The dancers of the Berlin State Ballet channel the passion of Caravaggio this week with their performance of Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti’s extraordinary ballet. Striking scenes enacted with technical excellence mimic the intensity of the Renaissance master’s dramatic masterpieces.
Location: Staatsballett Berlin, Unter den Linden 7
Times: Thursday, January 6, 7:30pm and Saturday, January 8, 7pm
Phone: 030 81 45 60 340
More Information: www.staatsballett-berlin.de
Berlin Dance Days
Eleven days of contemporary dance comprise the twentieth anniversary edition of Berlin Dance Days. Witness the premieres of new pieces by young choreographers based in the German capital this week. And take some extra time to peruse the posters and pictures that document the festival’s history, on display in the Sophiensaele foyer.
Location: Sophiensaele, Sophienstrasse 18
Times: Daily, through Saturday, January 15
Ticket Reservations: 030 280 927 93
More Information: www.tanztage.de
Alice Neel – Paintings and Drawings
A pioneering American artist, Alice Neel painted nearly everyone she encountered. From Spanish Harlem’s Puerto Rican population, to family members, to fellow artists like Andy Warhol, a varied community comprised her canon of portraits. See a special exhibition of her work at Berlin’s ScheiblerMitte gallery.
Location: ScheiblerMitte, Charlottenstrasse 2
Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm; through January 28
Phone: 030 25 93 86 07
More Information: www.aurelscheibler.com
Napoleon and Europe – Dream and Trauma
Venture back in time to the reign of that legendary emperor known as Napoleon. But don’t dwell on the war and ruthlessness that marked his rule. Look instead at all the great things that happened in the fifteen years the little man dominated Europe. A new exhibition at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn showcases the modern changes that swept across the Continent after the French Revolution.
Location: Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4
Times: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am-9pm; Thursday – Sunday, 10am-7pm; through April 25
Phone: 0228 91710
More Information: www.kah-bonn.de
Reggae Dancehall Night
Shake those hips like a Jamaican dancehall queen Friday night when the Mighty Pow Pow Movement hosts their weekly dance party at Petit Prince.
Location: Petit Prince, Hohenzollernring 90
Times: Friday, January 7, 11pm-5am
Phone: 0221 122 520
More Information: www.petitprince.de
Andrea Bocelli – Notte Illuminata
One of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” Andrea Bocelli is classical music’s biggest selling solo artists. Tuesday night, he sings songs and arias by Beethoven, Wagner, Handel, and others.
Price: €25 – 115
Location: Laeiszhalle-Musikhalle Hamburg, Johannes-Brahms-Platz Johannes-Brahms-Platz
Times: Tuesday, January 11, 8pm
Phone: 040 34 69 20
More Information: www.elbphilharmonie.de
Made in Hamburg – 100 Years of Reemtsma
Germany’s version of New York’s “Mad Men” built a brand around Reemtsma cigarettes. Take a look at the Museum of Labour’s collection of the company’s advertising materials and witness the development of one of Germany’s most historic ad campaigns.
Location: Museum der Arbeit, Wiesendamm 3
Times: Monday, 1-9pm; Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm; through March 20
Phone: 040 428 1330
More Information: www.museum-der-arbeit.de
Material Time – Wandel Hoefer Lorch & Hirsch
Drawings and models of projects like the Synagogue in Dresden and the Jewish Centre in Munich offer an in-depth look at Wandel Hoefer Lorch & Hirsch’s creative process. See how the architects work with materials and space to create monumental structures on historically controversial sites.
Location: Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Straﬂe 40
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday 10a-8pm; through March 5
Phone: 089 23805 360
More Information: www.pinakothek.com
Jeanloup Sieff – Four Decades
Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Francois Truffaut, Mia Farrow. Jeanloup Sieff photographed the greats. One of the greats himself, forty of the French photographer’s works hang at Bernheimer Fine Old Masters through the end of the month. See the elegant collection of celebrity portraits, fashion photographs, and nudes.
Location: Bernheimer Fine Old Masters, Brienner Strasse 7
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm; through January 29
Phone: 089 22 66 72
More Information: www.bernheimer.com
Hans-Peter Feldmann – Shadowplay
Dolls, puppets, and kitchen utensils take starring roles in Hans-Peter Feldmann’s whimsical light installation, “Shadowplay.” Watch the German artist’s mesmerising melange waltz across the screen set up in front of the Louis Vuitton Maison in Munich’s old Residenzpost building.
Location: Louis Vuitton Maison, Residenzpost Building
Times: Daily, 4:30-11pm; through mid-February
More Information: www.kultmuenchen.de