For the past 18 months architects, engineers, technicians and hundreds of craftsmen have renovated the old Goethe Villa on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road from the ground up and have added three new buildings housing the library, auditorium and cafeteria. The result is a German cultural centre of a kind rarely found anywhere in the world. Today kicks off a program of cultural events to mark its re-opening.
Friday (June 8)
Music-art fusion “The Re-Vibrating Goethe-Villa” featuring several international musicians and 50 Myanmar singers and dancers from MEBC Yangon at 7pm.
Tuesday/Wednesday (June 12-13)
Two live film concerts featuring the classic silent film Mya Ga Naing from 1934 by Maung Tin Maung, accompanied by Hein Tint’s Hsaing Waing Ensemble and the German Jazz Trio with Meike Goosmann. The live shows will take place at 6:30 pm.
Tuesday (June 12-26)
The exhibition “Dark Whispers” providing a glimpse into the hidden Burmese interiors, captured by photographer Beatrice Minda from Berlin. Opening at 8 pm, the exhibition will remain open daily from 10am-5pm until June 26.
Saturday (June 16)
Resuming of the “Berlin Club Nights” with DJs from Berlin in the new Goethe-Auditorium on from 8pm.