Prologue: Classic, Jazz and Theatre – Der Blaue Eumel

‘Der Blaue Eumel’ is a vintage lorry carrying a grand piano which is capable of transforming itself in the shortest possible time into a wonderful small stage

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Kiss & Cry Compagnie Michèle Anne De Mey

A woman is waiting for a train alone on a snow-covered platform.  She thinks about all the people who have gone from her life.

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Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem – Chorus and Orchestra of the St. Andreas Church

This requiem launched Johannes Brahms’ fame. After its first performance in 1868 the much-feared critic Eduard Hanslick wrote: “Nothing has been written …

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Gardens Minus Fences – Theaterkollektiv per.Vers

The theatre company per.Vers. offers to take you on an exciting expedition into the urban jungle – on foot and by bus.

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Machine de Cirque

The acrobats, musicians and clowns from the Canadian company Machine de Cirque take us with them on a surreal journey through time. The setting is a post-apocalyptic world.

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Liniker & Os Caramelows

Dress, lipstick and moustache: male or female? Liniker isn’t saying. The charismatic singer from São Paulo deliberately plays with roles and clichés

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Silent Disco Walking Tours – Guru Dudu

Today’s urban pied piper uses Bluetooth headphones instead of a flute and drags silent disco out of the clubs and into the streets.

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Around the World in 80 Minutes – An evening’s listening by and with Wolfram Goertz

His music nights at the Neanderkirche are a cult sensation. On this occasion Wolfram Goertz, music editor of the Rheinische Post, goes “around the world in 80 minutes”.

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Daara J Family – Faada Freddy & NDongo D

In 2015 Faada Freddy had the Theaterzelt boiling over, now he’s back with NDongo D

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Sing Joyfully – VOCES8

Byrd’s exhortation to make life’s joys audible by singing is one that VOCES8 achieve masterfully.

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A Documentary of Now – Creeps

As soon as the three-piece band from the orbit of the Düsseldorf Art Academy takes to the stage the effect is striking …

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Inventio – Trio Biondini | Godard | Niggli

If we had to pinpoint a home for this trio it would be where Italy, France and Switzerland meet, up on Mont Dolent.

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SHOW – Hofesh Shechter / Shechter II

For the first time in Düsseldorf a chance to see the work of the internationally renowned choreographer Hofesh Shechter.

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GAP – Mela Marie Spaemann

When she’s MELA, she’s entirely free. After a classical training the cellist Marie Spaemann started to seriously explore jazz a few years ago …

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Outspoken – Masaa

He’s a singer, composer, pianist – and poet: Rabih Lahoud, was born in Lebanon

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Danser Casa – Kader Attou & Mourad Merzouki

They are an unbeatable combination: in their first collaboration for over 20 years

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Identity – Arturo Castro Nogueras & Friends

It’s not just where you come from that creates your identity – other places where you live also help to from your individual nature.

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Whiff // non mesuré – Daniela Georgieva & Elina Albach

Elina Albach and Daniela Georgieva have turned never letting themselves be tied down into an art form.

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Diwan of Beauty and Odd – Dhafer Youssef

He is at home all over the world, as is his music. A childhood jazz fan, the singer and oud-player Dhafer Youssef

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Psalms & Meditations – ars cantandi & Lambertusquintett

The 15-strong Düsseldorf vocal ensemble ars cantandi has had a close relationship with the festival for many years.

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Wurfsendungen non-stop – Britta Steffenhagen & Florian Lukas

Since the arrival of streaming platforms everyone has started “binge watching”.

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Epifónima – Cirkus Cirkör

The circus numbers are breath-taking, the images seductive, the music excitingly different.

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Stradihumpa – Andreas Martin Hofmeir & Benjamin Schmid

Blissfully combining with a beautiful violinist – isn’t this every tuba-player’s dream?

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#freebrahms – STEGREIF.orchester

The thirty musicians of the STEGREIF.orchester play classical music – without a conductor or notes.

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TRAUMWERK – Elina Albach & Ensemble CONTINUUM

“Memento Mori” – the “reminder of death” – was a recurrent motif for artists of the baroque period. In defiance of finality the idea remains just as powerful to this day.

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Oloid – Christian Zehnder, Gregor Hilbe, special guest: Matthias Loibner

A rolling geometric body producing rhythm and sound is a brilliant source of musical inspiration.

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Jojo Mayer & Nerve

Jojo Mayer is a percussion star. And he is a pioneer. Coming from a jazz background, the New York-based musician became one of the first drummers in electronic dance music.

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The Adventures – Son of Town Hall

They met while crossing the Atlantic on board the Son of Town Hall: Ben Parker, singer-songwriter from London, and David Berkeley, writer and musician from Santa Fe.

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Alfred Schnittke: Choir Concerto – Düsseldorfer Kammerchor | Vokalconsort Osnabrück | Ensemble Goussan

Once again the Johanneskirche is transformed into a concert hall: the Düsseldorfer Kammerchor and the Vokalconsort Osnabrück conducted by Wolfgang Abendroth

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Sutra – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Sadler’s Wells / Monks of the Shaolin Temple Henan

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is a star on the international dance scene – and a visionary with unconventional ideas.

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Da pacem Domine – ensemble provocale düsseldorf

“Have mercy and grant us peace”: under this heading compositions by Arvo Pärt provide a link running through the programme

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SUPRA/The Banquet, German-Georgian Music Theatre – Theater Kontra-Punkt

What do we know about Georgia? And what do people in Georgia think about Germany?

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