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искусства

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kontemporane

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za suvremene
izvedbene umjetnosti

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изведувачка уметност

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contemporan

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scénické umenie

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Thu 13.06
00:00-23:59
22

Artistic Walk: The story of Toplocentrala - How a dream came true

Location: Start in front of Toplocentrala. You will need a smartphone, access to the internet and a pair of headphones. You can access the audio via the QR codes which can be found around the Toplocentrala building.

Location: Start in front of Toplocentrala. You will need a smartphone, access to the internet and a pair of headphones. You can access the audio via the QR codes which can be found around the Toplocentrala building.

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility

This self-guided audio walk takes you around the Toplocentrala building and surrounding park, telling the story of how Toplocentrala came to be. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Audio guides: 
Vesselin Dimov
Stephany Stoeva

Accessibility: You can take the walk at your own pace. See the Practical Information for details about accessibility at Toplocentrala.

00:00-23:59
21

The Tower - Art installation

Location: Park alley, next to Toplocentrala

Location: Park alley, next to Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility

Duration: The installation is accessible at any time.
Genre: Art installation
Price: Free
CreditsChristian Bakalov


Get in touch

Production contact Christian Bakalov

09:00-18:00
18

Daytime meeting space

Location: Foyer, Toplocentrala

Location: Foyer, Toplocentrala

Address: ul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, Sofia | Event Map | Venue Accessibility

The foyer at Toplocentrala will act as a space for you to meet up with old and new friends and take a break between or during sessions. You may want to grab a coffee or explore possible collaborations with international peers. It’s your space!

09:30-10:30
22

Burn In: Connecting body

Location: Hall 3, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 3, Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility 

Offering so many impressions, IETM meetings can be intense for the mind. Тo sustain your energy, good mood, freshness and curiosity, we’re offering this gentle physical session with your body - which is always here and now and ready to support your ‘burn in’ experience.

Maximum number of participants: 30

Just turn up - first come, first served. Bringing a second t-shirt could be good idea 

09:30-11:00
18

Breakfast with the Global Connectors

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility 

Following the Global Connect 'Conversation Starters' Online Sessions held on 30 April, 30 participants have the opportunity to share breakfast with the 10 Global Connectors 2024 to deepen the discussions and ideas sparked online in a face-to-face setting.

You can watch the sessions recordings with the presentations of each Global Connector here.

Book your spot

Maximum capacity: 30
 

09:30-11:00
22

Artistic Walk: City Sensory Journey

Meeting point: In front of National Gallery

Meeting point: In front of National Gallery

Addresspl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski" 6Event MapVenue Accessibility 

The City Sensory Journeys present an unusual point of view towards the city and its many dimensions. These journeys allow us to reach a deeper state of awareness about the space outside and within ourselves. An experience beyond words engaging all senses of the participants (sights, hearing, touch, smell, taste).

These are journeys for those of you who like to explore and experiment, and those of you looking for poetry and the soul of the world around you. Last but not least, these are journeys which help you slow down, stop time, even lose yourself completely. It depends entirely on you how far you will go.

Guide: 

Sensory Theatre Sofia and the Institute for Silence Research

Accessibility: 

The walk is about 3.5km long and participants will be blindfolded for most of the walk. It is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties. The walk starts on the stairs of Sofia university between the statues of the two brothers Georgievi and ends in front of Toplocentrala.

Maximum number of participants: 20. This session requires pre-registration.

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Price: Free of charge with an optional discretionary donation at the end of the walk

10:00-19:00
21

Planetarium - Understanding dark matter

Location: Planetarium, Toplocentrala

Location: Planetarium, Toplocentrala

Address ul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, Sofia | Event Map | Venue Accessibility
Language: English

This immersive movie experience about space takes place every 20 minutes.

Duration: up to 25 min
Genre: Immersive movie experience
Price: 5 лв. / €2.5

Credits: Planetarium Andromeda


Get in touch

Contact: Sofia Planetarium
Status: Local, not available for touring


How to book?

You can purchase your tickets on the spot at the reception - no pre-booking required.

10:00-18:00
18

Accreditation and information desk

Location: Foyer 1, Toplocentrala

Location: Foyer 1, Toplocentrala

Address: ul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, Sofia | Event Map | Venue Accessibility

Our staff will be at the accreditation desk to answer your questions and provide you with your badge if you weren’t able to get it the day before. The first session on Thursday starts at 10:00.

10:00-11:00
18

Who's there?

