Das Triadische Ballett © Wilfried Hösl

Das Triadische Ballett © Wilfried Hösl

Das Triadische Ballett © Wilfried Hösl

100 Years Bauhaus. the opening festival

16/1/2019 - 24/1/2019, Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin

The 100 Years Bauhaus opening festival kicks off the nationwide celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Bauhaus. Concerts, installations, puppet and straight theatre, dance and film, workshops and lecture demonstrations, games and festivities: The programme offers numerous different events and formats for Bauhaus experts and novices, which enable the re-discovery of the superb historic testaments of Bauhaus, as well as the legacies and stimuli of this art form for the present and the future.

The festival programme’s artistic director is Bettina Wagner-Bergelt, who has invited many artists from all over the world to Berlin to revive the spirit of Bauhaus in the tradition of Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Klee and many others.

Oriented on Bauhauswoche 1923 (Bauhaus Week 1923) and the legendary Bauhaus Festivals, a creative atmosphere of experimentation and research, learning and teaching, joining in and thinking ahead will be ensured. Art and technology, light, colour, sound and movement and the relationship between humankind and machine will play a key role in the programme. In the “Das totale Tanztheater” (Total Dance Theatre) virtual reality installation, for example, in cooperation with Filmtank and Artificial Rome, choreographer Richard Siegal allows the audience and the action on stage to blend with one another.

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is the patron of the opening festival, and will officially open the event on 16 January 2019.

For programme and tickets visit www.bauhausfestival.de

Tickets for the opening concert Bau.Haus.Klang on 16 January 2019 are available from 17 December at 10 am, exclusively via the Academy of the Arts’s online ticket sales.