HANNOVER, Germany, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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After 24 days and over 30 events the 2nd KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen in Hannover came to an end on 19th June 2011. The festival opened on 27th May with the musical performance "Semele Walk" - about which the London Financial Times wrote: "With Semele Walk, Hannover's youngest festival brings punk to Handel in the 320-year-old gallery of one of Europe's finest palace gardens. Westwood has provided the costumes-a dizzying array of them, from slashed grunge to glittering rococo." After its hugely successful premiere in Hannover this play, which owes a debt to Handel's oratorio, but features modern costumes by Vivienne Westwood, is due to tour to Amsterdam for the Holland Festival in 2012 and then to Australia for the Sydney Festival in 2013. Preparations are also underway for a guest performance in London.
With a mix of old and new music, musical theatre, art installations, performances and film concerts, director Elisabeth Schweeger has succeeded again this year in putting together an extraordinary and varied programme of works specifically designed for the Hannover event and has further raised the profile of this still relatively new festival. In choosing the theme "Worlds Unleashed", Schweeger has tapped into the spirit of the age in which we live. In all, over 56 international artists from 17 countries (including Argentina, Japan, Greece, Mexico, the Netherlands, Austria, England, Poland, the USA and Hungary) were invited to take part in the festival. The response to this second arts festival has been extremely positive with a total of over 8,000 visitors enjoying the 30 performances staged in the Herrenhausen Gardens. In total 77% of tickets were sold.
Download pictures of "Semele Walk" at the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen 2011 by following the link: http://db.tt/hIaCmtc
The next KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen will take place in June 2012 in the Herrenhausen Gardens in Hannover.
Hannover festival production "Semele Walk" featuring Westwood couture goes on tour
"Semele Walk" KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, Hannover (c) Monika Rittershaus
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