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Kay Fochtmann: German lens, Brazilian soul

in Travel/What's on
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    Cablecar ride at the Sugar Loaf in Rio. (Photo: Kay Fochtmann)
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    A man working in the favela. (Photo: Kay Fochtmann)
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    Surfer boy in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: Kay Fochtmann)
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    Favela da Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: Kay Fochtmann)

“Besides soaking it all in… the life, the laughter, the music, the scent, the language, the good and the bad, I helped the tour guide pick up the tourists at their hotels, made sure that everyone was following the unwritten favela community rules, and watched out that the tourists only took pictures where they were allowed to do so.” – Kay Fochtmann. See his photo exhibit at VHS and read the interview on LeipGlo.

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HGB: Art transcends borders in Leipzig

in Community/Leipzig/Refugees
The ATA's first class during the "get-to-know-you" week in 2016. (Photo: Johanna Terhechte)
The ATA's first class during the "get-to-know-you" week in 2016. (Photo: Johanna Terhechte)

In a program that encourages school-wide intercultural exchange, the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig welcomes refugee students for the second year in October, giving them the chance to resume their university careers in art and design.

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Leipzig and Houston: through thick and thin

in Action/Community/Leipzig tips/Travel
We "heart" Houston sculpture. (Photo: public domain)
We "heart" Houston sculpture. (Photo: public domain)

People in Leipzig have been pitching in to help its sister city of Houston as it reels from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, amid a partnership that has lasted over two decades.

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Personal Shopper: more than a fluff party

in Movies/Reviews
Kirsten Stewart reaches new heights in Personal shopper.

Out on DVD, blu-ray and digital, Personal Shopper will have you wondering what is making those noises you didn’t hear before watching it.

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Don Carlo from Verdi: ascent into madness?

in O & P Highlights/Opera/Reviews
Don Carlo Premiere 30.09.2017 // Don Carlo (Gaston Rivero) © Kirsten Nijhof

Verdi’s Don Carlo to play twice again this month at Oper Leipzig.

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Ryan Mosley: From the verges

in Arts/O & P Highlights
Ryan Mosley, From the verges, Eigen + Art, photo maeshelle west-davies

It’s well worth getting to From the verges, English painter Ryan Mosley’s first Eigen+Art solo show, before it ends this Saturday.

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