At midnight ball guests were rewarded with a special treat: For the first time, the Hungarian Roma band Kalyi Jag performed at a ball and presented their music and dance highlights of 40 years on stage. Their show was announced by Ursula Hemetek, Wittgenstein prize awardee 2018 and ethnomusicologist at the University of Music and applied Arts Vienna. In her research, she called their music “ethnic mainstream”. But see for yourself:
And here it is: This year’s video by our partner SPOTTERON, shows the best and most memorable moments of the ball. We want to thank You for celebrating with us and hope we can welcome You to the next Vienna Ball of Sciences on the 25th of January 2020!
Our ball embassador, astronomer Franz Kerschbaum, came up with something great for the ball night: He wanted to look for the hottest dancers in the ball disco using his infrared camera. Whoever was too busy dancing, can now try retrospectively to figure out his or her temperature!
Three years ago, Anna Wexberg-Kubesch started a project: The design of 15,000 postcards, representing 15,000 Jewish children murdered in Theresienstadt or after deportation to extermination camps. People across the world were invited to individually design a card and return it to Wexberg-Kubesch. The complete collection can be viewed in an installation at the Volkshalle of the Rathaus until January 30th, or as a virtual photo album at www.neverforgetwhy15000.at
In the ball magazine she talked about her experience. You can read the article in German here: http://www.wissenschaftsball.at/anna-wexberg-kubesch/
Our diligent assistents had no more bags to hand out even before the ball ended–due to the interest of our ball guests. Whoever has did not have the chance to read through our 68 page long ball magazine, can now download the pdf edition! Excellently edited by Katharina Kropshofer it features all the ball events, from local superfoods to Esrap’s midnight lecture. Enjoy the read!
Thanks to your great support, we are again sold out although we have expanded this year into the Volkshalle on the ground floor! Many Thanks!
This also means that there are no remaining tickets. Therefore there will be NO evening box office. At the ball itself, only the few tickets that have already been paid but not yet picked up will be issued at the Lichtenfelsgasse entrance of the town hall starting at 7.45 pm. So it makes no sense to come to the city hall without tickets.
A quick tip: the ticket sale for the 6th Science Ball 2020 will most likely begin on November 11, 2019. Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and be reminded by e-mail alert in November 2019. Have fun.