April program

tuesday 2. 4., 17.00 and 20.00


Border (Ali Abbasi)

A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence.

Border (Gräns) – Ali Abbasi / FR, BE, GE, CH / 2018 / 110 min / czech subtitles

wednesday 3. 4., 19.00

world music festival

Hudba sveta Žilina: Banda, Michal Smetanka

In early spring we traditionally host world music festival Hudba sveta, which brings to Zilina diverse domestic and world music based in traditions. Michal Smetanka - musician, singer, lover and collector of musical instruments will perform his multi-instrumental art. Then the band Banda, which recently released the third album called Telegraphs, will take on its own version of the Slovak musical tradition. The band is a six-member vocal - instrumental group of professional musicians, mostly folklorists, who use rich vocals with respect for tradition and local peculiarities, but in a completely original form. Other festival events include the New Synagogue, Rosenfeld Palace and Smer Music Klub 77.

tuesday 9. 4., 17.00 and 20.00


Girl (Lukas Dhont)

Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina. One of Girl's most powerful arguments, from which director Lukas Dhont benefits, is the fact that all of Lara's surroundings fully support her desires and endeavors. The film is not about fighting the misunderstanding, but about Lara's inner struggle, a desire so strong nothing can stop her.

Girl – Lukas Dhont / BE / 2018 / 105 min / czech subtitles

thursday 11. 4., 19.00

dance performance / premiere

Andrej Petrovič: P / One of the Seven

Andrej Petrovič, a prominent dancer working with the world's most renowned choreographers, is returning home to work on a series of solo performances, each dealing with one deadly sin. All seven should result in the eighth performance. Pride is the first sin. As the outer eye, he invited Jaro Viňarský to the creative process within the residence that took place at Stanica in February. The performance is presented at the World Premiere.

friday 12. 4., 20.00


Ultrazvuk (Vec & Tono S.), Supa, DJ Škrupo

Two masters of their craft, Vec and Tono S., decided to put their heads and styles together in a joint project, producing quality tracks full of word play and peculiar humor. This project is aptly called Ultrasound. After the concerts, DJ sets are waiting for you by the trio Vec, Tono S. and Škrupo.

saturday 13. 4., 21.00


Hypnotic night

Club night of deep house music under the direction of Žilina’s fraternal duo FRICKObrothers and their guest, Austrian DJ Tympani.

sunday 14. 4., 13.00

DIY (not only) for women

Do-it-herself: Easter eggs painted with wax

Today, Easter eggs are mainly associated with gifting, although in the past they also had a sacrificial function. They symbolize the spring, the new stage, the rebirth. In addition, painting eggs is also incredibly relaxing. Lecturer Jolana Madigárová Kubišová will teach you wax painting, which is one of the most traditional techniques of folk decoration of Easter eggs. If interested, register by e-mail: nienke@stanica.sk.

sunday 14. 4., 14.00 – 17.00

Creative reciting workshop

Words with T

Aiming at the local community of spoken word artists, the first part of the event will explore different ways to work with the space and to connect with the audience, bringing our poetic creations to life and setting up a special piece by each poet to be performed during the evening showcase. It goes for experienced, secret, hidden and aspiring poets alike. 

Free entrance (registration needed). For more info and to sign up for the workshop, send an email to: dobrovolnici@stanica.sk.

sunday 14. 4., 18.00

Spoken Word Showcase

Words with T

As a result of the creative reciting workshop that constitutes the first part of this event, the artists will transform Stanica into a live stage where all physical and metaphorical walls will come crashing down. The audience will follow the poets into different spaces and atmospheres, watching spoken word performances from new and unique perspectives.

tuesday 16. 4., 17.00 and 20.00


Leto (Kirill Serebrennikov)

A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protege and his wife in 1980s Russia. The film is about the beginnings of the cult groups Kino and Zoopark, premiered in the main competition of the Cannes festival, while director Kirill Serebrennikov spent time in house arrest in Moscow.

