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For the Oscar-winning composer and pianist Hauschka, the essence of his work lies in challenging himself through experimentation. The center of his studies is the grand piano, which he explores and expands as an acoustic body.

At the beginning of his solo career, Hauschka specialized in preparing the instrument with tape, felt and other materials. Clubs and concert halls have since become his sonic laboratories, where Hauschka's interplay between analysis and intuition can be witnessed.

Hauschka's approach is an absolutely interdisciplinary one. Whether for dance and theater, his work with violinist Hilary Hahn or choreographer Aszure Barton and dancer Edivaldo Ernesto, Hauschka creates a subtle dialogue between movement and sound.

In addition, under his civil name Volker Bertelmann, he creates numerous compositions and soundtracks for series and films. Together with Dustin O'Halloran, for example, he created the music for the drama "Lion" (2016), which was nominated for an Oscar. He also earned an Oscar nomination in 2023 with his music for the anti-war film "Nothing New in the West."

Hauschka is a seeker whose creative drive is perpetual trial and error. Experiencing this open-minded path live is not only fascinating, but also contagious.

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All levels of the theater are accessible without steps via an elevator on the right side of the building. Please check in at the front entrance and follow the instructions to the elevator entrance on the side of the building. The two upper balconies are accessible via steps. The main floor and mezzanine are accessible without steps.

The seats in the theater are old and may be restrictive for some people. The seats in the high stalls are larger and less mobility restrictive, so we recommend them if you have concerns about your access and/or comfort.

Certain seats may obstruct or limit visibility; this will be noted on the specific seat at the time of purchase. If you are afraid of heights or have a fear of heights, you should not purchase tickets for the second balcony.

Seating is reserved for wheelchair users in the high balcony, as this area offers the best and most comfortable view. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are also located on this level. Caregivers accompanying a person in a wheelchair or a person with a severely disabled ID will receive a complimentary ticket if you contact us in advance. Please email at the time of purchase and we will make sure you have the best experience possible.

Sign language will be translated at some, but not all, events. We do our best to provide this whenever possible.
Please check the event description on the ticket page for information on what is offered at each show.

There will be loud music and flashing lights at each event. Please inform a member of the staff if you have a sensory issue.

TdW staff is available to assist you on all levels of the theater to provide you with the best experience possible. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance.
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