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)
The Berlin-based troupe has been stopped from performing a Henrik Ibsen play about the manipulation of truth. At Beijing performances of An Enemy of the People, audience members openly criticized government censorship.
Swiss director Christoph Marthaler, who currently heads Germany's Ruhrtriennale music and arts festival, has been awarded the 2018 International Ibsen Award. The award is seen as the Nobel Prize of the theater world.
Chemnitz wants to be the European Capital of Culture in 2025. But the recent riots have clouded its reputation. How can culture help the city deal with right-wing extremism, and change perceptions abroad?
KINO brings you excerpts from Romy Schneider's best films, including A Simple Story by Claude Sautet, The Swimming Pool by Jacques Deray and That Most Important Thing: Love by Andrzej Zulawski and explains why these films were so important for the actress.
Whether you'd like to introduce your kids or yourself to German culture, a good place to start is with literature for children. For World Children's Day, here are a few of the country's favorites.
The first anniversary of #Me Too, and the 100th of women's suffrage in Germany. But what role do women play in the German music industry? Why aren't there more women in the charts? Our series begins with singer Lary.
If Vivian Maier is now considered one of the most important street photographers of the United States, her fame came posthumously. Her work is now shown in Germany at the Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin.
It's not all just fun and games when it comes to gaming. The Victoria & Albert Museum explores the transformative power of digital games in its latest exhibition, "Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt."
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