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Cultural events

by the EMBASSY OF SLOVENIA IN NEW DELHI

2007

16 – 22 March 2007
5 th Pune International Film Festival
Country Focus:
Tuning by Igor Sterk
Selestenje by Janez Lapajne
Labour Equals Freedom by Damjan Kozole
Mokus by Andrej Mlakar

18 April - 18 May 2007
Form and Nonform
A selection of Central European Photography of Architecture
Hungarian Cultural Center – New Delhi

27 April – 24 May 2007
12th EU Film Festival (New Delhi, Pune, Calicut and Kolkata)
Labour Equals Freedom by Damjan Kozole

2006

27 January - 4 February 2006
Book Fairs of Kolkata and Delhi
Slovene book stall within the Delegation of the EC pavillion;
Translations of Slovene literature to English and Hindi, Slovenes living and publishing in India, promotional materials, DVDs.

28 January 2006
Oppera Internettikka Bollywooddikka India International Centre, New Delhi,
Igor Štomajer and Brane Zorman present a new Internet Opera.
Intimate mobile communication and multimedia communication artists, who research tactical emotional states and traumatic low-tech emotional strategies will deliver an inter-media project titled 'Oppera Internettikka Bollywooddikka <low tech IT e-<span class="SpellE">Bollywood> in which one will sing specially selected HTML and Java source codes and tags in Retro-Bollywood style.
Intima Virtual Base, Institute for Contemporary Arts in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. For more information: www.intima.org

30 January 2006.
Book release India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Slovene authors Evald Flisar and Andrej Blatnik will read from their work in English and answer questions about contemporary literature in Central Europe. Excerpts from their work will also be read in Hindi. Sampark Publishing will present the newly published Anthology of Slovene short stories in Hindi.

13th February 2006  onwards
Little Europe Film Festival from East and Central European Countries, University of Delhi, New Delhi
CarmenRomantic / Crime Drama, 1996, is based on a novel by the same name by Metod Pevec

15th February at 2 p.m.,  Delhi University Campus

3 March - 10 April 2006
EU film festival, New Delhi, Mumbai, Trivandrum, Chennai, Kolkata
Jam and Cheese (Kajmak in marmelada, 2002).

2 March 2006, India International Centre, New Delhi
An interactive evening with Slovene writer and development worker Marija Sreš,
Ms. Sreš, a Slovene national, came to Gujarat in 1971 to work with rural women. In 1976 she took a degree in Gujarati literature in Ahmedabad, one of the few foreign women to do so. During the last thirty years, she has been development worker with the Dungri Garasiya adivasis, in Sabarkantha district, north Gujarat, and her experiences have found form in her writings. 

Her first book in Gujarati, Girasma ek Dungri (To Survive and to Prevail) was awarded the second prize for short stories in 1994 by the Gujarat Sahitya Akademi. It has since been translated into English, Slovene, Spanish and Marathi. In 2005  the Gujarat Sahitya Parishad chose “hundred most significant books in Gujarati literature” to celebrate its centenary, and brought out a special edition of her book. In 2005 she received an Open-handed People award by the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs of Slovenia. This year, 2006, will see six of her stories filmed for television, and broadcast on Doordarshan, the national channel, in its “Indian Classics” programme.

14 - 27 March, Auditorium, India International Centre, New Delhi
Four Shades of Romance, Festival of Slovene Films, showing
Paneer and Jam, (Kajmak in marmelada, 2003)
Under her Window, (Pod njenim oknom, 2003)
Carmen, (Carmen, 1996)
Idle Running, ( V leru, 1999)
2006, Srishti College Bangalore

Macrolab a project bringing together science and art by Marko Peljhan, workshop, final project in 2008 on the occasion of World Polar Year
Makrolab is an autonomous, sustainable and minimal environmental impact research and living complex developmentcapable of sustaining concentrated work of  8 - 20 people in isolation/insulation conditions for up to 180 days.
It is equipped to provide artists, scientists and tactical media workers with the tools and resources they need to conduct joint or independent work in a concentrated field research environment. It has wind and solar power generation systems, a bioreactor biological sewage processing system, water treatment and recycling systems as well as basic climate control.
Makrolab was envisioned and is operated as an equal opportunity project open to everybody working in the fields of art, tactical media and science.

March 2006
Semaine de la Fracophonie, starting 18th March in New Delhi
22 March, Selected translations of Slovene poetry ( Boris A. Novak, Peter Semolič) in French was read during a poetry evening at Belgian ambassador's residence.

31 August – 3 September
7th international Children's Festival of Performing Art
Dance company »Plesni forum Celje« from Celje performed at the festival.

2005

Concert with Sagar group
4th March 2005, India Habitat Centre
Sagar is a common musical project of Slovene and Indian traditional musicians. In their music one can find basic structures of Indian and European (especially East European) compositions interlace with jazz idioms, harmony and improvisations.
Formed in the year 1992, the group has performed at many jazz and Eton festivals around Europe.

Slovenia in Focus magasine
was published in cooperation with Krest Publications, covering the main issues of interest between Slovenia through the centuries.

Concert - National Day
national anthems of Slovenia and India were played on a mix of European and Indian instruments.

Exhibition - EU Cultural Weeks
The event of Platfrom Culture Central Europe was coordinated by the Embassy of Slovenia, the project also include Embassies of Austria, Czech Republic, Hunfary, Poland and Slovakia.
Form and nonform traces the relationship between buildings and their environment in the Central European region by means of photography. Each participating country has chosen two photographers, who have contributed their impressions of buildings, the very special visible manifestation of the lifestyle in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The themes of all the exhibited photographs explore the relations between form and formlessness, the new and the old, the animate and the inanimate and the urban and the non-urban. The also probe the relationship between line and surface and element and texture. They reflect the relationship between man and the environment in different Central European countries.
The exhibition is moving on to Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in the month of November 2005.

Seminar on Slovenian Myths about India: between Myth and History
Prof. Zmago Šmitek
8th September 2005, Indira Gandhi national Centre for the Arts
Dr. Šmitek is professor of Asian Ethnology and  Anthropology of Religion at the University of Ljubljana. His special focus is comparative mythology of Slavic and Indo-European nations.
Dr. Šmitek is author of twelve books, most recently on history of Slovenan contacts with cultures outside Europe and mythology of Slovenes, where fascination with India plays an important role.

Central European Cinema in Guwahati, Assam
December 2005
Slovenia along with five other Central European Countries attended with two films.