Western SLOVAKIABratislava DANCE: THE DANCE drama Ivan Hrozný (Ivan the Terrible) is returning to the stage of the Slovak National Theatre (SND) in Bratislava after a year’s absence. Choreographed and directed by Libor Vaculík to the music of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, the piece is conducted by Marius Leginus. The main characters are performed by Mário Radačovský, Andrej Szabo, K. Bitererová, K. Košíková, R. Sato and V. Šimončíková, who received the award TAOS – Dance Personality of the Season for her role. Ivan Hrozný will be staged on April 27 at 19:00 in the new building of the SND and tickets cost from €8 to €16. For more info, call 02/2047-2299, 02/2047-2298, or see www.snd.sk.
LIVE JAZZ: Sushi Jazz sa vracia – Jazztronik in the Nu Spirit Club. The project of Japanese pianist and composer Ryota Nozaki, a classically-trained musician, mixes jazz with other musical forms and arrives with the complete live line-up of Jazztronik. DJ Meier Lansky will play later into the wee hours.
Starts: April 27, 21:00; Šafárikovo námestie 7. Admission: €15. Tel: 0917/304-801; www.nuspirit.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.
LIVE DRUMS: YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan. Brilliant players on the traditional Wadaiko Japanese drums come to present the Slovak audience with a completely new programme.
Starts: April 28, 20:00; Incheba ExpoArena, Viedenská cesta 3. Admission: from €27. Tel: 02/5293-3321, 02/6727-5111, www.ticketportal.sk.
BOAT TRIPS: Výletné plavby na Devín – Boat trips to Devín. Devín is an ancient Celtic site and home to the ruins of a former medieval castle, in a beautiful position at the confluence of the Danube and Morava Rivers.
Starts: May 2, 10:00 and 15:00 from the Passenger Terminal at Fajnorovo nábrežie (Danube Embankment) 2. Admission: (until May 9) €3-€5 one-way ticket, €3.50-€5.50 for roundtrip. Tel: 02/5923-2226; www.lod.sk.
EXHIBITION: Creepy – Kata Huszár (from Germany and Hungary) and Marc Redford (from UK). Huszár, an inter-media, conceptual and installation artist has shown the world her intimacy, her relations and her emotions in an consistently surprising way.
Open: Tue-Sat 14:00 to 18:00, until May 15. Galéria Cypriána Majerníka, Zichyho palác, Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5920-1605; www. museum.sk.
HORSE RACES: Dostihy v Šuranoch – The TJ Slávia Šurany sport club organises one of the first horse races of the season at its race track at Duklianska 41.
Starts: May 2, 14:00. Admission: €1.40. Tel: 0903/165-609; www.ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: Jarný salón – For the 12th consecutive year the town gallery has offered an exhibition called Spring Salon, with Marta Hučková as curator. This year’s event features Jolana Palajová, Mária Šefferová and Oľga Lacušková – the first two are painters and the latter is a ceramicist.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00 with a lunch break, Mon 12:30-16:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until April 30. Galéria mesta T, Nám. M. R. Štefánika 1. Admission: free. Tel: 038/5340-118; www.topolcany.sk.
DOG SHOW: THE INTERNATIONAL dog show CANISBB will take place at the summer lido in Banská Bystrica on May 2. Apart from competitions for individual breeds, the contest for Best in Show will attract visitors, as will the Junior Handling and Best Dog Couple contests. The show itself starts at 9:00 and continues until 16:00. For more info, call 048/417 77 52, 0905 753 633 or see www.canisbb.sk.
DANCE/THEATRE: 3 x (A) – Divadlo z pasáže. The Theatre from the Passage works with mentally-disabled actors and this dance performance shows the inner world and communication of individuals. It is a premiere choreographed by Jaro Viňarský with music by Matej Štesko.
Starts: April 28, 19:00, Divadlo Ivana Palúcha, nám SNP 5. Admission: €2.50-€5. Tel: 0918/ 688-811, www.re-culture.eu, www.divadlozpasaze.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Zámocká hudobná jar. The Castle Musical Spring brings various kinds of music and their fusion: from jazz piano (Jeff Gardner Trio) through Baroque and Classicist music (Trio Bel Canto), a concert by students and their teachers (Chamber Trio and Guests) to an opera mixed with pop music (La Gioia) in a romantic setting.
Starts: April 26-30, 19:00, Royal Hall and Castle Chapel. Admission: €2 to €4, elementary school pupils are free. Tel: 045/5429-268; firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLASSICAL MUSIC / ASTRONOMY: Hudba pod hviezdnou oblohou – J. S. Bach. In its series Music under the Starry Sky the Prešov observatory offers a concert of recorded music within the year of Christian Culture.
Starts: April 29, 18:00-20:00. Observatory and Planetarium, Dilongova 17. Admission: €2. Tel: 051/7722-065; www.astropresov.sk.
EXHIBITION: Od rukopisného kódexu k digitálnej knihe – From Manuscript Codex to Digital Book. This exhibition of historical books presents the very beginnings of books and their development until recent times, including rare incunabula and modern book forms.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-17:00, until May 30; Vajanského 72/4. Admission: €1. Tel: 052/7721-924; www.muzeumpp.sk.
26. Apr 2010 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská