May 1, 2018
Joint Action in the European Year of Cultural Heritage
Let's dance: Massive Pan-European dance event ‚ Work it Out in the Tobacco City
At 3 pm sharp /CET/ on May 1, 2018, thousands of mainly young dancers will be transforming more than 30 industrial monuments in 10 European countries into a stage for the continental dance event ERIH Work-it-Out - in Bulgaria, this will mean - 4 pm check the event here
The Europe-wide dance performance celebrates the European Year of Cultural Heritage and is the main contribution of ERIH - European Route of Industrial Heritage, to this year-long celebration. ERIH is Europe’s largest tourist network and comprises hundreds of exciting industrial monuments and museums. As one of 18 European cultural institutions, ERIH will get the whole continent going with year-long, hands-on activities.
On Labour Day, Europe will be dancing amidst industrial settings – come to Plovdiv in the Tobacco City in front of SKLAD 2019 at 4 pm Bulgarian time.
The dancers will follow the rhythm of an electronic dance version of the Ode to Joy which has been arranged by the 17-year-old musicians Paul Fanger and Paul Ostarek of Paul & Friends. The choreography of Hai Truong, dance studio Groove Dance Classes, is based on the repetitive movements of former workers and it translates them into modern dance moves.
The dancers from "Millenium" dance club Plovdiv will place Bulgaria next to Norway, Sweden and the UK, Belgium, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, Spain, and Italy where ‚Work it Out‘ will transform the cultural heritage sites into places of shared experience by recreating the ancient spirit of technological progress through rhythm and imagination based on the speed and motion of historic machines.
Be part of the event also via YouTube and Instagram following erih_workitout or watch the event on the ERIH website erih.net. In addition, all participants of ‚Work it Out‘ are invited to share their impressions via social media, using the hashtag #erihworkitout and #plovdiv.
Tag yourself from the Тютюневият град / Tobacco City.