Feb 20, 2011
Ida Noyes, 3rd floor Theater
Balkan Folk Dance Workshop with John Kuo and Balkanski Igri
The event is part of the Balkan Folklore class but is free and open to the public.
“Balkan Rhythms,” Lecture by John Kuo, the leader of Chicago-based Folk Ensemble “Balkanski Igri” at 12 pm (noon) in Weiboldt 111
The event if part of UChicago Balkan Folklore class, but is free and open to the public.
Sunday, February 27: Dances of the Balkans: Kolo, Oro, Horo, and Cocek
Instructors: Galia Miloucheva & John Kuo
Live Music: Orchestra Balkana
More info and other dances here:
46th Anniversary Spring Festival of Eastern European Dance and Music
A Folkdancing Extravaganza at International House. Fearured teachers this year include Atranas Kolarovski, Ahmet Luleci, Ventzi Sotirov, Chris Bajmakovich, Ljupco Milenkovski, James Stoyanoff, and others.
Balkan Orthodox Festival will be held at St. Mary Romanian Church (4225 N Central Ave Chicago, IL 60634-1800) church phone: (773) 736-1153, 847-800-6522 (John Kisereu)
9/25: soccer, chess, and a ping-pong tournament will happen during the day, in the evening, there will be a dance party with Orchestra Wallachia and a DJ
12:00pm – lunch
2:00pm – concert with Bulgarian, Greek, Macedonian, Romanian, and Serbian folklore dance performances
Emir Kusturica and his band The No Smoking Orchestra will perform two shows at
The Copernicus Theater
5216 West Lawrence Avenue
8pm on July 10 and 11
For a very brief overview about the history of The No Smoking Orchestra (comprised of some of the original members of the group, Zabranjeno Pušenje), visit the band’s website, or their wikipedia entry.
Alliance Française de Chicago
is partnering with the Chicago Film Festival to invite the controversial and acclaimed director, Emir Kusturica. He will speak with Time Out Chicago film editor Hank Sartin about his creative process. The event is open to the public. The entrance fee is $5 for Alliance Française members and $10 for non-members. Wine will be served after the talk.
Date: July, 9th; 6:30pm
For those not familiar with Kusturica, he is a native of Sarajevo and arguably the most famous film director from the Balkans. His films (“Time of the Gypsies”, “Black Cat, White Cat”, and “Underground”, which won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or/Golden Palm in the 1994) often feature music soundtracks by Goran Bregović and the No Smoking Orchestra.
Please join us on Monday 5/24 at 3:30 pm in Cobb 107 for a
presentation in the Workshop on Language Variation and Change by our
very own Victor Friedman:
“Little Leagues and Big Leagues: The Bases of the Balkan Sprachbund”
Cobb 107 (5811 S. Ellis Avenue)
University of Chicago
Reception to follow.