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Feline and Strange: WGT virgins in the park

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“First I have to know what I’m going to say, then we have to find a way to make it sound beautiful. Beautiful can also be screaming at the audience!” Feline and Strange tell Adam Carrington what “goth” means in 2018. Catch them playing this evening, even if you don’t have a WGT wristband.

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Mario Schröder’s Swan Lake: mirror of us

in Culture / Entertainment/Dance/O & P Highlights by

Mario Schröder’s Swan Lake is pretty, dark and, most of all, real. Hurry. It’s sure to sell out.

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Travel black: Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2018

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WGT 2018 preview feature photo maeshelle west-davies

As more and more goths begin to descend from the unseasonably darkening skies above Leipzig airport, anticipation in the city rises to a level that may actually be tactile. Leipzig is about to be rocked once again by alternative music’s most famous summer holiday.

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UBI Theatre: Grassroots Butterflies

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Blackmailing Butterflies UBI cast members. Photo © Zoe Classen

“That magic electricity the audience picks up on when performers are really in the zone – that was absent until the stronger and more experienced actors stepped up with big and brave performances that the whole group visibly took heart from.” – Review of UBI Theatre’s opening night performance of the musical comedy Blackmailing Butterflies.

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Tannhäuser’s ups and downs at the Oper

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Premiere 17.03.2018 // Tannhäuser (Burkhard Fritz), Kathrin Göring (Venus) © Tom Schulze

Though unimpressed with its Regietheater component, our classical music reviewer was largely impressed with the singing and recommends the opera as a good, accessible introduction to Wagner. Last performance of the season: 27 May at Oper Leipzig.

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MuKo: Mirko Mahr’s Alice im Wunderland

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Alice im Wunderland Premiere 23.03.2018 // Alice (Patricia Klages), Ensemble. (Photo: Ida Zenna)

Tip for the whole family this long weekend: “Trink mich!” and follow the White Rabbit to Musikalische Komödie. #ballet #Leipzig

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