Short movie about John Cage and two of his most famous works: Water Walk, and 4:33.
It’s interesting to view in retrospect. The audience is laughing, but this piece has so much ambience in it that is part of our everyday lives – it’s actually sublimely beautiful.
WITTENBERG THEATER CLOSES 2001
Theater Wittenberg Closes Its Doors –
The Theater Wittenbergs sustaining institution, a special purpose association, has resolved to close the theatre beginning in summer 2001. The decision will affect 156 jobs. A theatre for children and young people and a project-based music theatre will remain in operation.
HISTORY OF THEATER IN WITTENBERG
Wittenberg has a long tradition in cultural events. The City Theatre Mitteldeutsches Landestheater reached a great importance in GDR times. Since 1996, the City proposes Open-Air theatre shows based on the Lutheran history still alive in many historical places of the ancient town. As highlights, in 2001 and 2005, Fernando Scarpa became the artistic director of the “BÃ¼hne Wittenberg” (Stage Wittenberg), a project for theatre, art and culture in the whole of Germany which attracts to the City plenty of audience and whose success achieves European echo. Hamlet is said to have studied here.
Stephen Sondheim, Composer/Lyricist
James Lapine, Librettist/Director
Sondheim says you can not make an audience like something, but they have to understand the intention. Preview performances focused on making things clear to the audience.