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Prepared by Jana Liptáková


ONE of New York's most innovative dance groups, The Parsons Dance Company, comes to Bratislava on September 18 to present its show at the Arena Theatre on Viedenská cesta 10, starting at 19.00. The band offers a virtuoso performance of light effects and breathtaking dancing skills, exuding grace and humour at each and every turn. Since its launch in 1987, The Parsons Dance Company has performed over 1,500 shows worldwide, with a repertoire consisting of up to 70 original pieces. The ensemble's nine dancers are led by its founder David Parsons, who has accumulated a number of dance and choreography awards throughout his career. Tickets cost Sk800. For more information call 02/6720-2554.
photo: Aréna Theatre

LIVE MUSIC: Shalom - Polish Yiddish singer André Ochodlo and the Pressburger Klezmer Band introduce their new CD Shalom during their programme Chanson Met Klezmer.
Starts: Sep 16 at 20:00. Admission: Sk200. Klub za Zrkadlom (the Club Behind the Mirror) on Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

LIVE MUSIC: Psí vojáci (Dog's Soldiers) - The Czech alternative rock legend celebrates their 25th anniversary with a show.
Starts: Sep 18 at 19:00. Admission: Sk150. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.

FESTIVAL: Ružinov Fishing Festivities - This inaugural annual show includes a cooking competition for the best fish dish and a fishing contest under the slogan "catch and release".
Starts: Sep 18, 10:00. Admission: free. Štrkovec lake. Tel: 02/4333-0281.

EXHIBITION: Metamorphoses - Marianna Arvay-Čunderlíková presents an exhibition of pictures focusing on human form.
Opens: Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00, until September 26. Admission: free. Z Gallery, Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 02/5920-1611.

EXHIBITION: Stories - This exhibition brings to visitors an intimate view of the restoration and renewing processes practiced by restorer Jozef Ďurica throughout his 20-year-long career.
Opens: Mon-Tue 11:00-18:00 until October 31. Admission: Sk60. Galéria mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava City Gallery), Mirbach Palace, Františkánske námestie 11. Tel: 02/5443-1556.

EXHIBITION: VIP: Visual in Process - Ladislav Čarný offers a presentation of his work.
Opens: Mon-Sat 11:00-18:00 between September 16 and October 24. Admission: Sk60. Galéria mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava City Gallery), Pálffy Palace, Panská 19. Tel: 02/5443-3627.


FESTIVAL: Skalica Historical Days - This festival offers a rich programme of historical fencing and live music performances, along with a symposium of woodcarvers, to enjoy with a glass of the Slovak young wine called burčiak.
Runs: Sep 13-19, starting at 9:00. Admission: Sk0-Sk250. Streets of Skalica. Tel: 034/6645-341.

FESTIVAL: Brass Music European Championship - The fifth annual competition in playing brass instruments welcomes competitors from the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Slovakia, among other countries.
Runs: Sep 17-19, starting at 19:00. Admission: Sk200, Sk100. Mestské kultúrne stredisko (Town Cultural Centre) Hurbanovo námestie 19/41 and Bojnice Castle, Bojnice. Tel: 046/5430-980.


AN INTERNATIONAL Meeting of Bagpipers - the Gajdovačka 2004 - brings together participants for the fifth event of its kind in Slovakia's northwestern region of Orava. Between September 17 and 19 more than 80 bagpipers from seven European countries, including Poland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Great Britain are performing at the event. Nine-year old Ivetka Skurčáková, from Oravská Polhora, is the youngest bagpipe player taking part, while the oldest is the 73-year-old veteran Vladek Zogata from Hrčava. Most of the festival takes place in Oravská Polhora, with the remainder in the nearby Polish town of Milowka, and the Slovak towns of Dolný Kubín and Námestovo. Gajdovačka 2004 culminates on Sunday, with a tribute to the Orava bagpipers and a gala programme, as well as a Holy Mass. For more information call 043/5864-928.
photo: Oravské Osvetové Centrum

SYMPOSIUM: Jozef Langer Symposium - The old mining town of Špania Dolina hosts the second annual international symposium of 15 artists.
Runs: Sep 11-18. Admission: free. Klopačka, Špania Dolina. Tel: 048/4198-440.

FESTIVAL: Days of European Cultural Heritage - Artisans display arts and crafts.
Starts: Sep 18, 9:00-15:00. Admission: Sk30. Budatínsky zámok (Budatín Castle), Žilina. Tel: 041/5620-033.


LIVE MUSIC: Adriena Bartošová and the Band - The Slovak jazz singer in performance.
Starts: Sep 18 at 19:00. Admission: free. Dolná brána, Hlavná ulica, Košice. Tel: 055/6258-888.

EXHIBITION: Illustrations for Children - Zuzana Nemčíková fuses real as well as imaginative elements in her illustrations inspired by the world of children's fantasy.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00, Thu 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-17:00 until October 10. Admission: Sk20. Šarišská Galéria (Šariš Gallery), Hlavná 53, Prešov. Tel: 051/7725-423.

Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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