The theater can be a place to tackle controversial theories, integrate cultures, display emotion, or just have fun.
Berlin theater is a hard thing to love - it's pretentious, abstruse, cerebral and elitist. But on a good night, it's also unique, iconoclastic, bizarre, and compelling, says DW's Ben Knight. (08.02.2013)
A new English-language theater ensemble in Berlin tackles a hot-button global issue: arranged marriage and women's rights. The production combines the strengths of both German and American theater techniques. (30.01.2013)
In the murky and mysterious world of finance, top bankers are reluctant to reveal their secrets. But director Andres Veiel got some of them to talk. The result is a spectacular piece of contemporary theater. (16.01.2013)
Wagner will be all over music programs in 2013, as this year marks the 200th anniversary of his birth. Travelers in Germany can choose from no shortage of traditional to provocative takes on the composer's work. (04.01.2013)
What was once an obscure energy extraction technique has now entered popular fiction. Whether in Hollywood, on the stage or in literature, fracking is all around - and has even found its way into romance novels. (27.12.2012)
Theatergoers in Berlin routinely suffer abuse from naked performers, but it's a night out they'll never forget. This inimitable performance culture is now attracting a new wave of devotees from beyond. (28.09.2012)
Young refugees are learning German with the classics. Performing modified and modernized versions of works by Goethe gives them the courage and confidence they need to participate in a new, foreign society. (03.09.2012)
The worst part about applying for asylum is waiting. In "Asylum Monologues," three asylum-seekers - from Togo, Ethiopia and Turkey - share the harsh reality of their life stories on German stages. (20.06.2012)
They fought with weapons and survived arrest. In 2011 their mentor was murdered: A Palestinian theater company now uses it art to defend itself against the occupation. (19.06.2012)
After performing at an international Shakespeare festival in London, the actors from Roy-e Sabs are in Germany to perform their production of 'The Comedy of Errors.' (14.06.2012)
As divisions grow over German refugee policy, there are calls to recognize the many instances of successful integration. The "Storyteller" project near Berlin brings people from different ages and backgrounds on stage to share their experiences.
He's sung 145 roles and won numerous prizes. He's a conductor, impresario and businessman as well. Is there anything about Plácido Domingo that is not superlative? His ego, perhaps.
No one wants to be a victim, but boys in Germany were sexually abused in Catholic schools. Now a new play examines their struggles as adults - and comes painfully close to reality.
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The Coen brothers delivered the perfect opening film for the 66th Berlinale festival. The red carpet was teeming with celebrities from the satire "Hail, Caesar!" as Berlin hosted Hollywood's A-list.
Her father was Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in February 2015. Now Zhanna Nemtsova, who works for DW, launches a book in Germany, as she wants to "wake up Russia."
A British indie band and its manager are reported to have died in a car crash in Sweden. The group had just played its first international gig.
Album covers not only give a first impression, they become an icon of the music they accompany. Some famous covers were designed by established artists. Which legendary photographer signed this artwork for the Scorpions?
Whether in text messages or chats, emojis help people get their message across. But do people interpret these icons in the same way? Could emojis become a truly universal language?
The meeting of Roman Catholic Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill marks a new chapter, DW's Christoph Strack writes. The leaders believe that "the world expects not only words but also deeds."
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