ONE DANCE WEEK
The "ONE DANCE WEEK - International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance" project by ONE Foundation for Culture and Arts is a highlight in the programme of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture
ONE DANCE WEEK is the biggest forum in Bulgaria dedicated solely to contemporary dance – one of the fastest-developing genres in the contemporary art world. By presenting innovative and important cultural content, the festival aims at sustainable development of the current cultural scene in Bulgaria.
ONE DANCE WEEK 2019 (12 September – 20 October 2019)
KIND (CHILD) – 20 September
PEEKING TOM, one of the world's most thrilling and recognizable dance troupes, will be returning to Plovdiv to present its latest show, KIND (CHILD), as part of the ONE DANCE WEEK 2019 festival. KIND is the long-awaited dance interpretation of the convoluted children's world by the choreographers Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier. In Plovdiv, the performance will take place at the Boris Hristov House of Culture on 20 September 2019. KIND will be a highlight of ONE DANCE WEEK's special edition, part of the programme of Plovdiv 2019. Tickets online - HERE. Facebook event - HERE.
MEDIUM (22 September)
Rising Indonesian choreographer Rianto joins the programme of ONE DANCE WEEK 2019. Known for his impressive dance vocabulary merging contemporary and traditional techniques from Central Java, he will present his first solo show, MEDIUM, in Plovdiv. Accompanied only by magical vocals and live percussion, Rianto will step onstage to embody a woman, a man, a bird. The show will take place in Boris Hristov House of Culture on the 22nd of September, at 19:00. Rianto is a rising dance star from Indonesia and the island of Java, a land rich in mysteries and identities. Facebook event HERE. Tickets online HERE.
Carmina Burana (29 September)
Szeged's contemporary ballet creates a magnificent spectacle in the music of one of the most performed classical works and gives him a completely different life. Facebook event HERE. Tickets online HERE.
A Simple Space (18 October)
A contemporary circus piece is coming from Australia to premiere on the Bulgarian stage as part of ONE DANCE WEEK 2019. A SIMPLE SPACE by Gravity & Other Myths is an extreme demonstration of strength and skills by \ acrobats that will fly over your heads. Hang on because it's all for real. There’s no safety net or ropes. There is no technical assistance. The performance will take place at the Boris Hristov House of Culture on 18 September 2019, at 20:00. Facebook event HERE. Tickets online HERE.
ONE DANCE WEEK 2018
The 11th edition of ONE DANCE WEEK in 2018 will take place from 21 September to 14 October. The festival features outstanding artists. 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 festival features outstanding artists
22 September 2018, [K(-A-)O] & [LOVE]
Japanese choreographer Kenji Shinohe presents two solo dance performances related to
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
“The Great Tamer“ is a performance-contemplation in which the ancient Greek worship of the human body intertwines with references to famous paintings and works of art on an impressive moving stage.
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.
More about the event
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
Get tickets for the world's premiere of "ATMA", here and in the offices of Easypay. Find details on Facebook.
7 October 2018 [DEMONS] by Kim Jin A, FIRST MEET, by Lee In Soo
October 7 will present a double bill: [DEMONS], by the choreographer Kim Jin A, and "First Meet," by Lee In So.
[DEMONS] is a miniature inspired by the traditional Korean dance Salp’uri and realized by the choreographer Kim
Salp’uri has been performed and polished for
"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
ONE DANCE WEEK 2017
The special anniversary edition of ONE DANCE WEEK took place from 23 September to 15 October. The Taipei-based choreographer Huang Yi opened the festival with his “A Duet of Human and Robot”. The famed Japanese choreographer Shiro Takatani presented a large-scale visual-dance performance, “Chroma”. Artists from the Czech Republic, Japan, Korea, Bulgaria and Burkina Faso demonstrated some of the most captivating contemporary dance practices