Bulgarian Dance Charity Campaign
9 June 2018
Bulgarian Dance Art Foundation has launched a charity campaign entitled ‘For the Bulgarian Dance’
The collected amount will be the Foundation’s annual donation for development of stage dance art based on Bulgarian folk music and dance.
Balkanfolk Ltd., who launched the portal for Bulgarian folklore balkanfolk.com in 1996 was amongst the first supporters of this honorable initiative of the Foundation.
- You could give a helping hand to the campaign by donating. Please use the Foundation’s bank account and do give ‘donation’ as a reference:
First Investment Bank
IBAN: BG09 FINV 9150 1091 5010 00
Bulgarian Dance Art Foundation
- Another way to support is to purchase the T-shirt of the campaign for the price of BGN 15, VAT included – either from the online store of Balkanfolk or at each one of the concerts of Folklore Dance Panorama.
Folklore Dance Panorama embarked on 6 June at the Ancient Theatre of Plovdiv. The opening concert started with the dancers of Trakia ensemble and the iconic dance of Kiril Dzhenev ‘A Dance Impression from Dobrudzha’. For the first time on stage along with the professional ensembles, the ensembles Iglika, Sedenchitsa and Slav Boykin performed.
The entire program showed 15 dances from all the folklore regions of Bulgaria. The youngest performers, Slav Boykin ensemble and Iglika ensemble, despite the great challenge, managed to overcome their excitement and presented three dances. The artistic temperament and pure synchronicity of Sedenchitsa dance group made them the audience’s favorite. Their performances of ‘Pusta maldost’, choreography by Emil Genov and ‘Shopska suita’ by Dimitar Dimitrov were exceptionally professional. The Academic Folklore Ensemble showed their particular and outstanding style in all the compositions but the most fascinating was their performance in ’Igri v Shopluka’ by Stefan Yordanov. Trakia folklore ensemble delighted the spectators with the compositions ‘First Meeting’ and ‘Wedding’ by Daniela Dzheneva. The finale increased the excitement at the Ancient Theatre during the performance of the song ‘Pitat li me dei zorata’ (If One Should Ask me Where the Dawn). All the ensembles on stage and the standing ovation joined the choral performance.
By lot, the donation for participation was given to Trakia Ensemble, Iglika Ensemble and Sedenchitsa Ensemble. Ensemble Slav Boykin and Academic Folklore Ensemble from Plovdiv will participate in the annual donations of Bulgarian Dance Foundation.
The upcoming concerts of Folklore Dance Panorama 2018 will be in Sofia on June 16 from 2PM and 7 PM at NDK (National Palace of Culture), hall 1 and in Varna on June 17 at 8:30 PM on the stage of the Summer Theater. The panorama continues with a concert in Burgas in September, Targovishte, Smolyan, Vidin in October and more to come until the end of 2018.
For detailed information about the concerts of the Folklore Dance Panorama, please visit the Foundation’s website bti.bg or Facebook.