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AN EXHIBITION of works that document the career of the controversial German artist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) has opened in Bratislava. Entitled Polentransport 1981, the show consists of works drawn from the collections of the Museum of Art in Lodz, Poland. In the 1960s he became involved in the experimental Fluxus group, which was known for crossing boundaries between literature, music, visual arts, and performance. In the 1970s the artist became a political activist and one of the co-founders of the Green Party in Germany. You can see Polentransport 1981 at Bratislava's Mirbach Palace (Františkánske nám. 11). Open daily except Monday 10:00-18:00 until August 31, admission is Sk40. For more information call 02/5443-1556.
photo: Courtesy of GMB


DANCE: 35 x 2 - Children's folk-dance group Vienok performs works dedicated to choreographer Helena Jurasová.
Starts: Jun 23 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk100. Dom kultúry Zrkadlový háj (Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Wise Woman - Carl Orff's opera performed by students of the Academy of Musical Arts.
Starts: Jun 23 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk90. Theatrium, Pressburg centrum, Pribinova 25. Tel: 0903/516-465.

LIVE MUSIC: Rhythms of the Summer - Slovak band Mango Molas will perform African music.
Starts: Jun 25 at 20:00. Admission: free. Štrkovec lake area, Drieňová 9. Tel: 02/4333-7449.

LIVE MUSIC: Musica Nocturna - Vocal music performed by Bratislava band Požoň Sentimental as a part of the Old Town Summer Festival.
Starts: Jun 25 at 21:30. Admission: free. Nádvorie Zichyho paláca (Zichy Palace Courtyard), Ventúrska 9. Tel: 02/5443-1681.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Katarína Brejková - The pianist with soprano Katarína Krčmárová present compositions by Bach, Debussy, Massenet, Dvo€ák, and Rachmaninov.
Starts: Jun 25 at 18:00. Admission: free. Mozartova sieň Rakúskeho veľvyslanectva (Mozart Hall of the Austrian Embassy), Ventúrska 10. Tel: 02/5930-1535.

LIVE MUSIC: Para, Ska Pra Šupina - Two young energetic Slovak bands play together.
Starts: Jun 26 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk100. Divadlo Stoka (Stoka Theatre), Pribinova 1. Tel: 02/5292-4463.

DANCE: Atašé - Contemporary dance show directed and choreographed by Jaroslav Moravčík.
Starts: Jun 27 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk70. V-Club, Nám. SNP 12. Tel: 02/5296-6936.

LIVE MUSIC: Rhythms of the Summer - Funky music performed by the band Razzamatazz with singers Anka and Evka Gregušová.
Starts: Jun 28 at 19:00. Admission: free. Štrkovec lake area, Drieňová 9. Tel: 02/4333 7449.

LIVE MUSIC: Old Bratislava Cafe Comes Alive - Dance and jazz music from the twenties and thirties played by the Bratislava Hot Serenaders.
Starts: Jun 28 at 17:00. Open-air stage, Papánkovo námestie.

EXHIBITION: Design Furniture - Peter Mesiarik and Rasťo Turek present their projects.
Open Mon-Fri 9:00-16:30 until July 18. Admission: free. K.F.A. Gallery, Karpatská 11. Tel: 02/5249-7030.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Moyzes Quartet - The Bratislava ensemble plays with US guitarist William Feasley.
Starts: Jun 23 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk200. Kongresová hala, Kúpeľný ostrov (Congress Hall, Spa Island), Piešťany. Tel: 033/7752-146.

LIVE MUSIC: Cultural Summer - Local band Melodik performs original tunes.
Starts: Jun 27 at 17:00. Admission: free. Open-air stage, Mierové námestie square, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7433-505.

EXHIBITION: Zero Manouvre - A project by Slovak media and performance artist Miro Nicz created for the Synagogue space.
Open Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until August 15. Admission: Sk20. Galéria Jána Koniarka (Ján Koniarek Gallery), Zelený kríček 3, Trnava. Tel: 033/5511-659.

THIS year's Zvolen Castle Festival will host performances by the Košice State Theatre and the Banská Bystrica State Opera. The former will stage Verdi's The Troubadour with soloists from Greece, Brazil, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia on June 27 at 19:30. On June 28 the latter will present The Bartered Bride by Bed€ich Smetana with Zdenka Hojková and Jozef Benci in the leading roles. Both will be staged in the courtyard of Zvolen Castle. Tickets cost Sk160 and Sk180, and can be purchased on the spot or at the opera house in Banská Bystrica. For more information visit www.stateopera.sk or call 048/4124-418.
photo: Ján Svrček


DANCE: 8IQ / No Woman No Cry - Contemporary choreography by Danish Pall Granhoj with eight women dancing to reggae tunes.
Starts: Jun 24 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk100, Sk200. Štúdio tanca (Dance Studio), Nám. Slobody 3, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4145-154.

EXHIBITION: Art in the Castle - Michal Daskalakis presents clay works inspired by mythology in a joint display with painter Feďo Fiala.
Open Mon 8:00-15:00, Tue-Sun 9:00-17:15 until July 30. Admission: Sk40. Považské múzeum - Hrad Strečno (Považie Museum - Strečno Castle), Žilina. Tel: 041/5967-400.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Concert Upon Request - Jenö Jandó performs works by Liszt and Musogorski on piano.
Starts: Jun 26 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk60-80. Štátna filharmónia (State Philharmonic), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/ 6227-216.

EXHIBITION: Slovak Visual Art 1970-1985 - Display of works from this era, presenting dominant artistic streams and their representatives.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00 Sat 13:00-17:30 Sun 14:00-17:30 until September 21. Admission: Sk20. Východoslovenská Galéria Košice (Eastern Slovakia Gallery Košice), Hlavná 27, Košice. Tel: 055/6220-340.

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