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für zeitgenössische
darstellende Künste

Международная сеть современного 
исполнительского 
искусства

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contemporáneas

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voor hedendaagse
podiumkunsten

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ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Rede internacional
para as artes performativas
contemporâneas

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لفنون الأداء
المعاصرة

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tengslanet
í sviðslistum

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d'arts escèniques
contemporànies

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ar gyfer celfyddydau
perfformio cyfoes

Rrjeti ndërkombëtar
për artet skenike
kontemporane

Διεθνές δίκτυο
για σύγχρονες
παραστατικές τέχνες

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za savremene 
scenske umjetnosti

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pro současné 
divadelní umění

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for kontemporær
scenekunst

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vir kontemporêre
uitvoerende kunste

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ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Nemzetközi hálózat
a kortárs
előadóművészetért

國際當代表演藝術網絡

líonra idirnáisiúnta
na taibhealaíona
comhaimseartha

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laikmetīgai
skatuves mākslai

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għall-arti performattivi
kontemporanji

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na rzecz współczesnych sztuk
performatywnych

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för samtida
scenkonst

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savremenih izvođačkih
umetnosti

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за съвременни
сценични изкуства

Rrjet ndërkombëtar
për arte skenike
bashkëkohore

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сучасных
перфарматыўных мастацтваў

Međunarodna mreža
za suvremene
izvedbene umjetnosti

国际当代表演艺术网络

Rahvusvaheline
kaasaegsete etenduskunstide
võrgustik

현대 공연 예술을 위한 국제 네트워크

Tarptautinis tinklas
šiuolaikinis
scenos menai

Интернационална мрежа
за современа
изведувачка уметност

شبکۀ بین المللی
برای هنرهای نمایشی معاصر

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pentru artele spectacolului
contemporan

Medzinárodná sieť
pre súčasné
scénické umenie

Çağdaş
gösteri sanatları için
uluslararası iletişim ağı

Sat 15.06
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
Credits: Christian Bakalov


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Production contact Christian Bakalov

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.

10:30-14:00
18

Farewell brunch

Location: Terrace, Toplocentrala

Location: Terrace, Toplocentrala

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

Before we part ways and you begin your journey home, join us for one final moment to come together over brunch. Don’t forget to save the date for the next IETM meetings in your schedule.

14:00-15:00
21

I AM Studio - Primitive

Location: I AM Studio

Location: I AM Studio

AddressSofia Center, 149 Georgi S. Rakovski St. Event MapVenue Accessibility 
Language: Bulgarian with English surtitles

Primitive is a non-verbal performance. It is based on primitive myths, legends and rituals. The performance tells about the eternal cycle of creation and destruction of life. Gluttony, lust, power, love and all known human sins since the creation of the world are refracted through the prism of the grotesque and the ascetic.

Duration: 1 hour
Genre: Puppet theatre
Price: 15 лв. / €7.5

Credits:

Performers: Augustina-Kalina Petkova, Aleksansra Dimitrova, Rusita Boeva, Camelia Khatib, Pavel Kinchev, Maria Yordanova, Dimitar Ivanov, Vladimir Solakov, Alexander Yordanov, Magdalena Slavcheva, Boris Litov


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Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

Tickets are available to purchase through the ticketing platform of I AM Studio. The performance is limited to 25 tickets with a discount for IETM participants. Tickets are also available to purchase on the spot through email or phone reservation.

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19:00-21:45
21

Emergency Theatre - The Room of Pleasure is Empty

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

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

The Room of Pleasure is Empty is based on the team’s documented life experiences and original texts. The performance is the result of a two-year laboratory process exploring the human inner stage in relation to the Uncanny. The capital of the unconscious becomes the object of dramatic exploration, reinterpretation, enactment. We invite the darkest side of the soul onto the stage. We manifest those encapsulated and rejected desires that seek their way to appear in reality through distorted manipulative fetishized actions. There, body abuse, guilt and self-abasement lead to the unattainable end of the human unconscious projected into the space of the Empty Room.

