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THE FIFTH year of the festival of contemporary dance and movement Nu Dance Fest takes place at several venues, but mainly at Bratislava’s T&D Hall and A4 space, between November 19 and 27. It brings shows by artists from across Europe including a performance on November 22 of Diamondance: Reloaded, by P. Fornayová, inspired by the artistic concept by renowned Slovak conceptualist Milan Adamčiak. For more information, please call 02/5245-3031 or visit www.sucasnytanec.sk. Tickets (€3-€4) are available through Ticketportal.<
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bratislavské hudobné slávnosti – The Bratislava Music Festival brings many guests and a host of famous as well as lesser-known works.
Starts: November 19 at various venues (until December 6). Admission: €6-€30, tickets avai-lable at SND office. Tel: 02/2047- 5292; www.bhsfestival.sk.
FOLKLORE: Tanečný dom / House of Traditional Dance – The Dragúni ensemble, which has already made workshops for the public a tradition, this time brings klezmer (European-Jewish) and Ruthenian dances.
Starts: November 19, 19:30; DK Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €4. Tel: 02/6383- 6764; www.kzp.sk, www.tanecny- dom.sk.
OPERA: Puritáni / The Puritans – I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini is one of the less well-known operas. Inspired by the romantic novels of Sir Walter Scott, it nevertheless manages to attract audiences worldwide and makes them appreciate the pre-Verdi Italian bel canto-style.
Starts: November 22, 19:00; historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square 4. Admission: €5-€25. Tel: 02/2049-4290; www. snd.sk.
EXHIBITION: Neznesiteľná všednosť bytia / The Unbearable Banality of Existence – This exhibition by Stano Masár refurbishes the gallery as a common apartment, thus bringing invention and a new angle to everyday life and its requisites.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:30-19:00, Sat by request, until December 3; SODA Gallery, Konventná 3. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2075- 8036; www.sodagallery.sk.
EXHIBITION: amt_project – This exhibition by Ilona Németh and guests Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkáčová shows unused architectonic objects in Dunajská Streda and from her family archives, which combine in a surprising and impressive way.
Open: Wed-Fri 13:00-18:00, otherwise by appointment until December 11; amt_project, Baš-tová 1. Admission: free. Tel: 02/ 5441-0998; www.amtproject.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Duchovný odkaz Schemelliho zbierky / The Spiritual Heritage of Schemelli’s Collection, by Johann Sebastian Bach – The Year of Bach has brought, among other events, a series of concerts organised by the civic association Harmonia Seraphica in Bratislava (Nov 25), Vrbové (Nov 28; 10:30) and Modra (Nov 28; 17:00) Evangelical Churches, offering e.g. Contrapunctus I, Praeludium und Fuge D-Dur (D-Major), Cantata “Amore traditore”, and others.
Starts: November 26, 18:00; Evangelical (Protestant) Church. Admission: voluntary. Tel: 0918/ 497-237; www.ecav.ba.sk.
The exhibition Tanec v čínskom kabátiku / Dance in a Chinese Jacket, by Marina Richterová, also known as ‘the First Lady of Czech Graphic Art’, can be seen in the Galéria U sediaceho anjela / At the Seated Angel Gallery in Kežmarok until December 2. The artworks are, as the exhibition’s name suggests, inspired by Chinese and Japanese paintings. For more information, please call 052/4522-153, or visit www.galeriauanjela.sk.
EXHIBITION: Konfigurácie / Configurations – A Polish-Slovak exhibition project by D. Delyk, I. Kopacz, J. Mužila and I. Žirková, brings together similarly-spirited artists from two towns which aspire to be European Capitals of Culture: Poland’s Toruń and Martin in Slovakia.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until November 28; Turčianska galéria, Daxnerova 2. Admission: €0.60-€1.50. Tel: 043/4224-448; www.turiec- gallery.sk.
EXHIBITION: Familial Feeling / Rodinný pocit – This exhibition, by young Slovak and Czech art photographers (L. Cetera, P. Fabo, B. Kuklíková, P. Steinerová, L. Stráňaiová and P. Willert), focuses on perception of the modern-day family.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until December 4; Dom fotografie Galérie P.M. Bohúňa, Tra-novského 3. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 044/5624-454; www.domfoto.sk.
MUSIC/ASTRONOMY: Hudba pod hviezdnou oblohou / Music Under the Starry Sky – The musical evening under the artificial sky provides opportunity to enjoy the (recorded) music of John Williams, who composed the scores for movies like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Home Alone, etc.
Starts: November 25, 18:00; Hvezdáreň, Dilongova 17. Admission: €2. Tel: 051/7722-065; www.astropresov.sk.
EXHIBITION: Architecture SK 05/10 1. Úroda – This ‘1st harvest’ of Slovak architecture between 2005 and 2010 gives an overview of developments during the past five years.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-15:00 until November 30; Slovenské tech-nické múzeum, Hlavná 88. Admission: €1.50-€3. Tel: 055/6224- 035; www.stm-ke.sk.
22. Nov 2010 at 0:00 | Zuzana VIlikovská