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Prepared by Jana Liptáková


THE THEME of the femme fatale has inspired artists since time immemorial. In this instance the Los Remedios ensemble and its guests have prepared a jazz-flamenco style performance inspired by George Bizet's Carmen. Dancers unveil the passionate, tragic love story in a performance bristling with energy. The premiere of their Carmen is at 19:00 on November 19 and 20 at the Teatro Wustenrot, Istropolis,at Trnavské Mýto 1. Tickets cost Sk180 and Sk220. For more information call 02/5022-8739.
photo: Los Remedios

LIVE MUSIC: Voice Connection - The Idea Of North, from Australia, and Close Harmony Friends, from Slovakia, give a jazz concert.
Starts: Nov 15 at 19:00. Admission: Sk199, Sk130. Dom kultúry (Culture House) Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. (Next two concerts take place in Prešov Nov 16, and Nitra Nov 17). Tel: 02/6383-6776.

LIVE MUSIC: Stigma Party - One of the best techno DJs in the world, DJ Rush, plays for dance music lovers.
Starts: Nov 16 at 20:00. Admission: Sk290, Sk350. Film studios Koliba, Brečtanova 1. www.djrush.sk.

LIVE MUSIC: Gaia Mesiah - Music of the Czechs, almost all-girl band comes to rock Petržalka.
Starts: Nov 18 at 20:00. Admission: Sk100, Sk120. Klub za Zrkadlom (Behind the Mirror Club), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

LIVE MUSIC: IMT Smile Exotica and Guests - Slovak band IMT Smile plays its new CD.
Starts: Nov 19 at 20:00. Admission: Sk220, Sk250. National Tennis Centre, Príkopova 6. Tel: 02/4920-9888.
FESTIVAL: To Hear by Hearth - More than 130 hearing-impaired children from Slovakia present pantomime, drama, modern, folk and classical dance.
Runs: Nov 18-20. Admission: Sk70. Dom kultúry Kramáre (Kramáre House of Culture), Stromová 18. Tel:0907/771-663.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Momentum Musicum - Alvaro Pierri (Uruguay/Canada) and Miriam Brullová (Slovakia) give a guitar concert.
Starts: 21 Nov at 16:00. Admission: Sk80. CC Centrum, Jiráskova 3. Tel: 02/6382-4390.


FESTIVAL: Choirs to the Town - The seventh year of the presentation of choirs welcomes singers from around Slovakia.
Runs: Nov 19-20 at 18:00. Admission: free. Kostol Ducha Svätého (Holy Spirit Church), Františka Mojtu, Nitra. Tel: 037/6502-273.

EXHIBITION: Variants to Post Art - Presentation of artworks inspired by mail from 15 artists.
Runs: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until December 11. Admission: Sk40, Sk10. Galéria umenia (Art Gallery), Björnsonova 1, Nové Zámky. Tel: 035/6408-440.


ABOUT 30 harmonica and squeeze box (heligónka) players from the Orava region will meet in Krivá, in north-western Slovakia, November 21 to put their talents on public display. The large group of musicians want to preserve and enrich their folk music traditions and create a regular concert event for these under-appreciated instruments. The event starts at 15:30 at the Dom kultúry (House of Culture) in Krivá. Tickets cost Sk20. For more information call 043/5864-928.
photo: Oravské Informačné stredisko, Dolný Kubín

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Ceremonial Concert - On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Žilina State Sinfonietta, the orchestra premieres Igor Dibák's Music for Orchestra, op Nr 70.
Starts: Nov 18 and 19 at 19:00. Admission: Sk70, Sk100, Sk130. Dom Umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47, Žilina. Tel: 041/5620-979.

LIVE MUSIC: Shaman - Kotipelto and Dragonforce bands perform.
Starts: Nov 20 at 16:00. Admission: Sk390, Sk490. Športová hala (Sports Hall), Martin. Tel: 048/ 4155-085.


LIVE MUSIC: Monogamous Relation - Richard Müller and his band continue on their 27-concert tour around Slovakia.
Starts: Nov 15 at19 :00. Admission: Sk530. Dom kultúry (The House of Culture), Hollého 4, Liptovský Mikuláš. Tel: 044/5564-000 (Other concerts take place in Žilina Nov 16 and 17).

FESTIVAL: Sacral Arts Festival - The 15th annual festival offers concerts, sculpture, paintings and carvings.
Runs: Nov 13-21, starting at 17:00. Cultural venues in Košice. Tel: 055/6419-241.

Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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