Location: Terrace, Toplocentrala

Location: Terrace, Toplocentrala

Address: ul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, Sofia | Event Map | Venue Accessibility

A speed-meeting session for those who want dedicated time to make new connections. This is the most joyful and fun way to start your meeting experience.

11:15-12:45
19

Sensing Earth Workshop

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility 

This workshop encourages practitioners to further reflect on the environmental, organisational and political aspects of their practice, and to explore tangible new ideas for the development of greener, more resilient, and ecologically connected performing arts. Participants will break into three groups, each of which will tackle one of the themes below. 

Sensing Earth Aesthetics: How Can We Create Art with a Greater Connection to Earth?

Tackling the tension between artistic autonomy and environmental responsibility placed on artistic work - whether art is being instrumentalised for ecological purposes and how growing demands for ‘climate proof’ art may change the aesthetics of its works. How can we develop autonomous aesthetics that are closer to the Earth, to nature and our ancestors, perhaps by drawing lessons from indigenous cultural practices?  

Sensing Earth Organisations: How Can We Constitute Ecologically Sustainable Art Institutions?

Given the potential influx of greening regulations aimed at benefiting our ecosystems, which can be challenging for cultural organisations, we look at how to take environmental sustainability into our own hands. We look at strategies for self-organisation based on the principles of the commons, which offer a third space between state (government subsidies) and market (creative industries). How could the performing arts make cultural organisations greener, yet more resilient, by managing natural and cultural resources independently and in a circular manner?

Sensing Earth Politics: How Can We Influence Decision-Making that serves People and Planet

Political decision-making focuses too much on greening existing industry sectors through technological innovation. Arts and culture are expected to deliver the creative resources that drive such innovations, to increase citizens’ ecological awareness and to mitigate socio-economic decline in places that are undergoing profound climate-related transition processes. We will attempt to design elements of more advanced cultural policies that respect culture and nature as one ecosystem that serves people and planet rather than already powerful industries and lobbies.

Moderators

Pascal Gielen, Professor of Sociology of Culture and Politics University of Antwerp, Belgium
Philipp Dietachmair, Head of Programmes ECF - European Cultural Foundation, Netherlands

14:00-15:30
19

How do we make it work? A panel on working conditions and status of the artist

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility 

Amidst the challenges magnified by the pandemic, the importance of the 'status of the artist' has become increasingly evident in both national and international dialogues. This concept has not only influenced numerous discussions but has also been incorporated into the names of new laws. The topic of working conditions in the cultural sector has gained momentum at the European Union level, and several national governments across the globe introduced new measures to tackle it. 

However, UNESCO’s recent study investigated the global situation and concluded that despite the increase in various laws and measures to address artists’ status, conditions are worsening for many artists worldwide. What are the reasons? Is political will insufficient to effect change, especially in the face of rapid changes and constantly emerging global challenges? Are these measures too progressive for their rather conservative contexts? Or is there a lack of recognition of both old and emerging issues that artists really face today? 

This panel aims to make a breakthrough in the ongoing quest for better working conditions in the arts sector by gaining deeper insight into the types of solutions in place and the obstacles to their success, and shedding light on the nuances crucial for advocating or designing policies in this complex field.

Moderator

Elena Polivtseva, Belgium

Speakers

Tom Fleming, United Kingdom

More speakers to be added. 

15:00-18:00
21

Sensory Theatre - Portal

Location: On the river towards the left side of the bridge, towards the mountains

Location: On the river towards the left side of the bridge, towards the mountains

AddressIvan Vazov District, 3 Petko Karavelov Blvd., SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility
Language: English instructions, silent performance

This site specific performance will be located on a steep slope heading down to the river and is not accessible for people with limited mobility. The performance requires good walking shoes and comfortable clothes to enjoy the experience. The sensory experience requires silence, touch from the facilitator and contact with the water. It's a unique individual experience.

IF WATER IS A DOOR, A PORTAL… 

(and this may be true more literally than we can imagine yet…)

…then what lies on the other side - and have we already passed through? Indeed - who is the ‘water’?

Is it possible for the answers to these questions to be available not to THINKERS and their rational minds, but to EXPERIENCERS through their senses and intuition? And if so, would you become one of them?

PORTAL is an immersive sensory performance created by SENSORY THEATRE SOFIA, in a site-specific context of the river and the water park next to TOPLOCENTRALA. 

