Jüdische Kulturtage im Rheinland
(arrived – experience Jewish)
From 22 February to 22 March 2015 the Rhineland will again be entirely dedicated to the “Jüdische Kulturtage”. Under the motto “angekommen – jüdisches (er)leben” (arrived – experience Jewish), this successful series of events intends to show the dynamics of ever-growing Jewish communities and provide an artistic platform for the exciting changes and integrative challenges once more.
16 municipalities and institutions from the Rhineland participate in total. Just like in the past years, the focus of this inventory of the diverse Jewish art and culture will again be put on contemporary forms of expression that embrace life without ever forgetting the past.
The offering includes a wide range of events from all fields with more than 350 readings, films, exhibitions, concerts, dance and theatre performances.
Since 2007, this successful series of events has been promoted by the NRW KULTURsekretariat.
The literature series controlled by the KULTURsekretariat presents a lively and multifaceted image of contemporary Jewish literature in international context with almost 50 events in all participating cities.
The programme intents above all – especially against the background of currently growing anti-Semitism – to raise the dynamics in the recent development of Jewish live in Germany in an impressive and effective manner.
The “Jüdische Kulturtage” move the German literature scene with younger authors such as Lena Gorelik and Alina Bronsky to the forefront, with a German-Russian background and lyrics in which new, often fresh, polyglot voices have their say, apart from also having international stars such as Lily Brett, Zeruya Shalev, Etgar Keret or Assaf Gavron.
At the same time, the programme spans from best selling authors such as Randi Crott, Mirjam Pressler and David Safier to poetry which actresses like Iris Berben or Marianne Sägebrecht lend their distinctive voices.