ETUD foundation presents:
festival ETUD AND FRIENDS – fifth online edition
September – November 2020
Festival “Etud and friends” is supported by the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality and Foundation Etud. In partnership with gallery Etud.
“Etud and Friends” festival already exists as an established platform for visionaries, Bulgarian and foreign, who observe in different evenings (united in a festival form) the variety of dance, different tastes and artistic points of view.
The Festival started in 2016 as an initiative of the choreographer Galina Borissova and Ani Collier, founder of the Etud Foundation. The original idea was to present premieres to Bulgarian artists from the independent scene, as well as to Bulgarian artists living abroad. Priority is also given to the productions that the Etud Foundation has supported financially or with space during the year – the Etud Gallery. So far, more than 30 solo performances and several concert nights with various short choreographies have taken part. The festival program also has its international involvement, partnering with companies from Europe and the USA, with whom we have worked on various co-projects over the years.
The 5th edition of the festival will feature works dedicated to Vaslav Nijinsky.
We will show four Bulgarian choreographies:
— Mila Iskrenova with the ballet “Arabesk” – “The Afternoon of a Faun”,
— Rossen Mihailov’s “Breakfast on the Grass with One Faun”
— Meteor organization (Ani Vaseva), with theoretical analyzes
— Galina Borissova, with translated and authorial texts, conversations and videos on the topic.
As a closing event, a special video conversation with all participants will be broadcast, which will be published on the Etud Foundation channel on Youtube.