exceptional examples of “New Building”. On November 14, a lecture at the Haus der Geschichte presents the “Architecture of the 1920s in the Essen district” (in German). There is bound to be a discussion on the controversially debated evaluation of this radical and forward-looking architecture in the Ruhr region.
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Karl Ernst Osthaus was a supporter and friend of Walter Gropius. The correspondence between the two reveals a friendship between two men who shared cultural, design, personal and financial ties. On November 17, the actor Dario Weberg will read a selection of the cards and letters by the two men at the Hagen Haus der Ruhrkohle: “dear osthaus, the first ray of hope comes from you, your gropius”. Weberg will be accompanied by live music by the pianist Martin Brödermann.
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