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404 at the Tanzquartier

20-28 Jan 2006. Willi Dorners new contemporary dance project, 404, packs a powerful punch. Named for the Internet error message signifying inability to connect, 404 explores the contrast between glos...
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The Vienna Ice Dream

20 Jan-5 March 2006. The historic square overlooked by the Vienna City Hall, the Rathausplatz, is to be transformed for six weeks into a giant ice-skating rink. 4.000 sqm of ice will provide skating...
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Mozarts Requiem

23 Nov 2005-29 Jan 2006. The State Hall of the Austrian National Library sterreichische Nationalbibliothek hosts this exhibition of the original unfinished score of Mozarts Requiem. In 2006 Vienna c...
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Christmas markets.

12 Nov-24 Dec 2005. Advent is a magical time in Vienna, with coloured lights and festive markets brightening courtyards and squares all over the city. The traditional Christmas market beneath the brig...
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Die Fledermaus.

6 Dec 2005-1 Jan 2006. Johann Strausss quintessential Viennese operetta Die Fledermaus is the Volksoperas festive season offering this year. First performed in Vienna in 1874, the work is based on the...
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Francisco de Goya: Prophet of Modernism.

19 Oct 2005-8 Jan 2006. This is Austrias first monograph exhibition dedicated to the great Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Fuendetodos 1746 - Bordeaux 1828). Roughly 70 paintings and 35...
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The Celebrity Factor. From Warhol to Madonna.

4 Nov 2005-22 Feb 2006. The Kunsthalle in Vienna, named by Italian magazine ARTE as one of the top six European contemporary art museums in 2002, is hosting an exhibition exploring the phenomenon of S...
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Wine in the City

Until 30 Nov 2005. Not many European capitals have 700 hectares of vineyards within the city boundaries and this is what makes Viennas annual wine festival so special. Coinciding with the end of the g...
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Elisabeth the story of Empress Sissi

Until 4 Dec 2005. This two-hour musical drama based on the true story of Elisabeth dHapsburg, the beautiful child bride of Emperor Franz Josef I, is the most successful German-language musical of all...
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Wien Modern 2005 - Festival of Contemporary Music

4-28 Nov 2005. Vienna becomes a hub of international contemporary music in this top-draw festival. World renowned composers, artists, and ensembles have been invited since 1988 to bring the world of s...
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Viennale 2005 International Film Festival

14 Oct 2005 - 26 Oct 2005. Austria's top international film festival: it could only be the Viennale. Cinemaphiles are spoilt for choice with 100 new feature films, documentaries and shorts. World pre...
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The Long Night of the Museums

8 Oct 2005. From six in the evening till one in the morning Some 60 Viennese museums will open their doors to a single ticket in this, the "Long Night of the Museums". The museums involved are offeri...
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BLICKFANG Design Fair - Exhibition for Furniture, Jewellery and Fashion

14-16 Oct 2005. Vienna's Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) once again hosts Blickfang, a year on from its successful premire. Young bright lights rub shoulders with established designers from Austria, Ge...
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Albert Watson Frozen A Retrospective.

29 September 2005 - 29 January 2006 This KunstHausWien retrospective features 130 works by Albert Watson, shown for the first time in Austria. Over the last 30 years, Watsons fashion and commercial i...
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Impressions from the Paris Muse dOrsay.

30 September 2005 - 30 January 2006. French Impressionists broke new ground with light effects, atmosphere, and transience in the late 19th century. Now, in a new exhibition, the Leopold Museum is sho...
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I say I On I-Saying in Dance and Performance.

14 - 24 September 2005. This two-week artistic programme is devoted to I-narration in contemporary dance and performance. Opening with works by Lebanese director and author Rabih Mrou and the Netherla...
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Picasso. Painting Against Time.

22 Sept 2006-7 Jan 2007. Viennas Albertina Museum presents an exhibition of around 200 artworks from the last 12 years of Pablo Picassos life. In 1961, at the age of 80, the Spanish artist acquired a...
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The Art of Portraying a Giraffe

Until 3 October 2005. This exhibition features a wide range of paintings, graphics and sculptures of animals from the Leopold Collection. Key works by Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel and Oskar Laske are am...
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Physiognomy of the Second Republic: From Julius Raab to Bruno Kreisky

7 Sept 2005 - 29 Jan 2006. On the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Austrian State Treaty, this exhibition features paintings and sculptures, photos and posters, drawings and caricatures, focusin...
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Vienna Literature Festival

16-17 Sept 2005. This 24-hour literature festival hosts some of Austrias finest authors, many of whom will give live readings. In a specially-erected tent in front of the Burgtheater, writers will r...


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