Duration: 30 min. Entrance is permitted every 10 minutes at the following time:

15:00
15:10
15:20
15:30
15:40
15:50
16:00
16:10
16:20 
16:30
16:40
16:50
17:00
17:10
17:20
17:30
17:40
17:50
18:00
18:10

Genre: Sensory theatre, site specific theatre 
Price: 20 лв. (€10)
Credits: Mihail Dimov, Zlatina Toleva, Sensory Theatre Sofia 
Max. number of participants: 20 per day 


Get in touch

Production contact Zlatina Toleva, PR Manager Global Vision Circle 

tel:(+359)0885 617 207 
olaija@yahoo.com
globalvisioncircle.org

Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring 


How to book?

Tickets are available to purchase on the spot, in Foyer 1 at Toplocentrala. There will be a printed schedule and you can book your preferred time slot for either June 12, 13 or 14,4 from 15:00 until 18:00. It’s a personal experience, so you canwill enter individually at your allocated time. The performance is limited to 20 people per day.

Important: After you register at the Toplocentrala reception and receive a ticket with the exact entry time of your performance, please arrive at the location 10 minutes before to be able to enjoy the performance.

15:30-17:00
19

What we burn for and what we burn out from

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility 

We live in a fast-paced world, often moving between meetings, tasks and media with little time to rest in between. 

In this small group session led by a psychotherapist, artist and writer with over 24 years’ practice, you will learn practical techniques to help centre your thoughts and feelings as you move through your day – whether you have five, three or only a minute! 

Participants will be asked to share the biggest points of stress in their lives, and we will draw on a range of techniques - breathing, body work, meditation and creative activities – to discover the most useful tools for tackling them. 

Working with the group, you’ll have the opportunity to rehearse putting the tools into practice. Wear loose clothing, warm socks and comfortable shoes for walking and moving.

Maximum number of participants: 30. This session requires pre-registration.

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Moderator

Virginia Zaharieva, Artist & Psychotherapist, Bulgaria

15:45-16:45
19

Defining a professional artist - measure for measure

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility

Europe hosts a wide variety of contexts for artists to work within. Some of them include more and some less obvious ways on how an artist can survive and live sustainably by practising their profession and the adjacent competencies.

As a follow-up to the panel How do we make it work? on working conditions and the status of the artist, this session will provide a practical and hands-on approach to  help us get on the same page in the rich contextual environment. We will form working groups to explore further local contexts and possible ways to define what a professional artist is, based on a variety of social, economic and cultural factors. We will aim at developing an ‘Are you an Artist?’ calculator in order to help better ‘quantify’ what a professional artist is.

Moderators
Kalina Wagenstein, Art Office, Bulgaria
Stefan Prohorov, Act Association, Bulgaria

17:30-18:20
21

Art Office - The oranges and love of…

Location: Amphitheatre, Toplocentrala

Location: Amphitheatre, Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility
Language: English

The popular play by the Italian playwright Carlo Gozzi ‘The Love of Three Oranges’, together with the poem by Jacques Prevert ‘Like A Miracle’, are the foundation of the play The oranges and love of… by Anastasia Subeva. It is a vibrant celebration honouring humans’ foolishness and naivety, while at the same time talking about how wonderful man can be in their inability to achieve their beauty and dreams. Through the prism of street comedy the authors mock excessive ambition, greed, ignorance and naivety. Clown performance, music, songs, dance and acrobatics are among the main means of expression of the actors Augustina-Kalina Petkova, Ventseslav Dimitrov and Nikolay Nikolaev, who put their gravity and plasticity to the test. All of this happens in close proximity to the audience - on the square, without the constraints and vanity of the theatre hall.

Duration: 50 minutes
Genre: Street clown-performance
Price: Free

Credits: 

Adapted and directed by: Anastasia Subeva
Stage and costume design: Elitsa Georgieva
Choreography: Alexander Mandzhukov
Musical environment and arrangement: Dobromir Kisyov
Lyrics: Avgustina-Kalina Petkova
Photography: Marin Kafedjiyski and Eliza Delieva – Eli Deli
Poster: Lyuba Maznova
Cast: Avgustina-Kalina Petkova, Ventseslav Dimitrov and Nikolay Nikolaev


Get in touch

Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

Free of charge.

18:00-18:30
21

TanTou - RE(W)RITE! - human specific performance

Location: Toplocentrala yard, near BAR STAGE Terrace

Location: Toplocentrala yard, near BAR STAGE Terrace

Address: ul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility 
Language: Bulgarian with English subtitles

RE(W)RITE! is an immersive performance, a ritual space devoid of fictional elements, roles or characters, that takes the audience on an emotional, participatory, journey.
RE(W)RITE! invites its guests to a universe of silent, intimate and shared experiences.
Can we stretch the borders of intimacy, even in the encounter with perfect strangers?

