The French theater Compagnie Acte will present its art project LIEU d’ÊTRE – a choreographic manifest on buildings, cities and utopias – in Bulgaria. In 2019, when it is part of the programme of European Capital of Culture, the project will rearrange the usual urban environment of Plovdiv in an uncommon way.
More than 40 families will open their homes to accept the guest artists. The professional dancers and choreographers will attract the inhabitants as “participants,” who after a 3-week training and rehearsals will also become a part of the final performance. Until now LIEU d’ÊTRE has been performed more than 25 times. It is a show for the wider audience, in the open, in the daytime, for an audience of up to 1,000 people.
During the screenings of the documentary LIEU d'ÊTRE au Familistère, the presentations and the master dance classes they will present vertical theater as a cross-section of a different interpretation of contemporary dance and the social aspects of the urban environment.
October 4th, 2018 (Thursday) – Presentation of the project and screening of the movie at 18:30 in the French Institute in Bulgaria, in Sofia. You can find the event on Facebook here.
October 8th 2018 (Monday) - Presentation of the project and introduction of the members and the dance groups in the Trakian Assossication Voyvoda Rusi Slavov, Kyuchuk Paris District, Plovdiv, at 18:30. You can find the event on Facebook here.
October 9th and 10th, 2018 (Tuesday and Wednesday) – Master classes in contemporary dance with Annick Charlot (choreographer of the French company) in the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, 17:00 to 20:00. You can find the event on Facebook here. To register in advance, click here.
October 10th, 2018 (Wednesday) - Pedagogical workshops in contemporary dance with students from 'St. Sedmochislenitsi' and 'Chernorizets Hrabar' Secondory Schools, in Trakia district, Plovdiv.
October 11th, 2018 (Thursday) - Presentation of the project and screening of the movie in SKLAD in the Tobacco city (16, Ekzarh Yosif street), Plovdiv at 18:30. You can find the event on Facebook here.
All events are free to enter, whereas the master classes require a registration in advance. They are suitable for professional as well as amateur dancers.