The DANCE Festival Center at Speiserei, Müller'schesVolksbad
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
The DANCE festival center at Speiserei, Müller'sches Volksbad, invites everyone to spend some time every day there in an Art Nouveau atmosphere. Here artists, doers, and visitors will come together to eat, discuss, and amuse themselves.
Whoever is looking for a little relief from the festival hustle and bustle can relax at Müller'sches Volksbad. One of the most beautiful bathhouses in Europe, the traditional municipal bathhouse offers opportunities to swim or visit the saunas. The Roman-Irish sweat bath with an open-air courtyard is especially popular, and the spectrum of massages is guaranteed to provide relief for stressed-out festival visitors. For those who are active in sports, there are also courses offered in the swimming pool – for example, the Aqua Fitness course.
Address & directions:
Rosenheimer Strasse 1, right next to Muffatwerk
S-Bahn trains: all S-Bahn trains, from number S1 to number S8 (Isartor station)
Streetcars: line 16 (Deutsches Museum stop); line 18 (Isartor stop)
Bus: line 132 (Ludwigsbrücke bus stop)
The art area in the city quarter called Maxvorstadt has numerous museums, exhibition spaces, and galleries with very different collections and focal points. Three major museums, the "Pinakotheken", feature works from the old masters to contemporary art, and architecture, design, and American contemporary art can be found in the Brandhorst Collection at Museum Brandhorst. And the best thing is: on Sundays the admission fee to each of the museums in this art area costs only 1 euro! (www.kunstareal.de).
More dance in Munich
Apart from the DANCE festival, there is also a comprehensive program of dance events in Munich during the duration of the festival:
On May 18 Lea Martini will present at HOCHX "Eine Geschichte der Welt" ("A History of the World"), a dance piece for a young audience (children aged 6 years or older).
In addition, one can participate in the workshop "Meeting in Motion – A Somatic Approach to Deepening the Connection to Ourselves and Others" held by Jennifer Bury on May 18 or 19. To register for the workshop, go to: jenniferbury.com/workshops (there's a discount for those who register before April 22).
At Black Box at the Gasteig Cultural Center Iris-Miriam Behnke's work "Die Farben von Erden, Wurzeln and Häusern" ("The Colors of Earths, Roots and Buildings" will celebrate its premiere on May 21; a second performance will take place at Black Box on May 22.
Residenztheater will show on May 23 at its Cuviliiéstheater the world premiere of Wim Vandekeybus' "Die Bakchen – Lasst uns tanzen" ("The Bacchae – let's dance"). There will be additional performances on May 25 and 26.
Also on May 25 and 26 there will be two performances of Yvonne Pouget's new production of "Die Füße und Ohren der Engel" ("The Feet and Ears of Angels") at the St. Johannes church.
Halle6, which is taking part in the program Come Together! Right Now! at Kreativquartier on the last weekend of the festival, will open their exhibition #Exist – Empfangshalle 6 ("#Exist – Entrance Hall 6") on May 17 at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition is open to the public from May 18 – 26 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. In addition, on May 23 at 8:00 p.m. the musical event Hauskonzert #40 - Klangbüro ("Musical Soirée #40 – Sound Office") will take place there.