Balkan Dance Project started a new creation from Slovenian choreographer Gaj Žmavc. A creation is based on a Slovenian cultural heritage and will through dance language portray old Slovenian motifs. The premiere will be on the 27th of March 2020 in Velenje and on the 29th of March in Sarajevo. The creation was supported by Iportunus (supporting a creative mobility).
"Crave"- performance co-created by Balkan Dance project and Atom Dance Theatre from Bulgaria was successfully performed on a Sibenik Dance Festival this July.
Balkan Dance Project with shows Blasphemy in St. Florian’s valley by Aleksandar Ilić and Aleksandar Nikolić and Što the nema by Igor Kirov performed on a Dance festival “Purgatorije” in Tivat, Montenegro. Here is some TV report from the show.
The newest production Balkan Dance project called "CRAVE" is created in collaboration with Bulgarian artists and dance organisations with the additional support by the European Capital of Culture Plovdiv 2019.
Few thoughts about the show from the choreographer Stefaniya Georgieva:
Through movement, dance, Bulgarian authentic music, sensory and intimate work, we will explore the nature of craving, the cycle of desire, the eruption of wildlife and the suffering that comes from all this. Craving is what never stops, never ends, because if it is satisfied, saturated, it has the ability to become the weapon of our own destruction. The satisfied craving is a loss of meaning, void, its opposite. Dance performance for the insatiable "hunger" that can never be quenched; about desire and its many forms, the crave to achieve, the need to earn, to be the first, to know, to be able to crush, to break, to possess, to abuse, to say NO. For the attention that I'm so craving for.
Choreographer: Stefaniya Georgieva
Composers: Prof. Dr. Dimitrina Kaufmann and Maria Kaufmann
Dancers: Kalina Georgieva (BG), Dorina Puncheva (BG), Radoslav Yordanov (BG), Mojca Majcen (SL), Branko Mitrovic (BIH), Endi Schrotter (HR)
Producers: Balkan Dance Project, ATOM THEATRE/Fools on the Hill Association, Bulgaria and Festival
Plovdiv 2019 Foundation, Sofia Municipality’s Program “Culture”, JSKD Slovenia, Abomo art collective Slovenia and Municipality of City Celje
Opening night: June 8th – Plovdiv at the Military Club – Plovdiv as a part of the program of European capital of culture – Plovdiv 2019
June 9th – Sofia at the DNK stage as part of the Cultural calendar of Sofia Municipality