May 9th, 2009 – 7:30-11pm – “Contraversion” – Prof. Ivan Bochev and his students George DinevVesselin Kourtev, Bulgarian Contemporary Artists Exhibition

Exhibition Duration May 9-22, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9 @ 7:30-11pm 
Curator: Natalie Trainor
LIVE Music: TBD
Video: Robert Mermet

 

Event program:

7:30 – 8:00 pm Guests Arrival
8:00 – 8:15 pm Prof. Ivan Bochev and his students George Dinev, Vesselin Kourtev & Bulgarian Contemporary Art – opening remarks by Amb. Nikolay Milkov, Bulgarian Consul General in NY
8:15 – 8:30 pm Kaitlin Deering, Robert Mermet & American Contemporary Art – opening remarks by (info will be provided by Robert Mermet)
8:30 – 8:45 pm Video by Robert Mermet

 

May 24th, 2009 – 7:30-11pm – Lidia Simeonova’s Solo Exhibition Opening and celebration of “May 24th – Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day

IconicExhibition Duration May 24 – June 18, 2009
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 24 @ 7:30-11pm
Curator: Natalie Trainor

LIVE music by the “All-Shrinks” Jazz Band

 

Event program:

7:30 – 8:00 pm Guests Arrival
8:00 – 8:15 pm Lidia Semeonova & “May 24th – Bulgarian Education, Culture and Slavonic Literature Day” – opening remarks by Amb. Nikolay Milkov, Bulgarian Consul General in NY
8:15 – 8:30 pm A performance by Bulgarian – American children in honor of May 24th
8:30 – 8:45 pm Reception and jazz music by “All-Shrinks”

 

May 28th, 2009 – 6:30pm @ Bulgarian Consulate, NYC“Contraversion” – Bulgarian Contemporary Artists Exhibition Reception

Last Stop by Prof. Ivan Bochev

“Contraversion” – Prof. Ivan Bochev and his students George Dinev and Vesselin Kourtev
Multi-media presentation by: Robert Mermet and Katleen Deering

The “Contraversion” exhibit, currently on display at Alfa Art Gallery until May 22nd, will be brought to the NYC audience for a one-night-only event on May 28th at the Bulgarian Consulate in New York, located at:

121 E 62ND St, New York, NY 10065. Click here to view the map.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see artworks of some of the greatest contemporary Bulgarian artists.

 

 

 

 

June 5th, 2009 – 7:30-11pm – Meet Keva Apostolova & *“AV@TAR”*
(Part of the “BULGARIAN SEASONS 2009” Cultural Festival at Alfa Art Gallery)

Don’t miss to witness the first staging of Bulgarian contemporary playwright in the U.S.and a unique opportunity to engage in a cultural and creative dialogue with Editor-in-Chief of Bulgarian Theatre Magazine Keva Apostolova, with artistic director of Overground Arts Alliance Stoyan Radev, theatre scholar, director and choreographer of Bulgarian Dance Theatre Company “Overground” Dr. Antonia Katrandjieva, renown composer Nannette Bevelander and the international team of illustrious dancers and musicians from Bulgaria, Russia, Morocco, U.S, Italy, Japan, Korea, Canada & Holland.

Event program:

7:30 – 8:00 pm Guests Arrival
8:00 – 8:15 pm Keva Apostolova and “AV@TAR” – opening remarks by Amb. Nikolay Milkov, Bulgarian Consul General in NY
8:15 – 8:30 pm “AV@TAR” a hybrid work of contemporary dance, sacred chants, video and theatre â€œAV@TAR” offers a compelling visceral, verbal and kinesthetic account of the dichotomy between matter and consciousness in our consumption-ridden society.

* The event will feature an excerpt form the total theatre performance Av@tar followed by a post-performance discussion on NEW TRENDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF BULGARIAN CONTEMPORARY THEATRE with all the participants. For bios of guest and  participants visit Overground Arts Alliance website: www. Overground888.com

8:30 – 8:45 pm QA with Keva Apostolova and “AV@TAR” artists
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