D/B Festival Feature: DONAUFESTIVAL | 28.04. – 7.05. 2011 @ Krems a. d. Donau

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Nodes, shoots and roots: The seventh edition of the donaufestival brings the festival’s content-related construction plan into the fore and makes it its motto. For us, it’s definitely one of the best festivals in Europe.

Depicting and tapping artistic networks, but also connecting different artistic media, forming intellectual cross-references has been the central concern of the donaufestival since its inception.

Krems in an hour away from Vienna by train. There are daily flights from Berlin to Vienna. Return tickets are available at around 100 Euros.

Weekend 1: 28.4.-30.4.2011

Two central networks define the first weekend: the project “THE SOUND AND THE FURY” by Ben Frost, as part of which he has invited ten different projects, and the performance network “NEW BLACK” by GINTERSDORFER/KLASSEN, which examines cultural differences with Ivorian and European artists from the fields of theatre, dance, performance, fine art, music and club culture.

Furthermore confirmed: JOHN CALE & BAND, DIPLO, OWEN PALLETT SPECIAL, WILD BEASTS, “MUSIC FOR SOLARIS” BY BEN FROST AND DANIEL BJARNASON FEAT. SINFONIETTA CRACOVIA AND A VIDEO WORK BY BRIAN ENO AND NICK ROBERTSON, HUDSON MOHAWKE AND GONJASUFI & BAND

Weekend 2: 5.5.-7.5.2011

The central networks of the second weekend will be a project with CARLA BOZULICH and guests, as well as the performance installation “KINDERTOTENLIEDER” by renowned, young French theatre maker GISÈLE VIENNE (featuring dancers, dolls, robots and a live band consisting of Stephen O’Malley and Peter Rehberg).

Furthermore confirmed: DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979, LAURIE ANDERSON PERFORMING “TRANSITORY LIFE”, MOUNT KIMBIE, LYDIA LUNCH & BAND PERFORMING “QUEEN OF SIAM”, THE BOOKS, THE IRREPRESSIBLES AND TIM HECKER

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DONAUFESTIVAL 2011
28.04. – 7.05. 2011

A limited number of early bird weekend tickets are online available at a price of EUR 70,-. THE FULL PROGRAMME will be presented on 10 March 2011 as part of a PRESS CONFERENCE. From then on it will also be possible to purchase individual tickets.

www.donaufestival.at

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