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Burgtheater Keeps Popular Actor Meyerhoff

Popular Burgtheater star Joachim Meyerhoff will remain as part of the in-house ensemble for the rest of the 2012/2013 season. The Burgtheater announced that he would be leaving Vienna to join the cast of the Hamburg Playhouse (Hamburger Schauspielhaus), beginning next season under director Karin Beier. However for now, his roles in multiple repertory productions […]

ImPulsTanz: Where the Dance Is

ImPulsTanz: Where the Dance Is

Just when you think it’s too hot to move, Vienna’s cultural scene is hit with a summer dance festival called ImPulsTanz, bringing the contemporary dance world to the city for a little over a month. Now in its 25th year, ImPulsTanz continues to go through maturity pains: Should it show the way or just reflect […]

Literary Events: Apr., 2011

A NIGHT OF HEBREW WORD An outspoken peace activist and supporter of the Palestinian cause, leading Israeli novelist David Grossman will present his work at the Viennese Burgtheater, mid-April. The selected lines will be read in Hebrew, followed by Austrian actress Elisabeth Orth’s German translation. Grossman’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages, […]

Ballroom Deluxe

Klaus Waldeck is one of the legends of the Vienna underground electronica music scene, which spawned the famous Vienna down tempo of the nineties.  Waldeck released his first EP Northern Lights in 1996, the same year Kruder & Dorfmeister released Conversions. In 2000, he created his own label Dope Noir, which continues to publish licorice […]

Travesty at the Burg

“All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream…, All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream…” over an over in deadening repetition, confided by voice over in the hush of the darkened Burgtheater, should probably have been a warning – repeated a dozen times or […]

Women As Animals

At the Burgtheater-Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, it’s quiet and empty on the stage. Almost. On the left side is a pianist at the keyboard, on the right side a small podium with a turned-off lamp and next to it is the actress Sylvie Rohrer sitting on a chair. Another twelve pianos in all including the musicians […]

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