Western SLOVAKIABratislavaDANCE:KATHAK is one of the eight forms of North Indian classical dance. Its origins go back to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathaks (story tellers), who specialised mostly in recounting mythological and moral tales from the scriptures and embellished their recitals with dance gestures and facial expressions. On March 2, at 19:00, Kathak will be performed at Dom kultúry Dúbravka in Bratislava by Dhwani, a troupe led by Vaswate Misra. Apart from festivals in India, Dhwani has performed at many international events in Europe, the USA, South America, Japan and South Africa. Dhwani’s recognition has also come from its empanelment by the International Council for Dance, CID–UNESCO.
LIVE MUSIC: Mambo Atomico – Hi Fly Orchestra, a renowned German jazz band, arrive in Slovakia to present their latest album.
Starts: March 5, 19:00. Admission: €5. Nu Spirit Bar, Medená 16. Tel: 0905/865-566, www.nuspirit.sk.
BALLET: A Bug Was Born – A touching story for children about a little bug and his family.
Starts: March 7, 11:00 and 17:00. Admission: €3.32-€6.64. The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Cappella Istropolitana – Violinist Marián Svetlík and pianist Martina Juhaňáková perform compositions by Felix Mendelssohn, Josef Suk and Anton Bruckner.
Starts: March 8, 17:00. Admission: €3. Mirror Hall of the Primate’s Palace, Primaciálne Square 1. www.bkis.sk.
EXHIBITION: Charm of the Fairy Tale – Miroslav Knap, an award-winning Slovak painter and graphic designer, takes visitors to his new display through the world of colours and never-ending childhood.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, until March 23. Admission: free. BCBP Gallery, Vysoká 17. Tel: 02/5478-9416, www.artem.sk.
EXHIBITION: From Good Times – Successful painter Ivan Chapčák criticises the shallowness of the present age through his still life paintings and “tele-portraits”.
Open: Mon-Fri 08:00-19:00, until May 31. Admission: free. GUBA Gallery, Galvaniho 15. Tel: 0907/150-345, www.guba.sk.
SPORTS: Self-Overcoming Run – A traditional three-kilometre run for sportsmen of all age categories.
Starts: March 7, 10:00. Admission: free. Sihoť City Park. Tel: 037/16-186, www.nisys.sk.
EXHIBITION: Photographs and Photographics – Works by Ján Hladík, a renowned Slovak photographer, are on show.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00, until March 23. Admission: free. Fontána Cultural Centre, Beethovenova 2. Tel: 033/7718-990, www.fontana-piestany.sk.
DANCE: Caos – Cristina Maldonado, a Mexican artist, presents an interactive multi-media theatre play dealing with the “theory of chaos”.
Starts: March 4, 20:00. Admission: €2-€3.50. The Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská Cesta 3. Tel: 041/5623-564, www.stanica.sk.
EXHIBITION: School Art – Art School – The aim of this joint display of 16 young artists from the Turiec region is to demonstrate how art schools influence their students and vice versa.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00, until March 8. Admission: €1.33. Turiec Gallery, Daxnerova 2. Tel: 043/4224-448, www.turiecgallery.sk.
CIRKUS:THE CHINESE National Circus will soon arrive in Košice with its spectacular show titled Confucius. Dozens of athletes, who performed for example at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, offer a series of thrilling numbers that border on the impossible. This unusual combination of philosophy and acrobatics has been charming audiences worldwide and the artists’ last appearance in Slovakia was a massive success. This time, the Chinese National Circus will perform at the Infiniti Arena (Pri jazdiarni 1) on March 5 at 19:00. Tickets cost between €9.90 and €14.90. For more information, call 055/6258-888 or go to www.mickosice.sk
LIVE MUSIC: Angels Have Come – Promising young singer Lenka Ferenčíková gives a concert supported by Good Fancy, a popular Slovak band.
Starts: March 7, 19:00. Admission: €2. City Club, Prostějovská 39. Tel: 0905/106-009, www.cityclub.sk.
DANCE: Modern Dance Soirée – The Bralen Dance Ensemble and the Cassia Dance Theatre have prepared a mosaic of modern dance choreographies.
Starts: March 7, 19:00. Admission: €7. Cassia Dance Theatre (the Jumbo Centre), Masarykova 2. www.cassiadance.sk.
EXHIBITION: Past and Present – This interesting display focuses on the rich history and lore of the Carpathian Germans.
Open: Tue-Sat 9:00-17:00, Sun 9:00-13:00, until March 31. Admission: free. The Eastern Slovak Museum, Hviezdoslavova 3. Tel: 055/6222-039, www.vsmuzeum.sk.