One Dance Week Begins in Plovdiv with Tributes to Pop Art, Kraftwerk Music

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Bulgaria: One Dance Week Begins in Plovdiv with Tributes to Pop Art, Kraftwerk Music Image courtesy of One Dance Week

The ninth edition of the International festival of contemporary dance and performance One Dance Week starts on October 09, organizers have said.

Like every year, the festival will be a portal to new dance phenomenons, presenting 9 performances from 3 continents – Europe, Asia and America. Nine different stories will be told through the dance.The performances will impress with fascinating and attractive approach, with movement vocabulary, sound landscapes - all created by famous bands and musicians and an incredible lightening design.

The opening night is dedicated to physicality and elegance of modern dance, with the renowned American choreographer Stephen Petronio presenting his Bloodlines project.

For the first time the public in Bulgaria can see the emblematic miniatures RainForest and Glacial Decoy created by the legends of modern dance, Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown, and at 18:00 (EEST) on October 09 the visitors of Boris Hristov House of Culture will experience the Stephen Petronio show In Motion, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the creation of his dance company.

On October 13,at 19:30,the Boris Hristov House of Culture will host the Are Friends Electric? show by choreographer Yuval Pick, director of Chor?graphique de Rillieux-la-Pape, France, that takes you on a journey with the music of Kraftwerk. The visit of Centre Chor?graphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape is happening with the support of French Institute in Bulgaria, Embassy of the Republic of France and Societe Generale Expressbank.

The first festival week closes on October 14, at 19:30 in Boris Hristov House of Culture, with two impressive miniatures of the stars of the Korean dance scene: Goblin Party. Soul Piercing is inspired by the Korean burial traditions, while Shyness is a beautiful and disturbing reflection on loneliness in modern world.The visit of Goblin Party is happening in partnership with Seoul International Choreography Festival.

One Dance Week festival in Plovdiv runs until 30 October.

More information is available here.

Tickets, at BGN 10, and are sold via Eventim. A special festival pass, granting access to all 8 events, is sold for BGN 45.

One Dance Week is organized by One Foundation for Culture and Arts with the support of Plovdiv Municipality and America for Bulgaria Foundation, with the general partnership of Programista; with the main partnership of Societe Generale Expressbank and Patishta Plovdiv. The festival supports Plovdiv – European capital of culture 2019, is recognized by the jury of EFFE - “Europe for Festivals , Festivals for Europe” with a prize for 2015/2016 and a proud member of IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts.

One Dance Week is thankful for the financial support of the Swiss Confederation through the Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Programme, under the Block Grant Scheme of the Partnership Fund -“Partnership and Expert Fund” (TF PF) , Ministry of culture of Bulgaria, Instituto Cervantes Sofia, Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Bulgaria, French Institute in Bulgaria, Embassy of the Republic of France, Czech Center in Sofia, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Embassy of Israel in Bulgaria, Ministry of Culture Taiwan and Seoul International Choreography Festival.


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