Since antiquity, costume has been an important element of the theatre. The costume in stage dance has often anticipated more revealing fashion trends. Nowadays choreographers seek the tension of their art with haute couture.
In a ceremony in Munich’s Herkulessaal the pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach was awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize. It is an award for his art, but also for his ability to open prospects for people that go beyond music.