• World's theatre gathers in Düsseldorf

      World's theatre gathers in Düsseldorf

      An airplane in front of the Schauspielhaus theatre hall, siren songs from Australia and a live stream from Cape Town - the festival Theater der Welt has started on Thursday in Düsseldorf. The programme's performances will be staged mainly in front of a live audience. Participants in the fest are 350 artists from five continents and 17 countries.

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    • Sofia to host New Dramaturgy Festival

      Sofia to host New Dramaturgy Festival

      This spring Goethe-Institut Bulgaria invites stage arts lovers to a meeting with new plays from Bulgaria and Germany. The New Dramaturgy Festival is part of the New Stages Southeast three-year international project organised by Goethe-Instituts from the Southeast Europe region. The festival's programme in Bulgaria will focus on new Bulgarian texts along with texts by two of the most popular authors on the contemporary German scene - Maria Milisavljevic and Sasha Marianna Salzmann.

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    • Digital journey in theatre world

      Digital journey in theatre world

      The fourteenth edition of the World Theatre in Sofia platform is shifting entirely to digital this year and will take place from 13 until 24 November. The platform offers a selection of theatre shows painting the aesthetics profile of the European theatre scene over the past two decades. Viewers will have completely free access to all streams for three days from the starting date. All shows will be made available to internet users across the country, are subtitled in Bulgarian and can be viewed only on viafest.org.

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    • Prof. Andrey Avramov, stage director: Dario Fo is of my blood type

      Prof. Andrey Avramov, stage director: Dario Fo is of my blood type

      The art of humour is a peculiar thing, especially when it is publicly displayed. It is a difficult and very responsible matter. Humour has different dimensions - sincere, biting, vicious, sarcastic… Pulling these invisible threads, which cause theatre audiences to laugh, is a specific thing and a part of our job is to catch them. The nature of humour is such that it originates very often from the juxtaposition of paradoxical and unexpected twists, says stage director Andrey Avramov in an interview to Europost.

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    • Susita Fink, puppeteer and producer: Vienna is our scenery

      Susita Fink, puppeteer and producer: Vienna is our scenery

      Drama specialist and director of a small Vienna Street Puppets theaterfink, Susita Fink and his colleagues offer the guests of the Austrian capital an interesting attraction this summer - the first cultural horse-drawn carriage that travels through the time and history of Vienna. I take historical stories and relate history to the present. The actors are from Vienna and the music is old Viennese music composed from Vienna artists like Ernst Molden. With all my performances I have a political intention to show in a funny way how little has society changed, says Susita Fink in an interview to EUROPOST.

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    • Andrey Avramov: Staging comedies is serious work

      Andrey Avramov: Staging comedies is serious work

      This unprecedented challenge called Covid-19 has become the topical issue of today and we have to cope with it both personally and as a society. The crisis will be reflected in art, but it calls for a talented interpretation, says theatre director Andrey Avramov in an interview to Monitor.

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    • Marius Kurkinski: Theatre took me to God

      Marius Kurkinski: Theatre took me to God

      Getting to play so many roles, so many different characters, sometimes four-five at a time, actually helped me to exorcise my demons, my budding sins. I just wrenched them out of my being and tossed them. That is how I dealt with the terror that grips a young and unprotected soul, says actor and director Marius Kurkinski in an interview to Europost.

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    • Japanese dance of darkness will be performed in Sofia

      Japanese dance of darkness will be performed in Sofia

      A form of Japanese dance theatre known as butoh is at the core of a new show by Bulgarian experimental theatre company Meteor, which will be performed in Sofia on 30 and 31 October. Butoh, or ankoku buto (dance of darkness), is a type of avant-garde dance which raises the most difficult existential questions using extreme means of expression.

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