29 September 2007
University of Vienna, Austria

Orientation Day of the "Confucius Institute" of the University of Vienna

Discussion Topics:

  • Import and export of culture and cultural identity.
  • Should translators orientate towards the meaning according to their own understanding or simply follow the words of the original language?

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June 2007
Suzhou, People's Republic of China

Environment Day
Exhibition and Concert at Municipal Hall

'Water is Life' performed by Robert Pobitschka. Exhibition of paintings 'Water and Nature' by Zhao Yu Sheng.
Local artists, celebrities and government officials with presentation of civic awards by the office of the Mayor of Souzhou and Environment officials.

UNESCO-IHE 50 Years of Wise Water
Meeting with Deputy Mayor (managing environment protection and health), discussions on public health issues and industrial pollution. Discussions centred around UNESCO-IHE 'wise use of water resources' in the context of expanding pressures of tourist development in the area.

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June 2007
Liaocheng/Shandong (water city of the north), People's Republic of China

Visit to Liaocheng University discussion with faculty staff
Concert at Liaocheng University

'Water is Life' performed by Robert Pobitschka. Reading of Poem 'Water is Life' by painter and poet Liu Ding Guo. Chinese classical instruments.

Discussion on environmental impact of tourist development in and around the wetlands reserve with government officials and management of Liaocheng 2-Horses Tourist and Cultural Development Co. Ltd

Visits to vocational training centre for young women, child education centres. Tree Planting ceremonies


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29 July 2007
Wolfegg, Austria

25th Anniversary of Ballettzentrums Wolfegg 
Premiere of 'Atlantia Erwacht - Atlantia Awakes'

Performed by Robert Pobitschka at the opening of the 33. International Ballet Seminar of Gesellschaft für Musiktheater under the auspices of the International Dance Committee of the International Dance Institute of UNESCO

  • Environment
  • Ethical use of technology
  • Gender

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26 May 2007
Bösendorfer Saal, Vienna

Performance and recording of "Water is Life II". Bösendorfer Artist's Club

Composed and performed by Robert Pobitschka, inspired by a painting of Zhao Yu Sheng.

  • UNESCO Decade Water for Life
  • Partners
  • Bösendorfer


May 2007
Hofburg, Vienna, Austria

Production of a DVD for promotional purposes of the Gala Concert "Women and Water"

In commemoration of International Women's Day and World Water Day.

  • UNESCO Decade Water for Life
  • UNESCO-IHE 50 Years of Wise Water
  • UNESCO Culture Of Peace
  • International Women's Day
  • World Water Day

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