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16.12.2020

#MucKultur – A Joint Virtual Stage for Munich

#MucKultur – A Joint Virtual Stage for Munich

With a new virtual stage launched on 17 December, Munich’s culture aims to prove its staying power. Despite the pandemic, several Munich’s cultural institutions, including the Gasteig, have joined forces in this unique project to draw attention to the city’s unremittingly rich cultural landscape.

Under the hashtag #MucKultur, a new Munich stage went online on 17 December to provide participating creatives with a platform for sharing their work. As well as linking to each others’ contributions to highlight Munich’s cultural diversity in the absence of live performances with audience, all posts tagged #MucKultur and #ohneKulturwirdsstill will be posted to a dedicated social media feed. The project will initially run for the duration of the coronavirus restrictions, with further joint initiatives and projects being planned from 2021 onwards.

So far, the following institutions are participating in this unique initiative: Bavarian State Opera, Gasteig, Munich Kammerspiele, Munich Philharmonic, Munich Radio Orchestra, Munich Volkstheater, Residenz Theatre, Schauburg, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. The joint message: the need of artists and related professions to carry on their work, their art, their traditions and education remains unbroken. And society’s need for art and culture is greater than ever in times of crisis.

The organisers hope that the list of participants will continue to grow. Especially freelance artists, whose livelihoods are particularly threatened by the pandemic, are invited to make use of this public platform. The virtual Munich Stage went live on Thursday, 17 December 2020 at noon on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

 

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