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 kicked 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 offered numerous events and formats for Bauhaus experts and novices.

The festival programme’s artistic director Bettina Wagner-Bergelt 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 prevauked. Art and technology, light, colour, sound and movement and the relationship between humankind and machine played 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 allowed the audience and the action on stage to blend with one another.

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was the patron of the opening festival, abd officially opened the event on 16 January 2019. The opening festival was funded by the German Cultural Foundation.

For the full programme visit www.bauhausfestival.de