ONE DANCE WEEK 2018: [K(-A-)O] & [LOVE]

ONE DANCE WEEK is the biggest forum in Bulgaria dedicated solely to contemporary dance.  In Plovdiv, the festival will be presenting the most exciting and notable performers in the field of contemporary dance practices in Europe, Asia and America.

The 11th edition of ONE DANCE WEEK in 2018 will take place from 21 September to 14 October at the Boris Hristov House of Culture.

[K(-A-)O] & [LOVE]

22 September 2018, 19:30, Boris Hristov House of Culture

Japanese choreographer Kenji Shinohe presents two solo dance performances related to the modern human life. In [K(-A-)O], he explores how we express emotions with the keyboard symbols of the information era. What is hiding behind all the emoticons we exchange on a daily basis? Are virtual smiles honest? How can we get back our feelings?

[LOVE] is a short story about before to start love. How can we love someone or ourselves without any originality?


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. Currently living in Essen, he performs as a soloist and leads Die Tokyo Dance Crew and ELTEN. He has received the Grand Prize and Audience Award at the choreography competition at the International Dance Theater Festival in Germany and the Prime Minister Cup, the Sawamoto Tokumi Prize, and the SAF Special Prize in Japan.

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"ONE DANCE WEEK - International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance" is a project by ONE Foundation for Culture and Arts.

Beginning of ONE DANCE WEEK 2018



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