Through the first Kaleidoscope of Culture, which lasted from 25 August until 30 September 2018, more than 1.000 artists introduced themselves to citizens of Novi Sad. The opening ceremony in front of the Czech Magazine was made grander with the pianists Nada Kolundžija, the ‘Body as an Instrument’ troupe from Novi Sad, as well as famous multi-instrumentalist and singer Slobodan Trkulja with extraordinary mapping and artistic light projection.

The citizens of Novi Sad enjoyed passionate dance under the stars within the ‘Novi Sad – Tango City’ festival, classical music in the open within the ‘NEO’ Non-Classical Festival of Classical Music, the night of Russian music with beautiful performance of Elena Manistina, mezzo-soprano from the Bolshoi Theatre from Moscow and ‘TAJJ’ string quartet.

Theatre performances ‘Bloody Weddings’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Prisoner and Six-fingers Man’ puppet show for adults, contemporary circus, interesting exhibitions across Novi Sad such as ‘Companions’, ‘New Places’, media installations, contemporary dance, film and numerous other contents marked the first Kaleidoscope of Culture, which closed with a magnificent multimedia event.

The closing ceremony featured jazz singer Lena Kovačević, the ‘Alice in WonderBand’ artistic group from Novi Sad and ‘Camerata Academica’ string quartet orchestra. As for the lovers of ‘sharper’ sound, the ‘Ultraphunk’ completed this ceremony with its electronic music during the 6-minute performance, which is based on strong rhythm spiced up with melodic bass lines and catchy melodies of synthesizer.