27 April/ 8:00 PM/ DNK-Space for Contemporary Dance and Performance
1 Bulgaria Square, National Palace of Culture – underground, opposite to the fountains

Garage Collective

Burlesque performance

Authors: Zhana Pencheva, Aleksandar Georgiev and Irena Tzvetanova
Performers: Zhana Pencheva, Aleksandar Georgiev and Darío Barreto Damas
Music: Emilian Gatsov – Elbi
Stage design: Ralitsa Toneva
Photo: RUZHIN/ ACT Independent Theater Festival 2016

Duration: 60 min.

NEON is funded by Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality 2015 and according to the Regulations for Co-financing of Cultural Projects of Burgas Municipality 2015. “NEON” is coproduced by Garage Collective and is part of Derida Dance Center’s residential programme. Partners: Hamalogica Assosiation, New Bulgarian University, Dance.BG, Social Center – Burgas, Youth Cultural Center, View!Burgas, PowerFM, Attelier Cultural Programme of BNT.

“NEON” is a performance interested in the body, which causes, provokes, flirts and celebrates itself as a form of protest. It is the result of the collective authorship of Aleksandar Georgiev-Atse (Macedonia/Sweden/Bulgaria), Zhana Pencheva and Irena Tsvetanova led by their interest in the cabaret genre of burlesque and its effect potential. They translate its eroticism into the opposites between spectacularity and minimalism, contemplation and seduction, opening a space for affirmation of sensory and emotional experience.

“Yes, you smelled Neon.
It flirts and it is the body of pleasure.
Yes, Neon is the air I breathe in and that just touched you (…)”

Nominated for the IKAR 2016 Award for Contemporary Dance and Performance

Garage Collective is a platform founded 2011 by five independent artists in the Bulgarian contemporary dance scene. After their graduation from New Bulgarian University many participations in international workshops and educational programmes followed such as Spazio, Nomad Dance Academy, DanceWEB, Tranzit Festival, Deltebre Dansa, 50 Days with Passing through and Flying Low a.o. Garage Collective’s team works artistically in collaboration with Bulgarian and foreign artists and has realized also educational programmes, laboratories and works for the development of contemporary dance.