CLASH! Festival – Day 4 – Culture Diplomacy as Tool for Better Achievements Before and After the New Normal

Day 4 | 11th of December – Curated by Derida Dance Centre / Art Link Foundation (Bulgaria)

– Culture Diplomacy as Tool for Better Achievements Before and After the New Normal.

– Presentation of the Festival day by Atanas Maev (general manager of Derida Dance Center) and Milena Videnova (production assistant of Derida Dance Center).
– Round Table: “Diplomacy as a Strategic Tool for the Cultural Sector: National and International Perspectives”. Derida Dance Center will moderate a round table with guests who represent national and international institutions or public bodies on the topic of culture diplomacy. The participants will share their experience working in the field of art management on several prospective. The following topics will be faced: providing funds vs fund raising; target groups before the lockdown vs target groups after the lockdown; the significance of promoting and supporting art as part of state sustainability; tools for negotiations for NGOs. During the talk, the speakers will share their experiences and good practices.
– Axenia Boneva /Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria/
– Biliana Genova /Head of the Culture department of Sofia/
– Desislava Pancheva /Culture contact point of Creative Europe desk,/
– Stefka Tzaneva /Goethe institut, senior expert/
– Milena Videnova /Project coordinator from Derida Dance Center/
– Atanas Maev /CEO of Derida Dance Center/

– Screendance Performance by Derida Dance Centre / Art Link Foundation: Fractus.
Jivko Jeliazkov, Choreographer of Derida Dance Centre, together with Vladislav Iliev (visual artist) and Ivan Shopov (composer) will create a digital environment where the main concepts of CLASH! Project will be displayed. Dancers in the project are Ivona Mashova, Simona Todorova, Philip Milanov and Vyara Bolgradova.
FRACTUS is a visual dance performance in which bodies interact with each other in a certain geometric structure. In the performance, this internal relationship develops in many layers, building a universal pattern in the relationship, which associatively leads the viewer to a personal experience.
This visual expression follows the natural regularity of fractals, which are geometric shapes made up of smaller, similar parts. They move in the so-called organized chaos, in which each component develops its own trajectory, limited to a common geometric figure. The concept of the performance provides an opportunity to observe from different perspectives, which allows the viewer to build their own three-dimensional space

Supporting institutions:
– Sofia Municipality, Program “Culture” and National Culture Fund


11 December 2020


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 11 December 2020
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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