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Openings and Premieres: Fri 29/Sat 30 April

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I don’t know if you can fit it all in, but here are some of your choices. Good luck!

DANCE TRANSIT - TSCHECHISCHER ABEND IM LOFFT LA LOBA von Lenka Vagnerová & Company + Konzert von Jana Vébrová Lenka Vagnerová & Company Dance Transit: LA LOBA VON LENKA VAGNEROVA & CO + Jana Vebrova in concert @ LOFFT
DANCE TRANSIT – TSCHECHISCHER ABEND IM LOFFT LA LOBA von Lenka Vagnerová & Company + Konzert von Jana Vébrová Lenka Vagnerová & Company Dance Transit: LA LOBA VON LENKA VAGNEROVA & CO + Jana Vebrova in concert @ LOFFT

Dance Transit: LA LOBA VON LENKA VAGNEROVA & CO + Jana Vebrova in concert @ LOFFT  Sat 8-00

Curious at first sight, quite extraordinary. Though, she is hardly noticeable. No one can hear her, though she is not mute. Even though she stands, she turns.

LA LOBA is the performance of Lenka Vagnerová & Company which combines two art genres and two remarkable artists: dancer Andrea Opavská and singer Jana Vébrová. It is based on their unbridled energy, harmony and above all, power and intensity of expression. The key component of the performance is the music of Ivan Acher which springs from the sound of natural matters. Bones, wood, strings and animal skins are the elemental essences for building ritual moods bonded with the voice Jana Vébrová.

LA LOBA is inspired by the story which is carried on by generations of storytellers in many different locations: A woman wandering through the countryside for years and building creatures out of the bones she carries around, has the ability to turn creatures back to life. She encompasses both life and death. However, none of us could know how difficult and unbearable her destiny is for her. And what if her powers last forever? She is watching us all the time. We are just a short period of her life. Sometimes she laughs at us. But what if her patience runs out? She masters the conditions of her own existence and maybe she will not want to repeat everything once again. (LA LOBA)

Choreography + Direction: Lenka Vagnerová
Concept + Development: Lenka Vagnerová, Zdenek Jecelín
Performers: Andrea Opavská, Jana Vébrová
Music + Set Design: Ivan Acher
Costume Design: Anna Solilová
Light Design: Michal Kríž
Sound Design: Eva Hamouzová
Production: Andrea Vagnerová, Svatopluk Vagner
Photo: David Musil.

Tapentenwerkfest 19-0
Tapentenwerkfest 19-0

Tapetenwerkfest @ Tapetenwerk Fri 5.00-12.00

You have no doubt heard and read about Spinnerei, but if Tapetenwerk is new to you, you are in luck! This Friday everything is open from 5 to midnight. Originally it was a wallpaper factory. Two architects bought it with the intention of converting it into a creative space, while retaining it’s industrial architectural charm. These days it hosts a variety of exhibition halls, artists, designers, bookmakers, cafes and more.

Marlet Heckhoff: Spaces & Lines @ Galerie Hier+Jetzt
Marlet Heckhoff: Spaces & Lines @ Galerie Hier+Jetzt

Marlet Heckhoff: Spaces & Lines @ Galerie Hier+Jetzt

“On walks I shoot scenes that I transform to lines and surfaces on the canvas. Usually they barely reveal what their origin once was.”

Fuelled by urban life Marlet Heckhoff’s paintings show complex picture architectures where surfaces and lines overlap and appear to play a role in space and time. Colors create the impression of perspective and of light and shadow. Foreground and background are permeable. The planes interpenetrate. The color play is alive.

Heck Hoffs images give a kaleidoscopic view of a post-industrial, technocratic world. Since moving to Leipzig, the urban environment has become her source of inspiration: industrial landscapes, sites and rides at the fair transformed into surfaces and lines and subjected to unrealistic laws of perspective. Instead, they show the perspective of the townspeople: Constant movement, constant change in a clear and rigid urban order. The graphic strictness of industrially rationalized architecture is loosened by means of painting, the technocratic detail covered by soft, painterly means; much like the flesh of humanity softens the urban landscape.

Let's Get Physical @ KKW
Let’s Get Physical @ KKW

Let’s Get Physical: Spatial Confrontations and Narrative Collisions @ KKW Fri 6.00

Just down the road  KKW has its first painting exhibition, Let’s Get Physical (titled after the slow, sensual and obscurely beautiful, white label bossa nova version of the song) is a group exhibition bringing together Berlin-based Nordic and Leipzig-based painters. The curator Mika Hannula states, “This is painting as a pleasure principle. Not as a mess, not as a circus, but as a give and take, shout and shine kind of an enterprise. There will be push, but there will be also the counter-part, the pull. This takes seriously the potentiality, the promise of a painterly gesture in all of its sensuality and sensibility – produced and presented in plural ways and polyphonic rhythms.”

Curator: Mika Hannula (FIN)
Artistic Director: Candace Goodrich (US)
Artists:
BERLIN — Birgir Birgisson (ISL), Tatjana Doll (DE), Adam Saks (DK), Marcus Eek (SWE), Olli Piippo (FIN), Anna Retulainen (FIN), Janne Räisänen (FIN)
LEIPZIG — Kristina Schuldt (DE), Franziska Holstein (DE), Robert Seidel (DE), Katrin Heichel (DE)

29 Apr-05 May
29.04 (FR) Vernissage 6.00

 

KABAKON Art House @ Hostel & Garten
KABAKON Art House @ Hostel & Garten

KABAKON Art House @ Hostel & Garten Eden Fri

This is what I love about Leipzig. It’s a place where you can build something as a community and that’s what the folks at Hostel & Garden Eden have done with an old school. I went to a birthday party on Christmas and absolutely loved it there! Now they are launching the next phase: KABAKON Art House.

Artist: Thomas Judisch
Vernissage: Fri 29/04 7pm
Open: Sat 30/04/16 14:00-20:00 & Sun 01/05/16 14:00-19:00

 

Maeshelle West-Davies gleans her varied life experiences to expose a personal perspective through a multitude of mediums. Sound, video, photography, dance, performance and public art are the tools she uses to convey her message. Her work is a response not only to a physical journey, but an emotional one, as with all of us who walk along or beside our individual paths.

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