In den "Roaring Twenties" war Berlin die dritt-größte Stadt der Welt und der pulsierende Mittelpunkt des kulturellen Lebens in Deutschland. Dieser Bildband unternimmt eine fotografische Reise durch die belebten Straßen und Plätze, die Varietés und Revuen, die Warenhäuser und Cafés, die Rummelplätze und Rennbahnen der Metropole.Über 240 großformatige Abbildungen zeigen, dass die Zwanzigerjahre mehr waren als kesse Kurzhaarfrisuren und schnelle Charleston-Schritte.In the "Roaring Twenties", Berlin was the third largest city in the world and the vibrant centre of cultural life in Germany. This coffee-table book undertakes a photographic journey through the lively streets and squares, the variety shows and revues, the department stores and cafés, the fairgrounds and racetracks of the metropolis.Over 240 large-format pictures show that the 1920s were more than just jaunty bobbed hair and quick Charleston steps."Nie war die Stadt größer, reicher, bunter, glitzernder als damals.""Never was the city bigger, richer, more colourful or glitzier than in those days."- Walter Kiaulehn
Monkey: Journey to the West is a stage adaptation of the 16th Century Chinese novel Journey to the West, by Wu Cheng'en. It was conceived and created by the Chinese actor and director Chen Shi-zheng, together with the British musician Damon Albarn and British artist Jamie Hewlett. The production received its world premiere as the opening show of the inaugural Manchester International Festival, on June 28, 2007 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, where it ran until July 7. It was subsequently staged at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris between September 26 and October 13 2007. The production received its U.S. premiere at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC in May 2008. A further run was planned for the Berlin Staatsoper in July 2008, but instead took place at the London Royal Opera House. The show also ran at the O2 arena in London, ending on January 4th 2009. Billed as a "circus opera", the show is Hewlett and Albarn's first major collaboration since Gorillaz. Albarn composed the musical score while Hewlett designed the visual concept, set and costumes. The adaptation for stage has been written by Chen, who also directs the production. Dramaturgy is by David Greenspan.