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  • Film : 15.05.2020-07.06.2020, Kino for Kids 2020
    Screening German films for children and teens has been an integral part of our cultural student programs for many years. We are thrilled to embark on the next big adventure, merging ?Kino for Kids? with our School Film Competition.

    ?Kino for Kids? is part of the German Film Festival, presented by Palace Cinemas and German Films. Join us at the cinema in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

    Further information will be available soon on our Kino for Kids webpage.
     

  • Design Festival : 06.11.2019-07.11.2019, TWIN MINIGAGARIN: Plastique Fantastique
    A highlight of the 2019 DESIGN Canberra festival will be the work of acclaimed Berlin-based design team, Plastique Fantastique, a platform for temporary architecture which samples the performative possibilities of urban environments. Established in Berlin in 1999, it has specialised in creating pneumatic installations as adaptable, low energy spaces. The transparent, lightweight and mobile shell structures relate to the notion of activating, creating and sharing public space and involving citizens in creative processes. Plastique Fantastique?s installations represent experimentation and collaboration, and are an exciting expression of contemporary European design. Pneumatic architecture creates astonishing forms and enormous inhabitable spaces using a membrane that is readily reducible and transportable.

    Twin Minigagarin will land at Canberra Airport departures foyer, where travelers from all over the world can rest inside as if they have stopped over at a space station during their journey. Twin Minigagarin investigates urban and social issues in a playful manner. Playing can serve here as metaphor to intervene in public space: an iterative design approach that embraces chance, accidents and a multitude of participants. The pneumatic structure is reminiscent of places, objects or architecture which most people have vivid and positive memories off.
    The futuristic look of Twin Minigagarin invites people to enter, have fun and be active in public space. Its tactile and aesthetic qualities provoke immediate and sensual reactions, regardless of people?s education, age or cultural background.

    Related Events:

    Thursday 7/11
    05:30 ? 06:30: Sunrise Instameet Minigagarin
    12:00 ? 13:00: Public Art Walk with Neil Hobbs and the TWINS

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  • Design Festival : 15.11.2019-17.11.2019, MEDUSA: Plastique Fantastique
    A highlight of the 2019 DESIGN Canberra festival will be the work of acclaimed Berlin-based design team, Plastique Fantastique, a platform for temporary architecture which samples the performative possibilities of urban environments. Established in Berlin in 1999, it has specialised in creating pneumatic installations as adaptable, low energy spaces. The transparent, lightweight and mobile shell structures relate to the notion of activating, creating and sharing public space and involving citizens in creative processes. Plastique Fantastique?s installations represent experimentation and collaboration, and are an exciting expression of contemporary European design. Pneumatic architecture creates astonishing forms and enormous inhabitable spaces using a membrane that is readily reducible and transportable.

    In Commonwealth Place, the installation MEDUSA will revitalise the waterfront inviting the citizens into the creative process. MEDUSA is 250 cubic meter space deflating to a 50kg package for shipping to other locations to be re-installed. Architecture, once static and rooted to a place is now a traveling laboratory that can test its effectiveness almost anywhere. Medusa is made of transparent TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane), a material that can easily be recycled and at a certain point upcycled to become reusable rain jackets.

    Related Events:

    Friday 15/11
    19:30 ? 21:00: MEDUSA + Cathy Diver + Prof. Paul Francis
    Saturday 16/11
    05:30 ? 06:30: Sunrise Instameet
    07:30 ? 08:30: Lululemon Morning Yoga with MEDUSA
    09:00 ? 10:00: Guten Morgen MEDUSA
    11:00 ? 12:30 Is plastic fantastic?
    Sunday 17/11
    13:00 ? 14:00: Guten Tag MEDUSA
    14:00 ? 18:00: Sunday Sessions: Week 2
    16:00 ? 17:00: In conversation with Yena Young

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  • Performance & Artist Talk : 09.11.2019, SKIN: Performance and Talk in Bunbury
    SKIN is a new dance duet that explores the poetry of the human body and our relationship to the surfaces we move across. In this piece Australian choreographer and dancer Renae Shadler and German performer Roland Walter, who has full-body spastic paralysis, work with water, textiles and movement on stage.

    The focus is on how warm water affects our skin. Where and how does it lead to wrinkles? How do muscles relax when they come into contact with water? And what effect does water have on the bodies of each artist? In this project three distinct bodies come closer together ? Renae, Roland and water.
     
    In addition, Roland and Renae will participate in a teaching workshop. The workshops are intended to give young people in particular the opportunity to rediscover and accept their own bodies.

    Public Workshops:
    Thursday, 7 November, 4:30pm-7:30pm
    Saturday, 9 November, 10am-1pm

    Public Rehearsal:
    Friday, 8 November, 3pm-6:30pm

    Artist talk:
    Saturday, 9th November, 2pm

    SKIN Performance
    Saturday, 9th November 7:30

    Roland Walter
    Roland Walter is a Berlin-based dance artist with full-body spastic paralysis. Despite his disability, he enjoys experimenting with his body on stage and showing that anyone can live a creative life if they truly want to. He has been an official inclusion ambassador since May 2015.

