Wednesdays’ Cultural Circle

“What else is culture if not bringing out the finest, the gentlest and the subtlest from the rough matter of life, through art and love?”
“The World of Yesterday”, Stefan Zweig

Music – the most abstract, yet the most communicative of all arts, not only creates an emotional, аesthetic and spiritual experience, but also has a significant impact on cognitive abilities, learning and creativity of man. This phenomenon was described and scientifically documented (Nature, 1993) and named “The Mozart Effect”.

Not only music, but art in general, as well as wise and witty words, has a stimulating effect on persons with mental disorders. It was this knowledge, idea and individual experience that was our starting point when in October 2004 we formed the Culture Committee of the Institute of Mental Health. As its first project, this group designed and realized a series of concerts, plays and meetings with famous creative personalities – named the “Wednesdays’ Cultural Circle”.

The aim of these meetings was to give an opportunity to hospitalized patients to experience artistic and spiritual values, with three presumed effects: lower deprivation, destigmatization and education.

“Wednesdays’ Cultural Circle” at the Institute of Mental Health is a valuable part of the therapeutic process, but also an opportunity for patients to meet and spend time with their doctors and the staff. The introduction took place in June 2004, with the event and campaign titled “United Colors of Soul”, under the auspices of the National Mental Health Committee, Caritas Italia, WHO, and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia.

The Activity of Wednesday Culture Club since October 2012:

– October 2017. Evening of Russian and Gypsy songs
– June 2017. TRIO SENSARTIKA CONCERT
– Мay 2017. Interview with Dejan Tiago Stanković
– April 2017. Concert of the choir “Lučinuška” from Faculty of Philology
– March 2017. Performanc of Milos Nikolic and associates
– February 2017. Performanc of choir “Braća Baruh”
– December 2016. Concert of choir ARS VOCALIS
– November 2016. Concert of band Plutonia
– June 2016. Concert of quartet „GRM“
– May 2016. Concert of the choir “Lučinuška” from Faculty of Philology
– April 2016. Evening of poetry (Milica Milosavljević, Marta Radovanović, Nikola Đuric, Maša Tomanović)
– March 2016. Hosting Danica and Milan CILE Marinkovic
– February 2016. Performanc of choir “Braća Baruh”
– December 2015. Concert of brothers Teofilović
– November 2015. Dance performance
– Oktober 2015. Concert of Irena and Ana Simonuti.
− Jun 2015. Concert of popular bend “Bajaga i Instruktori”
− May 2015. Performance of the Tango Institute Natural (ITN)
− April 2015. Poetry evening (Slobodan Nikolic, Majo Danilovic, Tamara Suskic and Smiljka Jovanovic)
− March 2015. Performanc of choir “Lucinuska” from faculty of Philology
− February 2015. Concert by quartet „Sensartika“
– December 2014 Hosting Academician Vladeta Jerotić
– November 2014. Poetry evening (Gordana Vlajić, Novak Djukic, Danilo Lucic and Sara Radojkovic)
– October 2014. Performance of the Tango Institute Natural (ITN)
– Jun 2014. Cabaret performance „Humped thong show“
– May 2014. Performance of composing duo „Halbstar and Umbra“
– April 2014. Performanc of choir “Lucinuska” from faculty of Philology
– March 2014. Concert projection
– February 2014. Performance by Bitef Theater dancers
– December 2013. Presentation of inclusive theater performance based on Chekhovs “The Cherry Orchard” (project “After the third viewing”).
– December 2013. Poetry evening (Majo Danilović, Novak Đukić, Ana Marija Grbić)
– November 2013. Concert of studio and choir „Melodi“
– Oktober 2013. Concert of ensemble „King Peter the First“
– June 2013. Concert of Jet Clock Choir and „Milan i Boza Truo“ band
– May 2013. Appearance by flamenco group „Nuestra Luz“
– April 2013. Interview with well know diver Vladimir Taleski and the projection of movie “Giant at the bottom of the sea”
– March 2013. Poetry evening (Majo Danilović, Slobodan Nikolić, Anja Marković i Jasna Milićev)
– February 2013. Concert by quartet „Sensartika“
– January 2013. Poetry evening (Ljiljana Crnić, Novak Đukić, Nevena Ugrenović i Bojana Popović)
– December 2012. Performance by Bitef Theater dancers
– November 2012. Appearance and exhibition from famous illustrator, cartoonist, caricaturist and graphic designer Dobrosav Bob Živković)
– October 2012. Performance by „Duo Maska“ (Sonja Kalajić i Vanjuška Martinović)




TRIO SENSARTIKA CONCERT


Hosting Dejan Tiago Stankovic

CONCERT OF THE CHOIR “LUČINUŠKA”

CONCERT OF CHOIR “BRAĆA BARUH”

CONCERT OF CHOIR ARS VOCALIS

CONCERT OF BAND PLUTONIA

CONCERT OF QUARTET „GRM“

CONCERT OF CHOIR „LUČINUŠKA“ FROM FACULTY OF PHILOLOGY

POETRY EVENING

HOSTING DANICA AND MILAN CILE MARINKOVIC



CHOIR “BRAĆA BARUH”

CHOIR “BRAĆA BARUH”



CONCERT OF BROTHERS TEOFILOVIĆ



DANCE PERFORMANCE



CONCERT OF IRENA AND ANA SIMONUTI



CONCERT OF POPULAR BAND „BAJAGA I INSTRUKTORI“



PERFORMANCE OF CHOIR „LUČINUŠKA“ FROM FACULTY OF PHILOLOGY



PERFORMANCE BY DANCERS FROM THE BITEF THEATRE



POETRY EVENING



CONCERT OF CHOIR “MELODI”



CONCERT OF ENSEMBLE “KRALJ PETAR PRVI”



POETRY EVENING



CONCERT OF QUARTET SENSARTIKA



CONCERT OF MILOS NIKOLIC WITH ASSOCIATES