Advertising campaign of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestrais making rounds on the local part of the Internet these days. The video portrays five members of the orchestra who make a sudden appearance, a flashmob if you will, in Strahinjica Bana (one of the fancy Belgrade cafe streets), play a short tune,
UPDATE (February 8th 2011): The official trailer is now out, Movie will be called Gold along the banks: Gold Along The Banks – Official Trailer from Nikola Zecevic on Vimeo. The teaser trailer for the upcoming documentary about the creative scene in Belgrade, by Nikola Zecevic: Teaser – Unnamed Upcoming
Luca Donnini is an Italian photographer. Last week, he put up an unannounced small street exhibition in the little passageway connecting Nusiceva street with the Nikola Pasic square. Surprisingly enough, next morning the posters were gone. Here’s an explanation from Luca’s website: “Friday night we stuck up the photographs till 2.30 am.
Pesnicenje, or active poetry training, as the organizers like to call it, is a relatively new urban event. The idea is to allow for poets and poets-to-be, as well as to everyone who feels like a poet, to read their work in front of live audience. Poetry reading sounds boring,
Just when James Cameron thought he will get away with plagiarism, he’s caught! Yugoslavian author Predrag Urosevic claims that his novel from 1984, Tihana iz Erga (Eng: Tihana from Ergo) served as a plot for Cameron’s Avatar. There are at least three similarities with Avatar’s plot, says Urosevic. The man
The museum of Roma culture opened today in Belgrade in Ruzveltova street 41-43. And here you can find previous posts on the blog concerning Roma people in Serbia.
After the police managed to prevent a young girl from committing suicide [news in Serbian only] and after they announced afterward that she was an “emo”, here’s what the media managed to find out about this subculture (backed by police findings): It’s an organization communicating mainly over the internet. It’s
On this day 20 years ago, one of the greatest Yugoslavian novelists Danilo Kiš died in Paris. Balkans via Bohemia has a good analysys of Kiš’s life and work, highly recommend to read it if you’re interested in Balkan literature and culture. [found via Café Turco]
War veterans, Roma, corrupt politicians, NGO activists, workers and shady businessmen are all involved in this musical/play describing problems of the contemporary Serbian society in the clash of false communism and false capitalism. Subtitles included, hit full screen to see them better. Partisan Songspiel. Belgrade Story from chto delat on
From 11th to 13th of September, Belgrade’s Museum of African art will become an African village – with performances and exhibitions every day from 10-21h, including Zulu dancers, See more info at the official website.