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Newsletter 1/2019

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Dear friends and companions!

The year 2018 and my residency at Rutgers University in New Jersey came to an end. I spent a great time in the USA and was extremely happy also having been invited to give lectures at the Columbia University and at Hunter College. It was a great experience.

Back in Vienna the new year is starting with numerous events. I would be delighted to meet you on any of these occasions:

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11 January 2019, 16:00: “Some Growl for Raoul”
Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität, Linz

To start the new year in dignity and in memory of the great Raoul Hausmann I will be asking - together with Renald Deppe, Willi Landl and Martin Stepanik: “the fly olga was loved by the tarantula karoline – but what for?”

Venue: Großer Saal der Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität, Hagenstraße 57, A-4040 Linz

More information

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13 January 2019, 11:00: “Wild But Heart” , Porgy & Bess, Wien
Kupferblum has breakfast with Hans Kudlich

The breakfast series at the Porgy&Bess Jazz Club inj Vienna will be continued with the wonderful stage designer Hans Kudlich, who works in theatre, opera, musical and television and with whom I realized a great number of productions during the last 20 years. We will talk about spaces and utopias.

The past “Wild But Heart” breakfasts are available on YouTube.

Event Porgy & Bess

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26 January 2019, 19:00: Linde Waber's Zeit im Bild - Finissage
Galerie Amart, Wien

Sebastian Prantl and the Ensemble “Schlüterwerke”, Stephanie Schmiderer, Ingala Fortagne, Andrea Köhler and Therese Cafasso will be performing at the exhibition of Linde Wabers latest works to give homage to some of her most important companions.

Venue: Galerie Amart, Halbgasse 17, 1070 Wien

Exhibition Galerie Amart

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1 February 2019: “8. European Theatre Day of Tolerance”

The deplorable political development in most of the western world unfortunately increases the necessity of our initiative “European Theatre Day of Tolerance”. Not only in Austria, also in other European countries, the United States of America or Brazil, politicians had been elected who are showing an incredible and almost daily increasing amount of hatred, greed and incompetence in their political performance. Now the civil society is challenged to defend the values of freedom, democracy and reason.

Being an artist, I feel the distinct responsibility to reveal these dangerous developments.

Please help to spread our memorandum, which will be read before the performances in more than 800 theatres worldwide. You can find it in three languages on my homepage. european_theatre_day_of_tolerance.pdf

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3 February 2019, 11:00: “Wild But Heart”, Porgy & Bess, Wien
Kupferblum has breakfast with Mirjam Jessa

In february my guest at “Wild But Heart” will be Mirjam Jessa. She is THE voice of the Austrian Radio Station Ö1 creating exquisite features on music and sensual topics. Her universal knowledge in various styles and traditions of music and her friendship with great artists will enrich our audience as it does regularly on radio.

We will be talking about music, language, poetry and reality.

Event Porgy & Bess

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Pictures at an exhibition

23 February 2019, 15:00: Pictures at an exhibition by Mussorgski
Konzerthaus, Wien

At the Wiener Konzerthaus I will present together with Gioia Osthoff and the Aureum Saxophonquartett a children’s version of “Pictures at an exhibition” by Mussiorgski.

I am very moved by the fact that two of these paintings by Hartmann of the end of the 19th century show “Jews of Sandomierz”, a small polish town, where my family has lived until the Second World War.

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Kupferblum teaching

2 March – 27 April 2019: Directing Workshop

Another exclusive directing workshop will take place this spring. From April 7 to May 26 we will meet every Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. and work on basics of theatre-, opera- and film direction.

Since I only accept a small number of participants, we can work very precisely on the individual wants and needs of every attendee.

Fee: 980.-€/890.-€ reduced rate

To enrol, please send your application and letter of motivation to: masterclass@kupferblum.com

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I wish you a joyful and over all peaceful new year full of happiness!

Sincerely yours
Markus Kupferblum

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