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performing arts

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pour les arts du spectacle
contemporains

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per le arti performative
contemporanee

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Internationales Netzwerk
für zeitgenössische
darstellende Künste

Международная сеть современного 
исполнительского 
искусства

Red internacional
para las artes escénicas
contemporáneas

Internationaal netwerk
voor hedendaagse
podiumkunsten

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Rede internacional
para as artes performativas
contemporâneas

الشبكة الدولية
لفنون الأداء
المعاصرة

Alþjóðlegt
tengslanet
í sviðslistum

Xarxa internacional
d'arts escèniques
contemporànies

Rhwydwaith rhyngwladol
ar gyfer celfyddydau
perfformio cyfoes

Rrjeti ndërkombëtar
për artet skenike
kontemporane

Διεθνές δίκτυο
για σύγχρονες
παραστατικές τέχνες

Međunarodna mreža 
za savremene 
scenske umjetnosti

Mezinárodní síť 
pro současné 
divadelní umění

International netværk
for kontemporær
scenekunst

Internasionale netwerk
vir kontemporêre
uitvoerende kunste

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Nemzetközi hálózat
a kortárs
előadóművészetért

國際當代表演藝術網絡

líonra idirnáisiúnta
na taibhealaíona
comhaimseartha

Starptautiskais tīkls
laikmetīgai
skatuves mākslai

Netwerk internazzjonali
għall-arti performattivi
kontemporanji

Międzynarodowa sieć
na rzecz współczesnych sztuk
performatywnych

Internationellt nätverk
för samtida
scenkonst

Međunarodna mreža
savremenih izvođačkih
umetnosti

Международна мрежа
за съвременни
сценични изкуства

Rrjet ndërkombëtar
për arte skenike
bashkëkohore

Міжнародная сетка
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

Rețeaua internațională
pentru artele spectacolului
contemporan

Medzinárodná sieť
pre súčasné
scénické umenie

Çağdaş
gösteri sanatları için
uluslararası iletişim ağı

Wed 12.06
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


Get in touch

Production contact Christian Bakalov

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.

13:00-14:00
21

Unveiling Bulgaria's independent scene and the Plenary Meeting artistic programme

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

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

Join this presentation and Q&A to learn more about the performances featured in the artistic programme at the IETM Sofia Plenary Meeting. You will also be able to hear more about the past, present and challenges of the Bulgarian independent arts scene.

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 June 12, 13 or 14, from 15:00 until 18:00. It’s a personal experience, so you can enter individually at your allocated time. The performance is limited to 20 people a 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.

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, Sofia | Event Map | Venue 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?

Book a ticket and be at the BAR STAGE terrace 10 minutes before 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, Sofia | Event Map | Venue 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?

Book a ticket and be at the BAR STAGE terrace 10 minutes before the scheduled time: 18:00 or 18:30. 

19:00-20:00
21

Brainstore project - Euphoria of sickness or crossing microscopic boundaries

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

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

The virus becomes the key to an artistic space where the boundaries between disease, understanding and human experience are blurred and transformed.

The Euphoria of Sickness performance delves into the deep subject of disease through the ‘body’ of one of the smallest yet most powerful pathogens known to mankind - the virus - to look at the most critical moment for any human: the encounter with contagion. The performance explores the multi-layered relationship between the host cell and the virus to present its abstract perspective on these minute - yet so essential - complexities intertwined in a common ‘dance’.

In Euphoria of Sickness, the virus is a metaphorical projection of a silent invader - like a tempter - of a force of nature that forms from attackers. The mechanisms of attack and spread of contagion are revealed through a series of fluid and dynamic scenes, highlighting the adaptability, resilience and unpredictability of the viral presence.

The performance goes beyond the literal, delving into the symbolic aspects of contagion and interweaving insights and intuitive experiences of encountering the unknown, creating a stage environment that reflects the complex relationships between humans and the virus. In it thrives the inevitable euphoria.

