April 22, 2018 – Students of the University of Zadar have prepared an amazing project that will introduce the audience to Zadar’s cultural heritage – and help them have some fun on the way
Ever wanted to see what preparing for the season looks like from the locals’ perspective? You’re in luck: the city of Zadar will host an attractive programme named The Rhythm of Cultourism (Ritam kulturizma), a charity project that will also present new ideas in the fields of culture and tourism to the local residents and interested guests.
This is the ninth year the project is being carried out, organised in joint collaboration of students of tourism and students of communication sciences from the University of Zadar. The manifestation will take place from April 25 to 27 at various locations in Zadar: the new student campus of the University of Zadar, the Croatian National Theatre Zadar, Sports and Recreation Centre Franko Lisica and many others.
The Rhythm of Cultourism will kick off with some actual rhythm: a charity concert will take place on Wednesday, April 25 in the Croatian National Theatre, starting from 7 pm. Seeing that the European Commission proclaimed 2018 a year of cultural heritage, the students decided to make it the theme of this year’s programme, naming it ‘Experience Cultural Heritage’. The theme will thus be reflected in this attractive music night, gathering local legends such as klapa groups Intrade, Idro and Kandelora, joined by cultural-artistic societies Donat, Kveštura i Vrana, the Zadar Dance Ensemble and the students who will present the cultural heritaage of the Zadar region. After the concert, the audience will get to enjoy a small banquet in the theatre lobby, which will host a photo exhibition inspired by the city of Zadar.
As the programme is ‘radiating kindness’ this year as well, all revenue from ticket sales will be donated to the Department of Oncology of the Zadar hospital. The funds will go towards a purchase of a linear accelerator, a device used for radiation treatments for cancer patients.
The second day of the project will start with an educational part; several professionals working in culture will introduce the audience to the cultural heritage of this part of Dalmatia in a series of lectures, hosted by the student campus. Later in the afternoon, a round of recreation: the Sports and Recreation Centre Franko Lisica will host a programme named ‘Man, Play with Cultural Heritage!’ – an array of traditional sports activities reminiscent of our childhoods. A round of dodgeball, elastics, tug of war… a perfect opportunity to get up and move, and let your inner child run free for a day.
On Friday, April 27, the educational part of the programme will continue with some virtual guided tours, provided by two expert guides at the student campus. The programme will be rounded up by a panel discussion on the negative influence of tourism on cultural heritage.
A phenomenal music night that will present the region’s iconic performers, a round of childhood games, and a chance to get better acquainted with Croatia’s history and cultural heritage – all the while supporting a good cause. What’s not to like?