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MORE than 2,400 dancers from 17 countries have applied for the 3rd DiscoWorld International and European Championship that will be held in Bratislava between September 8 and 12. During these days full of music, sweat, victories (and losses), young people will compete in various categories such as Disco Dance, Street Dance, Jazz Dance and Ballet as soloists, duos or ensembles up to 24 members. Although not showing professional dancers, strict selection criteria should ensure a high quality for the event. DiscoWorld, under the auspices of the International Dance Organisation, will take place at the Sibamac Arena (National Tennis Centre) at Príkopova 6, starting daily at 10:00. A one-day ticket costs €9. For further information and a programme, call 041/7001-052 or go to www.discoworld.sk.


SHOW: Fiesta Latina de Miguel Mendéz – Students of the Dance Academy in Bratislava offer various Latin American dances and songs.

Starts: September 9, 20:00. Admission: €4. Zichy Palace courtyard, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 0905/254-134, www.lcplatino.com.


FESTIVAL: Comic Salon & IstroCon – For the 22th time, the capital hosts two parallel festivals focused on Japanese culture and its science fiction and fantasy literature and movies.

Runs: September 11-13. Admission: €11 for a festival pass. Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Tel: www.istrocon.sk.


THEATRE: Insect Circus – All children are invited to see this pantomime performance about the “kingdom of insects”.

Starts: September 13, 16:00. Admission: €5. a.ha. Theatre, Školská 14. Tel: 02/5249-6822, www.divadloaha.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: Exclusive Recital – Nela Pocisková, 18-year-old Slovak actress and singer who represented Slovakia at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, gives concert with other artists.

Starts: September 13, 19:00. Admission: €10 - €12.

Heineken Tower Stage, Pribinova 25. Tel.: 0907/401-880, www.heinekentowerstage.sk.


EXHIBITION: A Model – Four young Slovak artists, Tomáš Džadoň, Štefan Papčo, Martin Piaček and Patrik Kovačovský, present a collection of sculptures and installations made mostly by means of modern technologies such as milling machines and 3-D scanners.

Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00, until September 20. Admission: €3.32. Bratislava City Gallery, Mirbach Palace, Františkánske Square 11. Tel: 02/5443- 1556, www.gmb.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: Right Said Fred – The famed British pop-music duo, Fred and Richard Fairbrass, gig under the open sky.

Starts: September 11, 19:00. Admission: €13. Lesopark Amphitheatre, Kopanice. Tel: 0915/727-064, www.nabrehu.sk.


EXHIBITION: Posthuman – Rudo Dička, neoexpressionist photographer, sculptor, draughtsman and painter from Kysuce, whose works have been shown in Slovakia and abroad, shows his latest production.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until September 22. Admission: €0.66. Nitra Gallery, Župné Square 3. Tel: 037/6579-641, www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.



THE Slovak National Museum (SNM) has added another reason to visit Bojnice Castle, which thanks to its romantic appeal serves as the setting for Slovak and foreign fairy-tale movies. The castle is hosting an interesting exhibition, open until September 30, called The Adventure of Restoration which presents the fruits of the SNM restorers’ meticulous work. Together with viewing paintings, sculptures and items of furniture of considerable historical value, visitors will be able to watch restorers at work, from preliminary planning to final completion. The Adventure of Restoration is available Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00 for €5.70. More information at 046/5430-624 or www.bojnicecastle.sk.

Banská Bystrica

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Opening Symphonic Concert – Three compositions by Mozart open another opera season in the heart of Slovakia.

Starts: September 10, 19:00. Admission: €3.50 - €5. The State Opera, Národná 11. Tel: 048/4154-544, www.stateopera.sk.

Banská Štiavnica

EXHIBITION: Sculpture, Relief and Drawing Triennial – Works by 70 Slovak and Czech artists go on show.

Open: Tue-Sat 09:00-17:00, until September 20. Admission: €2. Jozef Kollár Gallery, Námestie sv. Trojice 12. Tel: 045/6913-431, www.muzeumbs.sk.



CLASSICAL MUSIC: Ivan Sokol’s International Organ Festival – A concert by Polish musician Roman Perucki, repeated three days later in Rožňava, opens the 39th edition of this event held in various eastern Slovak towns.

Starts: September 10, 19:00. Admission: €5. Košice State Philharmonic, Moyzesova 66. Tel: 055/6224-514, www.sfk.sk.

Starý Smokovec

EXHIBITION: Corridors and Windows – A collection of pieces by Dušan Pončák, a noted sculptor and painter from Prešov, is on show.

Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-16:00, until October 17. Admission: €1. The Tatra Gallery Villa Flóra, Vysoké Tatry – Starý Smokovec (near Poprad). Tel: 052/7721-968, www.tatragaleria.sk.

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