Packages of workshops at the New Balkan Rhythm festival will be available online at GigsTix ticket service in 2024.

Read about the second edition of the Festival in 2023

Feel the rhythms of Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Balkans pulsating through your body!

Opening concert of the festival in 2023
OroBaklava and Anna Llombart
Vrbice, vrbo zeljenaBaklava, Ben Schuetz and Alice in WonderBand
Uči me, majko, karaj meAlice in WonderBand

Combine dancing, making music, movement and singing into one

Workshop weekend packageeight workshops during Saturday and Sunday, no food or accommodation.

The workshop packagetwelve workshops during three days, no food or accommodation

Weekend package – stay from Friday night until Sunday afternoon. Eight workshops, food and accommodation.

The full package – stay from Thursday night until Sunday afternoon. Twelve workshops, food and accommodation.

Surprise guests: Elena Hristova and Baklava
(Skopje/North Macedonia)

Singer, musician, composer, researcher, documentarian and educator. In the world of world music, she is known for her band Baklava, as well as for the projects Bioscopia, Bistri Vodi, Backyard jazz orchestra and collaborations with numerous musicians all over the world. 

Apart from Skopje, she lives and works in Istanbul and was the singer of the band BaBa ZuLa for years. She translated the research of tradition and traditional music into music and documentaries. 

Elena will hold a singing workshop at the festival in August. She prepared several traditional Macedonian songs that have complex irregular exotic rhythms. It is a precious material, an abundance of ravishing rhythms, with which we will improvise, creating a magical musical body game.

Anna Llombart (Barcelona/Spain)

Dancer, choreographer and lecturer, artistic director and choreographer of the dance group Woodbeats.

Combines traditional Spanish music and contemporary artistic expression.

About the workshops at the festival she says:
Whoever wants to really learn about rhythm in dance, to move and be aware of music, inner rhythm in a playful but serious approach can follow the workshops. Whoever likes to be challenged to learn from and by him/herself.

Max Pollak (USA/New York)

Tap dancer, body percussionist, singer, choreographer, winner of the Hoofer and Flobert awards, combines African-Cuban, Austrian and American tradition, performs with symphony and chamber orchestras around the world.

Max Pollak is one of the most respected personalities in the world of percussive dance and the world music genre today.

About his way of teaching Max says:
Everybody has music in their soul, everybody has musical ideas. The problem is that most people don’t think that they have music inside of them. It is just important to be patient and to find the door to open so that any person can express themselves.

Ben Schuetz (Germany/Hamburg)

Drummer and body percussionist, founder of the international body music festival Body Rhythm in Hamburg, studies traditional music of South America, in addition to a broad education in Western, classical music and popular genres.

About his way of teaching, he says:
My workshops completely depend on the people they are intended for. Instead of dividing the group into less advanced and more advanced, I try to make the whole group work together. If the task is simple for the participants, I give them new elements; if they still feel safe in it, I give them a new element to apply. It is, I would say, a kind of modular approach.”

Three workshops Ben’s going to teach during the festival are Blending Afro-Peruvian and Afro-Brazilian rhythms, Argentine Chacarera in the body and Improvising with body and voice.

Marko Dinjaški and Ana Vrbaški (Serbia/Sremski Karlovci)

Duo of music and theater performers called Alice in WonderBand.

Their workshops are mostly built around the odd rhythms of the Balkans. They are deeply rooted in the music tradition and are a heritage Serbian artist contribute.

The only artists from the Balkans who have been developing a very specific type of performing arts, using unity of music, theater, dance, movement and acrobatics with special art of body music and body percussion.

Rich program during three days of the second New Balkan Rhythm festival

Participate in twelve workshops during three days. Perform at Open stage event on August 26th. Enjoy the concert of the lecturers on August 25th: Anna Llombart, Elena Hristova and Baklava, Ben Schuetz, Max Pollak, Ana Vrbaški and Marko Dinjaški (Alice in WonderBand).

Accommodation is at Eco center Radulovacki, a hostel in the center of Sremski Karlovci. Food is provided by the 4 Lions Inn. It can be vegan and vegetarian, as well. There is an opportunity for a boat ride on the Danube river that Environmental Movement of Vojvodina, the ecological association that resides there, offers. You can enjoy a tour with a guide to learn about the rich history of Sremski Karlovci and understand more the diversity and culture of Vojvodina and the Balkans.

Sremski Karlovci are a beautiful small town situated on the bank of Danube, just outside National park of Fruska gora, with various cultural and historical landmarks.

Sremski Karlovci are also famous for honey, grapes, wine and brandy (rakija).

Tourism organization of Sremski Karlovci Municipality is the partner of the festival.

The festival will include a four day artistic residency of five international artists from the field of dance, music and theater. They will explore and blend traditional music with contemporary art expression and techniques, making unique international performing art pieces that will be presented at the closing event of the festival.

Accomodation and food: Eco centre Radulovacki and the Four Lions Inn in Sremski Karlovci
Partners: Tourism organization of Municipality of Sremski Karlovci, Environmental Movement of Vojvodina, Special primary and secondary school Milan Petrović Novi Sad, 9Design, Veritas Winery Sremski Karlovci, MrV production, GigsTix, Faros Lumen, Sekretarijat za kulturu Grada Novog Sada, Pokrajinski sekretarijat za privredu i turizam

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