Duration: 25 min.
Genre: Human specific performance 
Price: 20 лв. / €10

Credits:

Performers: Nullo Facchini, Maria Stoyanova
Art Direction and concept: Nullo Facchini


Get in touch

Production contact: www.tantou.dk
Status: Available for touring 


How to book?

Enter your name at the participation list and be at the BAR STAGE terrace 10 minutes the scheduled time: 18:00 or 18:30. 

18:30-19:00
21

TanTou - RE(W)RITE! - human specific performance

Location: Toplocentrala yard, near BAR STAGE Terrace

Location: Toplocentrala yard, near BAR STAGE Terrace

Address:  ul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility 
Language: Bulgarian with English subtitles

RE(W)RITE! is an immersive performance, a ritual space devoid of fictional elements, roles or characters, that takes the audience on an emotional, participatory, journey.
RE(W)RITE! invites its guests to a universe of silent, intimate and shared experiences. Can we stretch the borders of intimacy, even in the encounter with perfect strangers?

Duration: 25 min.
Genre: Human specific performance 
Price: 20 лв. / €10

Credits:

Performers: Nullo Facchini, Maria Stoyanova
Art Direction and concept: Nullo Facchini


Get in touch

Production contact: www.tantou.dk
Status: Available for touring 


How to book?

Enter your name at the participation list and be at the BAR STAGE terrace 10 minutes the scheduled time: 18:00 or 18:30.

19:00-23:00
21

Planetarium - Amazing journey to the solar system

Location: Planetarium, Toplocentrala

Location: Planetarium, Toplocentrala

Address ul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, Sofia | Event Map | Venue Accessibility
Language: English

This immersive movie experience about space takes place every hour between 19:00-23:00.

Duration: up to 25 min
Genre: Immersive movie experience
Price: 10 лв. / €5

Credits: Sofia Planetarium


Get in touch

Contact: Sofia Planetarium
Status: Local, not available for touring


How to book?

You can purchase your tickets on the spot at the reception - no pre-booking required. 

19:30-21:00
21

Derida Stage - Fractus

Location: Derida Stage

Location: Derida Stage

Address32 Tsar Samuil St., 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia | Event MapVenue Accessibility
Language: Bulgarian with English subtitles

FRACTUS is a visual dance performance in which bodies interact with each other in a certain geometric structure. In the performance, this internal relationship develops in many layers, building a universal pattern in the relationship, which associatively leads the viewer to a personal experience. This visual expression follows the natural regularity of fractals, which are geometric shapes made up of smaller, similar parts. They move in the so-called organised chaos, in which each component develops its own trajectory, limited to a common geometric figure. The concept of the performance provides an opportunity to observe from different perspectives, which allows the viewer to build their own three-dimensional space.

Jivko Jeliazkov was awarded IKAR 2017 for a contemporary dance performance for S INNER and is one of the TOP 20 choreographers of Europe in the frame of 'Aerowaves - dance across Europe' with F63.9 performance.

Duration: 1h30min
Genre: Visual dance performance
Price: 25 лв. / €12.50

Credits: 

Concept & Choreography: Jivko Jeliazkov
Visual Environment: Vladislav Iliev
Music: Ivan Shopov
Performance: Ivona Mashova, Simona Todorova, Vyara Bolgradova, Philip Milanov
Visual Identity: Nikolay Karasabev
Producer: Atanas Maev
Project Assistant: Isabel Mitkova


Get in touch

Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through ePayGO ticketing platform through the link below. The discount of 20% will be applied when enter a promo code WELCOME24

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19:30-20:45
21

36 Monkeys - 37 Matches

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility
Language: English with English subtitles

37 Matches is a play that walks on the edge of the crime story genre. It is also a play about social inequalities in Western societies, which are increasingly exacerbating the tensions between people. These dynamics threaten to explode our connective social fabric. It is no coincidence that the title refers to Andersen's The Little Match Girl.  

The play will take us directly into the life of Elena, who is a caregiver and at this very moment goes to see yet another client. Everything seems as usual, even better than usual. The agency offers good conditions, the house is nice and the family seem kind. However, she starts feeling pressured from all sides. Her own family needs the money she earns in Germany, and the clients are proving to be less than trouble-free.

