Theater is a place to tackle controversial theories, display emotion, or just have fun.
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)
Berlin Volksbühne's new theater director starts off his first season with a dance performance and Samuel Beckett. Chris Dercon told DW how he wants to experiment on stage and how he's working hard to be accepted.
An Australian Indigenous Children’s Choir has just wrapped up a European tour with performances in Germany, Slovenia and Austria. For many of the young singers from Australia’s tropical north, it was their first trip away from home- And as Kerry Skyring reports from Vienna, a chance to put cultural exchange on the stage.
Iconic Berlin theater directors Peymann and Castorf leave - and predict the end of theater. Nonsense, says DW's Gero Schliess, who looks forward to Chris Dercon's first season at the helm of the Volksbühne theater.
Swedish film "The Square" has been awarded the Cannes Film Festival's top honor, the Palme d'Or. There was also success for German actress Diane Kruger for her part in the revenge drama "In the Fade."
Writer Feridun Zaimoglu considers Luther a master of the German language. In his latest novel he depicts how Luther translated the New Testament into German while holed up at Wartburg Castle.
Just ahead of the German AIDS Foundation's annual opera gala in Bonn on May 20, the vocalists tell DW why they're participating in this benefit concert.
Arts.21 goes to Wittenberg where Luther triggered the Reformation 500 years ago. We visit international art exhibitions devoted to this controversial religious figure.
The Bundestag is debating a draft law to force social media platforms to delete illegal content more quickly. Critics fear that it is too imprecise and could restrict freedom of speech. The justice minister disagrees.
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