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.
…about her life, about her happy times with husband Franz, about the war, and about her long years as a widow. Due to popular demand, this stirring play for young people age 9 and up is being reprised in the HOUSE OF STORIES.
Five choreographers and performers got together at the start of 2009 to jointly develop a solo for each and a piece for the entire group in parallel fashion. A co-production association named OIsNotAcCompany was formed expressly for this collaboration.
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to actually enter the scene depicted by a magnificent painting, to stroll about a lovely landscape and have amazing adventures? Now, youngsters age 6 and up will be able to make this dream come true!
Now that the Library of the Province of Upper Austria has moved back into its freshly renovated facility, the containers that served as its temporary home during the construction will be the setting for a very special collection of books and texts in Schiller Park. They’re highlighting the languages spoken by the many immigrants to the City of Linz.
Modern narrative forms with ancient roots and new stories in unusual garb—the DOPPELGÄNGER theater festival offers rare glimpses behind the scenery and fresh new takes on literary classics.
What will be your lasting memories of the Capital of Culture year? Extraordinary events, interesting theme evenings, hikes, exhibitions? They’ve all been captured photographically, and a book containing these images is set for publication in mid-November. Line up your own personal copy now!
Every city has lots of peculiar, non-round-number anniversaries - it’s just that hardly anyone’s aware of them. Now, “Odd Jubilees” is taking steps to correct this unfortunate state of affairs! On September 20th, it’s time to celebrate a 183rd year and a 41,572nd day.
“Cumulus or Haus.Friedens.Bruch” (Breach of Domiciliary Peace) is a one-woman play by Linz author Margit Schreiner, a comic tragedy, mercilessly accusatory, bitter and mean.
An election night party minus the partisanship this coming Sunday will offer thoughtful people interested in civic affairs the opportunity to jointly reflect on the results at the polls without all the orchestrated hoopla of party aides and campaign volunteers.
The Capital of Culture Year program has featured an interesting array of theoretical and scholarly discussions and encounters with important regional historical issues. This month, two major conferences will be taking place in Linz.
From industrial town with an air pollution problem to a setting for high-tech and cultural diversity: these two poles bracket the process of transition Linz has undergone in recent decades. The “Linz. City in Luck” exhibition elaborates on what makes Linz Linz.
Philip Glass is one of the most important composers of our time. He has numerous ties to Linz, where several of his works have premiered over the years. To mark the Capital of Culture year, Glass has composed an opera entitled “Kepler” about the great astronomer and mathematician.
What happens to nice guys in this world? Bertolt Brecht began dealing with this question in the 1920s in a parable entitled “The Good Person of Szechuan.” The author completed the final version in exile in Scandinavia during World War II.
All texts before October 2006 are only available in German.
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