The seventh edition of the festival of new music "Zdrqavo mladi”(Hello Youth) is scheduled for June 10th (Saturday)at the Youth cultural center (MKC) in Skopje.
This year's headliner is British returnees – “SLOWDIVE”! Formed in 1989, on hold since 1995, reunited in 2014 after almost 20 years, having played their comeback tour at all relevant festivals across the globe, they return with a new record, titled simply “SLOWDIVE”, and the release date is May 5th under the label “DEAD OCEANS”. A month after its release behold “Slowdive” in MKC. Skopje is the only city in the region this summer that will have the honor to welcome “SLOWDIVE”.
At the festival arrives also one of the few true guardians of garage / psychodelic / soul sound, unique KING KHAN along with his eight-member band “THE SHRINES”. If you are fans of all girl sensation “Savages”, surely you are aware that the bass player Ayse Hassan founded the duo “Kite Base”, along with Kendra Frost.
With a new album titled "What Kind Of Dystopian Hellhole Is This?" played in the first part of the European promotional tour, arrives Manchester dark cinematic psychedelia / post-punk sensation “The Underground Youth”.
Finnish weirdoes K-X-P describe their sound as - original, electronic, Motorhead, Space, trance, spiritual, rock, meditational, free jazz, while Pitchfork, Mojo and Clash Magazine claim that the sound contains a strong element of Krautrock. We will see them live at “Zdravo mladi”!
And that's not all. This year a new practice of the festival is one of the stages to be selected / curated by a festival selector from the region or an artist / band.
This year it will be the festival currently on hold Dis-Patch from Belgrade. Relja Bobic ideological creator of the Dis-Patch for the “Zdravo mladi” audience says:
"In a way we mark 15 years of moving and 5 years of extinguishing the festival (which had its own loyal audience in Skopje, Macedonia), and the program will include some of the "old companions" of the Belgrade scene, new projects, and the prominent electronic live-band from Germany - KREIDLER."
The 7-hour musical journey of the Dis-Patch stage will go on with Kreidler, TAPAN [live], DEMEK [live], Wo0 [live], 33.10.3402 [live] and Moodswinger intermezzo DJ.
Tickets can already be obtained through the sales network of “MkTickets”, through the sales network of “Kupikartizase” and the ticket desk at MKC. The number of tickets on sale is strictly limited!
Price of tickets:
until 30.4. - 400 denars
1.5. - 9.6. - 600 denars
10.6. - 800 denars
Skopje welcomes artists from all over Europe as living statues entertaining audicences with their performance on April 28th-29th at the first International festival "Urban Fest".
The festival starts on April 28th (Friday) at 7 pm on Jadran Square. The first day of the festival will last four and a half hours, and the second through the whole day. The visual perception of "Urban Fest" will be complemented with urban rhythms. Contemporary music will be served by some of the best Macedonian DJs. Transmiting the city pulse will be Maci, Ogi, Shurbe and Bugimen.
At 1.30 pm on Saturday, April 29th, during a concert of Skopje jazz band “Flying Pekingese” performing will be artists of “European statue project” in which several artists directly animate the audience present at the festival", organizers said.
“Urban Fest" will be enriched with the performance of the band "Foltin". The event is under the auspices of Municipality Center, and organized by "Teatrosk" production of street art from Skopje.
The premiere of Skopje Dance Theater entitled "Skin", choreographed by Matea Kiselicka, Adrijana Danchevska and Risima Risimkin will be shown on April 12th at 8 pm on the stage of the Macedonian National Theater.
The performance is composed of three choreographies "Boiler" by Risima Risimkin on original music score by Tony Kitanovski, "Wrong" by Adriana Danchevska, with music of the band "Verka" and the choreography entitled "Same source" by Mate Kiselicka, on music selection from several authors. The costumes for the entire performance are made by Blagoj Micevski.
Performing will be dancers of Skopje Dance Theater: Aleksandar Petrushevski, Jacob Munko, Dejan Bitrovski, Tringa Hisa, Sara Cvetkovska, Jovana Zajkova, Mate Kiselicka, Adrijana Danchevska, the guest from Italy Fabiana Karchesio and guests from China Wang Ning and Li Ye.
Zurich University of the Arts is performing “From Zurich with love” at “DanceFest 2017” on Monday, April 10th at 8 pm at the Macedonian National Theater. The performance is the first major tour of a contemporary dance company from Switzerland at "Dance Fest", consisting of several choreographies, including the choreography of Adriana Danchevska from Skopje Dance Theater, then Renault Waiser, Emmanuel Sauvee and Barak Marshall, a top Israeli choreographer.
With "A play with four actors and some pigs ..." performed by the independent theater "Qendra multimedia" from Kosovo on April 8th at 8 pm on the stage of the Drama Theater Skopje will start the 10th jubilee edition of the International Theater Festival "Faces without masks ", which is being held under the slogan "Leave a trace".
-The official competition program, selected seven plays which correspond to the principles of the festival. The plays from this year's program are largely a critique of the social moment in which we live no matter on which side of the world. The performances of the official program are on the line of "Kafkaism" and "Orwellism – points out the selector of the festival Igor Ivkovic.
The performances that follow are the guests from Russia, "32. Physical theater "from Taganrok that year come the second time in Skopje and will perform" Night of the Fire " on April 9th, Bulgarian monodrama" On the table" based on the works of Charles Bukowski, on April 11th, "The farm" performed by Italian theater "Sofia Amendolea" from Italy on April 12th, and three Macedonian independent productions – the unscrupulous "Send him my regaqrds and kiss him from me” of theater "Artopija", "The Broken Pitcher" of Intimate Theater Bitola, "You’ll take me first, then you’ll..." of Theater "Scream" from Skopje.
The festival will be held from April 8 to April 12th at the scenes in the Drama Theater, the Army Hall, Comedy Theater and the small stage of Drama Theater Skopje.
- This year the festival will award three prizes: Grand Prix, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, and will be decided by the three-member jury: Dejan Damjanovski director, Trajce Georgiev, actor and Tony Dimkov, journalist and theater critic - said Miodrag Kostic, director of ITF "Faces without masks".
The tenth anniversary of the festival besides the official program will be marked during the year with additional events.