Category: Culture
Culture 25.04.19 | 15:34

Local jazz musicians to celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30

Sethstat will headline “Today It’s All About Jazz,” an event featuring local bands, a documentary screening, and jazz workshops hosted by the Youth Cultural Center to celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30. Also participating in the annual celebration, held for the third year, are jazz groups...

Culture 25.04.19 | 13:27

Six film screenings to close Skopje Film Festival

The allegorical sci-fi story Divine Love, autobiographical Ray & Liz, and debut feature Hotel Mumbai in cinema “Frosina”, as well as three other film screenings in the Cinematheque, including The House by the Railway Tracks of the homage to actor Meto Jovanovski, and Kusturica’s Pepe, A Life...

Culture 25.04.19 | 11:25

Poet Sande Stojchevski releases new book

The Macedonian PEN will hold a book launch for Macedonian poet and literary critic Sande Stojchevski’s latest collection Ache of the Apple at the National and University Library “St. Clement of Ohrid” on Thursday evening. Literary theorist Natasha Avramovska will introduce Stojchevski’s new...

Culture 24.04.19 | 18:27

Debar Maalo to celebrate Goran Stefanovski’s life

On April 27, Goran Stefanovski’s birthdate, a tree will be planted in his honor at a local park in Debar Maalo as part of an event celebrating the late Macedonian playwright’s life. The tree-planting ceremony at his favorite neighborhood is meant to symbolize Stefanovski’s spiritual homecoming,...

Culture 23.04.19 | 10:28

Student chamber orchestra to give free concert at Philharmonic

The chamber ensemble Faculty of Music Soloists—featuring viola player Ilza Baftijari and violin players Eni Vuchidolova, Andrej Gjorgjevski, Diana Mirchevska, and Marija Janchuleska—will give a free concert at the Philharmonic on Tuesday evening. The concert, including works by Mozart, Bloch, Piazzolla, Williams,...

Culture 19.04.19 | 14:55

Kalina Maleska’s ‘Nonetheless’ to launch with theater performance

The Shadows and Clouds theater is hosting a book launch on Friday evening for Kalina Maleska’s Nonetheless (Macedonian: Arno ama) published by Ili-ili. The children’s book, vividly illustrated by Vladimir Lukash, is a novel-like, chronological collection of short stories about two young brothers...

Culture 18.04.19 | 11:02

Marija Dzhidzheva’s ‘Second Chance’ opens Skopje Film Festival

Macedonian filmmaker Marija Dzhidzheva’s debut feature Second Chance opened this year’s Skopje Film Festival at the Millennium cinema theater on Wednesday evening. The festival will run through April 25 and screen around 50 films. The Macedonian-Serbian coproduction is a film about three women who...

Culture 16.04.19 | 11:15

Children get first encyclopedia of contemporary Macedonian art

The country’s first children’s encyclopedia of contemporary Macedonian art, written by Elizabeta Bakovska, was launched at the National Gallery to celebrate April 15, World Art Day. The encyclopedia features the founders of contemporary Macedonian art, presenting their work in simple language to...

Culture 12.04.19 | 17:16

Hungary is this year’s focus of Book Fair

The 31st International Book Fair will be held at the Boris Trajkovski Arena from May 8 to 14. Hungary is this year’s focus, but publishers from Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania will also exhibit, organizers say. “Considering the national interest and significance of the Book Fair, we expect active participation...

Culture 11.04.19 | 15:40

Kiril Cenevski’s oeuvre shortlisted for DVD award in Italy

Kiril Cenevski’s digitally restored films are competing for an international DVD prize awarded by Il Cinema Ritrovato, a festival dedicated to the rediscovery of rare films, in Bologna, Italy. Cinematheque’s homage to the Macedonian filmmaker has made the final shortlist along DVDs featuring...

Culture 11.04.19 | 14:08

Kole Angelovski releases memoir of his career at Drama Theater

Macedonian actor, playwright and director Kole Angelovski has released a memoir of his 50-year career at the Drama Theater in Skopje. Titled Fifty years at Dramski, and a Kick in the…, the book is a sincere story of the theater itself, his coworkers, the plays Angelovski directed, and his ups and...

Culture 11.04.19 | 10:40

Memorial to be held for director Zlatko Slavenski

Skopje’s Faculty of Dramatic Arts will hold a memorial service for theater director Zlatko Slavenski, who died on April 8. He was 53. Slavenski studied at the London International Film School in the late 1980s on a national scholarship. When it was discontinued during the breakup of Yugoslavia, he...

Culture 11.04.19 | 09:48

MANU to host exhibition of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s best 17 artists

Opening on Thursday through April 22 at the Macedonian Academy of Sciences of Arts is an exhibition of around 80 works by some of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s foremost visual artists. The show was curated by art historian and critic Aida Abadžić Hodžić. She selected a broad range of style and content...

Culture 10.04.19 | 09:41

Macedonian Writers Association welcomes new members

Thirteen new authors have joined the Macedonian Writers Association, which will host a reading to introduce its new members and promote their work on April 15. Out of 47 applicants, the 13 authors who won the most votes for membership are Petar Andonovski, Elizabeta Bandilovska, Marija Girevska, Mersiha...

Culture 09.04.19 | 16:46

Fellow actors say goodbye to Biljana Belichanec

A memorial service for Biljana Belichanec, a stage and screen actress who was also a former mayor of Kisela Voda, was held at the Drama Theater in Skopje. Belichanec died on April 6. Friends and relatives, as well as numerous fellow actors, paid their last respects to Belichanec. Actor Dejan Lilikj said...

Culture 08.04.19 | 20:21

Theater director Zlatko Slavenski dies at 53

Zlatko Slavenski, Macedonian theater director and professor of directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, died on Monday in Skopje. He was 53. Unofficially, he got sick in class at the faculty. Slavenski was the director of the plays “Solaris”, “Supernova”, “Navel...

Culture 08.04.19 | 12:13

Priceless Prilep iconostasis under threat of destruction

Priests from the church of Sacred Annunciation in Prilep warn that the grand iconostasis, seen as one of the three most valuable such items in Macedonia, is under a severe threat of decay. The 174 years old elaborate woodcarved wall was made by the group of artists led by Petre Filiposki – Garkata,...

Culture 05.04.19 | 12:11

Honeyland to open Belgrade’s Magnificent 7 festival

Sundance award winner Honeyland, directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov, will open the 15th Magnificent 7 European feature documentary film festival in Belgrade on April 9. Honeyland centers on the last female wild beekeeper in Europe, who must save the bees and restore harmony when an...

Culture 04.04.19 | 16:22

Pegasus Prize to aid unpublished novelists

A new annual award for an unpublished novel, providing 90,000 denars to the author and covering the costs of publication, has been established by the Slavko Janevski Foundation and Ars Lamina Publishing. Eligible for the Pegasus Prize are previously unpublished manuscripts of novels for adults or children. Authors...

Culture 03.04.19 | 16:42

MNT presents exhibit celebrating Macedonian playwrights

The Macedonian National Theater will present an exhibition looking at the works of playwrights who have contributed to the development of the country’s performing arts. Titled “From Script to Performance: Macedonian Plays at the MNT Stage,” the exhibit will showcase original scripts; performance,...

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