The revolutionary-musical show KALAKUTA REPUBLIC will close the 10th anniversary edition of ONE DANCE WEEK on October 15 at 7:30 pm in Boris Hristov House of Culture in Plovdiv. Inspired and filled with the sound from the compositions of the legendary Fela Kuti, the father of afro-beat and an unbending rebel against the junta in Nigeria, this unusual dance performance tells about resistance to the great politics, about revolutions and those who stand under their flags.
Kuti himself is considered a prototype of African opposition, because the sharp satire against the regime, repression and colonialism in his albums “cost” him over 200 arrests. And much more – an army pogrom over the Kalakuta Republic – Kuti’s personal estate, which he proclaimed an independent state in 1977.
One of the strongest accents in ONE DANCE WEEK jubilee program is the performance of Peeping Tom – MOTHER, which will take place on October 14 at 19:30 at Boris Hristov House of Culture in Plovdiv. The performance gathers various stages and states of life of the mother to surprise us, displaying her intricate inner world of extremes, fears and dreams.
From a frightened little girl to a 40-year-old woman in the prison of her own insecurity, the spectacle reaches beyond the obvious, beyond what we think we know about the mother. The action develops in the background of a seemingly familiar decor – a museum, a maternity ward, a studio.
In front of you is the new visual identity of ONE DANCE WEEK dedicated to the tenth anniversary edition taking place in Plovdiv from September 23 to October 15.
Because contemporary dance art is not chaos or vanity, but accurate science with the richest toolkit.
Because the stories, bodies, and technologies that make up the shows are simply means, just bearers of unifying messages.
Because artists do not go on stage for their own sake but for you.
Because dance in 2017 is not a lonely and misunderstood act, but a wide-angle mirror of topical issues, of big and small problems.
This year’s selection of performances embraces the mission to color the audience’s brain. The festival’s vision is to expand the mind and to reflect on contemporary art as a source of universal message and awareness. The upcoming event speaks about our acceptance of diversity, love, revolution, secrets, and our deepening dependence on technology.
In its 10th edition, ONE DANCE WEEK takes us through unknown continents, stories, traditions, technologies, and aesthetics. We rethink the globe and its political, geographical, social, ethnic and religious boundaries to build a new world where unity is a conscious adventure. We communicate through dance to reach an understanding beyond the power of words.
This autumn ONE DANCE WEEK turns 10 and celebrates with a special programme selection and wonderful gifts with the support of Visa – the leading payment system and also general partner of the festival.
The first surprise is our Early Bird DANCE Festival Pass! Buy your early bird festival pass at a price of 40 BGN and visit all of the shows of this year’s festival. Buy the pass with your Visa card via the epaygo.bg system until July 12 and you’ll receive a gift from Visa – limited edition festival bag.
Save the weekends from September 23 to October 15 in Plovdiv and await more surprises!
Dear guests of ONE DANCE WEEK 2016,
Thank you for being part of our ninth edition. We hope we have achieved the goal of making you happy, impressing and astonishing you with our selection this year. We also hope we’ll succeed in presenting the best of the international contemporary dance scene in the next years.
A few days after the end of the festival we’d like to hear your opinion and we’ll be really grateful if you spare just 3 minutes in sharing your thoughts and impressions after the end.
You can find our short questionnaire here, but it’s only in Bulgarian.
Today at 7:00 PM at Instituto Cervantes Sofia our team will present STREET DANCERS – a documentary shot in Plovdiv. The movie is part of Europa Transit, one of the travelling embassies of San Sebastian – European Capital of Culture 2016. The movie is produced with the help of ONE DANCE WEEK and Plovdiv 2019.
JINX 103 is a dance performance for the public space, in which József Trefeli and Gábor Varga explore the rhythms and rituals of life in a high energy and create an energetic and captivating performance.
Feel free to join us on October 29 at 4:00 PM in Kapana Creative District exactly where Hristo Dyukmedzhiev St and Zlatarska St cross.
