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Art on Ice with The Jacksons
From February 4–7, the world’s best figure skaters will once again be performing at Art on Ice at the Hallenstadion indoor stadium in Zurich. Swiss star Stéphane Lambiel will be there, as well as the reigning World Champion Javier Fernandez, two-time Olympic gold medalists Tatiana V and Maxim Trankov, Olympic winner Adelina Sotnikova, Olympic gold medalists in ice dancing Meryl Davis and Charlie White, World Champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, and three-time World Champion and 2006 Olympic gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko. The musical highlights of the show are British pop singer Jessie J and the soul band, The Jacksons – the four brothers of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who died in 2009.
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The City on the Limmat Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Dada
Zurich is the birthplace of an international art and literary movement: on February 5, 1916, the Cabaret Voltaire opened at Spiegelgasse 1. It was here that Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings, Tristan Tzara, Richard Huelsenbeck, Marcel Janco and Hans Arp founded Dadaism – as a reaction to the horrors of the First World War, as a protest against society and its bourgeois ideals, and as a revolt against art. Today, 100 years later, Zurich is celebrating Dada. To commemorate the 165 most important Dada protagonists, various events are being held at the Cabaret Voltaire on 165 days of feast between February and July. Other institutions, including the National Museum and the Museum Rietberg, are also bringing Dada back to life with numerous exhibitions, theater projects, movies, performances, seminars and readings.
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The First FIFA Museum Opens
The FIFA World Football Museum opens its doors for the first time on February 28. Situated directly next to Enge Train Station in the very heart of Zurich, it is the future meeting place for all football and sports fans. An interactive, multimedia world of experiences has been created over an exhibition area of 3,000 square meters (32,300 sq. ft). More than 1,000 exclusive exhibits and around 500 videos document the full breadth of international soccer and the game’s unique ability to connect people across the globe. Fascinating images and impressive stories illustrate how the most popular ball sport in the world stirs, influences and inspires people on a daily basis. The facilities include a Sportsbar, bistro and café-bar, as well as various event and seminar rooms.
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The Kunstmuseum Winterthur Celebrates with Works by Hans Arp
This year, the Kunstmuseum Winterthur celebrates its centenary. On the program are exhibitions ranging from Classic Modernism through to the present day. A particular highlight is the exhibition on Hans Arp (1886–1966) – a central figure of Classic Modernism and one of the most important artists in the Museum’s collection – which will be held between January 30 and May 22. However, the exhibition does not focus on the Dada Arp the first part features a group of image reliefs executed by the artist at the end of the 1920s, while the second section is devoted to Arp’s sculptures.
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Flying High at the Amden-Arvenbüel Snow Park
The Snow Park on the Leistkamm is now entering its second season. Whether for beginners or experts, the names of the 12 obstacles are intriguing: the Curved Box, Rainbow Box, Straight Box, Handrail and Tubes all promise plenty of fun. Younger snowboard enthusiasts can hone their skills on the less demanding boxes. The kicker line, with its eight jumps of varying difficulty, also sends adrenaline levels soaring. Be sure to take a break now and again – the panorama is simply stunning!
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