World Theatre in Sofia Festival – 4-19 June


The 12th World Theatre in Sofia Festival has opened with a programme featuring an array of different plays from Germany, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Russia and the UK.

The festival opened with Hakanaï – a visual journey into 3D space between imagination and reality. In Japanese hakanaï means temporary and fragile, evanescent and transient. The choreography unfolds inside a special cube of moving images, created in real time as a dialogue between the moving human body, music and digital technology.

This year’s World Theatre in Sofia looks at drama from a different angle. The advancement of new technologies such as satellite and online streaming has provided ready access to some of the more elaborate shows that would be difficult to transport. Thanks to these technologies, audiences in Sofia (Cinema House) and in Varna (Europe Hall, Festival Congress Centre) will be able to watch a veritable theatrical phenomenon – the unusual take on Chekhov’s classic “Three Sisters” by young director Timofey Kulyabin, dubbed the infant prodigy of new Russian theatre.

The World Theatre in Sofia Festival is part of Sofia Municipality’s cultural calendar for 2018.

More from category

Mario Zhekov, the artist who drew inspiration from the beauty of the sea

The artist would move out his atelier to the sea shore where he would capture the moods of the sea and the play of sunrays on its glass surface. He invariably followed the light that waves picked for a fascinating dance thus balancing his soul..

published on 8/11/18 8:00 AM
Boyan Radev

New exhibition at The Palace features Bulgarian masterpieces and the Olympic spirit

A large-scale impressive exhibition has been unveiled at the so-called Palace of Bulgaria’s National Arts Gallery. This was indeed the first palace of the Bulgarian princes /Alexander Battenberg and Ferdinand/ after the Liberation of Bulgaria from the..

published on 8/10/18 3:05 PM

Modern children need modern tales

They call Maya Bocheva "one of the most talented Bulgarian illustrators". Her fabulous characters and their stories, however, come alive not only on paper. The young artist is the creator of the only multimedia project for children in Bulgaria..

published on 8/5/18 8:00 AM