Kick-off for Bauhaus jubilee in Dessau
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23 February 2019
2 pm – 9 pm
Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Platz 1

2019 marks the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus. In Dessau this year there is a varied programme and some changes. The highlight of the centenary in Dessau is the opening of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau on 8 September. There, for the first time, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s collection will be shown extensively. At the same time, the museum's central location creates new connections in the city.

These connections are taken up by the Bauhaus Festivals Dessau, among others. The festivals School Fundamental, Architectur Radical and Stage Total deal with the pedagogical, architectural and performative concepts of the Bauhaus from today's perspective in very different ways. Together with international artists, designers and interested visitors, spaces such as the newly opened Bauhaus buildings (Bauhaus Buildings Dessau: Originals retold) and free spaces for experiments will be conquered.

The opening event of the centenary year in Dessau is one such experiment: the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is making the Open Stage in the new museum building accessible to visitors for the first time. In music, performances and conversations, everyone can get an impression of the varied programme in Dessau and immerse themselves for a whole day in the Bauhaus centenary.

Admission is free.

For security reasons, the number of visitors is limited, so there may be waiting times.

H i g h l i g h t s

2 – 3 pm
Presentation of the centenary programme in Dessau by Claudia Perren, Director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Greetings by Rainer Robra, Chef der Staatskanzlei and Minister of Culture Saxony-Anhalt and Peter Kuras, Mayor of Dessau-Roßlau. Guided tour. Space-plastic movement game "Graphic. Plastic. Cosmic. Pantomime in glass" based on Oskar Schlemmer. 

3 – 5 pm
Speeddating: Experts answer questions about the Bauhaus. Workshops on typography and dance workshop B-A-U-Haus. Bauhaus photo gymnastics. Bauhaus building materials to touch from the Building Research Archive.

5 pm
Kurt Schwitters' "Ursonate": a Dadaistic sound poem.

6.30 pm
ARD feature film "Lotte am Bauhaus" with introduction.

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The organisers reserve the right to deny access to the event to persons belonging to right-wing extremist parties or organisations, belonging to the right-wing extremist scene or who have already appeared in the past through racist, nationalist, antisemitic or other inhuman statements, or to exclude them from the event.