Last Welcome to Bulgaria show for the season on 

5 May 2017

7:30 p.m. in DNK - space for contemporary dance and performance at the National Palace of Culture

with EN subtitles

Tickets: 10 | 8 leva.

(Tickets are available at the Ticket center at NDK and at the door, one hour before each event.)

 

We have two Askeer award nomination for best play (Zdrava Kamenova and Gergana Dimitrova) and for best actor for Iva Todorova as the EcologistHurra!

 

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Refugees Welcome / Welcome to Bulgaria   23/24.03.2017

The good news are that our new production Refugees Welcome /Welcome to Bulgaria shown for a first time by ProText and ACT Festival for independent theater in November 2016 continues its live!

Here are the new dates, save it!!!

 

23/24 March 2017

7:30 p.m. in DNK - space for contemporary dance and performance at the National Palace of Culture

with EN subtitles

Tickets: 10 | 8 leva.

 

(Tickets are available at the Ticket center at NDK and at the door, one hour before the performance. Online Tickets)

 

This time on the stage you can welcome  Ekaterina Georgieva and Alexander Mitrev!

  Picture: Zdravko Yonchev

 

Refugees Welcome / Welcome to Bulgaria

(performance reading)

 

Authors: Zdrava Kamenova and Gergana Dimitrova

Co-authors: Elena Shopova, Petar Meltev, with the support of Vasilena Vasileva

Director: Gergana Dimitrova

Cast: Zdrava Kamenova, Vladimir Dimitrov, Eva Danailova/Ekaterina Georgieva, Iva Todorova, Peter Meltev/Alexander Mitrev, Petko Kamenov, Toni Karabashev

Set design: Elena Shopova

Video: Petko Tanchev

Music: Pavel Terziyski

Assistant-director: Ekaterina Chokova

PR: A25 Cultural Foundation

Duration: 75 minutes

*With EN subtitles

 

“Refugees welcome” explores the boundary between patriotism and nationalism, the limit of healthy tolerance and sympathy, the back and the front of Bulgarian identity today. The Bulgarian president calls all Bulgarians to actively participate in a national campaign for attracting refugees to stay in the country as this will ensure the very much needed EU funds. All Bulgarians – men, mothers, hunters, retirees, artists – begun an active propaganda, targeted at the refugees, bypassing the country.

 

The play was created during an artist's residency for colective writing in March-September 2016 produced by 36 Monkeys.

 

The project is implemented in partnership with Etud Gallery and PORTA BG. The project is funded by “Culture” Program of Sofia Municipality for 2016.

 

 

 ProText

 

 

8th (infinite!) edition of ProText platform for performance-readings of new dramaturgy

 

 

DNK - space for contemporary dance and performance at the National Palace of Culture

 

 

Here we are again! Save the dates!

 

 

Two new plays meet the audience for a first time in Sofia as performances!

 

05 & 06 November

8 p.m.

 Borgestriptych by Yasen Vasilev

 

 

09, 10 & 11 November

8 p.m.

Refugees Welcome by Zdrava Kamenova & Gergana Dimitrova

 

(with EN subtitles)

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Tickets are available online at ticketportal.bg and offline at The Ticket Center of NDK 

Price: 10 │ 8 leva

 

Program

 

05 & 06 November

8 p.m.

 

(with EN subtitles)

 

Borgestriptych
Author and director: Yasen Vasilev

Cast: Alexander Uzunov, Velislav Pavlov, Petar Meltev, Jivko Juranov

Set design  and video: Petko Tanchev

Assistant-director: Petko Stoyanov
Duration: 60 minutes

“Borgestriptych” is Yasen Vasilev's second text for theatre. It was produced for the first time in English at Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai in 2014. It draws inspiration from three short stories by Jorge Luis Borges but also from the life and general oeuvre of the Argentinian writer. Four performers are four different versions of Borges, metamorphosing into his many characters who are ultimately the same person constantly talking to himself. In the world of this play library and universe are one and the same and the spaces and their dwellers are entirely built of quotes.

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09, 10 & 11 November

8 p.m.

(with EN subtitles)

 

Refugees Welcome

Authors: Zdrava Kamenova and Gergana Dimitrova

Co-authors: Elena Shopova, Petar Meltev, with the support of Vasilena Vasileva

Director: Gergana Dimitrova

Cast: Zdrava Kamenova, Vladimir Dimitrov, Eva Danailova, Iva Todorova, Petar Meltev, Petko Kamenov, Toni Karabashev

Set design: Elena Shopova

Video: Petko Tanchev

Music: Pavel Terziyski

Assistant-director: Ekaterina Chokova

Duration: 75 minutes

The project is implemented in partnership with Etud Gallery and PORTA BG.

 

“Refugees welcome” explores the boundary between patriotism and nationalism, the limit of healthy tolerance and sympathy, the back and the front of Bulgarian identity today. The Bulgarian president calls all Bulgarians to actively participate in a national campaign for attracting refugees to stay in the country as this will ensure the very much needed EU funds. All Bulgarians – men, mothers, hunters, retirees, artists – begun an active propaganda, targeted at the refugees, bypassing the country.

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Yassen Vasilev, Gergana Dimitrova and Zdrava Kamenova are the three (out of four, together with Georgi Gospodinov) authors, selected by the Bulgarian committee of EURODRAM – European network for drama in translation.

 

Project coordinators’: Julia Dencheva, Petko Stoyanov

PR: A25 Cultural Foundation

 

ProText is a long-term initiative of “36 monkeys” Organization for Contemporary Alternative Art and Culture. Read more: http://www.36monkeys.org/en/protext/

 

EURODRAM is a European theatre translation network which uses European, Mediterranean and Central Asian languages. Its main objective is to make known to both theatre professionals and the wider public, work which remains largely unpublished, paying particular attention to linguistic diversity. Read more: http://www.sildav.org/component/content/article/388

 

 

The project is funded by “Culture” Program of Sofia Municipality for 2016. 

 

EURODRAM 2016 – Open CallThe call for submissions is now open for Eurodram 2016! 

EURODRAM is a theatrical promotion network of works in European, Mediterranean and Central Asian languages. Its main objective is to present works by contemporary playwrights to both theater professionals and the public at large, with a particular focus on linguistic diversity. The network is organized into 30 language-based committees a total of more than 300 members.

EURODRAM hosts two types of theatrical contests:

- Even years: the selection of plays written in the language of the committee (original plays).

- Odd years: the selection of plays from other languages translated into the language committee (translated plays).

The complete list of EURODRAM winners is published in the press of all member countries, and has a large impact on subsequent theater seasons. The specific award varies depending on the language committees that grant them. For instance, in the case of Hispanic Languages Committee, the winning works have been distributed to a large number of theater professionals inside and outside of Spain, and are presented as part of a reading series in New York City. This event is being organized by AENY - Spanish Artists in New York in collaboration with NITE - New International Theatre Experience.

This year, EURODRAM 2016 will accept plays that were originally written in the languages of the committees.

To participate, send an email with the subject heading “EURODRAM 2016 - Submissions” to the director of the committee of the language in which the play has been originally written. Check the addresses here.

PLEASE NOTICE THAT THE RULES MAY VARY PER COMMITTEE.

Check the ones that apply to you here:  EURODRAM 2016.

The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2015.

If you have any further questions please contact Dominique Dolmieu, general coordinator of EURODRAM at documentation [at] sildav.org