Dear friends, partners and guests, for a tenth year in a row we’d like to express our gratitude for being with us during the magical anniversary edition of the ONE DANCE WEEK festival. Thank you for the interest, the trust and the energy you put in us and we’d appreciate it if you fill in our short questionnaire.
It would take you no more than 3 minutes but would be 10 times more important because we’d be able to hear your voice through it and we’d take notes when we plan our next events.
We hope we’ll be together in 2018 as well and take care until then!
The closing weekend of ONE DANCE WEEK at Boris Hristov House of Culture this Saturday and Sunday (October 14 & 15) presents 2 exquisite and quite different from each other shows – the provocative MOTHER and the revolutionary KALAKUTA REPUBLIK.
On Saturday, October 14, the audience will welcome one of theundoubtable accents in the anniversary festival programme – the provocative performance of the Belgium Peeping Tom company named MOTHER. The pictorial dance exhibition which shows the various conditions and stages in the life of the mother. Beyond the obvious into her complex inner world, where fear, madness, and dreams rule.
I am excited that Czech contemporary dance is playing such a big role in the festival’s programme and there’s a whole CHECK THE CZECHS module this year!
The Czech dance scene has been growing incredibly fast and that’s quite visible especially during the last decade. The whole process can be described as synergy due to a lot of reasons like the growing number of: new venues suitable for the needs of contemporary dance in Prague, artists with diverse backgrounds who are interested in international collaboration, artistic residencies, festivals in the country, etc.
The Bulgarian track in the jubilee edition of ONE DANCE WEEK is Ivo Dimchev’s newest show SCULPTURES, which will be performed in Plovdiv on September 30 at 19:30. Just a few weeks ago, the spectacle debuted at the Volkstheater in Vienna and provoked a wide response in the artistic circles and the audience.
The name of the musical group performance, which will be presented for the first time in Bulgaria and namely in Plovdiv, is also the name of the new album of the choreographer, artist, vocalist, songwriter, performer and provocateur Ivo Dimchev. The songs from the album are the backbone of this unique 70-minute spectacle, standing on the border between a pop concert and a contemporary dance performance. In SCULPTURES together with Ivo other performers are Jordan Deschamps, Helena Araujo, Jaskaran Singh Anand, Pauline Stöhr. The live piano accompaniment is by Dimitar Gorchakov.
The jubilee edition of ONE DANCE WEEK starts on 23rd of September at 19:30 in Boris Hristov House of Culture in Plovdiv with the original show DUET OF HUMAN AND ROBOT from Taiwan. Leading characters in the show are the choregrapher Huang Yi and the German industrial robot KUKA – one of the most advanced, precise and recognisable achievements of the industry. Together they create an astonishing demonstration of the future; or rather, of our day, where people and smart machines already coexist. The dance is not a mere reflection of the beauty in both mechanics and body movements. The dance is an interpretation of the hidden emotions of out time. A performance that calls for thought.
The CHROMA performance of the co-founder of the world-famous Japanese artistic team Dumb Type, Shiro Takatani, arrives for the jubilee edition of ONE DANCE WEEK this autumn in Plovdiv. Dance lovers will be able to immerse themselves in an image and sound experiment on two consecutive days, October 6 and 7, at 19:30 at Boris Hristov House of Culture in the City under the hills.
CHROMA is a dance of light and shadows in which visual effects and large-scale graphics follow every step of the performers on stage as if to overcome and absorb them. Choreographer Shiro Takatani overcomes the laws of physics and modern optical technology to make the audience look for meaning in the hundreds of images they see on the screen every day. That’s how we are, in fact, constantly seeing and creating the world around us.