Choreographer: Stefaniya Georgieva

Dancers: Kalina Georgieva, Bratan Bratanov, Dorina Puncheva, Nedelya Gancheva, Radoslav Jordanov, Plamena Pencheva, Tsveta Doycheva 

Music: Dobromir Kisyov and Konstantin Kuchev 

Photographers: Ivan-Alexander Kjutev and Mihail Georgiev

Video: Ivan-Alexander Kjutev and Stefaniya Georgieva

COLD* is a dance work that addresses the theme of alienation, loneliness, and cruelty, focusing on the human being and its essence. The bodies and their – somehow broken integrity – are driven by memories, dreams, and stories – extracted from people who have been expelled from society some years ago. Today, they have survived and talk with us about fear, hatred, anger, but also for the desire to survive – defiantly, to endure, to save, to be saved, to go home. COLD explores the curves in the soul, the darkness, the silhouette, sweeps in deeply and causes the spirit to come out of the body. The dancers pulse, conquer space, build images, share emotions, and overcome fears.

* The work is based on motifs from the stories of survivors of the Concentration Camps in Bulgaria in the 20th century and analyzes a series of events that occurred in the Camps at that time.

COLD is created by the support of the “tri3avisim” project – an initiative of the Guild for Contemporary Performing Arts at the Union of Actors in Bulgaria, the residency program of Derida Dance Center, Sofia, ATOM THEATRE, and America for Bulgaria Foundation.

Masaru Emoto