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On January 22 we celebrated the Franco-German Day. 59 years ago
years ago, Konrad Adenauer and Charles de Gaulle signed the Élysée Treaty, marking the beginning of the
Franco-German friendship. Even before the signing
Charles de Gaulle was a guest in Ludwigsburg. De Gaulle’s legendary speech to
German youth in the courtyard of the Residence Palace will be 60 years old on September 9, 2022.
2022 for the 60th time. And the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele also have a special
special »history of friendship« with France. On February 12, 1949, the Koeckert Quartet played a festive concert as part of the then Ludwigsburg Schlosskonzerte to celebrate the founding
of the Ludwigsburg-based Franco-German Institute in the Ordensaal of the Residenzschloss.
Residence Palace. The very renowned ensemble had already framed the founding event in the morning. In the following years, Wilhelm Krämer, the first artistic director of the
Ludwigsburg Castle Festival, invited a large number of French
French artists to the festival.
With our series »Fest Spiel Geschichten«, which will be launched on January 25. on our Facebook and Instagram page, we are embarking on a journey through time and look back on the almost 90-year history of the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele. Schlossfestspiele. Special finds from the archive will be presented at presented at regular intervals and bring back events worth recounting. to the surface.
[This text has been translated electronically] »The Dying Swans Project«, our co-production with Gauthier Dance, was awarded by the leading Italian dance magazine Danza & Danza with the Mario Pasi Award, a special prize for the international international promotion of dance culture. The innovative concept with video and live art convinced the jury of seven. jury. We are very happy and congratulate the team of »The Dying Swans Project«. Swans Project«. The 16 extraordinary video choreographies by »The Dying Swans Project« are still available on our Digital Stage.
In the series of talks by and with Elisa Erkelenz and David-Maria Gramse, unusual connections of classical music with philosophy, science, (martial) arts and pop are brought to light and thus »the pudel's core« of that genre is explored from a variety of perspectives. The podcast is released on the first of every month and is also available on our Digital Stage.
In the spirit of a »Festival of the Arts, Democracy and Sustainability« and also in the spirit of Joseph Beuys' proclamation »Everyone is an artist«, all Ludwigsburg residents were invited to join in. In this special year of distance, cohesion and the 100th anniversary of Beuys' birth, the Ludwigsburg Festival and Brad Hwang jointly recalled the transformative power of social sculpture.
Idolized by musicians, misused in dictatorships, re-adapted as the European anthem – Beethoven’s 9th symphony mirrors the society and shows the dimensions of human behaviour. We want to take a closer look at the work, which played a major role in the 2021 season, and its politicised performance history.
Mahler’s “Song of the Earth” gave new meaning to the poetry of Hans Bethge. Likewise, the photographs of J Henry Fair also open up a new dimension. With “Das Lied von der Erde for the 21st Century “ the photographer and environmental activist makes a clear statement: The earth is in danger!
The starting point of the Pixelsinfonie is Beethoven's 6th symphony - the »Pastorale«, to which the composer Michael Rauter has set against a composition of his own. The piece was originally planned as music theater for 30 hotel rooms in the Ludwigsburg NH. Since the Corona reality had overtaken his original idea, he had to start from scratch in terms of content.
Since the rigged presidential elections in August 2020, Belarus has been in a state of emergency. The regime has reacted with unrestrained use of force to peaceful protests in which countrymen demand fair elections, but also many other basic rights that have been restricted for years. Among the protesters are the sisters' Maria Kalesnikava and Tatsiana Khomich. Jochen Sandig met the latter for an interview this year.
In June 2020 the work »I can't breathe« by Georg Friedrich Haas was performed in memory of Eric Garner and George Floyd. In connection with this performance, we would like to share an article by author and publicist Carolin Emcke with you.
On World Environment Day, we, the Ludwigsburg Festival, would like to report on our own contribution to a climate-neutral and sustainable cultural landscape in the narrow sense and to the implementation of the 17 goals in the broad sense. It is very important to us to keep an eye on the effects of our institutional actions, to check them and to constantly improve them.
Preview Season 2022