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)
What banking is for London, what tech is for Silicon Valley, culture is for Berlin. Museums, galleries, music and theater: these are the industries driving people and capital to Germany’s capital city.
Ron Howard's Beatles documentary contains never-before-seen footage of the Fab Four on tour. "Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years," released 50 years after the band's four-year nonstop tour, shows why they broke up.
Venice's ghetto has a long history of flourishing intellectual, artistic and spiritual identity. In spite of discrimination against jews, the ghetto has left a cultural and linguistic legacy. This year, the city is marking the ghetto's 500th anniversary with a rich programme of events, including the first staging of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, inside the Ghetto itself.
Cannes, Venice, Toronto and Berlin are the world’s big international film festivals. But away from the spotlight, smaller fests are celebrating exciting cinema. KINO visits the "Film without Borders" festival.
Six novels have been shortlisted for the German Book Prize. The winner will be announced in October. Among the nominees are books on hooligans, lonely families and depressed city-dwellers.
An unforgettable evening of classical music and a German history lesson to boot: Berlin 24/7 columnist Gero Schliess visits the Berliner Philharmonie and has a beer backstage with Veteran violist Walter Küssner.
A controversial new law protecting cultural artifacts was passed in Germany in August. Assyriologist Markus Hilgert tells DW it is a vital update for the preservation of archaeological treasures from the Middle East.
Violent video games often come under fire from people who say gaming turns children into lazy, aggressive loners. But some experts now claim a bit of digital violence can improve your social life - and your grades.
From remade classics to super sexy lingerie, Paris Fashion Week has gotten off to a revealing start with its pret-à-porter shows.
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