Salam.Orient, 2016, Rita Movsesian


The Orient begins in Vienna when the cosmopolitan festival Salam.Orient highlights artists from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Palestine and Turkey - and also from Austria - for the twelfth time. Salam.Orient directs the focus on them and brings exciting encounters of artists with both Eastern and Western backgrounds.

Concert highlights

  • Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin Quartet (Turkey - Armenia, 14.10.2016, Porgy & Bess)
  • Bernhard Schimpelsberger (music) & Kaveri Sageder (dance) (Austria - India, 20.10.2016, Sargfabrik)
  • Omar Bashir Group featuring Rita Movsesian (photo) (Iraq – Austria, 26.10.2016, Porgy & Bess)
  • Pandit Shubendra Rao (Sitar) & Saskia Rao-de Haas (Cello) (India, 27.10.2016, Sargfabrik)
  • Isfar Sarabski Band (Azerbaidzhan, 28.10.2016, RadioKulturhaus)
  • Hossein Alizadeh & Hossein Behroozinia & Behnam Samani & Saba Alizadeh (Iran, 29.10.2016, Odeon Theater)
  • Noureddine Khourchide & The Dancing Dervishes of Damascus – Sufi ritual (Syria, 31. 10. 2016, Theater Akzent)

Lectures, discussions and a children's program of dance, music and fairytales round off the activities.

Salam.Orient 2016

13-31 October 2016
Various venues across Vienna
Program, information, tickets:


Porgy & Bess

Riemergasse 11, 1010  Wien


Taborstraße 10, 1020  Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 180 cm wide )
        via elevator
    • Elevator available
      • 102 cm wide and 88 cm low , Door 75 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 2 Wheelchair spaces available (in the first row)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Discount for people with disabilities (ID required) and for escorts of wheelchair users.

    • Comments

      Theater accessible via wheelchair-accessible elevator. Stairlift over 3 steps from 2nd floor to auditorium level.



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