Parsifal's Procession as part of Slovenská Tepláreň
The Slovak art scene is reacting to the terrorist act in which Matúš Horváth and Juraj Vankulič were murdered in a hate crime outside the LGBTI+ bar Tepláreň in Bratislava city center in October 2022. Hundreds of performers and bands came together in clubs, theatres and spaces all over Slovakia in the middle of November as part of the Slovenská Tepláreň event. The goal of the joint initiative of the Pohoda Festival, Roman Samotný from Tepláreň bar, and other partners is to express solidarity with the bereaved and show support for the LGBTI+ community through concerts and acts dedicated to Matúš and Juraj.
The statement of the initiative can be found below, as well as at www.slovenskateplaren.sk. Here you can also find additional information: a map of events, a concert calendar, or an updated list of participating clubs and performers.
“We want to express our solidarity with the families and loved ones of Matúš and Juraj, who were murdered in a hate crime in Bratislava’s Tepláreň bar.
We want to express our respect and esteem to those who made Tepláreň a welcoming place where free people can meet.
We want to express our support for the LGBTI+ community.
We want Slovakia to be a country where everyone can feel safe and where minorities are accepted with respect as a natural part of society.
We want to see legislation changed to ensure a dignified and full-fledged life for all people in Slovakia, including the LGBTI+ community.
We want to walk the path of non-violence, togetherness, and tolerance, and that is why we are organizing the Slovenská Tepláreň festival.”
Parsifal’s Procession / Parsifalova procesia (2022)
Parsifal’s Procession by Katarína Zagorski as part of Slovenská Tepláreň went from Zámocká Street through the streets of Bratislava’s Old Town and back to the Tepláreň Bar at Zámocká Street in Bratislava on Sunday 27th November 2022 from 2pm-3:30pm.
Concept by Katarína Zagorski Performed by Samuel Kmotorka, Adam Druga, Greta Grega and Katarína Zagorski Bride’s Dress by Jana Kuzmová Graphic Design by Tereza Maco/Pohoda Festival Produced by Katarína Zagorski and Michal Kaščák/Pohoda Festival 2022
Parsifal’s Procession was created in Limerick in 2005 as Part III of the Parsifal Project by Katarína Zagorski commissioned by Framemakers Symposium, and revived in 2022 for Pohoda Festival.