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)
From old museums to new concert halls, from a princely residence to a coal mine: Germany's cultural venues are varied. Any selection of the most noteworthey ones must be incomplete - but we've given it a try.
The 14th Documenta art show is opening in Athens instead of Kassel, Germany. New Greek Minister of Culture Lydia Koniordou explains how the culture scene is surviving and what the world can learn from Greece.
As of February 6, Deutsche Welle's German-language program will see its cultural content boosted. DW's head of culture, Rolf Rische, explains how.
Berlin in the 1970's: spies lurk on both sides on the wall. 'The Same Sky' paints a portrait of the divided city in the middle of the cold war. A place where secrets, lies and paranoia are the order of the day.
Alexander von Humboldt climbed the Chimborazo volcano in 1802 and shaped our understanding of nature as a living whole. Andrea Wulf’s prizewinning book presents the legendary environmental pioneer.
Max Emanuel Cencic is one of the world's finest countertenors. His voice has a range of three octaves and it can wake the dead - at least on stage. We chat with him about stage fright and the erotic side of Handel arias.
With his camera, Wolgang Tillmans explores the big questions in life. The Tate Modern in London is honoring the German artist with an extensive exhibition.
A Dutch comedy show produced a video spoofing Trump, inviting him to put "the Netherlands second" - and it went viral. Now comedians throughout Europe are replying with their own fake ad.
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