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WESTERN SLOVAKIA
CENTRAL SLOVAKIA
EASTERN SLOVAKIA
Prepared by Jana Liptáková

BRATISLAVA


REPORT On Cabala is an exhibition of crayon-drawings, cassettes and objects that acclaimed Slovak visual artist Karol Baron worked on during the final five years of his life. Through these works Baron, one of only a few recognised Slovak surrealists, narrates the story of the Cabala, a mystic interpretation of the Old Testament in the Jewish tradition. As with Torah scriptures, none of Baron's works offer any obvious interpretation; every viewer has to look for an individual path to discover the contextual meaning. The exhibition is open daily except Mondays, between 14:00 and 18:00, until October 10. It takes place at the Pálffy Palace, Zámocká Street. Entry is free. For more information call 02/5443-2336.
photo: Karol Baron


CLASSICAL CONCERT: Eleanor Valkenburg - The American soprano singer performs.
Starts: Sep 22, 19:00. Admission: Sk70. Koncertná sieň Klarisky (Klarisky Concert Hall), Farská 4. Tel: 02/5443-2708.

LIVE MUSIC: Wabi Daněk - Acclaimed Czech folk-music singer in performance.
Starts: Sep 23 at 19:00. Admission: Sk150. Kultúrne centrum (Culture Centre), Vajnorská 21. Tel: 02/4437-3771.

LIVE MUSIC: Ethno/World - Czech-Nepalese dancer Sangita Shresth performs authentic Indian dances Bharat Natyam and Bollywood.
Starts: Sep 23 at 20:00. Admission: Sk160. Klub za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

LIVE MUSIC: Zona A - The punk legend celebrates their 20th anniversary with bands Slobodná Europa and Brickfield.
Starts: Sep 24 at 19:00. Admission: Sk149. The Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel:0915/200-567.

PERFORMANCE: Closing Programme of the Old Town Summer Events - Viliam Cibula Salónne Kvarteto and other ensembles perform.
Starts: Sep 26 at 18:00. Music Pavilion, Hviezdoslavovo námestie. Tel: 02/5296-6626.

FEAST: Karloveské Hody - This traditional feast offers a wide range of cultural and sports programmes including fencing displays and folklore ensembles.
Runs: Sep 24-26, starting at 15:00. Admission: free. In the centre of Bratislava suburb Karlova ves. Tel: 02/6542-6461.


WESTERN SLOVAKIA


COMBAT de negre et de chiens (Black Battles with Dogs), is a dark and caustic play by French playwright Bernard-Marie Koltés, and is one of a dozen plays that will be performed at the 13th annual Theatrical Nitra festival. The German theatre Volksbuhne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz from Berlin will stage the drama on September 27 at 18:30 at the Andrej Bagar Theatre, at Svätoplukovo námestie 4, in Nitra. The play deals with the contrasts between the West and the Third World, addressing the themes of fear of the unknown and xenophobia. The story unfolds somewhere in Africa, in a place riven with unrest and solitude. A beautiful woman arrives from Paris, to marry the construction manager at a camp protected by natives. Earlier in the drama it is established that one of the workers had killed a black man, thus the stage is set for escalating racial tension. However, the German director, of Bulgarian origin, Dimiter Gotscheff has lightened the play with an imaginative set and touches of parody. Tickets to the performance cost Sk80-280 (admission to the festival's other plays is between Sk45 and Sk280). The festival's rich cultural programme offers concerts, exhibitions and film screenings, which runs in Nitra from September 24 to 29. For more information call 037/6524-870.
photo: Theatrical Nitra festival

LIVE MUSIC: Thunderstorm Over Europe Tour - Death metal legend, Benediction, from Great Britain, perform.
Starts: Sep 24 at 20:00. Admission: Sk300. Art Club, Hlavná 17, Trnava, Tel: 0904/999- 969.

EXHIBITION: Alphabet - This exhibition presents painter Mária Balážová as a significant exponent of Slovak geometric abstraction from the 1990s.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00, until October 24. Admission: Sk20. Jan Koniarek Gallery, Kopplov Kaštieľ (The Koppel Manor House), Zelený kríček 3, Trnava. Tel: 033/5511-659.


CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

FESTIVAL: Michal's Market - Visitors can enjoy a wide range of handicrafts, traditional dishes and drinks at the seasonal market.
Starts: Sep 26 at 9:00. Admission: Sk60. Múzeum Slovenskej Dediny (The Slovak Village Museum), Jahodnícke háje, Martin. Tel: 043/4132-686.

EXHIBITION: Still Lives and Realistic Photos - Slovak Rudo Prekop, who resides in Prague, demonstrates in this exhibition why he is one of most significant representatives of staged photography.
Open: Thu-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00. Admission Sk20. Bethlenov dom - Štátna galéria, (Bethlen House - State Gallery) Dolná 8, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4124-167.


EASTERN SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: International Organ Festival - German organ player Matthias Jacob performs for the 34th annual festival.
Starts: Sep 25 at 20:00. Admission: Sk60. Dóm sv. Alžbety (St Elisabeth Cathedral), Košice. Tel: 055/6224-514.

EXHIBITION: Records - The exhibition offers works by painter Juraj Kresila from Prešov inspired by the eastern Slovak countryside.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00, Thu 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-17:00 until October 17. Admission: Sk20. Šarišská Galéria (Šariš Gallery), Hlavná 51, Prešov. Tel: 051/7725-423.


Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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