Duration: 1h15m
Genre: Theatre 
Price: 24 лв. / €12

Credits: Zdrava Kamenova and Gergana Dimitrova


Get in touch

Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through URBO APP. The discount is automatically applied through the affiliate link below.

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19:30-20:30
21

Yalta Art Room - Morphine by Mikhail Bulgakov

Location: Yalta Art Room

Location: Yalta Art Room

AddressTsar Osvoboditel Blvd., 20, Sofia, BulgariaEvent MapVenue Accessibility 
Language: Bulgarian with English subtitles

The one-man play Morphine zeroes in on the human condition and explores the disintegration of character, arising from the clash of reason and emotion, the divine and the earthly, the real and the unreal.

Where do self-isolation, alienation, lack of intimacy and love, the search for meaning, and the yearning for connection lead? These are just a few of the unsettling questions Dr. Polyakov must confront...

What dreams does he have? What visions plague his hallucinations? What is he fleeing from, and is there anyone capable of rescuing him?

Duration: 1 hour 
Genre: Theatre
Price: 20 лв. / €10

Credits: 

Penka Vatova generously granted permission for the text's translation free of charge.

Polyakov: Petar Petrov – Pero
Scenography and costumes: Siyana Draganinska
Music: David Kokonchev
Operators: Alex Genchev and Ivan Ivanov
Photographer: Boyan Feradzhiev
Graphic designer: Asen Tanev
Director: Kristina Belomorska
Adaptation: Kristina Belomorska and Petar Petrov – Pero


Get in touch

Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through ePayGo ticketing platform. The discount is automatically applied through the affiliate link below.

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20:00-21:00
21

Yanitsa Atanasova - Awl

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility 
Language: English 

Awl is a performance that aims to highlight the state of being ‘stuck’ in one place and how the body can transform even the most limited environment around it. To provoke reflection on the idea of ‘comfort’ and its relationship to social and cultural norms. The awl is a symbol of the desire for physical and emotional liberation, a reminder of how the body can rebel against constraints and seek its sense of comfort and satisfaction. The performance is also a meditation on the experience of sitting and the sensations that can arise in the body when we allow ourselves to be still. An exploration of sitting as not just physiology but as culture. An insight into the circumstances that keep us ‘stuck’ and how we can get out of there, push our boundaries, and discover new potentials to help us move further than just surviving.

Awl is the third co-production between One Dance and Toplocentrala

Credits

Concept/Choreography: Yanitsa Atanasova
Performers: Aleksandar Gochev, Emilia Radicheva, Marion Darova, Nelly Georgieva, Nick Markov
Composer: Viktor Ilieff
Costumes: Raya Lachezarova
Lighting Design: Romain de Lagarde
Consultancy/Dramaturgy: Nikolay Kolev
Photos: Yanitsa Atanasova

Duration: 50 min.
Genre: Dance 
Price: 20 лв. / €10 Euro 


Get in touch

Production contact: Yanitsa Atanasova 
Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

Book your tickets through URBO APP via the link below.

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21:00-22:00
21

Stephan A. Shtereff & Ligna - Nonument 2.0

Location: Toplocentrala, Hall 4

Location: Toplocentrala, Hall 4

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility
Language: English 

Nonument 2.0 is a film about the radio ballet premiered at the Park-monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship in Varna in October 2022. As a trilogy, it presents the monuments which have lost their meaning over time, and from places of memory and tribute became such of worship of ideological myths and convenient historical narratives. The so-called ‘no-numents’ are ideologically charged, surrounded by hate, nostalgia, attitudes of revisionism and destruction, but also by desire for protection, conservation and rethinking of their function in the present.  

Can a theatrical interference (performance) demythologise a NO-nument? Can it make a contemporary interpretation of it so that we change the imposed perceptions of the past, we can live the same emotional and critical sense of the present and provide a meaningful future without any lies?

Duration: 1 hour
Genre: Movie-screening
Price: Free

Credits:
Production: Informbureau Association and Drama and Puppet Theatre ‘Vasil Drumev’, Shumen
Voices: Radina Aleksieva, Plamen Ivanov, Stefani Lecheva
Concept and direction: Stephan A. Shtereff and LIGNA – Germany (Ole Frahm, Torsten Michaelsen, Michael Hueners)
Text and dramaturgy: LIGNA – Ole Frahm, Torsten Michaelsen, Michael Hueners
Archive, digitalisation and documentation: Margarita Dorovska
Music and soundscape: Еmilian Gatsov - Elbi
Production manager: Albena Tagareva
Communication: Yana Petkovska
Graphic design: ‘Lunohod’ Studio, Teodora Simova


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Production contact Storycatchers
Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

This performance is free of charge and requires no pre-booking - just turn up!

