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10th European Cultural Days
Abundance in Diversity - Slovak Cultural Days at the Museum Europäischer Kulturen (Museum of European Cultures)

17.07.2013
Museum Europäischer Kulturen

This year's European Cultural Days are dedicated to Slovakia - its people, culture and history. Presentations, screenings, music and dance performances as well as readings are all part of a comprehensive programme of events highlighting the diversity of Slovakian culture.

This range of events will be accompanied by two small guest exhibitions thematizing music and craft traditions as part of the intangible cultural heritage, along with their accommodation in modern design. The exhibition contents and many of the exhibits are being provided by the Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage at the Slovakian Folk Art Ensemble SLUK and by the Slovakian Centre for Folk Art Production ULUV in Bratislava, the country's capital. Their encounter with historic Slovak objects from the collections of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen and the Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin will make the sustainability of craft traditions in modern design particularly tangible.

The cooperation partners of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen include the Slovak Institute and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Berlin. The month-long celebration of Slovak culture is supported by the ethnomusicology department of the Ethnologisches Museum, the German Culture Forum for Central and Eastern Europe, and the Association of Friends of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen.


Programmme

Saturday, 31.August

6:30pm : Opening of the Slovak Cultural Days with the exhibition 'Slowakei - Reichtum in der Vielfältigkeit' during the Lange Nacht der Museen

From 7pm to midnight : Slovak music und dance performances and dance workshops

Sunday, 1. September

3pm : "Ein wenig bekanntes Land im Herzen Europas: die Slowakei im 20. Jahrhundert" Lecutre by Prof. Dr. Tatjana Tönsmeyer

Thursday, 5. September

6pm : Guided tour of the exhibition

6:30pm : "Die Nöte der Vielfalt : Eine Stadt in der Slowakei im Spiegel der Ereignisse der großen Politik des 20. Jahrhunderts" Lecture by Dr. Martin Pekár, Košice

Saturday, 7. September

3pm : " 'Hauerland' - Die Gäste. Eine Auseinandersetzung mit der Geschichte der Karpatendeutschen" Film presentation and discussion with Dr. Ondrej Pöss (Bratislava)

Thursday, 12. September

6pm : Guided tour of the exhibition

6:30pm : "Der Flaneur von Košice" Book reading with the Slovak author Dušan Šimko (Basel)

Saturday, 14. September

3pm : "Der Onkel aus Pressburg" Book reading with the Austrian author Dietmar Grieser (Wien)

Thursday, 19. September

6pm : Guided tour of the exhibition

6:30pm : "Kunstschätze der Zips" Lecture by Arne Franke (Berlin)

Saturday, 21. September

3pm : "Die Welt der slowakischen Flöteninstrumente" Lecture by Dr. Susanne Ziegler (Berlin) and Fujara concert with Marco Trochelmann (Bartelsdorf)

Thursday, 26. September

6pm : Guided tour of the exhibition

6:30pm : "Die Slowakei als Reiseland" Film presentation by Ingrid Sorat (Leiterin der Slowakischen Zentrale für Tourismus, Berlin)

Afterwards "Marmorpalast. Ein Piešťany-Roman" Book reading with the German author Kay Zeisberg (Leipzig)

Saturday, 28. September

11am - 2pm : Workshops on traditional techniques: wire binding and embroidery with Marta Mesárošová and Jarmila Rybánska (ULUV)

3pm : "Zum immateriellen Kulturerbe in der Slowakei" Lecture by Ľubica Voľanská (Slowakische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Bratislava)

3.45pm Uhr : Zimbal concert with Enikö Ginzery (Musikerin, Berlin)

Sunday, 29. September

11am - 2pm : Workshops on traditional techniques: wire binding and embroidery with Marta Mesárošová and Jarmila Rybánska (ULUV)

2pm : Finissage of the Slovak Cultural Days

Programme subject to change.

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