In this highlights edition: Photographer Mary McCartney, a design tree hotel in Sweden, the transport of precious artworks, choreographer Nacho Duato’s new challenge at the Mikhailovsky Ballet, and the Blue House in Dortmund
Photographer Mary McCartney
Mary McCartney, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney, is, like her mother was, a dab hand with the camera. She started her career in her mid-20s and is meanwhile a highly successful portrait and high life photographer. In October 2010 she had shows at two locations in London and had just published her first book.
Designer Tree Hotel in Sweden
We visit a new design hotel some 60 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle in the peaceful surroundings of the village of Harads. The Tree Hotel offers uniquely themed rooms that are also individual designer tree houses. It's open all year round & invites you to relive your childhood memories with an added touch of sophistication.
Putting on a new exhibition often involves years of complicated preparation. Getting artworks to the show is also a delicate process. Euromaxx followed one sculpture on its voyage from Paris to a starring role in a show in Cologne.
Nacho Duato to head Mikhailovsky Ballet
Acclaimed Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato takes over as director of the Mikhailovsky Theatre ballet in St. Petersburg. Duato started his career as a dancer in Stockholm and became a choreographer in 1988. He spent the last twenty years as director of Spain's National Dance Company.
The Blue House
As part of the European Capital of Culture program, 58 houses have opened their doors to visitors in Germany's Ruhr Valley. We visit a house that brings a spot of colour to an overgrown colliery.