ONE DANCE WEEK 2018
The 11th edition of ONE DANCE WEEK in 2018 will take place from September 21 to October 14. The festival presents outstanding artists. A special Lithuanian focus of 3 shows will meet with the modern face of Lithuania. The youngest generation of artists will be featured in the "Young Choreographers".
Highlights in the programme:
21 September, Opening, Minaret:
World Pre-premiere of the Spectacle # MINARET of the Lebanon star Omar Rajeh/ Maqamat Dance Theatre will open the 11th edition of ONE DANCE WEEK on September 21 at 19:30 at the Boris Hristov House of Culture in Plovdiv.
22 September 2018, [K(-A-)O] & [LOVE]
Japanese choreographer Kenji Shinohe presents two solo dance performances related to the modern human life. A dancer and choreographer, Kenji Shinohe graduated from the Nihon University College of Art and received a scholarship from that university to study at Germany’s Folkwang University of the Arts. He performs as a soloist and leads Die Tokyo Dance Crew and ELTEN.
In [K(-A-)O], he explores how we express emotions with the keyboard symbols of the information era. [LOVE] is a short story about before to start love. How can we love someone or ourselves without any originality?
Dimitris Papaioannou in Bulgaria
One of the most famous choreographers, the author of the spectacular ceremonies at Olympic stadiums in Athens and Baku - Dimitris Papaioannou *, became part of ONE DANCE WEEK. Dimitris Papaioannou arrives for the first time in Bulgaria with the show "The Great Tamor" ** - on September 28, 29 and 30 at the Boris Hristov House of Culture. From 19:30, he will show the surreal magic that the whole world talks about.
The spectacle looks at human life as a journey to hidden treasures, the discovery of the intimate and the real, leaving pure taboos for death and body purely naked. Scenography, typically in the style of Papaioannou, is a magical delight for the senses - the floor planes form waves, open unexpected entrances, come to life on Rembrandt's paintings ...
Do not miss one of the most spectacular cultural events of the year!
The spectacle is not appropriate for children younger than 14!
On 5 October 2018, at 19.30, ONE DANCE WEEK will present the contemporary circus spectacle Night of the Portuguese company CIRCOLANDO.
A trio of men and a DJ step into the dark territories in search of new clarities in this intensely physical and emotional dance inspired by life in the suburban areas and underground life.
The show is not suitable for children under 16 years of age.
Limited seating. Advance ticket sales: 15 BGN. Save your seat at bit.ly/ODWNoite.
Circolando is a transdisciplinary artistic company founded by André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo in 1999. Their productions combine dance, circus, and theater, with strong input from other creation fields: poetry, visual arts, music, video. The creators' initial affinity to circus lays within the name of the company.
More about the event at Facebook.
6 October 2018, ATMA
One more show will have its world premiere on the stage of ONE DANCE WEEK 2018 in October - ATMA, by the Greek artists Danae Dimitriadi and Dionysios Alamanos!
The show is a co-production of ONE DANCE WEEK, Big Story Performing Arts Services and the Barcelona-based Center Cívic de la Barceloneta. In August, at a creative residence in Plovdiv, the two artists will put on the final touches on their shows, developed on the dance miniature UNCIA. Danae Dimitriadi and Dionysios Alamanos will take us to a mysterious place where humans' superiority over animals does not exist. In 2018 alone, ATMA won three awards at the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC) – the XL award for production, the Conny Janssen Danst award, and an award from the Club Guy & Roni.
Get tickets for the world's premiere of ATMA here and in the offices of Easypay. Find details on Facebook - facebook.com/events.
7 October 2018 [DEMONS] by Kim Jin A, A FIRST MEET, by Lee In Soo
October 7 will present a double bill: [DEMONS], by the choreographer Kim Jin A, and "A First Meet," by Lee In So.
[DEMONS] is a miniature inspired by the traditional Korean dance Salp’uri and realized by the choreographer Kim Jin A and the visual artist Kim Ju-bin. The spectacle aims at restoring the inner peace of the living and calm the souls of the dead. The work impresses with gorgeous costumes and Eastern aesthetics of the movements.
Salp’uri has been performed and polished for centuries, and is considered today one of the most refined and popular creative achievements of folkdance in Korea.
"First Meet", by Lee In Soo, one of Korea's most popular choreographers, seeks the way to the self and self-knowledge. This one-man piece has already been shown in Korea, China, Hungary and the Czech Republic. It won the Grand Prix at the A Tánc Fesztiválja in Hungary in 2018.
The two performances' combined run time is 60 minutes, and admission to both is with a single ticket. There's an interval, but the audience will be asked to remain seated.
* Born in Athens in 1964, Dimitris Papaioannou was originally a comic book artist before capturing the heights of performing arts as a director, choreographer, dancer, stage designer, costume designer, makeup and lighting. He is a student of the legendary Greek painter Yannis Tsarouchis. For 17 years he experimented with physical theater, dance and performance. Papaioannou became world famous for the official Olympic Games in Athens (2004) and the European Games in Baku (2015), and in the meantime he continues to direct avant-garde plays for the big theaters in Greece and Europe.
** The premiere of "THE GREAT TAMOR" was held on 24 May 2017 in Onassis Center, Athens. The show is shown at the most prestigious festivals and scenes on two continents, including Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Naples, Stockholm, Seoul and Taipei.
"ONE DANCE WEEK - International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance" is a project by ONE Foundation for Culture and Arts.
From May 23 at the Easypay cashiers and online, in the system of EpayGo.bg:bit.ly/ODWTheGreatTamer, 50 promotional tickets for "THE GREAT TAMER" will be offered at an exclusive price of 20 BGN until the quantities are exhausted .
Presale tickets for ONE DANCE WEEK - www.epay.bg.