The National Theatre takes part in the artistic program of IETM’s annual plenary meeting with three of its productions | News | Ivan Vazov National Theatre
11 June 2024

The National Theatre takes part in the artistic program of IETM’s annual plenary meeting with three of its productions

The National Theatre takes part in the artistic program of IETM’s annual plenary meeting with three of its productions

From 12 to 15 June, Bulgaria will be host to the annual plenary meeting of one of the largest and oldest international networks uniting organisations, individual artists and professionals in the field of contemporary performing arts: IETM. Established in 1981 as the Informal European Theatre Meetings, today IETM is a leading international performing arts network. It currently has more than 530 members from more than 60 countries, whom will gather in Sofia and other cities around the country and will also have the opportunity to get acquainted with the Bulgarian performing art scene. 

Following the invitation extended to repertory theatres and independent venues by the Bulgarian co-organiser of the event - the Regional Centre for Contemporary Performing Arts "Toplocentrala" - the National Theatre will join the artistic programme of the meeting with three of its own productions, which will be performed with English subtitles on 14 and 15 June.

The productions are: "Hypothetically" by the choreographer Galina Borissova and Albena Stavreva's original production "In the Dark" - both on the "Apostol Karamitev" stage, as well as "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare directed by Javor Gardev on the Main stage of the theatre. 

The event's artistic programme features 30+ performances. They will be held throughout the spaces of "Topocentrala", the "Ivan Vazov" National Theatre, as well as in the independent venues  Derida Stage, Yalta Art Room and I AM Studio.

IETM's plenary meeting in Sofia will be held under the motto "Burn In, Burn Out" and will bring into focus themes such as the increasingly busy everyday life of artists seen through the lens of mental health and the need for an eco-friendly environment to work and live in. 

 

Photo credit: Anna van Kooij

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