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A glamorous party will be celebrated under the banner of solidarity and tolerance during the flashy AIDS charity event on 16 May. We can look forward to a large number of celebrities at the Life Ball again this year, including
designer Jean Paul Gaultier and Hollywood star Charlize Theron. A
benefit concert will be held the evening before in the Burgtheater with
opera greats such as Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo.
The Life Ball is one of the biggest AIDS charity events in the world. The party on May 16 in front of Vienna’s
City Hall promises to be flashy, colorful and loud, in order to
generate donations for AIDS relief projects and to promote public
awareness of HIV and AIDS.
The Viennese Secessionists provided
inspiration for this year’s motto “Gold – Ver Sacrum | Santa Primavera |
Sacre du Printemps”. “Ver Sacrum”, the spring festival which originates
in ancient Rome, is reflected in Gustav Klimt’s golden paintings and in
Igor Stravinsky’s ballet music “Sacre du Printemps” (The Rite of
Spring). This year, the stage will consist of an scaled-up replica of
the Vienna Secession and following the Life Ball will be part of the Eurovision Village for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Fashion show by Jean Paul Gaultier