Return of the dead to Weltmuseum Wien

Yes, they are back this weekend, the dead and not so dead, celebrating Día de los Muertos with a whole series of events at Weltmuseum Wien.  After a year´s absence, fortunately the Weltmuseum opened its doors again for the festivities and exhibitions surrounding this traditional Mexican holiday.  Why, you might ask, would a Mexican holidayContinue reading “Return of the dead to Weltmuseum Wien”

Love – actually, Ganymed in love at the KHM

All you need is love, and Ganymed: another wonderful evening of performances and art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.  What a beautiful evening of theatre, and music, dance, and the visual delights of the setting at the KHM!   Love and song – songs about romantic love dominate the charts.  But do we really knowContinue reading “Love – actually, Ganymed in love at the KHM”

A ball for everyone, literally

Inclusiveness, sustainability, tolerance, – such common catchwords these days.  Words most of us more or less want to subscribe to, at least in theory.  On the 4th of May you can participate in a fun and well thought out event that celebrates all these principles: Vienna´s 12th Diversity Ball on 4 May 2019.  Yesterday IContinue reading “A ball for everyone, literally”

Bloody murder at Musiktheater Linz

The other day I got to see a contemporary staging of Macbeth at the gorgeous Musiktheater Linz, thanks to an instawalk with Igersaustria.  We got a behind-the-scenes tour of this impressive modern theatre building and then saw a stunning  dance and music interpretation of Shakespeare´s timeless classic about the deadly thirst for power at anyContinue reading “Bloody murder at Musiktheater Linz”

Celebrating life – and death – at Semperdepot

It hard not to be sad when thinking about the passing of loved ones, but the Mexicans make a pretty good job of it.  The Day of the Dead, Día de Muertos, is a celebration of life and death.  On All Soul´s Day, when central Europeans somberly visit their dead at graveyards, putting candles andContinue reading “Celebrating life – and death – at Semperdepot”

Movers and shakers – ImpulsTanz

A friend invited me to join her for an introductory Bollywood Dance workshop last week – I did not need much persuading.  Bollywood dancing is something I had been wanting to explore for a while, and the ImPulsTanz Workshops provided a great opportunity.  And almost as a “bonus” after 5 days of sweating it outContinue reading “Movers and shakers – ImpulsTanz”