    Renae Shadler
    Renae Shadler is an independent choreographer, dancer and project initiator working between Berlin and Melbourne. She works across a variety of contexts from dance on stage and major festivals, to museum events and outdoor public engagement projects.

    Roland and Renae performing SKIN in Hamburg at Monsun Theatre:
        
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  • Performance & Artist Talk : 01.11.2019, SKIN: Performance and Talk in Melbourne
    SKIN is a new dance duet that explores the poetry of the human body and our relationship to the surfaces we move across. In this piece Australian choreographer and dancer Renae Shadler and German performer Roland Walter, who has full-body spastic paralysis, work with water, textiles and movement on stage.

    The focus is on how warm water affects our skin. Where and how does it lead to wrinkles? How do muscles relax when they come into contact with water? And what effect does water have on the bodies of each artist? In this project three distinct bodies come closer together ? Renae, Roland and water.
     
    In addition, Roland and Renae will participate in a teaching workshop. The workshops are intended to give young people in particular the opportunity to rediscover and accept their own bodies.

    Roland Walter
    Roland Walter is a Berlin-based dance artist with full-body spastic paralysis. Despite his disability, he enjoys experimenting with his body on stage and showing that anyone can live a creative life if they truly want to. He has been an official inclusion ambassador since May 2015.

    Renae Shadler
    Renae Shadler is an independent choreographer, dancer and project initiator working between Berlin and Melbourne. She works across a variety of contexts from dance on stage and major festivals, to museum events and outdoor public engagement projects.

    Roland and Renae performing SKIN in Hamburg at Monsun Theatre:

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  • Concert : 17.11.2019, Deutsch-Amerikanische-Freundschaft
    Dubbed the ?Godfathers of Techno?, legendary German duo D.A.F. (Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft) will make their Australian debut in an exclusive show for Melbourne Music Week.

    The founders are icons of the 80s: Robert Görl (drums, electronics) and Gabriel "Gabi" Delgado-López (vocals). Known for experimental and controversial electronic music, the Elektro-Punk-Band was founded in 1978 in Wuppertal. Their influence spanning a broad sonic spectrum still found in dance music today. Reaching mythical proportions, their international renown will come to a head for one very special night at the Melbourne Townhall in which maybe even the organ will be played...

    The two musicians not only revolutionised the music genre, they also turned the stages upside down. Hidden behind a technology and keyboard tower, they brought a whole new kind of music to the stage, whose degree of provocation reached its climax with the hit single "The Mussolini".

    D.A.F. count as a pioneer and inspiration for the genres Electropunk, Electronic Body Music and Techno.

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  • Workshop (years 5 & 6) : 27.11.2019, Science in German
    Speak German + Study Science
    How do we get rid of space debris that orbits the earth? What can we do to halt resistance to antibiotics? These and similar questions are addressed at the science workshops. Students step into scientists? shoes and do research with German speaking scientist. They discover first-hand the real world applications of research and find out how bilingualism opens up new professional opportunities.

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  • Panel Discussion : 25.08.2019, Sasha Marianna Salzmann: Canberra, The Good Life
    German playwright, essayist, theatre curator and novelist Sasha Marianna Salzmann comes to Australia for events at Melbourne & Canberra Writers? Festivals, Sydney University and the Goethe-Institut in Sydney. She will present her most recent book Beside Myself (German: Außer Sich) and will be involved in talks and panels themed around gender, literature and theatre topics.

    The Russian-born writer migrated to Germany in 1995 and has since then been awarded multiple accolades for her plays. Beside Myself was shortlisted for the German Book Prize in 2017 and was translated into 15 languages. Currently, Salzmann is writer-in-residence at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin and teaches creative writing in Germany, Turkey, Moldova, Spain, Italy and the USA.

    The Good Life: Sasha Marianna Salzmann, Julienne van Loon, Jane Caro, moderated by Virginia Haussegger
    • Sunday 25 August 2019
    • 5.30PM ? 6.30PM
    • Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia
    What does it mean to live a good life? Sam Mostyn moderates a lively panel, Julienne van Loon, Jane Caro and Sasha Marianna Salzmann, as they contemplate life through six themes: love and friendship, work and play, fear and wonder. They may transform our own views of what it means to live a good life. 

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  • Concert : 09.09.2019, Mary Ocher in Adelaide
    The Berlin-based Russian-Israeli singer Mary Ocher will have an appearance at the Ancient World in Adelaide as part of her Australian-New Zealand tour in September 2019.

    For over a decade she has used her art to creatively tackle ideas of displacement, authority, gender, nationalism and other acute topics linked to her background and complex identity.

    Her music ranges from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and experimental pop. The Goethe-Institut supports Mary Ocher's tour to Australia and New Zealand.

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  • Concert : 07.09.2019, Mary Ocher in Hobart
    The Berlin-based Russian-Israeli singer Mary Ocher will have an appearance at the Nolan Gallery in Hobart as part of her Australian-New Zealand tour in September 2019.

    For over a decade she has used her art to creatively tackle ideas of displacement, authority, gender, nationalism and other acute topics linked to her background and complex identity.

    Her music ranges from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and experimental pop. The Goethe-Institut supports Mary Ocher's tour to Australia and New Zealand.

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