Between October 9 and October 30 Plovdiv welcomed international artists and choreographers who are shaping the directions of contemporary dance and performance today. The ninth edition of ONE DANCE WEEK featured companies from all round the globe – USA, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Korea, Taiwan, Czech Republic and France.
The event presented various creative approaches, styles and viewpoints, introduced by the most established names in the field.
The festival started on October 9 with BLOODLINES a remarkable project which pays tribute to the great masters of postmodern dance, who influenced profoundly the artistic path of a whole generation of choreographers. The repertoire, which Stephen Petronio Company presented, included two iconic pieces: Glacial Decoy and Rainforest, created by some of the most prominent figures in the history of dance – Trisha Brown and Merce Cunningham. An original piece by Stephen Petronio himself called Locomotor, which marks the company’s 30th anniversary, was also part of the repertoire.
For the first time the festival presented performances from Canada and Taiwan. Frédérick Gravel, a key figure on the Canadian scene, known for his rebellious style and experimentation is the choreographer of the performance ALL HELL IS BREAKING LOOSE, HONEY. Anarchy Dance Theatre presented SECOND BODY – a 360-degree projection which invited the audience on an expedition in search of a new definition of the body.
The closing performance was UP by the choreographers – Jozsef Trefeli and Mike Winter. The show was a real physical challenge for the six dancers who use dynamic vocabulary of movement.
The festival started in 2008 as the only forum in the country entirely devoted to contemporary dance – one of the most rapidly developing genres in contemporary art that knows no boundaries between techniques, art forms and aesthetics, that turns rules and roles upside down and makes the impossible possible – which is what constitutes its bold and attractive gesture. Over the past eight years, the festival presented some of the most interesting phenomena in the sphere of contemporary dance practices, including performances from Europe, Asia and America, which show different dance trends.
Among the artists who have performed at ONE DANCE WEEK are:
- 2Faced Dance Company (UK)
- Anarchy Dance Theatre (TW)
- Barbora Látalová (CZ)
- Brice Leroux (BE)
- Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape/Direction Yuval Pick (FR)
- Cie Philippe Saire (CH)
- Compagnia TPO (IT)
- Compagnie 111 (FR)
- Compagnie Alias (CH)
- Compagnie MPTA (FR)
- Compania Sharon Fridman (ES)
- Contemporary Dragon KungFu Company (CN)
- Cia Daniel Abreu (ES)
- Delrevés Dance Company (ES)
- Farm in the Cave (CZ)
- Frédérick Gravel/Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup (CA)
- Gauthier Dance (DE)
- Gilles Jobin Dance Company (CH)
- Gunilla Heilborn (SE)
- Hiroaki Umeda (JP)
- Ho Yeon Kim (KR)
- Hoi Woong Ryu (KR)
- Hyuk Jin (KR)
- Ivo Dimchev (BG/BE)
- Ji Hee Lee (KR)
- József Trefeli (CH)
- Kil Seo-Young (KR)
- Kim Jae Seung (KR)
- Krassen Krastev (BG/CH)
- La Veronal (ES)
- Liquid Loft (AT)
- Peridance Dance Company (US)
- Pierre Rigal (FR)
- Raimund Hoghe (DE)
- Seok Hun (KR)
- Sidra Bell Dance Company (US)
- Stephen Petronio Company (US)
- Thomas Noone Dance (ES)
- Trajal Harrell (US)
- Ultima Vez/ Wim Vandekeybus (BE)
Tickets in the Eventim network at the price of 10 BGN.
Festival pass can be bought also via Eventim at the price of 45 BGN
For groups of 10 of more people ask for a special discount at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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