The Community programme will kick off the Khamoro Festival in Pilsen. You will have the pleasure to enjoy a broad portfolio of events. Let us mention e.g. dance workshops where the most erudite will teach you the traditional Roma dances as well as e.g. street dance. You will also have a chance to see a show given by the winners of the regional round of Street Battle Jam competition that will culminate during Khamoro in Prague. Those of you who are skilful can try to make jewellery, or can attend an art workshop led by a famous Roma fine artist from Serbia, Zoran Tairović. As a part of the programme, tales will be told by the old Roma. Ilona Ferková, a Roma activist, Štefan Tišer, an activist, and Andrej Giňa, a writer, will lead you to the world of Roma story tellers. And music will not be missing either! A performance of Mixes, a Roma gospel choir will be there for you!
Where and when: U Branky /26 May 2015/
ŽIVÁ LIVE PERFORMANCE: MANDALA CAKE
Have you ever seen with your own eyes a giant four-storey 650 kg cake? Haven't you? Now you have a unique opportunity to see how such a delicacy is assembled – right in the Republic Square. The live performance showing the installation of a giant Mandala Cake will be conducted by Zoran Tairović from Serbia, a prominent Romani multimedia artist. The cake itself will be baked by Petr Koukolíček, an experimental chef. Both of them have already done a similar installation of Mandala cake on the occasion of the jubilee 15th World Roma Festival Khamoro in Prague. Through the cake and its lengthy making the artists wish to point at the complex labyrinth of life which has to be gone through by a man – a Roma in order to taste at least a bit of respectable life. Mandala cake means a sweet circle or something surrounded by the beauty. Its meaning also interlinks the central pillars of the Decade of Roma Inclusion – a symbolic journey of health, education, housing and employment. Mandala cake symbolizes and defines the human rights, including the right to culture. And just to give you an idea – in order to make a 650 kg cake you need 110 kg flour, 70 kg sugar, 70 kg fat, 70 l milk, 90 kg jam, 70 kg pudding mix and 3 000 eggs!
Where and when: Republic Square /28 May 2015/