The Black Box Festival - Contemporary Dance Program
10th Annual Black Box International Theatre and Dance Festival 2016
June 4 (Satarday), 7 pm. at Chamber Hall – Plovdiv Drama Theatre
Contemporary Dance Program
Angela Dance Company
Angela Dance Co is a contemporary dance company, bringing a refreshing artistic approach, connecting performing artists and audience through physical and theatrical communication. Angela Dance Co is based in Jerusalem, the capital and 'boiling pot' of Israel in its multicultural nature, and draws artistic and intellectual inspiration from the city's complexity and diversity.
Angela Dance Co is becoming one of the leading voices in the Israeli dance scene.
“De-parts” by Miriam Engel
photo by Dafna Rotstain
A young couple trapped in a vicious circle of migration and evasion from their demanding identity in attempt to control a destiny foretold.
Performers: Sergey Shamota and Miriam Engel
Soundtrack: Laploma, false awakening
Dramaturgy assistance: Shlomo Plesner
“NO HANDS” by Miriam Engel
photo by Kfir Bolotin
The piece walks on the edge of our inner borders dealing with ones attempt to change and make a difference, and the price this chance might cost.
Performers: Sergey Shamota, Ori Paniri, Miriam Engel
Music By: The Cracow Klezmer Band - Klezmer Caravan
This guest performance is supported by the Embassy of Israel in Bulgaria.
Megan Mazarick and Les Rivera - USA
“identity-based-hip-hop-modern-dance-theatre hybrid” - The performance explores the various highs and lows experienced throughout the progression of a romantic relationship.
As a choreographer, Megan Mazarick makes work that is humorous, serious, theatrical, and personal, often including a stop motion physicality. Her choreography has been presented frequently in Philadelphia and New York City. She has toured work internationally and throughout the USA. As a performer she has worked with Susan Rethorst, Keith Thompson, Marianela Boan, Merian Soto, Anonymous Bodies, and members of Lower Left. She currently teaches at University of the Arts, Rowan University, and Blue Bell Dance Academy.
Les Rivera is a dancer, musician, and video artist living in Philadelphia. He has traveled the world as a core company member of hip-hop dance company Rennie Harris Puremovement for 10 years (1994-2004). Les has taught dance and hip-hop at multiple universities. Currently, Les works extensively with Philadelphia’s dance community documenting and creating work on video for dance performances.
This guest performance is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria.
The 10th annual Black Box International Theatre and Dance Festival will be held from May 31 to June 6, 2016, in Plovdiv. The seven-day festival features international and Bulgarian works in the fields of theatre and contemporary dance. The festival's partners are the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Plovdiv, Embassy of Israel, U.S. Embassy, Embassy of Belgium, Austrian Embassy, Italian Cultural Institute, Cervantes Institute Sofia, Boris Hristov Cultural Centre, Plovdiv Drama Theatre, Ivan Vazov Language High School and Plovdiv 2019 Foundation.