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RA Lates: Vienna Cabaret Night

RA Late

● Fully booked

Saturday 26 January 2019
7 — 11.45pm

This event has now ended

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Part of our

Klimt / Schiele

events programme
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Join us for this one-off RA Late event as we recreate Vienna’s avant garde art scene for a night of adventure and play.

In the 1900s, Vienna experienced an unrivalled golden age of art, architecture, design and fashion before the outbreak of the first world war. With two million inhabitants, it was the most populous city in Europe and rapidly expanded as immigrants flocked from Austria’s rural provinces.

Klimt and Schiele each founded new rebellious artistic groups to challenge the conservative values of the bourgeoisie, such as the Secession and the New Art Group. Both artists also designed products for the Wiener Werkstatte (Vienna Workshops) who wanted a return to handmade crafts, a reaction to the new industrial and mechanised age.

This cultural flourishing extended to the performing arts when the Kabarett Fledermaus opened in 1907, where the Viennese avant-garde experimented with theatre, poetry and dance performances at this vibrant underground nightspot.

Think experimental cabarets, secret café societies, life drawing, coffee-house, salons in decadent bourgeois drawing rooms, speakeasy bars and live music until late.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Saturday 26 January 2019

7 — 11.45pm

Royal Academy of Arts

£25 – £75