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Duration: 1h45m
Age limit: 18+

Credits: 

Featuring: Juliana Saiska, Yana Moroz, Elica Alexieva, Elena Dimitrova, Velislav Pavlov, Nino Gomes
Idea: MUTESE + Ya (M. Razdashki, J. Saiska, T. Kotov, E. Gatsov, S. Pavlov, E. Dimitrova + Y. Moroz)
Director: Juliana Saiska
Supervision of the process: Theodor Kotov
Scenography and lighting: Ralitza Toneva
Composer: Elica Alexieva
Sound design and original songs: Nino Gomes
Dramaturgical consultant: Mladen Alexiev
Anti-dramaturgy: Tzveta Sofronieva

19:30-21:00
21

Ivan Vazov National Theatre - IN THE DARK

Location: Ivan Vazov NATIONAL THEATRE

Location: Ivan Vazov NATIONAL THEATRE

Address5 DYAKON IGNATIY STR., SOFIA 1000Event MapVenue Accessibility
Language: Bulgarian with English subtitles

‘You think I’m tellin’ you ‘bout things I’ve seen, but no. All of these are just miracles, this is all just ignorance and if we could see ‘em, they’d transform into visions.’

With a jar of jam and an old suitcase Gichka the Cuckoo, the adopted daughter of the village priest, is alone in the belfry of the church. Her stories are unbelievably funny and offer a passage to a small village and its absurd, but lost world. Her stories are also sad as the trusting nature of a child is incapable of seeing through the veil of evil, even if it is staring it in the face. This is a tale of loneliness for those who are different, of frantic living on the margins of sanity and unconditional love. A life filled with memories and wonder. All of them were kept in a tiny tinder box.  

ASKEER Award 2023 for a mono-performance for the performance ‘In the Dark’

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Duration: 1h30m
Genre: theatre performance 
Price: 25 лв. / €12.50

Credits: 

Director: Albena Stavreva
Senographer: Albena Stavreva
Composer: Nikos Kypourgos
Music: Mira Iskarova
Composer and sound design: Julian Stoitchkov
Consultant: Yavor Gardev
Assistant director: Reneta Economova
Poster author: Nikolay Dimitrov NAD 
Programme artist: Yanina Petrova
Photographer: Stefan N. Stefan Stefanov
Trailer: Stefan Zdraveski


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Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.

19:30-20:20
21

Yalta Art Room - BEHIND YOU

Location: Yalta Art Room

Location: Yalta Art Room

Address20 Tzar Osvoboditel Bul.  | Event MapVenue Accessibility
Language: Bulgarian with English subtitles

Behind you is a solo dance performance about the relationship between our conscious and unconscious experiences. Memories merge and separate, seeking their way to consciousness. The human psyche‘s ability to ‘forget’ and erase memories and situations is not just a theme, but an essential element of the journey into the inner world of possibilities for awareness and self-discovery. The performance is created with the financial support of the National Culture Fund of Bulgaria- program ‘Creation’ 2023.

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Duration: 1 hour 
Genre: dance performance
Price: 20 лв. / €10.5

Credits:

Idea & choreography: Filip Milanov
Dance: Elizabeth Yakimova
Music: Stanislav Genadiev
Set design: Yael Duev-Taig


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Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through ePayGo ticketing platform.

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19:30-20:30
21

Derida Stage - WIRED by Deyan Georgiev

Location: Derida Stage

Location: Derida Stage

Address32 Tsar Samuil St. (Intersection of Bistritsa St. with Tsar Samuil St.)Event MapVenue Accessibility 
Language: English

The performance WIRED was part of Top 20 for 2023 of the European platform AEROWAVES. WIRED is a solo performance, an individual experience and experience, sunk into the threads of what we call ‘We’. A physical body enclosed in a black box full of stored information. An attempt to find the original source responsible for our personal entanglement. Is life an endless question and can we find peace in our ignorance? Can we surrender to something greater than our own sense of being? The play is inspired by documentary stories and science fiction.

Duration: 1 hour min
Genre: Dance performance
Price: 20 лв. / €10.5

Credits: 

Choreography and direction: Deyan Georgiev
Music: Petya Dimanova
Sound design: Georgi Atanasov
Stage design and costume: Gabriela Karjilova
Lighting design: Viktor Georgiev, Izabela Manolova
Technical manager: Milen Georgiev
Production management and coordination: Slavena Zaikova
Designer: Rayko Grigorov
Production: Derida Stage, One Dance Week  & OPIA


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Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


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22:00-00:00
22

Travel overnight journey to Varna - for post-meeting attendees only

Meeting point: in front of Central Railway Station Sofia

Meeting point: in front of Central Railway Station Sofia

Address: Sofia Central Railway Station | Event Map | Venue Accessibility

We will meet in front of the Central Railway Station Sofia at 22:00. 

Тhe night train to Varna departs at 22:55 and arrives at 07:15. The duration is 8 hours and 20 minutes. It is recommended to bring your own food, water, cold or warm drinks with you, since it is not possible to buy those on the train.