Connecting Through Art: ADA and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School
March 12, 2019
Students at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School staged a performance at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with German Artist-in-Residence Karina Smigla-Bobinski. In this performance, the dancers interacted with ADA, a large, helium-filled balloon covered in charcoal spikes that create unique marks on the walls, ceilings, and performers as the balloon moves through the space. The performance was designed to encourage audience participation and interpersonal connection through art. In this video, Smigla-Bobinski and the young performers discuss their experiences with ADA and the potential for art to impact society and bring people together.
Photo Essay: US Anne Marie Hunter Shares Snapshots of her Exchange in Germany
This year, Kansas City journalist Anne Marie was given the opportunity to take part in the “Goethe Close-Up” exchange program. Sponsored by the Goethe-Institut and Wunderbar Together, the project gives cultural journalists working in print, online, and radio media the opportunity to swap work places with journalists from another country for three to four weeks.Read More
The PopUp Tour Goes Back to School
The PopUp Tour in Atlanta started a new day in the tent with the SchoolFest, which invited over 200 students from all over Georgia to participate in a host of different live shows, workshops, science labs, and more that taught students about STEM as well as Germany and the German-American friendship. This interactive experience was full of fun activities that engaged students with design elements, virtual reality, and future study abroad opportunities!Read More