ONE DANCE WEEK 2018 starts (21 September - 14 October 2018)

On 21 September 2018 the World Pre-premiere of the spectacle #minaret will open the 11th edition of the festival ONE DANCE WEEK - the largest forum in Bulgaria solely dedicated to contemporary dance.

'ONE DANCE WEEK – International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance' is one of the highlights in the programme of Plovdiv European Capital of Culture 2019 (check our programme highlights HERE). The festival will be presenting the most exciting and notable performers in the field of contemporary dance practices in Europe, Asia and America.

A special Lithuanian focus of three performances will offer a meeting with the modern face of Lithuania. The youngest generation of artists will be presented in the Young Choreographers initiative. The World Pre-premiere of the Spectacle # minaret of the star Omar Rajeh (Lebanon) will open the festival on 21 September at 19:30. The programme includes also two solo dance performances [K(-A-)O] & [LOVE] by the Japanese choreographer Kenji Shinohe on 22 September at 19:30, a contemporary circus spectacle ‘Night’ of the Portuguese company CIRCOLANDO on 5 October, the world premiere of 'ATMA' by the Greek artists Danae Dimitriadi and Dionysios Alamanos on 6 October at 19:30, the miniature [DEMONS] inspired by the traditional Korean dance and realized by the choreographer Kim Jin A and the visual artist Kim Ju-bin on 7 October.

The world renowned choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou arrives for the first time in Bulgaria with the performance ‘The Great Tamer’ (28, 29 and 30 September).

The Lithuanian spectacle "Contemporary?" will close the festival on October 14 at 17:30.

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All performances will take place at the Boris Hristov House of Culture.

Detailed festival programme, information abou the spectacles and links for tickets can be found at our website as well as at

‘ONE DANCE WEEK – International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance’ is undertaken by the ‘ONE Foundation for Culture and Arts’.



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