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

CreditsWilly Prager, Iva Sveshtarova
Concept, direction and choreography: Iva Sveshtarova, Willy Prager
Performers: Ana Petkova, Zornitsa Stoyanova, Daniel Denev, Iva Sveshtarova, Willy Prager
Text and dramaturgy consultant: Anna Dankova
Music: Tsvetan Momchilov
Costumes: Pola Popova
Lighting object: Aleksander Lazarkov
Graphic design: Teodora Simova (“Lunohod” Studio)
Communications: Ina Doublekova, Kremena Hristova (A25 Cultural Foundation)
Producer: Brain Store Project


Get in touch

Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring. More info on the Brainstore Project website or Facebook page.


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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19:00-23:00
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

Yalta Art Room - The Maids by Jean Genet

Location: Yalta Art Room

Location: Yalta Art Room

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

The Maids explores the need and longing for self-destruction, the brutality of loneliness, the nature of the erotic, how the spirit is being dominated, what subjugation is and the disintegration and consequent replacement of one’s identity. 

It depicts the characters' destructive attempts to find self-validation and questions whether one can retain their humanity, reason and spirit amidst erodent insufficiency. The Maids hurl us into the depths of human misery, where man and his reality are entangled in a labyrinth of delusion that makes playing and living synonymous. 

Madness is a last resort, logic serves feelings and heaven is no more.

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Duration: 1h20
Genre: Theatre
Price: 20 лв. / €10.5

Credits:

Director: Kristina Belomorska
Performers: Adelina Zhelyazkova, Eli Kiril Koleva and Zhana Rasheva
Translation: Valentin Marinov - Pello
Set and costume design: Nikol Trendafilova
Composer: David Kokonchev
Video: Ventsislav Todorov

The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Department ‘Theatre’. 
With the special support of Hei Lin.


Get in touch

Production contact Yalta Art Room


How to book?

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

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19:30-21:00
21

I AM Studio - What is Virginia Woolf Afraid Of?

Location: I AM Studio

Location: I AM Studio

Address149 "Georgi S. Rakovski" St., 1000 Sofia Center, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility 

Directed by Teya Sugareva, this original theatre piece explores the complexities of Virginia Woolf's life, positioning her as one of the foremost figures in modern literature. Set against the backdrop of turbulent wartime conditions, as the world stands on the precipice of impending catastrophe, Virginia Woolf confronts the limits of her own endurance. Struggling with deteriorating health and a restless mind, she finds herself unable to engage in her literary pursuits, culminating tragically in a final, fatal attempt at suicide.

What is Virginia Woolf Afraid Of? aims to reassess this profound act, revealing within it the inherent beauty of the human spirit and an unyielding thirst for life – genuine and unbridled, emancipated from society norms and personal fears. Furthermore, it endeavours to portray her death as a dignified and affirming claim of life.

Going beyond the confines of her erudite persona, the portrayal of Virginia Woolf unveils recollections of childhood comfort, the exuberance of youth and the poignancy of first love. Presenting her as a figure almost fragile and resilient, distant yet intimately relatable, as she struggles constantly with her inner demons, overcoming the limitations of perception with the profound insight of a true visionary.

Duration: 1 hour
Genre: Theatre
Price: 15 лв. / €7.50

Credits: 

Director: Teya Sugareva
Set designer: Nikol Trendafilova
Live music: Kristian Sugarev
Choreographer: Theodora Popova
Photos: Niki Litov
Graphic design: Yoana Yotova/Studio Dada
Performers: Alexandra Dimitrova, Camelia Khatib, Martin Dimitrov, Yordan Rusin


Get in touch

Production contact Small city theatre off the channel


How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through I AM Studio ticketing platform. The discount is automatically applied through the affiliate link and will be available soon. The performance is limited to 30 tickets.

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19:30-21:00
21

Derida Stage - Kvetch by Steven Berkoff

Location: Derida Stage

Location: Derida Stage

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

We all live in the shadow of mortal fear…

of cancer, of AIDS, of unemployment, of impotence - fear of fear, of a forgotten line, from losing money, from making a lot of money, from going bald, getting fat, getting ugly, dumb, being stuck up, being shy, fear of failure, fear of making a bad impression, fear of the strong, of being weak, of being exposed, of being without a pension, without security, fear of ageing, fear of death, of war, of a car accident 

fear of blindness, of deafness, fear of not getting a joke, fear of rude people, fear of taking risks, fear of swimming, of jumping, of diving, obsessive fear of spiders, dark closets, knives, thieves, fear of people, parties, crowds, fear of smart people, fear of fools, fear of speaking up, fear of women, fear of men, fear of torture

…this play is dedicated to the fearful. 

