Since 2005, Linz09’s editorial staff has documented Capital of Culture events and activities in more than 700 articles. From rundowns on preliminary projects and reports about the many productions staged throughout 2009 to interesting updates from other Capitals of Culture, they’re all available here in chronological order.
For some time now, Anja Plaschg, aka Soap&Skin, a young musician from Styria, has been touted as a musical prodigy. Her debut album, “Lovetune for Vacuum”, was released earlier this year and now she’s due to appear in Linz – at a highly unusual venue, the Mariendom.
The second great theatre festival of Linz09 is off to a flying start. “Theatre Mania2: Sunburn” lures audiences to open-air performances and presents productions culled from all over the world. For example, from India.
Linz is transformed into a city of workshops until the end of August. The “Academy of the Impossible” opens up avenues to hands-on experiences in such fields as dance, the stage, singing, physical training techniques, music, etc. – either in the form of day courses or as workshops lasting several days.
The “Circus” relocates one more time and returns to Linz: between 10 August and the end of the month you will be given another chance to take part in musical adventures presented in the famed French circus tent. Don’t miss it!
Linz has a new cultural venue: the building of the former Imperial Salt Authority, located only a stone’s throw from the Danube, has been transformed into “Atelierhaus Salzamt”, complete with exhibition spaces, studios and living quarters for artists.
Gusen near Linz: the unhurried pace of life in this small town would lead no one to suspect that only two generations ago this was the site of one of the darkest chapters in Austrian history. The project “Das unsichtbare Lager” [The Invisible Camp] draws attention to this part of our past.
Singing, making music – this is what David Moss’s life is all about. The internationally renowned singer, percussionist and composer conducts a workshop as part of the “Academy of the Impossible” and gives a concert at Hafenhalle09.
The great “Hörstadt” initiative makes it possible for you to explore Linz’s urban space – with your ears. The programme includes regular guided tours and leisurely strolls featuring some of the city’s most remarkable acoustic hotspots.
Now’s the time to set sail for Ottensheim on the Danube! Amidst an idyllic, summery atmosphere where river, peninsula and mainland meet, you’re cordially invited to enter the theatrical world of “Culture Bathing.”
The “Odd Jubilees” project doesn’t commemorate round-number historical anniversaries. It seeks to keep alive the memory of obscure and offbeat events that occurred here some uneven number of years ago. On July 19th, it’s time for the third installment.
This is the 23rd year that top international performers are convening in Linz for Pflasterspektakel, one of the world’s largest street art festivals. In addition to the oldies-but-goodies, some special events are being staged to mark the Capital of Culture year.
“80+1 – A Journey around the World” is a virtual excursion across the face of the Earth—establishing link-ups with locations worldwide, and jointly coming to grips with issues of critical importance to our planet and our future. The focal-point topics over the next two weeks include climate change and cultural diversity.
Calling all fans of big-top entertainment in Upper Austria’s Salzkammergut lake district! “Circus” is coming to Gmunden where, from July 25 to August 6, there’ll be performances of five popular programs—a feast for the eyes and ears!
The second big theatre festival of the Capital of Culture year is drawing near. Linz09 is following up last winter’s Theatre Mania1: Snowstorm with a summery lineup: Theatre Mania2: Sunburn. Austrian and international theatre companies are showcasing their talents in interesting alfresco settings!
The three-day extravaganza bringing together great musicians from Eastern & Western Europe at Linz Harbour starts tomorrow. There’s still time to get tickets!
A 12,500-kilometer-long Iron Curtain divided Europe for decades, during which pristine natural spaces developed in the no-go zones adjacent to the frontier. Now, an exhibition entitled The European Green Belt spotlights the biological and cultural diversity of this gigantic ecosystem.
The opening of the Akustikon on Pfarrgasse is the next highlight to emerge from Linz09’s Acoustic City initiative designed to sensitize people to the world of sounds surrounding them. But this is by no means a museum; rather, it’s a setting for auditory adventure for young and old alike.
If spending a sultry summer evening cooped up inside a stuffy theater isn’t exactly your idea of fun, then Theatre Mania2: Sunburn is just the ticket for you! Enjoy alfresco performances of international dance & theatre productions staged at unusual venues in Linz. Here’s your chance to win free tickets!
There are so many impressive vantage points around Linz. But the opening of the Linzer Eye provides an observation platform that reveals some fascinating new perspectives. This rotating island will soon be floating on the Danube. A wonderful spot for riverfront relaxation!
“Make the impossible possible” are the watchwords of the Academy of the Impossible. This second consecutive summer workshop programme offers a colourfully diverse lineup conducted over the course of five weeks.
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