Silent Weapon


IKAR 2015 Award Nominee

SILENT WEAPON showcases the result of the educational and training program Dance PORT Derida 2013/2014. Five of the performing artists in the piece have successfully graduated from the program in the last year. The other are earlier graduates of the program. The performance deals with the topic of public manipulation we face in daily life expressed through the instruments of contemporary dance and visual environment.

Concept and choreography: Jivko Jeliazkov
Choreography assistant: Maria Gezenchova
Dance: Petia Mukova, Milena Videnova, Marion Darova, Krissy Zlatanova, Kalina Pavlova, Diana Aleksandrova, Yordan Varbanov
Vusial artist: Polina Stoyanova (Jo Iyaa)
Music: Ivan Shopov
Production Manager: Atanas Maev

Премиера на Silent Weapon през ноември в Derida Dance Center

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Здравейте приятели,
Налага  се да отменим спектаклите Мonocrossing (8.11) и Mayday (15.11 и 6.12), понеже на репетиция един от артистите се контузи и се налага да прекъсне за известно време работа.
Надяваме се и пожелаваме бързо възстановяване на нашия колега!
В програмата остават планираните представления на премиерния спектакъл Silent Weapon.


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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.

The choreography by Jivko Jeliazkov, scenography by Ralitsa Zorteva, music by Ivan Shopov (Cooh/Balkansky) and the video talently done by Polina Stoyanova (Jo Iyaa) give the three performers Milena Videnova, Petya Mukova and Philip Milanov the opportunity to test the possibilities of the dynamic emergency traffic and to show the spectators a new interpretation of the solution of survival.

*Emergency traffic is an exchange of electronic messages, for giving or receiving emergency signals when people’s lives are under imminent danger and they need immediate help.

This project is realized with the financial support of Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.

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Monocrossing is a multimedia dance performance, based on the structure of the adventure video games, in which characters often go through different virtual spaces and challenges in constant search for a thing which will help them to fulfill their personal mission. In the interactive story the dancers impersonate the roles of characters who are driven by a constant study and solving of a puzzle, until they finally reach their destination.

The project is co-production between Derida Dance, Sofia  and  Central Europe Dance Theater, Budapest  and is supported by  Derida Dance Center, Foundation Art Link, Ministry of Culture (Bulgaria), Ministry of National Resources (Hungary), National Cultural Fund (Hungary), Hungarian Academy of Arts (Hungary)


Choreographer: Jivko Jeliazkov (BG)
Performers: Mariann Hargitai (HU), Philip Milanov (BG)
Composer: Ivan Shopov (BG)
Video artist: Polina Stoyanova (BG)
Production manager: Atanas Maev (BG), Dóra Trifonov (HU)


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PROTOCOOP from Derida Dance on Vimeo.

Bulgarian-Korean project in the field of contemporary dance

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. 

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