Category: Culture
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,...

Culture 03.04.19 | 13:23

Ademi on the verge of resignation after he cut public funding for many of Zaev’s supporters

Culture Minister Asaf Ademi, who faced extensive criticism after cutting Macedonian cultural programs from the budget in favor of promoting Albanian culture, is on the verge of resignation. According to the pro-Government Nezavisen daily, the resignation will be presented as caused by “health reasons”. The...

Culture 01.04.19 | 15:21

Contemporary Macedonian art to be showcased in Belgrade in April

Works by Macedonian artists will be showcased as part of an upcoming event in Belgrade dubbed ‘An Evening of Contemporary Macedonian Art’. The event will host the Belgrade premiere of Reality Overdrive – a video album by The Hip. The feature, directed by Jane Altiparmakov, has been awarded for...

Culture 28.03.19 | 16:49

Slavko Janevski Foundation launches reissue of first Macedonian novel, Janevski’s Selo zad sedumte jaseni

The Slavko Janevski Foundation will host a book launch at MKC on Thursday for the reissue of the first Macedonian novel, Janevski’s Selo zad sedumte jaseni (1952; The Village Beyond the Seven Ash Trees). The reissue of Janevski’s debut novel includes the author’s revised version of the book,...

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