SHOW: THE SHOW Tanec medzi črepinami / Dance Among the Shards combines dance by the SĽUK folklore ensemble, screening of video from the film of the same name, pictures of the Slovak countryside made by Pavol Barabáš, text by Daniel Hevier and a performance by actor Marek Ťapák in a mosaic consisting of shards; i.e. experiences, feelings and dreams. On March 15 and 16, it can be seen at the Divadlo SĽUK (SĽUK Theatre), Balkánska 31 in the Bratislava borough of Rusovce, at 19:00. Tickets cost €10 and can be purchased through www.ticketportal.sk. More information (in Slovak) can be found at www. tanecmedzicrepinami.sk.
JAZZ MUSIC: Džez v Aréne / Jazz in the Arena – The Štefan “Pišta” Bartuš & Jazz Brothers formation was established in 2009 and its current form reflects Bartuš’s experiences and passion for different musical styles and genres.
Starts: March 15, 20:00; Divadlo Aréna, Viedenská cesta 10. Admission: €6. Tel: 02/ 6720-2553; www.divadloarena .sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: French music at the Slovak Philharmonic – Led by its principal conductor, Emmanuel Villaume, the Slovak Philharmonic will play two identical concerts of French music, offering Sinfonietta by Francis Poulenc (in its Slovak premiere), Pavane for a Dead Princess by Maurice Ravel, and The Sea by Claude Debussy.
Starts: March 15 and 16, 19:00; Reduta, Medená 3. Admission: €11. Tel: 02/2047- 5233; www.filharm.sk.
IKEBANA WORKSHOP: A workshop of the traditional Japanese art of arranging flowers in different styles will be led, in Slovak, by Teresa Dittrich. It is necessary to register in advance and participants are asked to bring their own vessels.
Starts: March 13, 14:00 -16:30 (beginners); March 14, 9:30-12:30 (beginners); 14:00 -16:30 (advanced); Japanese Embassy, Hlavné námestie 2. Admission: free. Tel: 02/ 5980-0101, 02/5980-0100; www.sk.emb-japan.go.jp.
EXHIBITION: Pavel Maňka - Bratislavský konštruktér / Bratislava Constructor + Eja Devečková VideoLekcia - VideoLesson – Two independent exhibitions show the pioneering works of Maňka focused on geometry, plus five videos (made between 2007 and 2012) by Devečková reflecting on the role and position of art in society.
Open: Tue-Sat 14:00-18:00 until March 24; Galéria Cypriána Majerníka, Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5920-1605; firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXHIBITION: Padinský zázrak / Padinjak Miracle – A show by a Slovak artist working in Serbia, Pavol Čáni, who is known mainly for his graphic artworks showing the life of ethnic Slovaks in the Vojvodina region of Serbia.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until April 1; Ján Koniarek Gallery, Koppel villa, Zelený kríček 3. Admission: €0.60-€1.30. Tel: 033/5511- 659; www.gjk.sk.
EXHIBITION: THE EXHIBITION Pavol Socháň - lyrik národopisnej fotografie / Lyricist of Ethnographic Photography shows the work and life of this Slovak photographer, ethnographer, painter, publicist and writer of the late 19th and early 20th century. The exhibition comes within an international travelling Slovak-English project by the Slovak National Museum (SNM) that starts in the SNM Martin, Malá Hora 2 (where it will remain until April 30), after which most of it will continue to Bratislava, Prague, New York and Pittsburgh. Socháň migrated to the US in 1914 and part of this exhibition was retrieved from America.
LIVE MUSIC: tHUNder Duo - Kornél Horváth & Gábor Dorneyi – This duo play percussion instruments in a style that incorporate Latin American, African, Balkan, Indian, and also US influences. They are among the most recognised world musicians in their field.
Starts: March 15, 19:00; Cikker Hall of the City Hall, SNP Square 1. Admission: €5-€7. Tel: 048/4156-052; www. pkobb.sk.
CHORAL MUSIC: Slovenské Requiem v Žilinskom a Juhomoravskom kraji / Slovak Requiem in the Žilina and Southern Moravia Regions – Works by the contemporary Slovak composer Pavol Krška will resound in Mošovce (in Turčianske Teplice district) and in southern Moravia, as performed by the Žilina Mixed Chorus conducted by Štefan Sedlický, with organist Marián Muška, and the Virtuosi di Mikulov choir.
Starts: March 17, 16:30; Evangelical Church in Mošov-ce. Admission: free. Tel: 0914 /169-792; www.zilinskymiesanyzbor.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Fragile – This well-known Slovak a cappella group, which performs famous rock, pop and jazz hits, tours eastern Slovakia.
Starts: March 16, 19:00; Dom kultúry / House of Culture, Gorkého 1555. Admission: €10. Tel: 057/7755-548; www. humenne.sk, www. fragile.sk.
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GOSPEL MUSIC: Festival gospelovej hudby Gospel Song 2012 – The Festival of Gospel Music will present LOND, S2G Band, Jana a Petra Ferenčí-kové, G.O.D.’ – spirituál, Luce di basilica and P. Milenky.
Starts: March 17, 17:00; Dom kultúry / House of Culture, M. R. Štefánika 875. Admission: €2. Tel: 057/4881-510; www.kulturavranov.sk.