Wunderbar together | Event Overview

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Beginn:
03.10.2018 | 18:28
Ende:
31.03.2019 - 09:46
Ort:
Western U.S.

Wunderbar: A Celebration of German Films

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 3, 2018–Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Online at www.goethe.de/wunderbarfilms and www.kanopy.com/goethe

A free collection of German films will be available to the American public online on Kanopy’s website throughout the duration of the Deutschlandjahr campaign. Kanopy is an online streaming platform that will provide Americans with the opportunity to watch films that showcase a wide array of genres, time periods, and aspects of German culture. Alongside the online collection of films, Goethe-Instituts and Goethe Pop Ups around the US will highlight their film programs during the Deutschlandjahr, featuring films from the “Wunderbar: A Celebration of German Film” list as well as other notable pieces. The Goethe social media channels and website will also focus on film during this time with a page dedicated to the project (goethe.de/usa/wunderbarfilms). This page will feature content such as film articles written by esteemed film journalists, which will help provide readers with background knowledge of German culture and cinema to enhance the viewing experience.



Podcast Release: Episode 8

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Online at www.kristinakatikalifornia.com

Take a look behind the scenes of Silicon Valley’s start-up world. In their podcast, two German entrepreneurs Kristina & Kati will report one to two times per month about life and work in Silicon Valley, talk about their very personal founding experience, and give insights into current trends in the start-up world.


Radiobrücke San Francisco

Public Welcome
Tuesday, October 9–Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:00am–12:00pm daily
Online at https://www.goethe.de/

The German public radio Radioeins will broadcast live from the Goethe-Institut in San Francisco. Shows will host interesting interview partners to discuss a range of topics about shared and divergent perspectives of Germans and Americans on politics, economics, and culture. Learn more at https://goethe.de/.


An Introduction to Literary Translation

Public Welcome
Thursday, October 18, 2018–Friday, October 19, 2018, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Portland State University: 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Let’s explore the many facets of German identity! As German demographics are changing, so is the notion of German identity. Through talks, concerts, films, and readings ‘Identität im Wandel’ (Changing Identities) seeks to find answers to questions such as: What does it mean to be German? And how has migration changed both the United States and Germany? On October 19 Susan Bernofsky, award-winning translator of many German classics, will give a workshop geared towards students and translation professionals on basic tools needed to approach literary translation and insights into key issues. This is followed by a reading of her most recent translation, Jenny Erpenbeck’s “Gehen, ging, gegangen”. Learn more on the official event page.


 

Reading and Lecture: Zeitgeist Northwest

Public Welcome
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Portland State University: 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Let’s explore the many facets of German identity! As German demographics are changing, so is the notion of German identity. Through talks, concerts, films, and readings ‘Identität im Wandel’ (Changing Identities) seeks to find answers to questions such as: What does it mean to be German? And how has migration changed both the United States and Germany? On October 19 Susan Bernofsky, award-winning translator of many German classics, will read excerpts from her most recent translation, Jenny Erpenbeck’s “Gehen, ging, gegangen”. A workshop will take place prior to this event by the author on basic approaches needed to approach literary translations. Learn more on the official event page.



Trilingual Flashlight Concert with RUMPELSTIL

(English, German, Spanish)
Public Welcome
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm
The Greek Theatre: 2700 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Shine a light on the cross-cultural power of music! The flashlight concerts of the Berlin-based band RUMPELSTIL are characterized by their witty and sophisticated songs and intergenerational music, which enthralls children and adults alike. At the onset of dusk, listeners will shine their flashlights in the evening sky, starting a unique nonverbal communication with the band, crossing any language barrier and creating an incomparable atmosphere. Learn more at https://www.lagreektheatre.com





KÖRPER (Body) by Sasha Waltz & Guests

Public Welcome
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00pm–5:00pm

University of California Berkeley: 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720

Berlin’s foremost contemporary dance choreographers will showcase two outstanding productions – Körper and Kreatur – at fine arts universities on the West and East Coast of the United States for the Opening Week of the Deustchlandjahr. On October 20 and 21, UC Berkeley will see a performance of Körper (Body). “Through a sober recognition of the body’s materiality, this piece tries to understand the fundamental split imposed on us by our physical nature. It interrogates cultural templates for movement, brutal forms of pleasure, enhanced performance and cosmetic improvement (…). The body appears as something never before seen.” . Learn more at https://www.sashawaltz.de



KREATUR: Sasha Waltz & Guests

Public Welcome
Monday, October 22, 2018, 8:00pm–10:00pm
ACE Theater Los Angeles: 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Berlin’s foremost contemporary dance choreographers will showcase two outstanding productions – Körper and Kreatur – at fine arts universities on the West and East Coast of the United States for the Opening Week of Wunderbar Together. On October 22, Los Angeles will see the performance of “Kreatur” (Creature) where “Sasha Waltz with her dancers examines the phenomena of existence against the background of a disrupted society: power and a lack of power, dominance and weakness, freedom and control, community and isolation.” Learn more at https://www.sashawaltz.de



Podcast Release: Episode 9

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Online at www.kristinakatikalifornia.com

Take a look behind the scenes of Silicon Valley’s start-up world. In their podcast, two German entrepreneurs Kristina & Kati will report one to two times per month about life and work in Silicon Valley, talk about their very personal founding experience, and give insights into current trends in the start-up world.


Exile. Experience and Testimony

Public Welcome
Friday, March 1, 2019–Sunday, March 31, 2019
Doheny Memorial Library at University of Southern California: 230 3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

The German Exile Archive 1933-1945 from the German National Library is showing an excerpt from its permanent exhibition “Exile. Experience and Testimony” in a modular touring format. This touring exhibition features reproductions of roughly 35 exhibits, along with introductory texts on specific themes and item descriptions, including biographical information, which will acquaint the visitor with the full scale of the permanent exhibition in Germany. The exhibition will be hosted by the German Society of Philadelphia from September 12 to October 28, 2018; the University Library at University of New Hampshire from November 18 to December 18, 2018; the Williston Library at Mount Holyoke College in February 2019; and the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library of University of Southern California in March 2019. Learn more at http://www.dnb.de