LEGENDARY Moscow theatre troupe, Na Taganke, returns to Bratislava after more than 10 years to perform Marat and Marquis de Sade, a story of passion and up-to-date political intrigue. Theatre director Yury Liubimov, one of the most creative artists in our time, delivers originality of presentation by setting the Peter Weiss drama in the circus arena, with live music, singing and acrobatics. The ensemble will give two performances in Bratislava, November 24 and 25, at the Aréna Theatre on Viedenská cesta 10, starting at 19:00. Tickets cost Sk800. For more information call 02/6720-2554.
photo: eMart Production

LIVE CONCERT: Hello, Cello - Unconventional Dutch violinist and cellist Ernst Reijseger introduces one of his solo projects.
Starts: Nov 24 at 20:00. Admission: Sk120. A4 - Nultý priestor (A4 - Zero Space), Námestie SNP 12. Tel:0903/773-901.

LIVE MUSIC: Monogamous Relation - Pop singer Richard Müller and his band concludes his tour around Slovakia.
Starts: Nov 25 and 26 at 19:00. Admission: Sk450, Sk580 and Sk1900. Športová hala Pasienky-Bratislava (Pasienky Sports Hall), Trnavská cesta 29. Tel: 0903/723-750.

BALLET: Shinra and Ritual in Plain Darkness - Tokyo Metropolitan City Ballet presents a selection of Japanese master dance compositions.
Starts: Nov 28 at 19:00. Admission: Sk500. Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo námestie. Tel: 02/5443-3764.

LIVE MUSIC: Hooverphonic - ţWell-known Belgian band, one of the leaders of non-commercial progressive pop, gives a concert.
Starts: Nov 23 at 20:00. Admission: Sk390, Sk490. Aréna Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10. Tel: 02/6720-2554.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Concerts in Primate's Palace - Chamber orchestra Capella Istropolitana plays works by Mozart, Haydn, and Martinů.
Starts: Nov 28 at 17:00. Admission: Sk70. Primaciálny palác (Primate's Palace), Primaciálne námestie. Tel: 02/5443-707.1

PERFORMANCE: Chippendales - "Tanned, toned, buffed and beautiful", America's "finest male" troupe is back in Bratislava with a new show.
Starts: Nov 28 at 20:00. Admission: Sk990-Sk1290. Incheba Congress Centre, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Tel: 02/ 6727-2195.


THE EXHIBITION Mad Colored/Color DICTATORsheep introduces several examples of "traditional painting" in the first of two parts of a cycle entitled The Present Image - Image of The Present. The project's objective is to analyse the traditional medium of painting and its current visual language. The display showcases more than 50 works created after 1998 by six Slovak artists representing the middle and younger generation. It runs Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00 and Saturday to Sunday from 13:00 to 18:00, until January 9 in Kopplov Kaštieľ (The Koppel Manor House) of the Ján Koniarek Gallery at Zelený kríček 3 in Trnava. Tickets cost Sk20. Tel: 033/5511-659.
photo: Ján Koniarek Gallery

FESTIVAL: Souls to Deny - Suffocation, band from the USA, Sanatorium, Typhoid, Perversity, Craniotomy, Eternal Bleeding and Dehonest from Slovakia play at the metal festival.
Starts: Nov 27 at 17:00. Admission: Sk460, Sk500. Stará Pekáreň (Old Bakery), Rázusova 2, Nitra. Tel: 037/7411- 877.

LIVE MUSIC: Requiem - Slovak hard rock band plays.
Starts: Nov 27 at 21:00. Admission: Sk40, Sk20. KCM Priestor, Záhorácka 54, Malacky. Tel: 034/7722-053.


PERFORMANCE: Silent Desert - The professional Štúdio Tanca troupe performs a dance play about knowing and enriching each other, and love.
Starts: Nov 26 at 19:00. Admission: Sk90, Sk60. Komorné divadlo Domu kultúry (Chamber Theatre of the Culture House), Námestie slobody 3, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4146-540.

EXHIBITION: SpaceUK - The exhibition on space explorations and findings of British scientists runs within the British government's project called Crossroads for Ideas, an attempt to culturally join the UK with new EU member states.
Open: 9:00-17:00 until November 30. Admission: free. Nová menza, Ulica vysokoškolákov, Univerzita v Žiline. Tel: 02/5443-1074.


FESTIVAL: One Year in Gemer - Folk ensembles present the traditions of the Gemer-Malohont region.
Runs: Nov 26-27, starting at 10:00. Admission: free. Slavošovce, Rožňava. Tel: 058/7999-281.

EXHIBITION: Yuji Hiratsuka - Japanese graphic artist presents works mirroring his interest in the influence of western civilization on traditional Japanese culture.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00, Thu 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-17:00, until November 28. Admission: Sk20. Šarišská Galéria (Šariš Gallery), Hlavná 51, Prešov. Tel: 051/7725-423.

FESTIVAL: Mime PAN 04 - The 11th annual contest of mime and movement theatres welcomes solo and group artists from around Slovakia.
Runs: Nov 24-27, starting at 10:00. Admission: Sk40. Dom kultúry (The House of Culture), Hollého 4, Liptovský Mikuláš. Tel: 044/5564-000.

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