tv Special Program - Berlin Gala - The 2018 German Press Ball Deutsche Welle November 26, 2018 6:02am-6:15am CET
it's friday night's nov twenty third and some two thousand three hundred guests from the fields of politics media business and culture are arriving at berlin's adlon kempinski hotel while german chancellor angela merkel traditionally ops not to go to the ball her predecessor get much shorter is there for the first time in nineteen years with his new wife so young kim the federal press conference hosts the event it is germany's most important journalists association. when you're active in politics which i'm not anymore these people from the federal press conference hound you all year long and are mean then there's one evening that you forget all that. i think that's a good thing and should be retained so that by about a. controversial political topics are taboo at the annual press the event is all about having fun. to be talking to the federal press conference embodies press freedom and the press ball celebrates press. pre-diabetic listen for
a moment is there so much going on politically at the moment that there's certainly enough to speculate about and discuss at the ball out of his butt and into specially in times like these where things are sometimes a bit more aggressive and debates heated but it's a wonderful opportunity for everyone to just have fun afterwards things are a lot less tense. with me we're not going to discuss politics. maybe we'll talk about the latest film releases. let's wait and see. the man of the evening is funk fall to shine maya the german president is the country's head of state a largely ceremonial position and by up the ball away from the cut and thrust of daily politics where those reporting on politics and those they report on meet one another i think that's something pretty unique to germany and it doesn't make you less critical for the rest of the year that is because the president's wife is enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. lots of music dancing and having fun are essential
for a successful evening i think those one phone calls. the german president and his wife are heading for the first highlight of the evening. three hundred invited guests are served a three course gala dinner behind the sampling various delicacies there are four thousand stores on offer for example the kitchen team has also prepared one hundred thirty kilos of salmon and half a ton of fresh vegetables. stefan everhart is in charge of the various buffets the ad lands head chef spent six months devising the dishes. i think i missed your heart how's it looking it's looking great everything's going to plan a few days before the ball stefan edberg meets up with head putt to see a stephan hola to discuss final. details he is dependent on his team on the night
of the ball he'll be coordinating the work of one hundred chefs and. on the night everything runs like clockwork when things are well planned and everyone is fully involved but during the planning stage you have to depend on your team a lot and the pastry chefs are working together seamlessly on the desserts intended to depict the event's motto kaleidoscope so it has to be colorful the idea of a mini chocolate cake with a mango saffron filling and specializing. the turtle thing about the technique and it's well suited to the theme is the icing with the mirror glaze we have various colors and wipe techniques this makes the whole thing shine the way things look is very important. that many chocolate cakes make a dazzling appearance on the evening of the ball and it's not just the desserts that are colorful. the same goes for the outfits to.
a striking number of the female guests have chosen read this year. or opted for sparkly accents the dress code at the annual crest ball is strict it's a black tie event that means a tuxedo or tails for the gentleman and a long ball gown for the ladies as they dress on how to dress kate hasn't changed much over the years it stirred like tell i i really like that how often do you get the chance to dress up like this so everyone makes an effort the women who buy new dresses the men by taxi those of someone turns up in sneakers there's a chance they could get turned away by perturbing every three. these guests have been lucky well actually some part of the fun involves deviating from the events dress code a little bit. more so i thought i was and i like wearing things that i like and that look good on me some of them wouldn't the difference seen as revolutionary and
twenty eighteen to wear a shaker jumpsuit and so be it comes down to the source or cause cord and you know they don't know what i think this passes for evening dress and like that it looks like a skint country in the welsh need strong women to do so it's ok to wear trousers suitable to comment on it was a talk. show because. it had it in i'm sticking to the dress code to the letter i have a classic tuxedo. some are dying to make an impression with an unusual accessory for example. other guests use their clothes to make a political statement this dress adorned with jasmine flowers was made by syrian fashion designer and refugee these are just talk. through the show with syrian lace and lots of flowers which on the one hand express the sorrow of his country and on the other to symbolize the memories and a little bit of him. this evening is about
animated conversation that's seeing and being seen. but for many something else takes center stage. now might i mostly looking forward to dancing or meeting friends dancing having fun among the most when you will can have a partner who has lots of obligations then don't think of something very special and i'm looking forward to that tonight was a feisty thought that. this evening the entire adlon hotel has been reserved for the german press and has been transformed into a huge dance floor several deejays and seven live bands provide the musical entertainment over two floors and in several ball rooms. this is the fourth time that the annual press ball has been held in the upscale berlin hotel. great location great evening it's a must when you're in berlin this is how this lobby atmosphere is really relaxed
here you can mingle freely it's a great event the best ball of the year is in the ad lot is very bound to tradition and so is the annual press ball which has existed since one nine hundred fifty one so with our proximity to the brandenburg gate and to the german parliament we are ideally located to host this event is an event also. politicians and parliamentary correspondents have been taking to the dance floor together since one thousand nine hundred fifty one for many years the event took place in poland when they had her. the german capital. today i was concentrating on pinning a red carnation on mr cole. before also it's over this evening would have been an ideal time to discuss confidential political matters it was so noisy that no one would have been able to hear
a word from city for fear. the mix of politicians journalists and business leaders makes the ball one of germany's major social events to be invited you have to belong to the inner circle of makers and shakers shaping german society. how well you dance isn't so important though that wasn't true for chancellor helmut kohl and his first wife. he was my dance partner my dancing school in one thousand forty eight i don't know how many down steps we've already done with one another but we both enjoy dancing. when the german government moved to berlin in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine the press paul was moved to. but no matter whether in bonn or in berlin the ne will press paul has always been opened with a waltz. this year it's the second time that president. has led the first
dance. he doesn't dance with his wife elle could butin banda but what's on your minds the wife of the chair of the federal press conference association. this is a tradition at the ball. while the german president is dancing to t.v. journalists are enjoying the fact that they have received the federal press conference award get you off him fun follow and as much effort they worked for the t.v. station fer nix and reported around the clock on the difficult negotiations to form a new government after the german election in twenty seventeen. does not it's a huge mark of appreciation and without being arrogant we've heard that from
politicians too with us they get a chance to air their views more fully they don't have to pack everything into one minute and thirty seconds. at the german press ball the guests get the chance to chat for hours. but it's more about partying together one thing that's fine you can take us behind together i think that it's good to meet at this level for a change you just got one thing or another and have fun at the same time for most of the digitalisation was the big topic what does the future hold for the media media and as a mind my highlight today i must say was seeing get much credit with his new wife i . was the twenty eight team german press fall many of the guests danced the night away continuing to party until the early hours of the morning. i i
i i. i i i i i i i i i i. i. i. i. i i. i . i'm not laughing at that i guess sometimes i am but most of the things that we should have been fixed you can see for gemma culture looking at some stereotypes the question if you think you see from countries that are not full time. yeah i mean it's a ridiculous drama day out to me it's all about who.
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