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Pepe Romero, Egberto Gismonti and Aniello Desiderio represent only the very top names of many, in Belgrade to play, teach or compete at the 12th Guitar Art Festival.
Donizetti’s opera Lucia di Lammermoor, which tells a family drama of two rival Scottish clans in the 17th century, is not often performed on world stages, but the National Theatre ensemble have made it their own, showing that they love every nuance of its heavy melodrama.
Yugoslavia, be it the origins of the Yugoslav idea, its realisation, its various incarnations and its subsequent collapse, has been the focus of a plethora of academic and journalistic works in the past two decades.
Bare walls, stripped floors, exposed pipework and industrial fittings can either look chic and classy or, says our correspondent, offer the ambiance of a ‘rat-infested warehouse’. Fortunately, Mladost is very much in the former category.
The Tourist links Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in a lacklustre flit through the streets of Venice featuring some cliched scences of a pretty city and some classy dresses on Ms. Jolie.
2010 has been a pedestrian year at the movies. Dominated by the return of 3D, the past 12 months have brought us few films to remember.
One of the world’s leading pianists, Evgeny Kissin showed in Belgrade that he has few equals. His recital displayed exuberant mastery of the music of Frederic Chopin. The audience at the Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment awarded him a standing ovation.
“What is it that makes Dokufest special?” I have been pondering from my desk in the capital after spending last weekend at the festival.
We often hear people complaining that Belgrade lacks a museum culture and that people here do not appreciate art. Those people have, however, clearly, never been to the Night of Museums.
Dodona’s history goes way beyond the walls of its small yet celebrated theatre located in a Pristina neighbourhood which quickly took the name of the institution after its construction in 1992.
The 57th Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, showed that Serbian film does not just rely on the spirited acting of talented youngsters or rare good moments in feature films. Three documentaries. “A Star is Born”, “It’s OK, I won...” and “Edmund in Knezevac”stood out from the selection of some 100 works.
Remnants of the Roman empire lie just 7 kilometres south east of Prishtina at the Ulpiana excavation site, located in a field near the town of Gracanica.
There are no signs or markers that direct you to the Jewish cemetery in Velania.
The Anti-Trafficking Centre will be organising the first ever festival of women’s films in the region this weekend.
The third annual national Museum Night will be held on Saturday, with Belgrade offering up a rich selection of artistic and cultural sights for your nocturnal amusement.
The band from Bitola describe their approach to music as an irrational process of creating a ‘private folklore’ out of their impressions and dreams, and their latest album as a tonic for apathy and depression.
Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin…