Laban for the 21st century
Dancer and dance theorist Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) gained fame for his pioneering dance notation system and theories of choreography and movement, which formed the foundations of modern central European dance. The fact that dance institutes in New York and London bear his name proves just how important he was.
During the event, renowned dancers and teachers will explore how Laban's theories can be used by actors, directors and drama teachers. The programme includes lectures - interpreted into Slovak - by experts from the
Susanne Linke in Tanz-Dis-Tanz.
The project is part of the 10th annual Bratislava in Movement Festival.
Bratislava Summer of Culture
Comedian Tramtarína with Princess Rosemary.
The Days of Masters at the Castle event was also successful, luring as many as 7,000 visitors on each of the two days it showed. The 35-member men's choir Woodpecker Singers, from Taiwan, travelled the farthest to participate.
"During the whole three months, we only had to cancel four shows due to bad weather, and only two events were moved to PKO," Račková added.
Visitors flood Roma culture festival
THE BALVAL (Wind) Festival of Roma culture in Kokava nad Rimavicou in late September aroused such an unexpectedly high amount of interest from spectators, the hall of the local House of Culture completely filled, forcing part of the audience to have to enjoy the excellent performances by Roma artists from out in the corridor.
"We are pleasantly surprised that the festival generated such interest. Next year, we will have to move to bigger premises," Janka Sendreiová, who, with her husband Vlado, is known as the "soul" of the whole event, told the Sme daily. Organizers and Mayor Ondrej Bálint plan to move the festival into the local amphitheatre.
The festival crowd was on its feet from the beginning, when Czech singer Ida Kelarová and Vlado Sendrei sang the Roma anthem Gelem, gelem.
Tinkers Museum to close in November
Budatín Castle needs an extensive overhaul.
The museum's exhibits will move to the Wedding Palace in Bytča or to the Žilina centre.
Budatín Castle's exhibition on tinkers is the only such display around the globe. More than 350 exhibits document the evolution of this unique Slovak handicraft, from its very origins of tinkers roaming from one village to another up to industrial production.
Prepared by Jana Liptáková
2. Oct 2006 at 0:00