River Bath Berlin – Swimming between Humboldt Forum and Bodemuseum. Really? Yes, in December 2019 the Berlin Senate set the course for the realisation of the urban redevelopment project in the old centre of Berlin. Along the Spree Canal, a swimming track for sports and leisure activities, a biotope landscape and an area for the natural purification of the river water will be created.
World Championships for Icelandic Horses 2019 in Berlin. They are not tall, have long-hair, they are impressively fast and appear in many colours. After six years, Berlin is once again welcoming the world’s best Icelandic horses and their riders, to the 50th World Championships. One week dedicated to the Icelandic horse.
Berlin E-Prix 2019 – Attack Mode, Fanboost and Celebrate Change. Is electro-mobility in motorsports on the fast lane? The Formula E weekend in Berlin, including the Greentech Festival and the Automobile Exhibition, was a celebration for green technology enthusiasts, open-minded motor sports fans and people with enthusiasm for racy car designs.
Berlinale 2019 – Seven films by female directors compete at the 69th Berlin Film Festival. Not a bad result on the way to 50/50. Strong female characters are set in focus of many contributions to the important German film festival. But it could also be the Horse Film Festival. Rarely have there been so many films showing horses like this year.
Formula E 2019 – 11 teams, 22 electric racing cars, and 22 drivers most of them with Formula 1 or DTM experience. FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first international championship in automobile motorsports to be held with full electric vehicles. Active in the digital media from the very beginning, the series appeals to a young audience as well as people interested in electromobility, sustainability and visionary future technology.
The Art of Museums: Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin is in the focus of the innovative art tv series on the Frenche/German cultural channel Arte. The very modern documentary series presents eight important museums from eight different countries and the art works of their collections. The fascinating museums and the collected artworks are discovered and explained by artists, art professionals and art lovers such as Vivienne Westwood, Sasha Waltz, Wolfgang Joop and Karl Ove Knausgård.
Babylon Berlin – the German TV series provides a glimpse behind the scenes of the Golden Twenties to the audience – an age which, parallel to the world economic crisis, gave birth to the myth of teh so called dance on a volcano. The scenery for the interior shots of the nightclub Moka Efti, with the central dance scenes and stage shows of the television series, is the former silent film theatre Delphi in Berlin-Weissensee.
The Demon’s Brain is a space-consuming video installation with picture book aesthetics. In 2017 Agnieszka Polska was awarded the National Gallery Prize. The artist was showing her resulting multi-channel video installation The Demon’s Brain at the Museum Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin. Can art be cute?
The Pferdetheater photo experiment. Photography under extreme light conditions with the artists of the Pferdetheater – a horse theatre. In September 2018, during the screening of “Tout le monde danse, tout le monde pense” in Berlin, photographs were created similar to painted pictures.
Fancy some theatre? Fancy dressage riding? The Berlin Equestrian Theatre combines both into a special performance of horsemanship and performing arts. The repertoire of the Berlin Equestrian Theatre group ranges from small interludes to large-scale performances: just on three evenings in September, the Nocturnes play – and in development, a very large piece with the work of Eadweard Muybridge as its central theme.
The Veterinary Anatomical Theatre Berlin is the oldest preserved academic teaching building in the German capital. Today exhibitions are shown where animals used to be dissected for academic purposes. Built in 1789/1790 by Carl Gotthard Langhans on behalf of King Friedrich Wilhelm II, the building served as part of the Veterinary Pharmaceutical School.