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(Source: Courtesy of J.Viňarský)


WITHIN THE Contemporary Dance at the SND series, the Slovak National Theatre (SND) presents two pieces by Slovak dancer Jaro Viňarský: Kalbo-Ball and Posledný krok pred / The Last Step Before. Kalbo-Ball is a 45-minute performance exploring man’s relation to Mother Earth. It was co-produced by Plovdiv Puppet Theatre’s (Bulgaria) Petar Todorov. The Last Step Before is only 22 minutes long and describes – to the music of A Silver Mount Zion – one of many human attempts to fly, or rather, to achieve a much-desired goal that seems unattainable. The performance takes place on March 4 at 19:00, in the Studio of the new SND building at Pribinova 17 in Bratislava. Tickets cost €8 and can be bought through www.snd.sk.

Olga Peretyatko - La Bellezza del Canto / The Beauty of Singing – The Russian soprano began her career in St Petersburg, and has since gone on to perform in Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, Venice and at numerous festivals. In Bratislava, she will sing with the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Giuseppe La Malf, a selection of bel canto arias by Rossini, Donizetti, Massenet, Verdi, Offenbach, Strauss and Gounod.
Starts: March 6, 19:30; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €49-€159. Tel: 0903/843-781; www.kapos.sk.

Sitra Achra – The Boboš trio, featuring Erich “Boboš” Procházka (harmonica), Pišta Lengyel (guitar), Aidži Sabo (drums) is performing with Martin Zajko (guitar) to play their special take on the blues.
Starts: March 8, 19:00; Ti-cho a spol, Staromestský klub, Školská 14. Admission: €6. Tel: 02/5249-6822; www.kulturastaremesto.sk.

Dorota Nvotová Sings Jazz, featuring Magritte Quintet – Novotvá is a versatile personality, and with the Magritte Quartet (Michal Rešetka-trumpet, Šimon Lupták-alto saxophone, Gabo Binachi-electric piano and Michal Izakovič- double bass) she sings jazz standards, soul and bossa nova.
Starts: March 7, 20:00; Kafe Scherz, Partizánska 2. Admission: €5. Tel: 0918/724-379; http://kafe.scherz.sk.

Populárny cyklus / Popular cycle - C4 – The Slovak Philharmonic (SF), conducted by Petr Altrichter, will play the work of Bizet / Saltykov-Shchedrin, Gershwin and Bernstein.
Starts: March 7, 19:00; SF concert hall, Reduta, E. Su-choňa Square 1. Tel: 02/2047 –5233; www.filharmonia.sk.

V ZNAMENÍ rýb / Under the sign of Pisces - This exhibition of the work of Ivan Pavle, at the Kopplova vila venue of the Ján Koniarek Gallery (GJK) at Zelený kríček 3 in Trnava, features some of the artist’s paintings, drawings and sculptures. Of the post-war generation of Slovak artists, Pavle is one of the most distinctive, and his work has been exhibited in numerous galleries. This is his first exhibit in Trnava. The exhibition runs until March 28, admission is €0.80-€1.50 and opening hours are 9:00-17:00 Tue to Fri and 13:00-18:00 on weekends.

Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Jeff Hamilton Trio - The versatile US drummer Jeff Hamilton is joined by Tamir Hedelman on piano and Christoph Luty on double bass; they will be supported by Slovak band Nothing But Swing.
Starts: March 10, 21:00; Blue Note Club, J. Hašku 18. Admission: €25. Tel: 0918/882- 223; www.bluenote.sk.

Šikmé perspektívy: Privretými očami / Oblique Perspectives: Eyes Half Closed – The exhibition of US photographer living in Canada John W. Ford will show the city of Nitra in a way in which its inhabitants no longer see it, with the surroundings having become too obvious and familiar. The exhibition is a site-specific installation, and the photos are installed in the old walls of the Bunker building.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, weekends 13:00-18:00 until March 17; Bunker – Nitrianska galéria, Župné námestie 3. Admission: €0.50-1.50. Tel: 037/6579-641;


Will Bernard Trio – The US jazz guitarist is joined by Willem Blades (keyboards) and Simon Lott (drums) to play material from his recent album, Outdoor Living.
Starts: March 6, 20:30; Bombura klub, M. R. Štefánika Square 16. Admission: €40. Tel: 0905/347-415;
www. bombura.sk.

Banská Bystrica
Čo je v nás X / What Is in Us X – The 10th year of the exhibition presenting the work of inmates of the Banská Bystrica-Kráľová prison will support a charity, with the proceeds from works sold (throughout the duration of the exhibition) going to the local Children’s Teaching Hospital.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 10:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00 until March 24; Stredo-slovenské Múzeum (Central-Slovak Museum), Thurzo’s House; SNP Square 4. Admission: €0.50-€2. Tel: 048/4125 -897; www.stredoslovenske–


Veľký zbor donských kozákov / Big Don Cossacks Choir – A gala concert on the occasion of the Day of Cancer Research features a performance by the Big Don Cossacks Choir.
Starts: March 6, 19:00; House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/5293 -3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Quasars Ensemble – The third concert from a series by the residential troupe at Kasárne/Kulturpark; Quasars Ensemble performs early 20th century chamber symphonies, by Arnold Schönberg, Paul Hindemith and Alexander Albrecht.
Starts: March 5. 19:00; Voj-tech Löffler Museum, Alžbeti-na 20. Admission: €4-€8.
Tel: 055/6854-299; www.kulturpark.sk; www.lofflermuzeum.sk.

Piano & Saxophone – The evening of live music called Piano & Saxophone features funk, pop and rock.
Starts: March 9, 21:00; Retro Cult Club; Kováčska 49. Admission: €3. Tel: 0911/ 890-767; www.cultclub.sk.

Smola a hrušky - Topfest Best of Tour 2013 - The popular ska-punk band celebrates its 15th birthday with a Czech & Slovak tour, making an appearance in Prešov.
Starts: March 9, 20:00; Pixel Music Club, Hlavná 103. Admission: €5. Tel: 0948/ 246-556.

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