DANCE CONNECTED (DC) is an attempt to revitalise and enrich the cultural market in Bulgaria in the in the field of contemporary performing arts. The project is deployed in five key activities, aimed at both professionals and the general public. DC covers various aspects of contemporary dance (from trainings and performances to perceptions and talks), taking place in the form of workshops for exchange of experiences and innovative techniques (dance and stage design; for professionals and students / young talents), complete original performances and international forum composed of lectures and discussions. The project is implemented in partnership with three of the largest and most progressive Swiss dance companies - Cie Gilles Jobin, Cie Philipe Saire and Cie József Trefeli, all of which are globally recognised because of their contribution to the development of modern dance. Other big names and partners in DC are Krassen Krastev, Madeleine Raykov and Nicole Seiler who participate as mentors and choreographers.
Project overall objective (impact) is to strengthen and diversify the Bulgarian contemporary dance scene so that it produces competitive and valuable products both locally and internationally and thus become a beneficial and driving factor for the Bulgarian cultural economy.
Project specific objectives (outcomes):
- To encourage the production of local contemporary dance performances by fostering exchange of professional know-how and expertise, and addressing policy making and funding opportunities;
- To promote the art of contemporary dance as enjoyable and preferable artistic or entertainment factor by presenting it to the general public as interesting, accessible, understandable, multifaceted and a lucrative and attractive career choice.
Executive Agency: One Foundation for Culture and Arts /previously named Sofia Foundation for Culture and Arts/
Project manager: Elianna Lilova,
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