Romathan celebrates 20 years of existence

THE ONLY professional Roma theatre in Slovakia, Romathan, celebrated its 20th anniversary in October. The Košice-based theatre, which mainly performs for schools and institutions, as well as travelling around Slovakia and abroad, commemorated its establishment by staging the play Rómsky holocaust – Svedectvo / Roma Holocaust – The Testimony, written by Milan Godla and directed by Marián Balog. This piece, which premiered back in 2008, shows the fate of Roma in a concentration camp, as based on true stories and testimonies, and also includes documentary movies form concentration camps. However, it also shows the current problem of racism and prejudice in modern society, the Pravda daily wrote.

Rehearsal of the play Holocaust; director Marián Balog (C) instructs actress Magdaléna Adamová, playing a concentration-camp inmate made into victim of medical tests.Rehearsal of the play Holocaust; director Marián Balog (C) instructs actress Magdaléna Adamová, playing a concentration-camp inmate made into victim of medical tests. (Source: TASR)

THE ONLY professional Roma theatre in Slovakia, Romathan, celebrated its 20th anniversary in October. The Košice-based theatre, which mainly performs for schools and institutions, as well as travelling around Slovakia and abroad, commemorated its establishment by staging the play Rómsky holocaust – Svedectvo / Roma Holocaust – The Testimony, written by Milan Godla and directed by Marián Balog. This piece, which premiered back in 2008, shows the fate of Roma in a concentration camp, as based on true stories and testimonies, and also includes documentary movies form concentration camps. However, it also shows the current problem of racism and prejudice in modern society, the Pravda daily wrote.

Top stories

A paraglider flies over a valley from the Martinské hole mountains.

The Slovak region compared to Tuscany is a big unknown

Set out on a trip to the Turiec region with a new Spectacular Slovakia podcast series.


17. jún

News digest: Slovak-Hungarian relationship has never been as good as now, Hungarian MFA says

Health Ministry fears spread of Delta strain from football match in Budapest. Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister refutes claims of a negative relationship with his Slovak counterpart. Read more in today's digest.


18. jún
Child-initiated play is a style of play where children choose how, where, and what they wish to play with.

Blog: Play is the child’s work

Learning through child-initiated play.


18. jún
Illustrative stock photo

Law change makes cannabidiol legal

CBD allowed in cosmetics, but off the menu for food products.


18. jún