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Aria NoGravity Dance Company

If we were Italian we would immediately notice the ambiguity in the title of this amazing dance spectacular: not only would we be able to hear music, baroque arias from Monteverdi through Vivaldi to Pergolesi

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Babylon import-export – theatre collective per.Vers.

Having been neglected for decades, the global microcosm around the Hauptbahnhof has now become the chief focus of city planners and investors seeking to improve this gateway to Düsseldorf.

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Händel: The Messiah – Choir and orchestra of St. Andreas church

“I did think I did see all Heaven before me …” The composer was quite overwhelmed when he had completed the score of the Messiah’s Hallelujah chorus.

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MYOUSIC – Dimitri de Perrot with Julian Sartorius

Sounds ring out and die away, turning into memories and emotions.

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Love’s Magic from the Rhineland – Lied-Duo HEINZEN MEAD

The Rhine and the Lorelei: saga-like stories and myths of beauty and horror about mermaids and sirens seem to have been associated with the great river forever.

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En El Amor – Nataša Mirković, Michel Godard & Jarrod Cagwin

While she has explored all the musical landscapes between opera, world music and musicals, she always finds herself being drawn back to her roots

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Eternal Voyage – Markus Stockhausen & Friends

Markus Stockhausen has long been known as an artist who crosses musical borders and he is famous for his clear tone on both flugelhorn and trumpet.

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Opus 14 – Kader Attou & Compagnie Accrorap

One dancer’s body revolves horizontally in the space – on one hand, endlessly. Another explores the limits of gravity upside down. Bodies flow into a common structure that then dissolves again at lightning speed.

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Balsam for the soul – An evening’s listening by and with Wolfram Goertz

In what has now become the tradition of an evening’s listening at the düsseldorf festival! Wolfram Goertz, music correspondent of the Rheinische Post, devotes himself this year to the theme of music as balsam for the soul.

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Tempo – Gato Preto

‘Tempo’ brings together everything that makes international club culture so exciting: rocking favela funk from Rio, banging township grooves from South Africa and Angola’s electro hybrid kuduro

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The Mumbai Project – Jarry Singla

As the son of German-Indian parents who grew up bilingual, a virtuoso juggling act between jazz and world music is simply part of the pianist Jarry Singla’s everyday life.

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Y Olé! – José Montalvo

When José Montalvo crosses Igor Stravinsky’s ballet music ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’ with folk and popular culture, a heathen ritual sacrifice turns into a spring-like celebration of life.

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At The Age Of Six I Wanted To Be A Cook – Trio Rom Schaerer Eberle

Since it was founded at the jazz workshops in Vienna and Berne in 2009, this alpine trio with the unconventional line up of guitar, trumpet and vocals has proved to be a remarkable combination.

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Rhythmussportgruppe feat. Tossia Corman

The brightest young hopes of the Rhineland’s groove scene: a collective, a band and a squad, each of whom are regular players for Düsseldorf teams.

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Oriente – Antonio Lizana

At first glance flamenco and jazz might not have much in common but with a voice like Antonio Lizana’s

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The Revival – Cory Henry

If the Hammond B3 is the poor man’s big band, then the New York keyboard player and organist Cory Henry is never alone on stage

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Chombotrope – The Jitta Collective

Without liberating themselves from the inheritance of cultural appropriation, the African-European Jitta Collective seeks to rethink processes.

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Master Drummers of Burundi

They are a legend: the Master Drummers of Burundi have been one of the world’s leading drum ensembles for decades.

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FRISCHZELLE – HotSpot On feat. TIMEART Ensemble

Frischzelle, the festival within the festival, is back: once again it centres on the fusion of digital images, acoustic instruments and electronic sound generators to form a single artistic expression.

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1517 Reformation oratorio with music from Bach’s cantatas – Düsseldorfer Kammerchor & Harmonie Universelle

What did Johann Sebastian Bach and his lyricists have to say to the earlier theology of Martin Luther?

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Silent Disco Tours – Guru Dudu

Today’s big city pied piper uses bluetooth headphones instead of a flute and drags silent disco out of nightclubs and onto the streets.

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Blood Men / Study of a human figure in space – Stephan Kaluza

Stephan Kaluza, artist and writer creates a two-part theatre play ‚‘Blood Men’ and ‘Study of a human figure in space’ with the actors Bianca Künzel, Moritz Führmann and Pierre Siegenthaler.

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Musica Variata – wes10brass

Ten top-quality brass players, flugelhorn soloist Klaus Osterloh and a conductor with a passion for all things brass have decided to have fun.

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Happy Yoga – Guru Dudu

A very special yoga-class with a twist!

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South Italy, the home you yearn to return to – Etta Scollo Trio & Peter Lohmeyer

Southern Italy. A place of longing. For many years its magic has attracted people from all over the world who have not been put off by fire-spitting forces of nature or criminal machinations.

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Litanies of our times – ars cantandi & Lambertusquintett

As a product of Düsseldorf, the 15-strong vocal ensemble ars cantandi has been closely associated with the festival for many years.

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European Song – Kreidler

Kreidler have always been more than a band. Their electro-acoustic sound aesthetic has been loaded with political statements from the start.

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Ahnsim Dance – Eun-Me Ahn

She is famous for her eccentric and provocative pieces. Now Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn presents the first part of her new trilogy for the first time in Europe.

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Concert in the dark – vision string quartet

No notes, no sight of the fingerboard, no brief glances at the next musician: the four strings of the now international award-winning vision string quartet this year offer a programme ranging from the music of the spheres to impressionism in complete darkness.

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Orfeo 2.0 a baROCK opera – l’arte del mondo & Pigreco

What might Monteverdis ‘Orfeo’ have originally sounded like 400 years ago? Certainly very different from the way we know the opera now because the composer left behind a score that provides little information about instrumentation and performance.

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Une meeles – Maarja Nuut

There is a moment after you’ve woken up when your eyes are already open but your head is still in the middle of an incredibly lively dream.

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Ahi – Taksim Trio

Multicultural, musically skilled and extremely entertaining, the three virtuosi of the Taksim Trio from Istanbul are superstars in their homeland – and soon to achieve cult status here.

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15-16-17-18-19: Luther! – Neanderkirche choir & Langenfeld choir

“Nothing on earth is more powerful than music in making the sad joyful, the joyful sad and the despondent cheerful.”

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RÉVERSIBLE – Les 7 doigts de la main

The walls play along: they wobble and dance, part and separate. Looking behind the wall is like looking inside oneself. Where do I come from, what makes me me, who am I really?

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“…give me a song and I will start flying!” – Academy of Choral Music and Music Theatre

A story that never ends: youth searching for access to the world and music as a key to unlock everything.

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