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Arts and Culture: Art knows no summer

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by maeshelle west-davies Not everyone is out of town. We’re here, right? While we have to wait for the Lofft, the Muko, the Opera and the Ballet to start in September, there’s still a chance to catch an opening….. or two. 13 August ►Trias: Elmar Karla, Clara Reichertz und Lean Frizzera – Galerie Hier + Jetzt  opening…

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Leipzig Events: Brecht play “Baal” simultaneously translated into English, July 8

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The theater Schauspiel Leipzig (at Bosestraße 1) will present the play “Baal,” written and scored by Bertolt Brecht, simultaneously translated into English this Wednesday evening, July 8. The play is about a lecherous, murderous youth, and was reportedly written by Brecht when he was very young himself: 20 years old and student in Munich. It…

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I feel pretty…West Side Story

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How does West Side Story relate to Legida or Pegida demonstrations? Our arts and culture insider gives us her views and review on the Broadway and Hollywood classic as currently performed in Leipzig.

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“West Side Story” meets east side opera and ballet starting this Saturday

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The American musical classic West Side Story, which debuted on Broadway in 1957 and went on to become a Hollywood film, is coming to Leipzig as a cross-genre production of opera and ballet. It premieres at Oper Leipzig this Saturday, June 20. For more events in Leipzig this weekend, visit us at http://www.facebook.com/leipglo.

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Special: Mini-documentary on Glasgow’s Fear No Colours Theatre Group in Leipzig

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For those of you who haven’t had a chance to see the absolutely mind- and soul-shaking rendition of Cleansed by the new Glasgow-based Fear No Colours Theatre Group – and for those who’d like a glimpse into what has driven its director and actors, and shaped the characters – I’ve put together a video narrative from a backstage chat I had with them and from their performance I attended Saturday, June 13, at Leipzig’s Neues Schauspiel. Stick ’til the end of the video to hear how they liked Leipzig. https://youtu.be/3L7K4wgnb1Y

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Leipzig Events: Sunday – Glasgow actors give intensely corporeal and emotional performance at Neues Schauspiel

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A young, brave and intensely talented troupe of Glasgow actors performs Cleansed by Sarah Kane for the last time in Leipzig, at least this season, Sunday at 8 p.m. at Neues Schauspiel. I’d take the opportunity to see them if I were you; it’s the most intimate, passionate and raw theater performance I’ve ever seen. And it’s in English.

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