The ninth edition of ONE DANCE WEEK will soon come to its end with UP (CH), of choreographers József Trefeli and Mike Winter, will be performed on October 30 at 6:00 PM at Boris Hristov House of Culture. UP will uplift us into the enigmatic state which will inspire immediate enthusiasm, representing the theme of elevating the spirit.
Tickets via the Eventim network at the price of 10 BGN.
We are grateful for the opportunity to present the Spanish dance company La Veronal, famous with the great plasticity and technique of its dancers, in front of Plovdivians and the guests of the city. On October 29 at 7:30 PM at Plovdiv Drama Theatre they will perform the piece KOVA ¬ Geographic Tools only a week after its world premiere.
Tickets via the Eventim network at the price of 10 BGN.
This Saturday, October 22, at 4:00 PM and at 8:30 PM at Boris Hristov House of Culture ONE DANCE WEEK invites you to an unique journey through the digital world of SECOND BODY. Prepare to cross over the borders between reality and virtual space and to explore new definitions of the human body.
Tickets via the Eventim network at the price of 10 BGN. The guests with festivals passes can attend only at 4:00 PM
On October 21 at 7:00 PM at Lucky House of Cinema ONE DANCE WEEK will present the biographic movie MR. GAGA created by the director Tomer Heymann. The movie is a beautiful cinematographic traveling through the life of Ohad Naharin – renowned choreographer and artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company, who redefined the language of contemporary dance.
Layers of spilled beer and testosterone unite into a mixture of scents which lay in the basis of the performance ALL HELL IS BREAKING LOOSE, HONEY which will be presented on October 20 at 7:30 PM at Boris Hristov House of Culture.
The show will be only in English without translation.
Tickets via the Eventim network at the price of 10 BGN.
On October 17 at 7:30 PM at Plovdiv Drama Theatre ONE DANCE WEEK and the Czech dance company DOT504 invite you to their show COLLECTIVE LOSS OF MEMORY which will be in English without Bulgarian translation. The piece, which has an award from Czech Dance Platform 2015 for Dance Performance of the Year, is created by choreographers Lenka Ottova, Jozef Fruček, and Linda Kapetanea.
Last chance to buy one of our festival passes, at the price of 45 BGN, which grant exclusive entry to all of our events in the programme of ONE DANCE WEEK. Passes can still be found via the Eventim network or with the kind help of the Ticket office in front of the Plovdiv Municipality next to the Kopchetata fountain.
The official opening of the festival if tomorrow, October 9, with the American show BLOODLINES played by the New York based dancers of Stephen Petronio. The company will present their newest, biggest, and most ambitious project at Boris Hristov House of Culture at 6:00 PM.
We thank Виж!София for the interview with the choreographer of Anarchy Dance Theatre – Jeff Chieh–hua Hsieh
TO WHAT EXTENT DO THE SPACES INFLUENCE THE CONTENT OF A PERFORMANCE?
In Second Body, space plays a very important role of the performance. For example, in the first part of Second Body, the audience could only hear the sound of movements. The performance in the dark and the audience will hear the body moving in the space. Through the sound, you can get feel the relationship between body and space and also get the sense of BODY. Another example is in the third part, Second Body is going to talk about how the body create and change space and in the end, the space is also changing body.
If you want to become part of the ONE DANCE WEEK 2016 team – the biggest and most recognized festival of contemporary dance in Bulgaria – just drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We need energetic and positive young people to help us with the distribution of the festival advertising materials in Sofia and Plovdiv as well as other activities. The employment period is from the beginning of September until the end of October depending on the possibilities and needs of every volunteer.
On October 13 at Boris Hristov House of Culture the choreographer Yuval Pick, director of Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape (France), will demonstrate his love to one of the pioneers of the electronic music scene – the world-famous band Kraftwerk.
The audience will also witness the tendencies in the dance that are typical for the romanticism, integrated in the performance ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC? which is part of the programme of the ninth edition of the international festival of contemporary dance and performance ONE DANCE WEEK 2016.
The artistic path of the emblematic masters of postmodern dance – Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown – entangled with original scene design by Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg as well as great music from other giants like David Tudor and the contemporary star Clams Casino.
