Category: Culture
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,...

Culture 27.03.19 | 10:31

Tamara Jolevska Popov releases ‘Skopje, I’m Breaking Up With You’

PNV Publications has released Skopje, I’m Breaking Up With You, Tamara Jolevska Popov’s second short story collection. The book contains 40 stories related to Skopje and “is the perfect pocket encyclopedia of love, urban existence, fears, nightmares, and contemplations,” according to literary...

Culture 26.03.19 | 10:52

MOB to perform Glazunov’s Raymonda

The Macedonian Opera and Ballet’s ensemble will perform Alexander Glazunov’s Raymonda. MOB’s principal dancers Marija Kichevska-Shokarovska and Vasil Chichiashvili will appear in the leading roles of Raymonda and her fiancé. They will be joined by Davide Buffone as Abderakhman and Natasha Josifovska...

Culture 24.03.19 | 16:03

Ana Durlovska receives standing ovation in Graz

Macedonian diva Ana Durlovska received a standing ovation at the Graz opera where she portrayed Lucia di Lammermoor Durlovska is he wife of dissident singer Igor Durlovski, who was persecuted by the Zoran Zaev regime over his participation in the April 2017 protests. Durlovski was recently released...

Culture 14.03.19 | 13:27

‘100 Years of Trebenishte’ to open at Archaeological Museum

100 Years of Trebenishte, an exhibition dedicated to a century’s worth of excavations at the archeological site near Ohrid, will open at the Archaeological Museum of North Macedonia on Thursday and run through late August. The exhibit features the golden masks discovered at the Trebenishte necropolis...

Culture 13.03.19 | 16:39

Mateja Matevski’s peers launch posthumous collection of his poetry

Macedonian poet and publisher Rade Siljan launched Rains: 90 Poems, a posthumous collection of Mateja Matevski’s poetry, at Matica Makedonska’s multimedia cultural center in Skopje on Wednesday. The 90-poem selection was published to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Matevski’s birth. “Mateja...

Culture 12.03.19 | 12:48

Culture Minister Ademi cuts funding for the Days of Macedonian music

Following several rounds of talks with artists angry after their projects were rejected for public funding, Culture Minister Asaf Ademi published a revised list, which approves money for some of the malcontents but leaves out other projects. One of those that remain left out is the Days of Macedonian...

Culture 11.03.19 | 13:04

Gostivar’s Literary Sparks festival launches poetry contest

Organizers of the international poetry festival Literary Sparks have launched a call for poems for this year’s event. The poetry contest is open to poets from North Macedonia and the Balkans who enter three previously unpublished poems limited to 32 lines in their native language at literaturniiskri@yahoo.com. There...

Culture 10.03.19 | 11:19

Strumica holds its annual carnival

Strumica celebrated its annual carnival yesterday, with hundreds of masked revelers and guests coming from neighboring countries. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who counts Strumica as his political stronghold, was there with much of his Government and EU Ambassador Samuel Zbogar. Even as Macedonia under...

Culture 08.03.19 | 15:14

Forgiveness Day carnival Prochka 2019 starts in Prilep

Prilep’s traditional Forgiveness Day three-day carnival Prochka 2019 starts March 8 at Marko Cepenkov Cultural Center with an exhibition of masks made by children. The exhibit will also present drawings by students from local primary and secondary schools. The best works on the topic of forgiveness...

Culture 08.03.19 | 11:49

Oliver Musovikj takes part in Solidarity exhibit in Weimar

Artist Oliver Musovikj is taking part in an art exhibition at the ACC Gallery in Weimar, Germany, which opens March 8 and runs through May 19. The group exhibit titled Solidarity – Now More Than Ever will present works produced by participants in the 24th International Studio Program during their...

Culture 01.03.19 | 10:48

Puccini’s Turandot in MOB

Opera Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, directed by Giancarlo del Monaco, will be played at the stage of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet (MOB) on Friday. The cast includes Vesna Ginovska Ilkova, Gjorgji Cuckovski, Sandra Mitrovska, Vladimir Sazdovski, Kristijan Antovski, Momchil Karaivanov (Bulgaria), Dejan...

Culture 27.02.19 | 15:05

MKC announces call for young authors

The Youth Cultural Center MKC announced a call for young, independent and unknown authors aged 30 and under to apply for the new project Raw Culture, which is to be organized four times a year so that every trimester young authors would have an opportunity to present their work. Our hard-working and...

Culture 25.02.19 | 18:11

‘Green Book’ puts controversy behind it to score a surprise best picture win

The Oscar for best picture on Sunday went to Green Book, which depicts the real-life relationship between African-American jazz musician Don Shirley and his white chauffeur. The film beat out seven other nominees to win Hollywood’s flagship award amid controversy over its depiction of Shirley and...

Culture 21.02.19 | 16:28

Observance of International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day, declared by UNESCO in 1999, is observed worldwide on Thursday. Macedonian language institute ‘Krste Misirkov’ hosts today an event on occasion of the International Mother Language Day. About 6,000 languages are spoken across the globe, with half threatened by extinction....

Culture 21.02.19 | 11:05

Culture Minister Ademi continues talks with angry cultural – political activists

Culture Minister Asaf Ademi continued his rounds of meetings with cultural organizations angry at him after he cut public funding for established projects to boost money for promotion of Albanian culture. With this Ademi, who comes from the small ethnic Albanian Alternative/BESA party, got into a fight...

Culture 20.02.19 | 15:36

Culture Ministry gives “stay of execution” to events it rejected for public funding

Culture Minister Asaf Ademi met with some of the artists whose projects were refused in the latest annual plan for distribution of public funding and promised to allow them to re-apply. Ademi faced fierce criticism within the ruling coalition after he cut funding for some of the best known cultural events...

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