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

Credits: 

Supported by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture
Tragicomedy by Steven Berkoff

Translation: Madeleine Cholakova
Director: Jivko Jelyazkov
Sound and musical environment: Ivan Shopov
Lighting and technical implementation: Zlatimir Divchev
Photographervision: Nikolay Karasbev
Graphic designer: Maria Minkova
Production coordinator: Mira Georgieva
Producer: Atanas Maev
Actors: Daria Dimitrova, Martin Petkov, Teodor Kyоssev and Nikolina Harizanov


Get in touch

Production contact: DERIDA STAGE


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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20:00-20:30
21

United Cowboys - Speechless Speech

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 1, Toplocentrala

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

Speechless Speech is a chapter from the monumental performance The New Piece. United Cowboys takes along their findings about (cultural) identity, about individuality and about generosity into a performance for and by four dancers.

Maarten van der Put and Pauline Roelants have both established their artistic signatures through their intrinsic expertise to channel the individual performer’s power and vulnerability. By merging four dancers with backgrounds in ballet, urban, modern dance and performative physicality respectively, United Cowboys is able to extract the best out of this unique composition.

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Duration: 30 min
Genre: Biotope
Price: Free

Credits: 

Concept: Maarten van der Put and Pauline Roelants
Created with- and performed by: Conor Doherty, Eulàlia Bergadà Serra, Florencia Martina
Live camera: Maarten van der Put 
Live soundscapes: Pauline Roelants

In collaboration with Bulgarian performers: Vassilia Drebova, Marion Darova, Nathan Cooper.


Get in touch

Production contact Pauline Roelants
Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

The entry for this performance is free, and there is no booking required.

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


Get in touch

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
21

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


Get in touch

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. 

22:00-22:20
21

New Circus - Fire show

Location: Terrace Bar Stage, Toplocentrala

Location: Terrace Bar Stage, Toplocentrala

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

Wild fireshow on the amazing terrace in the park. 

Duration: 20 min
Genre: Circus 
Price: Free 


Get in touch

Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

This performance is free of charge. Arrive at the terrace 10 minutes before the performance is due to start and enjoy the show with fire and music. 

22:30-23:30
21

Storycatchers - BURN OFF

Location: Toplocentrala, Hall 2

Location: Toplocentrala, Hall 2

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

BURN OFF is an improvisational theatre in which Storycatchers will be hunting for your personal stories, feelings and complaints to become the web of scripts for an unique show.  

How do you cope with your life? 

Come to laugh and cry about it together.

Storycatchers is a theatre company focused on social art and playback theatre in the age of art and psychology rooted into the storytelling traditions of the ancients. 

Duration: 1 hour
Genre: Playback theatre performance
Price: Free

Credits: Alexander Eftimov, Ina Gerginova - Eftimova, Violona Vasileva, Martina Veleva, Alexander Chobanov, Yanitza Atanasova, Madlen Malenov, Konstantin Kuchev


Get in touch

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!

22:45-23:25
21

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


Get in touch

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
21

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


Get in touch

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.

Book your tickets 

Thu 13.06
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
CreditsChristian Bakalov


Get in touch

Production contact Christian Bakalov

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.

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.

17:30-18:20
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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. 

19:30-20:45
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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19:30-21:00
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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19:30-20:30
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


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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. 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


Get in touch

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
21

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


Get in touch

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. 

22:00-22:50
21

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


Get in touch

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
21

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


Get in touch

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
21

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


Get in touch

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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Fri 14.06
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


Get in touch

Production contact Christian Bakalov

09:30-11:30
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:

9:00
9:30
10:00
10:30
11:00

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 June 12, 13 or 14, from 15:00 until 18:00. It’s a personal experience, so you can enter individually at your allocated time. The performance is limited to 20 people a 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.

