That necessity is the mother of invention was noted by Plato in 400 B.C. but it’s just as apposite in the COVID-19 summer of 2020.
While many of Europe’s arts festivals have been cancelled this year, including Edinburgh, Bayreuth and Glastonbury, others have turned to 1950s America for inspiration with drive-in performances.
The Kunstfest Weimar festival, founded in 1990, encompasses music, theatre and dance to fine arts and film. One of the three strands to this year’s festival is coronavirus and its impact on both society and individuals. To reflect this, six specifically created productions will be staged at a new venue, the Alte Feuerwache drive-in cinema.
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