"DERIDA Stage onLINE" Program

"DERIDA Stage onLINE" continues with the performances “MAYDAY” and “MISS JULIE” ( performances of Derida Company), and “METRONOME” and “ProtoCOOP” ( graduate performances of the educational program in contemporary dance Dance PORT Derida) with choreographer Jivko Jeliazkov.


The name is “Mayday” – a word internationally recognized as a call for help in an emergency situation. The performance is a detective magnifying glass through which the spectators will see the bulging shapes of communicative chaos in a dynamic competitive environment. The development of technologies helps us exchange information. In the multimedia performance, “Mayday” the exchange of messages is incessant but even that doesn’t help the need of “emergency traffic”* that remains in protagonists while trying to survive.

Choreographer: Jivko Jeliazkov
Scenography: Ralitsa Zorteva
Composer: Ivan Shopov
Visual environment: Polina Stoyanova
Producer: Atanas Maev
Performance: Milena Videnova, Petia Mukova, Philip Milanov 

The project is realized with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.

For more information and tickets: https://bit.ly/DeridaStageonLINEMayDAy

Metronome focuses the spectator’s attention towards two aspects of one and the same sense – the sense of time. “How do we sense the time of our life?” is the provocative question that comes out of the collision between two ancient ideas on the stage. The Greeks worshipped Chronos – the god of measurable transitional time – the time that leads us to death. Against him they set Kairos – the god of the blissful happy moments. Kairos resides only in the present. Nowadays the impulse to seek our idea of the future sometimes takes our presence away. However, the choice always lies within us.

Concept and choreography: Jivko Jeliazkov
Music and sound: Ivan Shopov (Cooh, Balkansky)
Dancers: Aleksandrina Dimitrova, Anna Petkova, Bella Haritova, Boyana Radkowa, Gergana Ilieva, Diana Aleksandrova, Mariya Veleva, Maya Ivanova, Milena Videnova, Simona Todorova, Stanka Racheva, Stela Tomova, Stephanie Handjiiska, Tsveta Tsocheva/Petia Mukova, Yanita Kirova, Yasen Popov
Production manager: Atanas Maev
Assistant manager: Zheni Petrova
Photography: Vladimir Kaludiev

The performance was part of the educational and training program Dance PORT Derida supported by America for Bulgaria Foundation and is created in partnership with Azaryan Theater with the support of Sofia Municipality.

For more information and tickets: https://bit.ly/DeridaStageonLINEMetronome

“Miss Julie" is physical performance, a dissection of the image of the eponymous Strindberg’s play. Breaking internal dialogue between the essence and the model, the inborn and acquired in the constant searching for the possibility of existence.

The performance is suitable for a foreign audience.

Director: Jivko Jeliazkov
Sound environment: Ivan Shopov
Costumes: Snejana Papazova
Photographer: Ivona Mashova
Graphic design: Teodora Simova
Performance: Vasil Zelyamov, Gergana Ilieva and Marion Darova.
Producer: Atanas Maev

The performance was realized with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.

For more information and tickets: https://bit.ly/DeridaStageonLINEMissJulie

ProtoCOOP is an international dance production by Derida Dance in cooperation with the Korean dance festival (KDF). The project participants are eleven dancers from South Korea who have been granted scholarships for their excellent performance during the festival and eight Bulgarian dancers who have successfully completed all stages of Dance PORT Derida – training program financed by America for Bulgaria Foundation. 

Idea and choreography: Jivko Jeliazkov
Assistant: Jung In Lee (South Korea)
Music: Ivan Shopov 
Graphic design: Polina Stoyanova
Public Relations: Gergana Kutseva
Production Manager: Atanas Maev
Dancers: Kang Yoon Chan, Kim Ki Hyung, Yook Nan Hee, Lee Kang Seok, Lee Kyung Gu, Lee Seung Ju, Lee Yeon Ju, Jung Jin A, Choi Young Jun, Hong Ye Eun, Hwang Chan Yong, Byung-hee Jeon, Milena Videnova, Petya Mukova, Polina Stoyanova, Diana Ivanova, Ivet Georgieva, Philip Milanov, Stela Tomova, Stefani Handzhiiska

Тhe performance was created with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria, America for Bulgaria Foundation, KDF, and Youth Theatre “Nikolay Binev”

For more information and tickets: https://bit.ly/DeridaStageonLINEProtoCOOP

"DERIDA Stage onLINE" is being realized with the support of Sofia Municipality, "Solidarity in Culture" initiative.