Opening of Plovdiv European Capital of Culture 2019
Opening Weekend (11 - 13 January 2019)
The Opening of the
We Are All Colors (12 January 2019)
The very heart of Plovdiv will welcome the 'We Are All Colors' show. The show, combining music, light and dance, will give the key to the whole year ahead and to the basic concept of the European Capital of Culture project, in which the citizens themselves are not only audiences and actors, but also creators of events. More than 1500 participants from Bulgaria and abroad will recreate on the open stage a large and
The recording of the full LIVE STREAMING of the OPENING EVENT OF PLOVDIV - EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2019: WE ARE ALL COLOURS, made on 12 JANUARY 2019, 7 PM EET (CET 6 PM), you can see here:
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A programme featuring more than 30 events will welcome the guests of Plovdiv at the Opening of the European Capital of Culture 2019. The bill for the long weekend (11 to 13 January) is the result of the collaboration between the Plovdiv 2019 Foundation and cultural institutions from Plovdiv. Instead of chronologically, the events are listed in a way that allows guests to choose from the form of art that best suits their tastes and temperaments. The route of locations starts from Tobacco City and SKLAD – Plovdiv's new space for culture – passes through the city centre to end in Kapana, the quarter of creative industries.
The opening weekend will host events of Plovdiv City Art Gallery,
The exhibition 'SMOKE. Tobacco Stories,' a Plovdiv 2019 Foundation production, will open in SKLAD on 11 January, and on the next
Besides the 'We Are All Colors' show, on 12 January, a highlight of the three opening days will be the children's programme (13 January). Part of it will be the touring exhibition 'Eureka' by the children's educational centre Muzeiko. Theatre lovers will be able to see 'Eurydice,' a performance of the Plovdiv Drama Theatre (with English subtitles). The weekend will end with the tango opera 'Maria From Buenos Aires,' the Bulgarian premiere staged by the State Opera Plovdiv
Representatives from more than 20 cities, which will and have been selected for the title European Capital of Culture attended the ceremony. More than 100 delegates participated in more than 30 events through-out the opening weekend in Plovdiv. Special guests were the representatives of Matera – the other city selected as European Capital of Culture for 2019.
More than 1 500 people from Plovdiv and Bulgaria took part in the opening show ‘We Are All Colours’. Theodosii Spassov was the first to open the ceremony with a melody, which was specially composed for the occasion. More than 200
The opening show ended with a performance by Valya Balkanska and bagpipe player Petar Yanev, under the chords of DJ Schiller and a
The ECOC opening event is produced by the Plovdiv 2019 Foundation in partnership with international organizations, the major cultural institutions in Plovdiv, Plovdiv Municipality, artists and performers from Bulgaria and abroad. The concept of the event is created by the German artistic network phase7 performing
The opening weekend programme is made jointly with partner organizations from Plovdiv and Bulgaria.