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16 December 2015

For Wiener Festwochen 2016 artistic team member Marina Davydova "Theatre is a place of freedom"

Today at the press conference on occasion of next year's Wiener Festwochen (from 13 May until 19 June 2016, Vienna), the artistic team Markus Hinterhäuser (Artistic Director and one of two Executive Directors) and Marina Davydova (Head of Drama Department) presented the program which reaches from theatre productions over interactive visitor/art performances to exhibitions. "Theatre is a place of freedom" stated theater scientist, author, journalist, Head of Drama Department of Wiener Festwochen 2016 Marina Davydova and introduced into the upcoming festival and its social political productions which can magnify the perception and understanding of today's world such as - probably - the theatre play 'Cittą del Vaticano' (world premiere on 20 May) about religion and the young European generation.

fig.: Marina Davydova, Wiener Festwochen 2016 Head of Drama Department, in front of the new Wiener Festwochen 2016 motif of a butterfly under a loupe (illustration by artist Olaf Olsen). The motif stands for knowledge, cognition and makes think of the freedom of thoughts and that it's worth to look closer at the world around us and perceive its manifoldness. Photo taken on 16 December 2015 at the press conference for Wiener Festwochen 2016 at Museumsquartier in Vienna.

The festival happens on several locations through the city of Vienna. It starts on 13 May at Rathausplatz in front of the city hall (free entry). On 14 May, the Festwochen Centre at Künstlerhaus will open its doors for parties, salon talks or exhibitions like the interactive visitor/art installation 'Les Thermes' which invites to a philosophical soft ball bath (last mentioned, free entry). Thanks to the festival's sponsors, even the extensive exhibition 'Universal Hospitality' at the Alte Post can be admitted for free. The prices of the Wiener Festwochen tickets for theatre, opera, dance, concert, performance events are affordable.

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