ACT Festival 2017

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ACT Independent Theater Festival # 7

under the motto: REALITY AT SHORT NOTICE

from 11 to 17 November 2017 in Sofia

The Seventh Edition of ACT Festival of Independent Theater enters the temporal reality of our here-and-now. From 11th to 17th November, the event will be declared open (temporary), hurrying to seize the present moment, blurring with its virtual reflection.

ACT Festival annually focuses on the contemporary theater, dance and performance – as a reflection of the transience in contemporary arts. For one week in November, Sofia will be filled with moment-dissolving events from the Bulgarian and foreign contemporary performance scenes. Meeting of different cultures, of local and foreign professionals.

ACT arrives with 8 Bulgarian productions (from the last year) to create a memory of tomorrow. The second international edition also features 4 foreign performances (from Germany, Great Britain, France and Israel) for seven slipping and exciting days with open meetings, discussions, lectures and workshops.

With the special participation of the great theater innovator Professor Heiner Goebbels (Germany), a timely international conference “European Art Center: Toplocentrala”, Match Point – a mentoring program for performing arts managers (demo version), as well as many other well timed actions.

An ACTive week proving that con/temporary art manages to build a bridge between realities. Past, future and imaginary are merging and transferring to the theater arena.

ACT Festival of Independent Theatre 2017 is realized with the financial support of Sofia Municipality.

The project is organized with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Bulgaria.

ACT Festival is realized in partnership with: DNA – Space for Contemporary Dance and Performance, the National Palace of Culture, Art Office Foundation, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria and the French Cultural Institute Bulgaria.