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TWO-DAY HAPPENING IN BRATISLAVA

Inside look at Roma culture

GIVE Us Your Hand is the title of a culture-educational event presenting Roma art that takes place in Bratislava on December 8 and 9, on the occasion of the International Day of Human Rights. The two-day happening, starting on Monday at 9:00 at the Little Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic (Mostová 1), will feature local as well as international artists.
On the first day, visitors can watch plays written by Austrian Elisabeth Satanik and performed by three children's groups from Slovakia. Artworks of all participating children will be exhibited at the Philharmonic Hall. The afternoon will be reserved for seminars.

GIVE Us Your Hand is the title of a culture-educational event presenting Roma art that takes place in Bratislava on December 8 and 9, on the occasion of the International Day of Human Rights. The two-day happening, starting on Monday at 9:00 at the Little Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic (Mostová 1), will feature local as well as international artists.

On the first day, visitors can watch plays written by Austrian Elisabeth Satanik and performed by three children's groups from Slovakia. Artworks of all participating children will be exhibited at the Philharmonic Hall. The afternoon will be reserved for seminars. Among the lecturers, for example, will be Czech Roma expert Milena Hübschmannová (starting at 13:00); Little Sister Brigita from Germany, who works in Slovakia (13:30); and French director, screenwriter, and actor Tony Gatlif (15:00).

The seminars will continue on the next day, Tuesday, with people such as the Czech ethnographer Eva Davidová (9:30), who will lecture about traditional Roma music, and Jana Horváthová from the Museum of Roma culture in Brno (10:30).

An exhibition of Roma and non-Roma artists, Flame, will open at 15:00 at the Quo Vadis Evangelical Centre on 1 Hurbanovo Square. Visitors can admire the precise smith-works of Róbert Rigo from Dunajská Lužná (see page 18), or see photographs from the Košice Romathan Theatre. A gala concert with a book presentation will close the evening at 20:00, at the Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace.

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