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Romeo & Juliet: Twice Told Tale in Bratislava

Romeo & Juliet: Twice Told Tale in Bratislava

Spring has finally arrived and with it romance. In years past, Slovak boys would build a symbolic tree, a “máj”, in front of their lover’s window, each a Romeo, at least in spirit. This spring, Romeo and Juliet themselves have taken over Bratislava, on the programme both at The Slovak National Theatre Ballet (Balet Slovenského […]

Love of Country Lost & Found

Young Juraj did not think he was leaving Czechoslovakia for good in 1968. For an educated, ambitious 22-year-old, the country held his past, but he soon decided that the regime did not offer a future. To be sure, a boy’s life in Bratislava in the 1950s and 1960s had its charms: After-school ice-hockey games on […]

Extremist ‘Politics’

“Where is the dividing line between what is appropriate for the public to know and what is helping extremist politics?“ ruminated Miroslav Lajčák, former Slovak Foreign Minister and former EU Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was a difficult question that was posed at the panel entitled “Reporting on Extremist Politicians – How New […]

Dual Danube Ballets

The advertising for both ballet productions was surprisingly similar: A beautiful woman in a stark pose. In Vienna, Georgian dancer Ketevan Papava holds a fan high in the air, as her red lace dress slips off her left shoulder as Carmen. In Bratislava, a mystic woman surrounded by emerald demons glares out at the world […]

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