Issue 29, November 2010

Issue 29, November 2010

Far Eastern flavour to latest Lviv kino offering

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For most Leopolitans the dominant geopolitical trajectory of the past 20 years has been towards Europe, with cultural events often crafted to support the broader drive to re-integrate the city into the European mainstream. However, there is no escaping the fact that as the major crossroads between East and West Lviv has always historically offered a taste of both the quintessentially European and the more exotic from the great Eurasian hinterlands stretching away towards the endless eastern horizon.

“Loneliness-Presence” Exhibition. November 5 till January 15, the Center for Urban History of Eastern and Central Europe (6, Akad. Bohomoltsia Str.)

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This multimedia arts exhibition will feature installations, video art, social photography, sculpture, paintings and poetry. It explores the issue of loneliness in big cities and offers a comparative window on the way loneliness can be felt in three large cities spanning two continents.

Todes Show Ballet in concert November 20, 2010, Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre (28, Svobody ave.)

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This November Lviv’s Opera and Ballet theatre will host a gala performance by celebrated show ballet troupe ‘Todes’ directed by Russian choreographer Alla Duhova. Todes offers a sensual trip through the world of dance with performances featuring all manner of sound effects and contemporary dance tracks while the lithe dancers themselves offer an intimate interpretation of erotic interplay. If you enjoy aesthetically pleasing performances and are excited by clever choreography then this could be the show of the season for you. For more information and ticket booking please call (032) 235-77-88.

WizArt film screenings of psychedelic animation, November 18, Lviv Art Palace (17 Kopernika Street, Lviv). Screenings beginning at 19.00

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November 18, Lviv Art Palace (17 Kopernika Street, Lviv). Screenings beginning at 19.00 Within the framework of the VideoART project this November will see an evening of fun film at Lviv Art Palace as the venerable venue plays host to screenings of Psychedelic Animation.

Filo Machado in concert, Picasso Jazz Hall, November 23 from 19.00 (88 Zelena Street)

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Picasso began Autumn 2010 in jazzy mood and this will continue with the appearance of the Sounds of Brazil quintet featuring Duduka Da Fonseca, Helio Alves, Craig Handy, Jorge Continentino and Ark Ovrutski together with the event’s special guest, Grammy Award 2001 nominee Brazilian musician Filo Machado

Toys and volunteers wanted this Christmas! St. Nicholas toy factory, Lviv Art Palace (17 Kopernika Str.) December 10—17

Issue 29, November 2010.
If you would like to help make sure that everybody in Lviv has a merry Christmas than bring your gifts along to the city’s Art Palace this December and donate to the annual gift campaign which seeks to provide disadvantaged kids with a bit of festive cheer.

Jazz Bez International Music Festival

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December 2—12 at Kvartyra (apartment) 35 (35 Virmenska Str.) Philharmonic Concert Hall (7 Chaykovskogo Str.) and Picasso Club (88 Zelena Str.) Lviv’s annual Jazz Bez Festival is among the biggest in Eastern Europe. The festival opens up new horizons every year and unites music lovers of many countries.

K & K Philharmoniker Orchestra in concert conducted by Matthias Georg Kendlinger

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December 12 Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall (7, Chaykovskogo Str.,Lviv). Performance begins at 18.00 Lviv has always prided itself on being one of Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan classical music hubs and in recent years the quality of visiting international performers has risen steadily.

Art against AIDS annual competition finalist exhibition. Opening on November 24 at the Museum of Ideas (18a Valova Str.)

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As part of West Ukrainian efforts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness ahead of this year’s International Anti-AIDS Day on December 1, this November will see the opening of an exhibition of artworks inspired by the theme of combating ignorance about the health threats posed by the epidemic.

Drabyna 2010 festival of experimental and alternative European theatre

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November 25-28 Les Kurbas Lviv Academic Theatre (3 L. Kurbas Str.), Lviv Voskresinnya Theatre (5 Hryhorenko Square), Lviv Municipal Theater (36 Horodotska Str.)

“Leopolitan ladies are better dressed than Parisian girls!” Interview: Japanese fashion icon Kenzo Takada enjoys his first taste of Leopolitan style

Issue 29, November 2010.
The guest of honour at the sixth season of Lviv Fashion Week (LFW) shows was celebrated Japanese designer Kenzo Takada. The seventy one year old founder of the Kenzo fashion house was paying his first ever visit to Ukraine and was clearly impressed by his first experience of the Lviv high society scene – enthusing over everything from the quality of the collections on display to the elegance of the city’s ladies and the beauty of its architecture. Kenzo is the biggest name yet to guest star at LFW and his appearance illustrates the growing prestige of this relatively new regional fashion initiative. Within the space of the past three years, LFW has become a fixture on the local high society calendar and has succeeded in establishing itself as a credible regional alternative to the traditional Ukrainian Fashion Week shows in Kyiv.
Stefan Gullgren, Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine

CELEBRATING LVIV’S SWEDISH CONNECTION

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Mid October saw Leopolitans celebrate “Swedish Days” in the West Ukrainian capital.

Exploring Uzhgorod Ukraine’s Central European enclave

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Hidden far away behind the Carpathian Mountains is one of Ukraine’s most picturesque and hospitable cities

VETERANS AND UNDERGRADUATES SIDE BY SIDE

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The Protection of the Mother of God is one of the most beloved holidays in the Orthodox Church and is usually celebrated on October 14
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for Euro 2012 Borys Kolesnikov and Polish Econom

UKRAINE’S HIGHWAY TO THE EU

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Work began in October on an international-quality highway which will link Lviv with the Polish and EU border.
Lviv Region governor Vasyl Horbal (to the left) and Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadoviy bu

LVIV BUS PLANT TOASTS EURO 2012 BONANZA

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City mayors and deputy mayors of Euro 2012 host cities in October received the first batch of new public transport vehicles from the Lviv Bus Plant (LBP) designed specifically to help them deal with the transportation issues of hosting Euro matches.

TATAR LEGEND ENJOYS TRUMPHANT LVIV DEBUT

Issue 29, November 2010.
On November 5 Lviv Philharmonic Hall hosted a concert from remarkable Tatar guitarist Enver Izmailov, a man who first developed his distinctive tapping technique long before ever hearing about the great Stanley Jordan.

LVIV DESIGNER OFFERS ODE TO INSURGENTS

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Modern day Leopolitian fashion icon Oksana Karavanska, who is perhaps best known for her lines that often play on themes of Ukrainian national dress, surprised many fans with her new politically charged collection which borrows from military themes.

LVIV FASHION WEEK DELIGHT FOR JAPANESE STYLE ICON

Issue 29, November 2010.
From October 28 to 31, fashion conscious Leopolitans flocked to the Lviv Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 shows as the style capital of West Ukraine enjoyed an auspicious end to the autumnal season.