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.

17:30-18:30
21

HaHaHaImpro - Improv

Location: Amphitheatre, Toplocentrala

Location: Amphitheatre, Toplocentrala

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

HaHaHa ImPro Theatre is the first Bulgarian improv theatre. Since 2009, they have played over 400 shows of short improv forms and more than 150 long form performances. During the years, they have played across most of the territory of Bulgaria and performed in Berlin, Paris, Luxemburg, Vienna and Brussels a couple of times. Since 2009, they have trained over 100 professional artists in improvising in the way we see and understand it. They are also professional actors who graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria.

What is Improv? Improv is exactly the same as scripted theatre, only it’s not scripted – it’s made up on the spot. The actors improvise the plot, dialogue and characters, and in essence direct themselves - all with no previous planning. So it’s not exactly like scripted theatre, but there are some similarities. Sometimes. Sometimes improv is purely comedy-based, other times it’s dramatic – sometimes it’s a mixed bag. No one knows what might happen.

Improv is unique - when you see a performance, that’s it…there will never be another show exactly like it ever again. Improv is different every time. Improv is spontaneous, entertaining and fun. But like all great things, you have to experience it to fully appreciate it.

Short Forms is the longest-running format performed by HaHaHa ImPro Theatre actors. In this format, the audience is immersed for an extremely short time in various funny situations. In it, audience participation is something you can expect. A performance consists of several games. The so-called games are mini scenes, each with different rules. Each time the show is completely different and can never be repeated.

Watch the video trailer

Duration: 1 hour
Genre: Improv theatre 
Price: Free
Credits: Ivaylo Rogozinov


Get in touch

Production contact HAHAHA IMPROV
Status: Available for local versions and ready for touring


How to book?

Tickets for this event are free and require no pre-booking - just turn up!

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.

19:00-20:00
21

Alma Artis - Pate

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

Location: Hall 2, Toplocentrala

Address: ul. "Emil Berzinski" 5, 1408 Yuzhen, SofiaEvent MapVenue Accessibility 
Language: English, no text in the performance 

Pastet (Pate) is a dance performance inspired by Franz Kafka's short story The Starving Man. He sees starvation as a metaphor for the individual's inability to connect with the world around him and the effort to learn to live with this inability. Artists and choreographers explore the body as a punching bag to exert constant control and maintain status. The consequences of the things we ‘swallow’ as creators, the compromises we make as humans. Compromises like ‘pate’ in us.

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Duration: 55 min
Genre: Dance

Price: 20 лв. / €10

Credits: 

Association: ALMA ARTIS, Bulgaria
Concept / Choreography: Yanitsa Atanasova
Director: Martina Apostolova, Yanitsa Atanasova
Artists: Alex Zhekov, Anna Kabakova, Marion Darova, Martina Apostolova
Composer / Live Music: Vladimir Bochev
Suits: Boutique Reserve
Photo / Video / Poster: Yanitsa Atanasova / Stefani Raycheva

With the support of: New Bulgarian University, ‘Stoyan Kambarev’ Foundation, Toplocentrala, Nadezhda Koseva and KINOKLAS, the Yakimov family. 


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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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19:00-21:00
21

Ivan Vazov National Theatre - The Merchant of Venice

Location: Ivan Vazov NATIONAL THEATRE

Location: Ivan Vazov NATIONAL THEATRE

Address5 DYAKON IGNATIY STR., SOFIA 1000Event MapVenue Accessibility

Language: Bulgarian with English subtitles

In this rendition of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, performed in Bulgarian with English translation by Alexander Shurbanov, we explore the hidden factors that contribute to conflicts supposedly rooted in cultural, ethnic, religious and gender differences.

Special attention is given to the linguistic disparities that emerge in our interconnected world. In the initial iteration of the project, tentatively titled ‘Sephardic’, certain characters express themselves in their native languages during particular scenes. This serves the purpose of concealing their conversations from others, remaining true to their roots and challenging the prevailing language of their host country.

