Dance Criticism Lab

Dance Criticism Lab

Platform “Without Distance”

Educational platform “Without Distance” 2023 is part of the project “Life Long Burning – Future Lost and Found (LLB 3), and implemented with the financial support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the “Culture” Programme of the Sofia Municipality, the National Culture Fund under the Programme “Recovery and Development of Private Cultural Organizations”, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Bulgarien.

Dance Criticism Lab is a space for critical reflection on the programme of the 16. “Antistatic” International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance. Preparatory meetings at the beginning of May will be held in order to offer an introduction to the dance criticism and the basic concepts of contemporary dance theory, while regular meetings with a flexible schedule will take place during the festival when participants will reflect on the performances from the festival programme and practice on creating publications in different genres for various media. 

The Lab is open to students within the humanities, with a focus on performing arts, theory of culture, and journalism. Use of English is an asset.

To apply, please send a short bio and cover letter to, no later than April 25, 2023.Selected participants will have free access to the festival programme. 

Dr. Angelina Georgieva graduated from “Theatre Studies” at NATFA “Kr. Sarafov”, where she is currently a senior assistant. She has specialised at the Free University of Berlin. She is co-founder of the Platform “New Dramaturgies”, co-editor of the online platform for contemporary performing arts, editor-in-chief of “Dance Magazine” and part of the editorial board of the theatre magazine “Homo Ludens”. She is author of numerous critical articles, co-organiser and contributor to number of initiatives in the field of contemporary performing arts.