ATOM THEATRE is a Bulgaria-based company working in the field of contemporary dance and site specific performance. The group was formed in 2011 and its main goal is to “dig” in the social, cultural and educational environment to study processes in society and relations between people and to implement them in the projects. The works of ATOM are strongly correlated with certain spaces, architecture, design, and history, as well as conventional stage performances. Since their formation, they’ve been driven by the passion to explore the limitless possibilities with movement and dance, the instinct to chase up personal choices, the thirst for freedom on stage, for contact and connection. ATOM has implemented or taken part in a number of national and international cultural projects. In 2016, АТОМ theatre performed and took part in various platforms in Bulgaria, South Korea, Austria, Germany, Macedonia, Greece, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Romania, France, Serbia. The Group maintains cooperation with Lili Jung In Lee – choreographer, dancer, teacher, Executive committee / The modern dance promotion of Korea Seoul International Choreography Festival from South Korea, who have collaborated with ATOM theatre for “Helga_Underground” project’2016, ATOM Choreographic Series#1,2 and numerous dance projects (2016-2018). Between 2015 and 2017, АТОМ Theatre and several artistic organizations cooperated to establish Creative Hub HOUSE – a residential artistic center in Sofia where ATOM Theatre actively carries out cultural activities.
The main mission of ATOM theatre company is to keep growing and inspiring others to create a new image of the Bulgarian contemporary dance scene; to broaden the Bulgarian borders of communication and exchange with other countries around the world; to focus on artistic exchange, education, and collaboration with international young choreographers, teachers, and dancers.
Stefaniya Georgieva is Bulgarian choreographer and performer; a co-founder of ATOM theatre company and HOUSE Creative Hub – co-working space for artists in Sofia between 2015/2017. Stefaniya graduated with a BA in Puppetry at National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria. During her education she was inspired of the base concept of the puppetry – many people who breath as one move as one, think as one and see through the eyes of a lifeless object (puppet) with a desire to bring it to life. That concept of the collective body, motion, and mind is the base of her explorations. Stefaniya’s professional choreographic debut was in 2013. Since then, she has created various works which were presented in Bulgaria, and across Europe.
Stefaniya gave ‘Collective body’ dance workshops in Bulgaria, UK, Germany, and Greece.
DANCER AND COLLABORATOR
Kalina Georgieva is a Bulgarian freelance dancer based in Sofia. She graduated in Ballet at National School of Dance Art in Sofia in 2016. Since then she is part of ATOM theatre company as a dancer and collaborator, and has participated in various international dance projects such as Helga_Underground and Village – Lili Jungin Lee / Choreographer / South Korea / Linz, ATOM Choreographic Series#1 / Sofia / and Euroculture projects / France.
ASSOCIATE ARTIST (2016-2018)
LEE Jung In
She worked with various projects and companies in national and abroad such as Korea National Contemporary Dance Company, international project in Berlin and Eastern Europe. From 2016, she started to make collaboration work with AТОМ Theater in Sofia (BG) and work as an artistic member of Redsapata -Tanzfabrik in Linz (AT). Also, under the numerous dance experiences, she is working with Seoul International Choreography Festival as an International Executive committee member to propose new artistic vision in Globalization.
In the choreography way, she focuses on creating individual works which are closely related to sensitive movement under the awareness, immediate body reaction from emotion, and realistic dramaturg to open our body and imagination.
In present, she is taking a world tour with her choreography piece supported by Arts council Korea, Korea Arts Management Service, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture.
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