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ACT Association for Independent Theatre presents: Helmet Fancy Ball

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presents: ACT Independent Theater Festival  

under the motto: Helmet Fancy Ball 

from 11 to 17 November 2016 in Sofia

For the sixth year in a row, ACT Independent Theatre Festival prepares the BALL of the free creative will and the alert self-awareness. The festival celebrates today’s victories and losses but is also prepared for tomorrow’s reality that we create today.

In the world’s cultural history festival have always been festive events, celebrating victories or achievements as well as the dangerous ecstasy of life. In the wake of huge social, political or economic crises people have always found salvation in the celebration. Our celebration – our ball – happens in a similar atmosphere of general anxiety. The world around us changes reACTively. We can see that through dozens of examples every day: the collapse of remains from ancient civilizations, attacks during music concerts, the radical right which does not want culture and education, the radical left which denies the continuation of the status quo of Capitalism, the refugees, seeking security where security is either putting too much of an effort or absent altogether. The list goes on and on.

In 2016, ACT Festival won’t neglect the situation in the world around us and will show an artistic feast of the aesthetic diversity. A BALL of the theatre reality – First international edition with 4 foreign performances (from Germany, France and Poland) and 10 Bulgarian productions (a selection from last year). Seven festive days of forums, workshops and meetings of international artists and a specific visualisation of the near future of the independent stage.

A reflection of the local and provocation of the global with the innovative projects whose preparation took almost and year for: strategy “Shared Vision”, Centre for Independent Art “Heating Plant” and “Synergy new model for management of “OKI Sredets” involving the free creative scene.

 

The festival is a celebration, which denotes the contemporary functions of theatre, namely: to ask pressing questions and not always to present “the punctual” answers, to take off the masks, that have been pressed on us, but also to put on the helmets that we all sometimes need today.

ACT Independent Theatre Festival 2016 is realized with the financial support of Sofia Municipality.

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

ACT Festival is realized in partnership with DNA –ACT Association for Independent Theatre
presents: ACT Independent Theater Festival
under the motto: Helmet Fancy Ball
from 11 to 17 November 2016 in Sofia
www.actfest.org

ACT Independent Theatre Festival 2016 is realized with the financial support of Sofia Municipality.
The project is organized with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the 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, the French Institute in Bulgaria, the Polish Institute in Bulgaria, Centre for Culture and Debate “The Red House”, Derida Dance Center, TimeHeroes and Night of theaters and Savina water, the National Palace of Culture, “Art Office” Foundation, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, the French Institute in Bulgaria, the Polish Institute in Bulgaria, Centre for Culture and Debate “The Red House”, Derida Dance Center, TimeHeroes and  Night of theaters and Savina water.