• The First Steps of Masha Ilieva

    15 June 2007

    text Elena Peneva, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    When I met the prima ballerina Masha Ilieva, I am impressed by her calmness and her smile and at the same time she does not take rest for even a moment. In 10 minutes time she received phone calls for two more interviews, spoke with her assistant from the dance school about 20 children and wrote down what will they dance. Having scheduled her day in such way that she gets on time for each meeting, she also had time left to rehearse for the premiere of Zorba the Greek and to arrange the performance about her new book. Yes, she wrote one more book for children, about ballet and something more. Here it is.
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  • He, Iulian

    25 May 2007

    text Elena Peneva, photos Todor Tsvetkov for Angel Kotsev Studio

    In the show She and He Iulian Vergov was far from the perfect male individual. While in the new spectacle of the National theatre we expect him to be one – he plays the part of the ideal man in Oscar Wilde’s play An Ideal Husband. You will see for yourself what the truth about ideals is on the stage and in the meantime Iulian tells us more about the spectacle, enjoying modestly its success and sharing his enthusiasm about the future – about beaches and shooting films…
  • A Know All Class

    18 May 2007

    text Elena Peneva, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Let’s start with the new performance, what is the main thing in it? The main idea in Crap is that is you subordinate your life to one idea that he strongly believes in and deprive himself from the variety around him that idea could burn him ...
  • Dances with Beginners

    6 April 2007

    text Elena Peneva, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Stanislav Genadiev and Violeta Vitanova are two young choreographers and dancers who amazed us the first time that we saw their authors project Imago at the hall of Sfumato. It seems we were not the only people who were impressed – their performance was the first dance spectacle to be awarded with Icarus award. We decided to meet them on that occasion but only Stanislav came for the interview because Violeta was already travelling somewhere in Spain. Though it was interesting talking to Stanislav – we talked about Linga, his future plans an about one Belgium dream.
  • A Puppeteer's Guiding Light

    16 March 2007

    text Elena Peneva, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Until an year ago the only way to see some of the spectacles of Magdalena MitevaTup-tup, 6 000 000 000 copies or 1,67м – was to go to a night club late in the evening, order one big drink and wait until it gets completely dark with only some cigarettes blinking here and there. The other was to go to one of the many festivals abroad from where she always gets back with an award. Her spectacles are an unusual, emotional, associational and vivid experience, using as a background the genius music of Vlado Kovachev from Cigaretta. That is why we couldn't let Magi go whitout telling us what is new about her, before going to perform in Europe.
  • The Return of Carla

    9 March 2007

    text Elena Peneva, photos Todor Tsvetkov for Angel Kotsev Studio

    After having written and sung some hot pop hits (I Wish You, It WasYou, Lie to Me – with Rushi), Carla Rahal somewhat disappeared from the music stage. But we found her and she has a very special occasion – her new monospectacle in the National Theatre written and directed by Kamen Donev. At the moment main audience for her music talent are her husband and her baby. As far as theatre audience is concerned – it is for everyone who passes by near the National Theatre and buys a ticket for the forthcoming premiere.
  • Dance With Me

    2 March 2007

    text Elena Peneva, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    His name is Georgi Enchev but people call him Goosh. Not only has he a nice nick name but he also has a Modern Street Dance Centre – The Center – the only place in Bulgaria where you can learn how to dance hip hop and r’n’b. He had won a lot of awards from different competitions and soon Goosh and his students will have their show at the National palace of Culture and present hip hop dances to Bulgarian audience. The rest we learned from Goosh himself.
  • Berlin Connection

    23 February 2007

    text Elena Peneva, photos Todor Tsvetkov for Angel Kotsev Studio

    Lately, we very often hear the name of Ivan Burnev and every time it is on a pleasant occasion. After Lady Z and The Assaults (Salza i Smiah New Drama Theatre), now he impresses us with something really big – a nomination for leading role in the Irzi Mencel’s film I Served the King of England from the Festival in Berlin. This is the first actor to appear at the festival for 20 years time! Even though Ivan did not receive the award we were so happy about his nomination that we hurried to find him and ask him about the most important things before the film is shown on the Sofia Film Fest. We are waiting excitedly.