Refugees Welcome

Genre: Performance reading

Date and time:  11 November, 8 p.m.

Place:  “DNK – space for contemporary dance and performance””

Адрес: 1 Bulgaria Sq. (against the fountains in the NDK subway)

Duration: 75 minutes



Authors: Zdrava Kamenova and Gergana Dimitrova

Co-authors: Elena Shopova, Petar Meltev, with the support of Vasilena Vasileva

Director: Gergana Dimitrova

Cast: Zdrava Kamenova, Vladimir Dimitrov, Eva Danailova, Iva Todorova, Petar Meltev, Petko Kamenov, Toni Karabashev

Set design: Elena Shopova

Video: Petko Tanchev

Music: Pavel Terziysky

Assistant-director: Ekaterina Chokova

The project is implemented in partnership with Etud Gallery and Porta BG.


“Refugees welcome” explores the boundary between patriotism and nationalism, the limit of healthy tolerance and sympathy, the back and the front of Bulgarian identity today. The Bulgarian president calls all Bulgarians to actively participate in a national campaign for attracting refugees to stay in the country as this will ensure the very much needed EU funds. All Bulgarians – men, mothers, hunters, retirees, artists – begun an active propaganda, targeted at the refugees, bypassing the country.

The reading is part of ProText ∞

Organization: Organization for contemporary culture and arts – 36 Monkeys