Leto (Лето) – Kirill Serebrennikov / RU / 2018 / 126 min / czech subtitles

thursday 18. 4., 19.00

author’s projection

Ozveny Áčka

Slovak film is experiencing a golden age - we have never had so many award-winning films, nominations and viewers abroad. But what happens in the hatchery, where does this all come from? The Student Film Festival Ačko mediates the view of the youngest Slovak film and the creators who will soon change history. It is a showcase of the best of student work for the past year. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the creators.

monday 22. 4., 17.00


Bike ride through Žilina to create awareness for the cycling community in our city. Startingpoint at Hlinkovo námestie

tuesday 23. 4., 17.00 and 20.00


"I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians” (Jadu Jude)

A very black comedy about the recycling of modern history follows the preparations for the reconstruction of the actual event of 1941, when the Romanian army committed an ethnic massacre in occupied Odessa. The title of the film is a direct quotation from the then political representative. 

"I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians” (“Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari”) -- Radu Jude / RO, CZ, FR, BG, DE / 2018 / 139 min / czech subtitles

wednesday 24. 4., 17.00

map creation workshop

Mapathon – Missing Maps for Doctors Without Borders

There are still many white spots on the map. And there are thousands and hundreds of thousands of people. You won't find their houses or streets on Google Maps. But thanks to volunteers and open editable maps of Openstreetmap.org this is changing. And Missing Maps goes further by responding to the specific demands of humanitarian organizations. To learn how to create Missing Maps and map for Doctors Without Borders, come to the mapathon. You will learn everything on the spot, you just need your own laptop. Please register in advance if you are interested, at www.amavet962.org.

thursday 25. 4., 20.00


Khoiba (CZ), Čáry života (CZ)

The Khoiba band, which played an important role in the Czech club scene in the first years of this millennium, returns with a new eponymous album. In the role of the support band, the Čáry života will be presented. 

saturday 27. 4. – thrusday 2. 5.

a series of events to mark the International Day of Dance

Tancuj, tancuj! alebo Telom, časom, priestorom

Tancuj, tancuj! is a week of contemporary dance, which we celebrate on April 29, International Day of Dance. This year we want to draw attention to the fact that contemporary dance and its forms resonate with all generations. The program will offer a children's performance with a workshop where children are on stage with dancers. In the New Synagogue we invite you to the newly created cycle of intergenerational creative workshops AHA! Sunday in the gallery, that starts just during the Tancuj, tancuj! motion-art edition "Cítiť architektúru" (Feeling Architecture). The series of events will be closed with the performance "Nostalgiáda", with older dancers performing


saturday 27. 4., 16.00

interactive dance show for children and workshop

Mirka Eliášová and collective (CZ): World of paper

Interactive playful performance for four dancers, one musician, kids and a thousand sheets of paper. The adventures of discovering space, movement, boundless inspiration and pure joy through seemingly ordinary things like a piece of paper. The dance show will be followed by a movement workshop. Through the paper game, participants will learn movement principles such as movement around space, balance, speed of movement, but also collaboration in pair and group. The event is suitable for children from 5 to 12 years old.

sunday 28. 4., 17.00

community dinner

Vegan Spring Sunday

Again, the time has come when nature wakes up, the days are longer and we all want to cleanse the body after winter with some detox and lighter diet. So on the spring vegan Sunday we welcome fruit and vegetable juices that can give you a kick, light salads, spring rolls, and everything else that brings you the current season.

tuesday 30. 4., 17.00 a 20.00


Loro 1 (Paolo Sorrentino)

What is the greatest human desire? Love? Money? Sex? Unlimited power? And is it possible to achieve all of this and not lose yourself on the way? The most successful Italian director of the day, Paolo Sorrentino, returns to the big screen with a magnificent provocative comedy drama about Silvio Berlusconi.

Loro 1 – Paolo Sorrentino / IT / 2018 / 150 min / czech subtitles

wednesday and thursday, 1. and 2. 5., 19.00

dance performance

Tanzwerke Vaněk Preuss: Nostalgiáda

Czech-Slovak-German retro dance project about "good old days". In the production of Nostalgiáda, Czech choreographer Karel Vaněk, who has been active in Germany for a long time, together with dancers and choreographers of his generation from Bohemia, Slovakia and Germany, looks back - sometimes through pink glasses - and is looking for what he currently lacks. Do we have to flee to the past to relieve ourselves of the present, or are the good old days going on right now, after which we will desire to look back in ten years?

Directed by: Karel Vaněk

Choreography and dance: Monika Rebcová, Olaf Reinecke, Anka Sedláčková, Karel Vaněk

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