Thus, speaking in places in Judeo-Spanish (Ladino), in Arabic and in Aragonese, the characters of the play often willingly become incomprehensible to the other characters, but also to the audience, to whom the meaning of what is spoken must be communicated through subtitles to compensate for the linguistically produced effect of alienation, which aims to confront us with an encounter with the ‘others’ in their personal life-world and their own small linguistic environments amid global Babylon.

Duration: 1h40m
Genre: Theatre 
Price: 30 лв. / €15

Credits: 

Director: Javor Gardev
Original text by: William Shakespeare
Translation Bulgarian - English: Alexander Shurbanov
Translation English - Judeo-Spanish (Ladino): Daisy Braverman
Translation English - Arabic: Khalil Mutran

The production includes texts by Gaius Valerius Catullus, Guido Cavalcanti, Pierre de Ronsard, Edmund Spenser, and Heinrich Heine, as well as excerpts from the French translation of the play by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot, the German translation, by August Wilhelm von Schlegel, and the Italian, by Carlo Rusconi.


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19:30-20:30
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Derida Stage - Pas Bouger

Location: Derida Stage

Location: Derida Stage

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

In the work, character A is in constant search, moving in a straight line, and character B is contemplating motionless. Despite the diametrically opposed states of presence and concepts that follow, A and B manage to meet and unite around a deep and superficial, painful and ironic, essential and meaningless question: How to live?

Aesthetics of the play determine the stage realisation of Pas Bouger. The team fully follows the minimalist structure, seeking maximum economy in developing the movement, music and visual environment. The French reading of the play is hypnotically incorporated into the sound environment, and the subtitles in Bulgarian add additional value to the experience. The overall harmony of the interaction of text, movement, sound and visual environment provokes associativity and contributes to a complete emotional catharsis. 

Duration: 1 hour
Genre: Visual dance performance
Price: 25 лв. / €12.5

Credits 

The project is implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture.

Visual dance performance by Derida Stage based on the play by Emmanuel Darley.

Translation: Natasha Kolevska-Kurteva
Choreography: Jivko Jeliazkov
Dancers: Mihail Bonev, Filip Milanov
Music and sound environment: Yavor Zografski
Visual environment: Studio Formatik
Costumes: Snezhana Papazova
Reading of the play: Elitsa Popova
Photographer: Plamen Momchilov
Technical implementation: Rosen Andonov
Vision: Maria Minkova
Production assistant: Mira Georgieva
Producer: Atanas Maev


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19:30-21:10
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Yalta Art Room - Leonce and Lena by Georg Büchner

Location: Yalta Art Room

Location: Yalta Art Room

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

This version of Leonce and Lena is based on the incapability to hold out the ‘paradox’ of power – to rule over somebody in order to serve him. What becomes of power when it is uncontested – and absolute? What happens with language? How can one break the link between ‘saying’ and ‘doing’? Can one name things that aren’t there – and other people to oblige? This version of Leonce and Lena is based more on violence and its frivolity, rather than an attempt to satirise the people ‘in charge’. The original performance unfolds in an underground bar – a closed, claustrophobic even, space, unsettling for the audience – in order to portray Buechner’s concept of rulers, ruling over an extremely small territory – but, on the other hand, believing they have full power over whatever they imagine.

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Duration: 1h40m.
Genre: Theatre 
Price: 20 лв. / €10

Credits: 

Performers: Dimitar Krumov, Simona Zdravkova, Ivan Nikolov, Galya Kostadinova, Vasil Duev-Taig, Denitza Darinova
Director: Boyan Kracholov
Set and costume designer: Nicole Trendafilova
Composer: Yavor Milchev


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19:30-20:45
21

I AM Studio - Ashes To Ashes by Harold Pinter

Location: I AM Studio

Location: I AM Studio

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

Ashes To Ashes welcomes us in the most private space of a man and a woman. We are so close to them that we may feel a little confused. But it is also so attractive! He loves her more than life itself. He has taken away her freedom.

The audience is in a labyrinth of painfully strong love that alternates with episodes of brutal terror. Then the reality blurs and dance appears to take us out of that sad place and bring us some joy. Is there an exit to the Light? There always is!

