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29. July 2015  

World Dance Festival in the Europaallee  

Argentinian Tango, japanese roand dance, afrodance from Senegal – enjoy dances from all over the world. In the framework of the exhibition Switzers the Europaallee presents a varied, cultural program. To look at and to join in. On friday, 14 August, from 4 to 8 pm, and on Saturday, 15 August 2015, from 11 am to 8 pm, the sound of rhythm, dances and music will inspire the public at the Gustav-Gull Place, at the courtyard UBS, in the Europaallee Passage (Mall) and at the Campus Place (PHZH). Let yourself be fascinated by expressive dances and inspiring joie de vivre. You are cordially invited to dance with us. The program on friday ends with a concert by Ssassa with oriental gipsy music and dancers, at the Gustav-Gull Place, from 7 to 8 pm. Also at the Gustav-Gull Place will take place the great final on Saturday, from 7 to 8 pm, with varied dances from all over the world. More information about the program you can find here (only in german). The entrance is free.

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29. July 2015  

The Sounds of Sensation  

Getting up early in the morning will be worthwile, at least in August 2015. In the framework of AUFSEHEN! The Summer Festival the four old town churches, St. Peter, Grossmünster, Fraumünster and Prediger church invite you to the «Sound of Sensation». Enjoy great morning organ concerts, on 17, 18, 19 and 20 August 2015, each time at 8.15 am. The entrance is free, the concerts last 30 minutes. More information about the program you can find here (only in german). The participating churches are marked with remarkable flags.

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29. July 2015  

Welcome to Zurich Mr. Spock  

Fascinating! The spiky ears of Mr. Spock have landed successfully at the Urania observatory. There is flying an ear in the Urania Street! Not least the installation created a sensation. Many passers-by stopped to watch, how first of all the first and than the second ear leaved to the 51 m high tower. They made their way with a working platform that reaches a maximal height of 68 m. Each ear measures 13 m and weights 100 kg. Thanks to their know-how the technical team navigated the ears with the neccessary intuition up to the cupola. It lasted two hours, then both ears were completly installed and ready to listen to the outer space. By the way, interested people can learn more about intergalactic relations and the endless outerspace in the public tours by the Urania observatory, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9 pm.

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29. July 2015  

Vernissage Switzers  

Takjik song, African dance – the main hall in Zurich main station became once again a meeting place of different culture. About 400 guests followed the invitation to the Vernissage, to celebrate the official start of the exhibition and the Nation Walk «Switzers» on 16 july 2015. The artist and the project partners welcomed many of the portrayed people from 195 nations, their families, relatives and friends. Many of the faces could be recognized by the large scaled pictures from Zurich main station up to the Europaallee. It was a vernissage full of emotionally moving moments. Especially the following tour through the Nation Walk was accompanied by personal statements and became a very special experience.

The impressive portraits, together with quotes of the protagonists, provide a vital accent particulary in the still-growing and ever-changing Europaallee with its urban architecture. Human, authentic & moving: with the sensational Nation Walk continuing to arouse interest in the framework of the AUFSEHEN! Summer Festival until 6 September – as a sign of integration and cultural diversity in Switzerland. The Nation Walk provides a unique platform through which you encounter other society members and learn more about.

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28. July 2015  

Bührles master-works  

«Little Irene» by Pierre August Renoir, «The Milliner» von Paul Signac, «The Sower» by Vincent van Gogh, these are three of the master-works, that decorate the hotel «zum Storchen» since 19 July. Every day from 9 to 11.30 pm the façade turns into an openair exhibition. 24 artworks from the Foundation Collection E.G. Bührle are projected onto the housewall, under them you will see famous artists like Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas or Claude Monet.

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