Stage

Opera, ballet, dance, classical music, theater etc.

ETL’s Scab delivers chalk and cheese

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I have a thing about theatre. I want it to be either utterly exhilarating and breathtakingly brilliant or so lamentably, gut-twistingly inept as to be a delicious and hilarious spectacle. That’s probably quite mean. It’s also probably quite true of a lot of people. Theatre can take you on a journey that film can’t. You

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Euro-scene Leipzig: still relevant at 32

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Fresh, diverse, current, and relevant. This describes the 32-year-young euro-scene Leipzig dance and theatre festival. Audiences turned out en masse, with 18 sold-out shows and more than 6650 visitors, many of whom were Gen Z’ers. Given the postmillennial themes addressed, this should come as no surprise. The works I saw not only addressed issues but

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Pussy Riot – a story of protest and resistance

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How does one describe a Pussy Riot performance? Music? Theatre? Activism? Art? Curiosity led a select public to their intimate concert at Täubchenthal in Leipzig on Friday night. Some, perhaps, in the hope of answering that question. The latest Pussy Riot mixed tape released out of the States is “Matriarchy Now“. Anyone expecting to be

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ETL’s Arden: making Shakespeare accessible

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Arden, the new play by English Theatre Leipzig. Shakespeare, as we all know, is a difficult thing to pull off. Selecting which play to do can be a challenge in and of itself. Here, English Theatre Leipzig chose to adapt “As You Like It”, a play probably better known for some of its quotes than

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Pussy Riot: Riot Days in Leipzig

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“Art is changing the world” – Pussy Riot I spoke to Olga Borisova, key performer of Pussy Riot’s four-woman “Riot Days” anti-war tour. Along with fellow group members Taso Pletner, Masha Aljochina, and Diana Burkot, she will be aiming to change the world through art. They are performing at the Leipziger Täubchenthal on Friday, 9

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Tanzlabor: Klare Kante

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As Leipzig opened up after its Covid-induced cultural drought, Tanzlabor was working on a cure to lockdown isolation. On the weekend of 4 March, the city of Leipzig introduced its long-anticipated relaxing of restrictions. Admission to events stepped down to the 3G regulation. Requiring visitors to (only!) prove that they are vaccinated, recently recovered, or

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