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Wednesday 22 May 2019
20 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
May 2019
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
20.05.2019

BALLET PERFORMANCE FEATURING MASHA ILIEVA BALLET SCHOOL

Children’s Ballet Performance featuring Masha Ilieva Ballet School
Stage: Big stage
Duration: 1 hour
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age
Music and Dance Events
20.05.2019

THE MUSIC OF EUROPE 2 – ALBANIA

The Music of Europe 2 features the music of European countries that are not members of the EU. It is a series of 16 concerts which will present Russian, Norwegian, Icelandic, Kosovan, Macedonian and other countries’ music masterpieces.
Traditionally, March 3 is dedicated to Bulgarian composers and performers. This year again the concerts will be held on Mondays in Bulgaria Chamber Hall. The soloists will be once again well-known Bulgarian musicians, performers who are still developing their potential and soloists from Europe, who have already proven themselves on the international stage. The Program includes both classical music masterpieces and contemporary music pieces.
The concerts will be held in partnership with the National Academy of Music and supported by the Ministry of Culture.
Music and Dance Events
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
21.05.2019
Sports Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
22.05.2019

GOLDEN FEATHER CEREMONY – CANTUS FIRMUS

The Largo, Nezavisimost Square, Sofia
The award ceremony is held in honor of May 24 – Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slav Letters. The laureates will receive a gold brooch in the shape of a pen. The ceremony will be attended by prominent Bulgarian musicians and ensembles.
Festivals
22.05.2019

EUROPE DANCES

The Largo
Music and dance performance featuring Zdravets Dance Ensemble, Sredets Dance Ensemble, Masha Ilieva Ballet School, musical ensembles from the National Palace of Children.
Music and Dance Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
23.05.2019

CONCERT OF SOFIA SOLOISTS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE MASTERPIECES OF XX CENTURY

Conductor: Plamen Dzhurov;
Soloist: Lyudmil Angelov, piano
Program: Chopin – Variations on La Ci Darem
La Mano Op. 2 from Mozart's Don Giovanni
Alexander Rosenblatt – Fantasy on themes from “Polovtsian Dances” by A. Borodin;
Bizet-Shchedrin – Carmen Suite
Contemporary Russian authors
Ticket-only event.
Music and Dance Events
23.05.2019

SOFIA MUSIC WEEKS

Sofia Music Weeks International Music Festival – Opening
Frédéric Chopin – Second Ballade;
Frédéric Chopin – Variations on Don Giovanni,
Georges Bizet / Rodion Shchedrin – Carmen Suite;
Conductor: Plamen Dzhurov;
Soloist: Lyudmil Angelov, piano
Festivals
24.05.2019

Day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavic Script

May 24 is the Day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavic Script - a day on which the entire nation celebrates and pays homage to Cyril and Methodius - the creators of the Glagolitic alphabet. This is a writing system from the 9th century based on the Bulgarian dialect, a prototype of the Bulgarian alphabet, adapted in the Cyrillic alphabet. The Cyrillic alphabet is the Bulgarian contribution to many peoples around the world - Russians, Ukrainians, Macedonians, and Serbs. The Cyrillic alphabet is the official alphabet in Mongolia and in some republics of the former Soviet Union, and until the 19th century it was also used in Romania. On May 24 in Sofia is annually held a solemn ceremony of laying wreaths and flowers in front of the monument of the holy brothers in front of the National Library, which bears their name. In Bulgaria May 24 is also the last day of school for the students in first grade.
According to the church calendar, the Day of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius is celebrated on May 11.
National and Official Holidays
24.05.2019

Day of the letters

For a second year in a row Sofia Municipality, The National Palace of culture and the National Bulgarian radio (BNR) are organizing together the “Day of the letters” concert in honor of May 24th - Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature Day.

The concert “Day of the letters” will start on May 24th at 5pm on the Summer stage in front of the National Palace of culture. Part in the concert will take the Sofia brass orchestra with the conductor Vasil Deliev, the jazz formation Sofia with Yana Chakalska for a soloist, Neli Rangelova, the Big band by the National musical school “Lyubomir Pipkov”, the vocal band “Radiochildren” which is a part of the BNR and the National music orchestra by BNR with the conductor Dimitar Hristov.

The organizers have many more surprises planned not only for the youngest of the audience.

The “Day of the letters concert” is free.


The summer stage in front of the National Palace of culture is the newest space for cultural experiences in the capital. It has a lot of events and concerts planned, including open opera performances and open summer cinema.

 
Music and Dance Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
24.05.2019 - 25.05.2019

IFSC EUROPEAN YOUTH CUP

Walltopia Climbing Center
Sports Events
24.05.2019 - 26.05.2019
Sports Events
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
24.05.2019

YANA'S NINE BROTHERS

Opera by Lyubomir Pipkov
Stage: Big stage
Enrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Music and Dance Events
25.05.2019

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
24.05.2019 - 25.05.2019

IFSC EUROPEAN YOUTH CUP

Walltopia Climbing Center
Sports Events
24.05.2019 - 26.05.2019
Sports Events
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
25.05.2019

YANA'S NINE BROTHERS

Opera by Lyubomir Pipkov
Stage: Big stage
Enrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Music and Dance Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
24.05.2019 - 26.05.2019
Sports Events
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
26.05.2019

LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS

Ballet based on the music by Guiseppe Verdi/Sergey Onsoff
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 2h10min
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events