A wonderful 2022 festival season lies behind us and we are already looking forward with anticipation to the highlights of the coming season, for which advance ticket sales will start on November 2. Make a note now of our festival period from May 11 to July 22, 2023 and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Ludwigsburg Palace Festival 2023!
[This text has been translated electronically] What is worth preserving? What is forward-looking and what should Ludwigsburg take with it into its future? With these questions, artists Thomas Rustemeyer, Bruno Jacoby and Julian Warner invite Ludwigsburg residents to collect objects, ideas, melodies or anecdotes for a »memory of the future« as part of the ÜBER:MORGEN festival. In the course of the exhibition, the urban society fills the memory with personal answers to questions about the future and creates a communal and walk-in show depot.
Social observations also give rise to the art of Brad Hwang, who has been a resident artist at the Schlossfestspiele several times. The artist and sculptor creates mechanical and social sculptures – in the spirit of Joseph Beuys – from everyday objects and materials, which he breathes new life into, as well as installations that invite participation and encounters.
In 2021, he constructed a hugging machine with a mobile loom. From the encounters of Ludwigsburg*innen with the artist in the middle of the city, a social sculpture in the form of a woven piece was created from old gauze bandages, documenting the history of his experiences on site – as a woven recording of the passage of time. With this collective artwork, we contribute to the »Memory of the Future« as a celebration of the arts, democracy and sustainability.
The exhibition grows with your personal objects. Until October 15, you can bring your own things and learn what other Ludwigsburg* residents consider important for the future of the city. All information and opening hours can be found on the website of the city of Ludwigsburg.
What does everyday life at the Ludwigsburg Festival look like? During the city stories of the Ludwigsburg Museum, our artistic director Jochen Sandig will take you takes you behind the scenes of one of the most traditional festivals in Baden-Württemberg. In the monthly lecture series »City Histories,« experts will introduce unique places, fields of work and institutions in Ludwigsburg. On October 12, the stately rooms of the historic building and learn more about the vision for our celebration of the arts, democracy and sustainability.
The mass as a genre of church music has a long development behind it: over the course of time, initially monophonic chants developed into increasingly complex musical works with the goal of an artistic aesthetic. The strict liturgical binding gave way to the establishment as an independent musical genre – a process that can be traced using the measurements of the three big Bs as an example.
A spherical dive begins as soon as the first note of trumpeter Marco Blaauw connects with the film »Moving Picture 946-3«. The joint project of visual art, film, composition and live music, which can be experienced at Scala on June 24, is preceded by an exciting genesis.
Sasha Waltz is one of the most important choreographers of our time. Like hardly anyone else, she has managed to continue the historical heritage of expressive dance and modern dance, which is so strongly rooted in Germany, on the international stage, while at the same time questioning and renewing it through influences of postmodern dance. By taking a look at her creative history, we want to explore more closely with you the dialogue in which she allows the physical forms of dance and the spatial forms of architecture to enter.
On the 60th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s »Speech to the German Youth«, we asked: How would a speech by the youth sound today? What wishes, goals, and criticisms would young voices of the present day want to articulate? A few months have passed since our appeal, during which young people have been in which young people have given thought and contributed their voices. Sixty years after the historic »Speech to the German Youth« in Ludwigsburg, members of the Ludwigsburg Youth Community Council and students of the students of the Gymnasium Balingen wrote their »Speeches to the of the youth« and addressed today’s decision-makers.
In many industries, women are still underrepresented today. This fact does not actually apply to music. For at no time in history has there been a lack of musical creations or cultural action by the female sex. The
freelance musicologist Susanne Wosnitzka explains aspects of a whole world of misappropriated musical history, reflected in the meager awareness of female virtuosos.
On 10 July, the Freiburg guest performance »THE 3RD BOX« comes to Ludwigsburg. The four performers let the audience take part in their journey of coming to terms with their gender and their identity and thus want to encourage self-reflection. Those who wish to explore the topic in more detail can take part in the »3RD BOX WORKSHOP«, which offers a safe space for exploration and exchange on four dates in the preceding week of July. Kit and Balthazar are performers in »THE 3RD BOX« and lead the workshop together with Gary Joplin. In the interview, they give insights into the process and tell us what was and is close to their hearts.
After Alexander Lukashenko's rigged elections in August 2020, Belarus awoke from many years of lethargy and revolted. The Belarusian conductor Vitali Alekseenok, who has been living in Germany for years, was there and experienced the peaceful revolution first-hand, but also the regime's violent response. In order to record his experiences in Minsk and to bring more attention to the democracy movement there, he has finally started a chronicle of the Belarusian revolution with »The White Days of Minsk«.
We would like to report on our own contribution to a climate-neutral and sustainable cultural landscape in the narrow sense and to the implementation of the 17 goals in the broad sense. It is very important to us to keep an eye on the effects of our institutional actions, to check them and to constantly improve them. We have supplemented our interim assessment from 2021 with interim goals achieved and measures introduced in 2022.
It is actually a very nice tradition when artists are presented with flowers at the end of a concert. In the spirit of sustainability, however, we would like to express our gratitude in the long term and instead of bouquets we give away certificates of tree and flower meadow sponsorships.
Dramaturgy trainee (m/f/d)
From November 7, 2022 to July 23, 2023. Application deadline: October 7.
Trainee Artistic Planning & Production (m/f/d).
From February 1, 2023 to August 15, 2023. Application deadline: November 10.