Speed dating with Antiquity

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Speed dating with Antiquity

Been there, done that: antiquity for fast movers

Roman Benches / Address: Meeting Point: Column Court, Orangery Sanssouci

6 x 10 minutes of music, poetry & philosophy
on the Roman benches in Park Sanssouci


Merit Zloch plays various ancient harps
Ernesto Estrella crosses verses by Catullus & Sappho with contemporary experiences
Valentin Arnold plays ancient wind and percussion instruments
Jennipher Antoni recites from »Pervigilium Veneris«, the »Night Feast of the Venus«
Philipp Mauritz speaks Euripides: »The Bacchae«
Klaus Büstrin reads from »The life of Aesop«


You have probably sat on them already: those representative round stone benches called »Exedra«. They are everywhere in the gardens of Potsdam and their most famous examples stand at the road of tombs in Pompeii. Today six of the Roman benches on the Orangery Terraces Sanssouci are prominently taken and await you for a multiple date with antiquity: when strolling from bench to bench six short performances put you in touch with ancient Roman and Greek poetry, drama, philosophy and music. May be the fleeting meeting in the early morning park could be the beginning of a wonderful friendship ...

All Readings in German!

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