The ONE DANCE WEEK festival of contemporary dance and performance is back and will take place between 9 and 30 of October. Its ninth edition will introduce the work of the newest names on the dance scene, but will also cherish the traditional routes built up by already very well-known choreographers. This year’s selection includes choreographers and dance companies from Spain, Canada, Korea, USA, Taiwan, France, Switzerland, and Czech Republic, which will show the different and varying faces of contemporary dance.
We are extremely happy with our new video which was created by Stefan Chinoff specially for this year’s advertising campaign of the festival. Now is the moment also to thank our partners:
The festival is organised by Foundation ONE for Culture and Arts with the crucial support of the Plovdiv Municipality and America for Bulgaria Foundation and with the general partnership of Programista; and the main partnership of Societe Generale Expressbank and Putishta Plovdiv. The festival is powered by Ford by Moto-Pfohe.
From today until the end of the ninth edition of ONE DANCE WEEK (09–30.10.2016) one will be able to buy a festival pass at the price of 45 BGN which grants an entry to all of our 9 shows. The only obligation is, regarding the SECOND BODY dance performance which will be played two times on October 22, every festival pass owner should attend the show from 4:00 PM
Don’t miss a single show with our festival pass bought via the Eventim network or with the kind help of the Ticket office in front of the Plovdiv Municipality next to the Kopchetata fountain.
We’d like to introduce Stefan Chinoff who is the designer responsible for the visual identity of ONE DANCE WEEK 2016. He is interested and has been working in the fields of design, typography and illustrations and has already participated in a lot of creative projects – Plakat Kombinat, Spirit of Burgas, Temper Boards, and also the gigantic Wired Magazine, Burton, Nike, BBC. Stefan is just as wonderful as his artistic style. You can take a closer look at some of his moments here and also browse through his Behance.
We were eager to share more of him and his work on the visual identity of ONE DANCE WEEK 2016. As you may already know, the visuals used by Stefan this year were also a part of our identity in 2015 – created and adapted by Noble Graphics and acknowledged with a bronze prize for in the Press Advertisement – Social, Politic, Media category and a silver prize for the Design and Text. Art Direction category during #ФАРА2015. After all our favourite designer remade them and looked at them though a brand new point of view – one which is definitely more magnetic and more electric, but keeping the traditional blue festival colour. The main accent and inspiration for him were the vibrations – music, dance, but also human. They are the content underneath the form of contemporary dance (scene design, music, rhythm, light design, choreography, etc.) and every single person feels them in his own and unique way, sometimes they keep you on your toes, sometimes they scare you and all you can do is choose between running away from the performance and letting yourself go.
22/ОCT/4:00 & 8:30 PM
Just a few days after we announced the programme of the ninth edition of the ONE DANCE WEEK festival of contemporary dance and performance we’d like to take a look back at our eighth edition in which notorious choreographers of the international contemporary performing arts scene like Raimund Hoghe (DE) and Trajal Harrell (US), and one of the most influential dance companies like Farm in the Cave (CZ) and Compagnie MPTA (FR).
In 2016 we will introduce quite an interesting programme but right before that moment let us remember how did the international festival of contemporary dance and performance go in 2015 from the point of view of Maritsa Kolcheva.
Between October 9 and October 30 Plovdiv welcomed international artists and choreographers shaping the directions of contemporary dance and performance today. The ninth edition of ONE DANCE WEEK featured companies from all round the globe – USA, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Korea, Taiwan, Czech Republic and France. The event will present various creative approaches, styles and viewpoints, introduced by the most established names in the field.
The festival starts on October 9 with BLOODLINES a remarkable project which pays tribute to the great masters of postmodern dance, who influenced profoundly the artistic path of a whole generation of choreographers. The repertoire, which Stephen Petronio Company presented, included two iconic pieces: Glacial Decoy and Rainforest, created by some of the most prominent figures in the history of dance – Trisha Brown and Merce Cunningham. An original piece by Stephen Petronio himself called Locomotor, which marks the company’s 30th anniversary, was also part of the repertoire.