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Theatre as a Site of Democratic Experience

Mira Todorova talks to Karla Mäder, Head Dramaturg of Deutsches Theater Berlin, about the new directions and challenges for this institution in today’s complex social environment.…


The Queer Accident

Tomi Paasonen had an upward career as a ballet dancer, interrupted by a serious accident. He began creating diverse and highly eclectic performances that challanged ballet tradition. Stanimir…


Dance that does not have connection with humanity is starting to go away

Interview by Mira Todorova with Barbara Bryan, Executive Director of Movement Research, New York, on the state of the performing arts in New York, the new challenges the artists are facing and the…


National Dance Platforms: Dance, Globalisation and National Narratives in a Nutshell

Throughout the 2010s and 2020s, we have lived in a world plagued by rising nationalisms that ironically seem to be very well interconnected on the global stage. However, not all things related to the…


Dance and Politics. Various Instances of intersection

The incentive for this research came during the Covid pandemic. The imposition in many countries across the world a “state of exception”[1] or state of emergency initially triggered my interest to…


Dancing the End of the World: Workshop for performing arts practitioners and theoreticians with Thomas F. DeFrantz

20 and 21 October, 3 pm – 6 pm., “Toplocentrala” Regional Centre for Contemporary Arts Dancing the End of the World: Workshop for performing arts practitioners and theoreticians with Thomas F.…


New Dramaturgies Platform with a two-year international project on the sociopolitical agency of contemporary dance

USA-Balkan Exchange: Practice and Discourse Sharing Laboratory 18, 19, 20, 21 October, “Toplocentrala” Regional Centre for Contemporary Arts, Studio Practice and discourse sharing laboratory where…


Between core and context

Pia Brezavšček on the 3rd Bulgarian Dance Platform and the 15th Antistatic Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance in Sofia My first impression of the Bulgarian contemporary dance scene…


‘Backs boxes towels’: through the looking glass with Maria Kefirova

Bulgarian-Canadian performer and choreographer Maria Kefirova’s performance “Backs boxes towels”, co-produced by DNK contemporary dance and performance, Sofia and MAI | Montréal, arts…


The support of the independent scene is crucial for the whole ecosystem

Interview with Brian Rogers, artistic director of The Chocolate Factory Theater, New York. By Mira Todorova Brian Rogers, artistic director of The Chocolate Factory Theater, New York