21:30-23:00
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VOX POPULI - Exhibits

Location: Alley 2, Toplocentrala

Location: Alley 2, Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility 
Language: English

Exhibits is an outdoor theatrе installation in which viewers meet unique ‘exhibits’ in their personal bio-space of 1 sq.m. Exhibits reveals the strength, eccentricity and worldview of people deviating from the social standard. These are stories of real-life individuals, conveyed by the actors through verbatim earphone technique. 1 sq.m is our untouchable zone, an arm's length away, the small circle of attention and the limit of intimacy. The spectator and the actor enter into direct human contact, which can hardly happen in the theatre hall.

Genre: Verbatim theatre
Price: Free
Duration: 1 hour 30 min

Credits: 

Neda Sokolovska
Actors: Vasilia Drebowa, Mila Bancheva, Georgi Naldjiev, Jivko Gushterov, Bogdan Kazandjiev, Polo Ocone, Petko Kamenov, Simeon Bonchev, Petar Buliev, Stoyka Stefanova
Dramaturgydirecting: Neda Sokolovska


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Production contact VOX POPULI 

Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

The spots where the artist is going to perform are located outside Toplocentrala, in the park alley. You can join and listen to a story at whichever time you like. No tickets required. 

22:00-00:00
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Late night meeting point

Location: Terrace, Barstage Toplocentrala

Location: Terrace, Barstage Toplocentrala

Address: ul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, Sofia | Event Map | Venue Accessibility 

An informal moment to come back together, network, relax with colleagues and friends and meet new faces on the large terrace at Toplocentrala.
 

22:00-22:50
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Ana Dankova - Oratoria

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility
Language: English

Oratoria is a contemporary performance that creates a neo-dramaturgy consisting of music articulations based on a variety of genres ranging from opera to trash and hardcore by using only the intonation and sound extraction of speech. It choreographs a contemporary dance from the gestures we use while speaking. The project traces human verbal development solely through the non-rational, automatic and affective aspects of speech - intonation (music) and gesture (dance). Thus Oratoria ‘reconstructs; a universal ‘authentic’ proto-language, that everyone can understand, and opens up a space for research into the causes and the functions of speech as a human phenomenon.

Duration: 50 minutes 
Genre: Vocal performance 
Price: 20 лв. (€10)

Credits: 

The performance is realised with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and ‘Etud’ Foundation, co-production with Toplocentrala.

Written and directed by Anna Dankova
Actors: Vassilia Drebova, Galiya Kostadinova, Alexander Gochev, Georgi Naldjiev 
Speech collage: Yoana Robova
Costumes: Pola Popova
Photography: Boriyana Pandkova


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Production contact : Anna Dankova
Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring. 


How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through URBO APP. The discount is automatically applied through the affiliate link below.

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22:45-23:25
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Christian Bakalov - One-Two

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility 
Language: English

breathing (inhale One - exhale Two).

The hyperventilation that the dancers are under the influence of at all the time makes their body movements sensitive, with heightened sensibility and devoid of theatricality or acting, referring to one of Marina Abramović's early works - ‘Rhythm 4’, 1974.

One Two is a breathing story about life, love, despair, pain, hope before death and dance as a way to go through them to make sense of them.

Duration: 40 min
Genre: Immersive dance performance
Price: 10 лв. / €5

Credits: Christian Bakalov


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Production contactChristian Bakalov
Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

Enter the URBO APP via the link below and select the date and time of the performance. This performance is limited to 40 people and is an immersive performance using infra-red cameras, requiring audience participation.

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23:55-00:50
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Christian Bakalov - One-Two

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Addressul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility
Language: English

breathing (inhale One - exhale Two).

The hyperventilation that the dancers are under the influence of at all the time makes their body movements sensitive, with heightened sensibility and devoid of theatricality or acting, referring to one of Marina Abramović's early works - ‘Rhythm 4’, 1974.

One Two is a breathing story about life, love, despair, pain, hope before death and dance as a way to go through them to make sense of them.

Duration: 40 min
Genre: Immersive dance performance
Price: 10 лв. / €5

Credits: Christian Bakalov


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Production contactChristian Bakalov
Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

Enter the URBO APP via the link below and select the date and time of the performance. This performance is limited to 40 people and is an immersive performance using infra-red cameras, requiring audience participation.

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