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PARALLEL EVENTS

 

PRESS-CONFERENCE of ACT Festival for Independent Theatre and

OPENING of the Dictionary of Independent Theatre exhibition

November 16 (Wednesday), 4:00 p.m.

The RedHouseCenter for Culture and Debate (Gulliver hall)

15 Lyuben Karavelov Street

 

Dictionary of Independent Theatre

Exhibition

Curators: Angelina Georgieva, Mladen Alexiev

Consultant: Vladiya Mihaylova

 

The exhibition presents the first collection of its kind that brings together facts about the existence of the independent theatre and dance scene in Bulgaria. It follows the traces as preserved in the records of ACT Association and the RedHouseCenter for Culture and Debate. Special attention is paid to some fundamental decisions of the Ministry of Culture, unknown to the general public and permanently determining the situation of Bulgarian independent theatre. It is placed in the general context of activity of some European cultural organizations and institutions in relation to support and development of the independent sector in arts. It offers an opportunity to publicly present the narratives of development of independent scene in the field of performing arts in Bulgaria.

 

16 – 29 November, every day from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., except weekends

The RedHouseCenter for Culture and Debate (No Name hall and Gulliver hall)

15 Lyuben Karavelov Street

 

16 – 20 November, every day from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sfumato Theatre Laboratory (Small stage)

2 Dimitar Grekov Street

Free entrance

 

FromBottomUp: About the need to build an efficient network for cooperation among different NGOs in Bulgaria

Discussion

The discussion initiated by the ACT Association aims at bringing together representatives of various non-governmental organizations working in different fields of society: art and culture but also architecture and urban planning, education, social integration, human rights, environment and eco-activism, management, social sciences, etc. The main focus is to discuss the opportunity of a closer cooperation among NGOs from different sectors towards the enforcement of a model based on civil initiative and professional expertise promoting an increased professional exchange among different organizations and helping a more synchronized and efficient platform for advocacy before institutions in the country on a variety of issues related to the defense of the principles of civil society.

 

19 November  (Saturday), from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The RedHouseCenter for Culture and Debate (Red hall)

15 Lyuben Karavelov Street

Free entrance

 

Future of Independent Theatre in Bulgaria

Closing Discussion 

The discussion of the quality of productions shown within the festival’s program as well as the organizational methods that made them possible will outline the directions at which Bulgaria’s independent theatre scene should focus its attention over the forthcoming period in order to develop its creative potential. A public discussion of the concept of “independent theatre” and revising the way in which the independent scene operates under the conditions set up by the current cultural policy in the field of theatre and performing arts.

 

20 November  (Sunday), from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sfumato Theatre Laboratory (main stage)

2 Dimitar Grekov Street

Free entrance

 

Post-show Artists Talks with the audience moderated by New Dramaturgies Platform

http://www.dramaturgynew.net

 

16-20 November (Wednesday through Sunday)

Within the framework of ACT Festival for Independent Theatre

 

Unscheduled Events and Spontaneous Actions

Discussions, work meetings, photo sessions and other pleasant events that may happen spontaneously.

16-20 November (Wednesday through Sunday)

Within the framework of ACT Festival for Independent Theatre

 

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