DIMITROVGRAD - A CAPITAL OF DANCE WITHIN THE 15TH EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL "BULGARIA DANCES 2021"
The 15th edition of the National Dance Competition for theatrical and stage dances "Bulgaria dances 2021" will be held on November 27-28, 2021. Due to the pandemic situation, the competition was not held last year. This year's edition will take place online. 1300 participants will perform in 49 competition categories in three dance styles - classical ballet, characteristic and contemporary dances. 40 dance groups from all over the country and 27 individual participants will join the competition.
A jury consisting of: Prof. Hikmet Mehmedov, Prof. Dr. Anton Andonov, Mariana Krancheva, Ilian Nedyalkov and Darina Bedeva will determine the best among 461 dance performances in two days in over 20 hours of dance marathon. The start will be given on Saturday at 9.00 h. The official opening is scheduled for 14.00 h. The event will be broadcast online on the following internet platform :
The competition is included in the program of the Ministry of Culture, supported by the Ministry of Education and with the contribution of the Municipality of Dimitrovgrad. Organizer is the local Center for Dance Art "Galaxico". The competition aims to develop and promote dance styles: classical ballet, characteristic and contemporary dances. The idea includes also exchanging of experience and creative workshops in competition styles. The two-day dance marathon will determine the best dancers in different directions and competition categories.
- Cup of the Mayor of Dimitrovgrad Municipality for overall performance of a team participation;
- Grand Prix of the Ministry of Culture;
- Grand Prix of the Ministry of Education ;
- Cups for the best performance of a team for each genre category - classical ballet, characteristic dances and contemporary dances;
- National scholarships under the program of the Ministry of Culture ;
- Plaques ;
- Medals ;
- Diplomas ;
Cash prizes for teams, provided by the Municipality of Dimitrovgrad
- 1st place - BGN 500
- 2nd place - BGN 300
- 3rd place - BGN 200
Prof. Hikmet Mehmedov
Hikmet Mehmedov was born in Kardzhali. In 1982 he graduated with honors in ballet directing at the St. Petersburg Conservatory.
Hikmet Mehmedov currently works as a professor of ballet directing at the Academy of Music and Dance - Plovdiv.
He is a laureate of national and international competitions.
Prof. Dr. Anton Andonov
Secondary special education - as a ballet dancer, pedagogue at the State Choreographic School in Sofia.
Higher education - in Academy for musical and dancing arts - Plovdiv, specialty “choreographic directing”.
He is a specialist in Bulgarian folk dances; Practice and Methodology of teaching of Bulgarian folklore; and Choreographic composition.
He is an author of several publications with folklore thematic and scientific researches.
She graduated in "Ballet Directing" at the New Bulgarian University. She specialized in contemporary dance in Switzerland and in Vienna .
Mariana has often been engaged by Bulgarian National Television for a number of TV productions, both as a ballerina and as an actress and choreographer. She has been invited to participate in ads from companies such as Balcan Air, First Investment Bank, ’’Europe’’ Insurance Company.
Graduated in National School of Arts "Panayot Pipkov" in Pleven, majoring in "Bulgarian Dances". After that he continued his higher education at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts -Plovdiv, with a master's degree diploma in choreographic directing.
He is a winner of awards from various international competitions for performers.
She has been employed at the Sofia Opera and Ballet since 1993. Since 2000, Darina Badeva has been a prima ballerina.
Ms. Badeva graduated NATFA "Krastyo Sarafov" with a degree in ballet directing. She has numerous awards and roles in different competitions and performances.
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