Croatian Cultural Institutions Cancel Events Until April

Daniela Rogulj

March 12, 2020 – Croatian cultural institutions and other organizations have decided to cancel or postpone a series of events, given the recommendation to limit gatherings of more than a hundred people, announced by Health Minister Vili Beros as a new measure to curb the spread of coronaviruses.

Rijeka’s HNK and GKL suspend programs

Croatian National Theatre Ivan Zajc has decided to suspend all its programs due to the coronavirus outbreak.

According to a statement from the CNT, “given the current situation with the coronavirus and the decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters to introduce new measures, the entire program will be postponed.”

The audience can follow the announcements on the official website of the theater for possible changes. The theater is working on revising the repertoire and will soon announce alternate dates and/or refunds.

Projects of great interest to the audience such as “Exercise Life – Second Time / Esercitazione alla vita – seconda volta”, which is due to premiere next Tuesday, the “Evita” musical, long-awaited concerts, as well as projects in preparation and performances of the repertoire, will be on the program as soon as the conditions are created.

The Rijeka City Puppet Theater also canceled regular performances of “Zamrznute pjesme” on March 12, 13, 14, in all terms, and performances of “Gdje su nestale čarapice?” wil not run on March 17, 18, 19 and 20.

Audiences who have already purchased their tickets can ask for a refund by reporting to the box office during the box office hours, daily from 9 am to noon.

The presentation of the Electronic Music Ambassador Awards, scheduled to take place on March 19 at Rijeka’s Culture Facility as part of the European Capital of Culture program, is delayed.

The ReTox panel “Accessibility and the City”, which was due to take place on March 13, is also being postponed with a new date for May 15 and a concert “Evening of the Sound” in memory of Linda Zezelic – Zeronik.

The Croatian National Theater in Split and the Museum of the City of Split have also been closed until further notice.

The Croatian National Theater (HNK) has not yet decided on the eventual delays or cancellations. They point out that they are in contact with the county civil protection headquarters, are listening to their recommendations, and the performances will eventually be held.

“We put up posters in the theater, we will put up disinfectants. However, we have not been instructed to limit the gatherings to accommodate more than one hundred people. If filled to the last place, our theater can accommodate 660 people,” said a spokesman for the Split theater, Davor Vuković.

The director of the City Museum of Split, Branka Brekalo, said that the museum is closed from today for all events until further notice, but the museum, gallery and basements of Diocletian’s Palace will be open to visitors. As of last night, the museum has disinfectants and protocol notices for all visitors.

Other city museums, galleries and institutions have also taken, or are about to do the same, to provide maximum protection to visitors who come to their premises, and as far as larger gatherings are concerned, they are largely forbidden until further notice.

The cultural institutions of Dubrovnik are wary of adhering to the recommendation to cancel international performances, postponing the performance of the Slovenian Mini Theater and the premiere of “Rita Klaus” from Berlin, scheduled for March 15 and 21.

The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will host a concert of young musicians scheduled for Friday at Fort Revelin in a tight circle of parents and professors, while the concert at the University of Dubrovnik is postponed.

The opening of one exhibition has been postponed in the Dubrovnik museums and no other public events are held.

Currently, Dubrovnik cinemas have not canceled screenings, and activities in Dubrovnik libraries are being held as normal, but these are institutions with a smaller number of visitors.

Source: Glas Istre

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