Duration: 1h15m

Price: 20 лв. / €10

Credits: 

Director: Savina Barzeva
Scenography and costumes: Anna Yanakieva
Choreography: Semir Alkadi, Velimir Velev

With original music by neverdance

Translation: Galina Tomova-Stankeva
Performers: Dimitar Kasabov and Savina Barzeva

Production of Theater OZ


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19:30-21:00
21

Ivan Vazov National Theatre - HYPOTHETICALLY

Location: Ivan Vavoz National Theatre

Location: Ivan Vavoz National Theatre

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

A performance that is not to affirm, but to happen. A performance about the performance itself. We are silent, or we speak concretely and conceitedly, but we do not strive for excessive illustrations. A performance that soothes, but at the same time raises anxiety. We discuss things that we have heard about but have not seen. The performers demonstrate their commitment and challenge the issues with pleasure. We present details, but the essential part may be missing. We also think about what might be missed. We use words to flesh out hypotheses and the body as a container of content made up of problems and memory. Judgments that creep into specific images in specific circumstances can be proved or rejected. Hypothetically, anything can happen. It is tempting to control processes, but the likelihood of succeeding is slim and doubtful. We live together only to realise that collectives are gatherings of alienated individuals. We don't want art to end.

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Duration: 1h30m
Genre: Theatre 
Price: 25 лв. (€12.50)

Credits: 

Idea, choreography and direction: Galina Borissova
Costume and sonography: Darina Stoimenova
Sound and design: Vladimir Vlaev
Performers: Aneta Ivanova, Velislav Pavlov, Elena Dimitrova, Kire Gyorevski, Piotr Ksheminski, Stefan A. Shterev
Dramaturge of the performance: Anelia Yaneva
Second assistant director: Reneta Ikonomova
Poster design: Yanina Petrova


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21:00-23:00
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Arte Urbana Collectif - The Long Way to the Stars

Location: Toplocentrala, Hall 2

Location: Toplocentrala, Hall 2

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

The Long Way to the Stars introduces us to the latest scientific theories about the origins of the Solar System and life in the Universe. In a funny, inventive and accessible manner, it immerses us in scientific ideas and makes us think about where we are going and what needs to be done if we are to survive as a species.

With presidential elections coming up, a popular television talk show invites the favourite candidate, astrophysicist John L. Ivanov, to present his ambitious ideas on space exploration. But the host, Denes Nagy, isn’t afraid to ask the real questions. As the civil debate turns into a verbal boxing match, startling ideas about the future of humanity will be revealed.

The brave team behind the project – Andrea Brunello, Director and Playwright of Jet Propulsion Theatre, Italy, Dr. Vladimir Bozhilov from the Department of Astronomy at the Faculty of Physics at Sofia University and Dimitar Uzunov, Director and Actor at Famille Mundi, Paris, and at Arte Urbana Collectif, Sofia – brings theatre and science together.

Duration: 1 hour
Genre: Lecture performance

Price: 20Лв. / €10.5

Credits

Director: Andrea Brunello
Text: Dr. Vladimir Bozhilov / Dimitar Uzunov / Andrea Brunello
Performers: Dimitar Uzunov, Dr. Vladimir Bozhilov
Video: Nikola Nalbanto
Music and sound: Alexei Nikolov
Visual identity: Elena Gamalova
Voice off: Timothy Lone / Dimitar Uzunov / Alexandrina Djassem
Assistant: Alexandrina Djassem
PR: Mirela Vasileva

THE LONG WAY TO THE STARS is a co-production of Arte Urbana Collective, Jet Propulsion Theatre and Democritus Forum. The project is part of the Cultural Programme of the Bulgarian Presidency of the European Union.


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21:00-22:00
21

Ivo Dimchev - IN HELL WITH JESUS

Location: Toplocentrala, Hall 1

Location: Toplocentrala, Hall 1

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

Provocative concert with the unique artist Ivo Dimchev.

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Duration: 1 hour 
Genre: Music performance
Price: 30 лв. / €15

Credits: Ivo Dimchev 


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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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14:00-15:00
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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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19:00-21:45
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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

19:30-20:30
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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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19:30-21:00
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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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19:30-20:20
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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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