Dance performance for kids between the ages of 7 and 12
This guest performance is made possible with the support of the Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Drama-puppet theatre “Vasil Drumev”, Shumen.
With this performance, the bell rings for everyone who has never played an air guitar in the park or schoolyard, or never been part of a dancing gang. It is a special production by the German collective LIGNA, that Bulgarian fans already know with the productions “Secret Radio”, “Rapture and rage”, and the series “Nonument”. LIGNA will teach their “lesson” with headphones that each participant receives on site. While wearing them, an audio play starts, mixing narration and movement instruction, so that the class gradually conquers the public place it is located in – a park, a street, a courtyard.
The choreographer Jenny Gertz (1891-1966), an almost forgotten pioneer of modern dance and a visionary in working with children, has been the inspiration and ideas generator of this piece.
So, if you’re aged between 7 and 12, or you feel like it, come and join the class.
The German collective LIGNA specializes in media arts and performance and has won the prestigious “George Tabori” Award for Independent Theatre, as well as the national ICARUS award in Bulgaria for Nonument 1.0. For years their productions have analyzed the mechanisms and dynamics behind various groups and mass social movements.
The international programme of the Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance “Antistatic” 2023 is organised by the “Brain Store Project” foundation and “Nomad Dance Academy Bulgaria”, with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, National Culture Fund under the “Program for Recovery and Development of Private Cultural Organizations”, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, Sofia Municipality – Calendar of Cultural Events and Polish Institute in Sofia, and in partnership with RCCA “Toplocentrala” and “Derida” Stage.