• November 20, 2023
Scientific program
Scientific program
Welcome Party with live folk musical group

• November 21, 2023
Scientific program
Scientific program
Visit of Ballet in Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava: FASHION BALLET ´23 /it cost 24€ per person, payment during the registration in hotel SUZA/

• November 22, 2023
Scientific program
Scientific program
Conclusion of scientific programme of the conference
Trip : Devín Castle /it cost 25€ per person, payment during the registration in hotel SUZA/

During the Conference you can visit these events in Bratislava


Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes with one interval
The follow-up to the highly successful Fashion Ballet project brings a new edition of four original miniatures, which will feature tandems of choreographers and fashion designers. Fashion will come alive through movement in original choreographies, and vice versa, the fashion designers will illustrate the sculptural beauty of the dancers of the SND Ballet through costumes.

The main outline of the intimate dance work by a choreography student from the Department of Dance Production at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Hana Vidova, is a contrast of physicality, spirituality, strength and fragility, asceticism and sensuality. It is a search for traces of animality in movement through extraordinary imagery. The choreographer focuses on the perception of details and impulses of movement that result in intense emotions from the dance, and her signature draws from a wide range of dance styles. Andrea Pojezdálová’s costume design presents sophisticated female silhouettes in shades of black to enhance the magical atmosphere of the work.

An intimate choreography is a slightly surreal image of four women preparing for a lavish party in style. Lacko Cmorej, the choreographer, will once again offer a surprising mixture of dance styles and theatricality with an emphasis on character portrayal and comedy – in collaboration with Monika Prikkelová, a significant personality of the domestic and foreign “vogue” scene. The stylish costumes of the fashion designer Terézie Feňovčíková, immersed in black as the colour of the night, are inspired by film and theatre and complete the suggestiveness of dance micro-stories in glamour style.

The movement fresco depicts the forms of the relationship between people and fashion and their interaction. Both creators are searching for the limits between passion and obsession. They ask to what extent fashion, as a phenomenon of beauty and style, influences our everyday lives and when we fall victim to consumerism. Dominik White Slavkovsky’s choreography combines classical dance technique and contemporary dance styles with a dose of humour and irony. The concept of the work is supported by Lenka Sršňová’s unmistakable style, her refined play with prints combined with simple designs and sophisticated textile appliqués.

The author’s manifesto on the importance of freedom, the need for tolerance and respect for the individuality of each person. The creative team, for whom the impulse was the suppression of human rights and the principles of humanism, escaped into an idealised world full of beauty, nature, colour and light in this piece of art. The choreographer Martin Winter and the fashion designer Marcel Holubec W communicate the meaning of absolute freedom metaphorically – the flight of a bird or the motif of a light feather flying are the supporting elements of the abstract stage shape. The provocative inspiration of the richly shaped Baroque is modified to challenge theatricality and contemporary demands for functionality. The atmosphere of the ballet, which conveys a specific moral appeal and celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of humanity.

We would like to warn the audience suffering from epilepsy or hypersensitive viewers about the intermittent light stimuli and the use of strobe lights in the production.

Devín Castle

Devín Castle is located 12 km from the historical centre of Bratislava and within the borders of the village of Devín, one of the city districts of the capital, Bratislava. From the north, Devín is protected by the mountain range of Little Carpathians with the highest mountain Devínska Kobyla (514 m), from the south and west by the rivers of Danube and Morava. The castle is set high on the rock (212 m) over the confluence of these rivers. The Devín area had a strategic importance as it was a crossing of the Amber and Danube roads that ran north to south and west to east. The oldest settlement in the area of the castle and village is documented from the Upper Paleolithic and continued almost uninterruptedly until the modern age. Devín Castle is one the most significant polycultural archaeological localities in Central Europe.
In 1527 the emperor Ferdinand I. Habsburg lent the castle and its domains to the Hungarian palatine Stephen Báthory. Members of this family built a new palace wing in the Middle Castle next to the northeastern fortification wall and had other parts of the fortifications erected. On the top of a steep rock over the confluence of the Danube and Moravia they built a small polygonal bastion with crenellations. This turret gave rise later on to many legends and started to be called Virgin Turret or Nun. The last noble family owning the castle from 1635 were the Palffys. During their time, Devín did not undergo distinct architectural changes. In the Baroque period, the Castle was used only for economic purposes and administration of the Devín domain. At the beginning of the 19th century, Bratislava and its surroundings became the scene of Napoleonic wars which were disastrous for Devín Castle. In 1809 French soldiers mined it and blew it up. After this incident the Pálffys lost interest in the Castle and its ruins kept deteriorating. In 1932 the Czechoslovak Republic bought the castle from the Pálffys for symbolic 1000 Czechoslovak crowns. In 1961 Devín was proclaimed national heritage site.

• The competition of young researchers
The best work competition for young scientists under 35 years old:
The SURFINT 2023 Organizing Committee declares the competition for young scientists. The competition is organized for students and young scientists who take part in the conference. The work is registered for the competition in the Registration form.
Three works will be awarded by the following prizes:
• 1. prize 250 EUR
• 2. prize 150 EUR
• 3. prize 100 EUR