Western SLOVAKIABratislava BALLET: THE FINAL ballet piece to premier in the Slovak National Theatre (SND) in Bratislava this season is made in Canada, by renowned choreographer James Kudelka. The piece consists of two choreographies: the neo-Classicist Four Seasons, staged to the music of A. Vivaldi; and the modern Fifteen Heterosexual Duets staged to the music of L. van Beethoven. The next performances will be held at the SND’s historical building on June 26 and 29, with ticket prices ranging from €6 to €13. For more information, please call 02/2049-4290 or see www.snd.sk.
RUSSIAN CHOIR: Spev pre život – Singing for Life – The popular Great Choir of Don Cossacks/Veľký zbor donských kozákov conducted by Ivan Shalliyev will perform Orthodox cantos, but mainly Russian and Ukrainian folk songs and dances. A special guest will be blind Slovak tenor Maroš Bango. The benefit concert is directly linked to the Tesco Run for Life, a charity event taking place in Bratislava on June 19, and proceeds from both go to the Foundation for Cancer Research.
Starts: June 22, 19:00. Estrádna hala PKO. Admission: €12-€15. Tel: 02/5293-3323; www. ticketportal.sk or www.nvr.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Blues na lodi – Blues on a Boat – Blues evenings return to the Boat Cafe on the Petržalka side on the Danube River and this time it will welcome Boboš Procházka, Ajdzi Szabo, Pista Lengye, Martin Zajko and special guest Oskar Rózsa.
Starts: June 27, 19:00. Tyršo-vo nábrežie. Admission: €7. Tel: 0907/888-500; www.adylod.sk.
MODERN DANCE: Bratislava v pohybe – The international festival of modern dance Bratislava in Motion opens for the 13th time between June 24 and July 1. On June 25, it will offer the Slovak/Greek piece Sudden Sho-wers of Silence – Rootless Root by Jozef Fruček and Linda Kapatanea.
Starts: June 25, 20:00. T&D House, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/5541-0716; www. ticketportal.sk, www.abp.sk.
EXHIBITION: Retrospective in Blue – The works of Sam Francis, one of the most important American painters during the second half of the 20th century, best known for his brilliant use of light and splotch-like coloured shapes, can be seen in the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Čuňovo.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-20:00 until August 29. Admission: €2-€4. Tel: 02/6252-8501; www. danubiana.sk.
FILM FESTIVAL: Art Film Fest – This international film festival is entering its 18th year in Trenčianske Teplice and Trenčín and between June 18 and June 26 it offers a wide selection of Czech, Slovak, Czechoslovak and international movies, including A Serious Man, directed by the Coen brothers.
Starts: June 24, 18:15. Festival Cinema ODA, Trenčín. Admission: €2 for a single entry; €30 for a Cinemapass. Tel: 02/2085- 5100; www.artfilmfest.sk.
EXHIBITION: Agoganys-Synagóga – Internationally-known Polish sculptor Miroslaw Balka is now concentrating more on abstract and less traditional forms of expression. This exhibition is his first individual show in Slovakia.
Open: 10:00-18:00 until July 11. Synagóga, Halenárska 2. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 033/5514- 657; www.gjk.sk.
EXHIBITION: THE GEMER-Malohont Museum in Rimavská Sobota offers a presentation of modern-era pottery found in an abandoned well in the town. It consists primarily of table pottery like jars, mugs, glasses, and kitchen pots. The colours used for making this particular kind of pottery were common between the 13th and 20th centuries but since the well was used only in the 17th and 18th centuries, this is probably the age of the artefacts. The pottery has become “the article of the month” at the museum and can be seen until the end of June and then at occasional exhibitions in the future. For more info, please call 047/5632-741 or see www.gmmuzeum.sk.
OPERA: XXVII. Zámocké hry zvolenské – The Zvolen Castle Plays reach their final days with a series of operas between June 26 and July 4 such as Verdi's Nabucco, performed by the State Opera in Banská Bystrica, directed by Michal Babjak and conducted by Marián Vach.
Starts: June 26, 20:00. The Castle Courtyard. Admission: €8-€12. Tel: 045/5551-226; www. zhz.sk.
EXHIBITION: Pamiatky UNESCO na Slovensku – UNESCO Heritage in Slovakia is the name of an exhibition in the Ethnographic Museum of the Slovak National Museum showing Slovakia’s famous sites with the help of a unique technology called photo-graphics.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until June 30. Malá Hora 2. Admission: €0.83-€1.63. Tel: 043/4133- 096; www.muzeum.sk.
AIR-CAR SHOW: Aero-moto víkend – The Air-Car Weekend at Poprad-Tatra airport brings not just air acrobats such as Zoltán Veresz and Dušan Šamko but also exhibitions of vintage cars, a group flying performance, tandem jumps, and an all-weather cultural programme.
Starts: June 26-27, from 10:00 to 16:00. Admission: €2-€5. Tel: 052/7722-634;
BOTANICAL GARDEN: Tropické motýle – Tropical Butterflies is the name of an exhibition organised by the Botanical Garden of P.J. Šafárik University in a greenhouse at Mánesova 23.
Open: 9:00-17:00. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 055/2341-676; www.upjs.sk/pracoviska/botanicka-zahrada.
21. Jun 2010 at 0:00 | By Zuzana Vilikovská