DANCE:THE STATE Academic Ensemble of Popular Dance will perform in Bratislava on November 17. Established in 1937 by experimental Russian choreographer Igor Moiseyev, who The New York Times called “a visionary of balletic folk dance,” it was the first professional group to undertake artistic interpretation and promotion of the folk dancing of different peoples of the world. The Moiseyev Ballet’s splendid dancing regularly elicits standing ovations for its almost 200 members, who perform Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Argentinean and many other national dances with perfection. Their spectacular show will take place at the Incheba Expo Arena at Viedenská cesta 3-7 on November 17, starting at 19:00. Tickets cost between Sk890 (€29.54) and Sk1,290 (€42.82). More information is available at 0907/721-382 or www.xl.sk.
l LIVE MUSIC: Concert for Observants - This event, featuring music, discussions and films, marks the 19th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.
Starts: Nov. 17, 17:11. Admission: Sk199. PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L. Svobodu 3. www.bkis.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Antonello Vanucchi and Beverly Lewis – A Italian jazz pianist arrives in Slovakia to perform with a renowned US vocalist.
Starts: Nov. 18, 20:00. Admission: Sk250 (€8.30). Hlava XXII (Catch XXII), Bazová 9. Tel: 0903/725-557, www.hlavaxxii.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Autumn Concert – The City of Bratislava Vocal Choir performs compositions by Handel, Gounod, etc.
Starts: Nov. 20, 19:00. Admission: free. Jesuit Church of the Saintest Saviour, Hlavné Square. www.bkis.sk.
FESTIVAL: Korean Film Festival – This diverse collection of six award-winning Korean movies is an excellent opportunity to see valuable movies that were never released in Slovakia. All films are subtitled in English.
Runs: Nov. 20-22. Admission: free. Mladosť Cinema, Hviezdoslavovo Square 17. Tel: 02/5443-5003, www.kinema.sk.
FESTIVAL: Music City – As many as 28 performances on seven stages make up this unique musical marathon. Concerts by Richard Müller, Jana Kirschner and Robo Grigorov are the highlights of the event.
Starts: Nov. 22, 12:00. Admission: free. PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L. Svobodu 3; Nu Spirit Bar, Medená 16; A4 Zero Space, SNP Square 12. www.mobici.sk.
DANCE: 11th Alexander Dubček Award – Graceful movements, beautiful dresses and delightful music make this dance competition a truly unforgettable show.
Runs: Nov. 22-23, starting at 19:00. Admission: Sk300 (€9.96) one-day ticket. Sibamac Arena, (The National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6. Tel: 02/6541-1976, www.cad.ktc.sk.
BAZAAR: Christmas Bazaar – The International Women's Club of Bratislava hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar.
Starts: Nov. 23, 10:00-16:00. Admission: Sk100 (€3.32). The Old Market Hall, SNP Square. www.iwc.sk.
FESTIVAL: French Film Festival – The 7th edition of this festival, subtitled “The Best from France,” includes 12 feature films and a number of accompanying events, such as a Beaujolais tasting, a giant patchwork exhibition and a street theatre show.
Runs: Nov. 21-27. Admission: Sk40 (€1.33) for movies, free for accompanying events. Trenčín Cultural Centre (the Army House), Hviezdoslavova 16; Metro Cinema, Mierové Square 4. Tel: 032/161-86, www.trencin.sk.
FESTIVAL: Memory Control (19X8) – Organisers have put together a rich mosaic of different lectures, screenings, workshops, concerts and theatre performances to reflect the history of Czechoslovakia after the tragic events of 1968.
Runs: Nov. 17-21. Admission: free for a majority of events. The Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská Cesta 3. Tel: 041/5623-564, www.stanica.sk.
EXHIBITION: Inspirations – Artists from the Orava and Turiec regions exhibit their paintings, graphics, collages and sculptures.
Open: Mon-Fri 09:00-15:00, until December 11. Admission: free. Orava Cultural Centre, Námestie Slobody 3. Tel: 043/5864-928, www.msksdk.sk.
CONCERT:GRAMMY AWARD winner Seal is performing in Košice on November 22 to promote his latest album, System. The popular singer, songwriter and composer, who incorporates elements of soul, pop, rock and R’n’B into his songs, has won thousands of hearts thanks to his husky baritone and immense charisma. Seal’s fans can look forward to hits such as Prayer for the Dying and a tender ballad, Wedding Day, which he is said to have written on the morning of his wedding to supermodel Heidi Klum. The concert will be held at the Steel Arena (Nerudova 12) at 20:00. Tickets cost between Sk790 (€26.22) and Sk1,690 (€56.10). For more information, call 055/6223-606 or go to www.bmproduction.
FESTIVAL: Sacred Art Festival – The 19th edition of this popular event features a number of classical music concerts, including a performance by the Musicatreize vocal ensemble from Marseilles.
Runs: Nov 16-23. Admission: free. Various concert halls and churches. www.kosice.sk.