Sat 21.09.2019    19:00    map

Reedans Artist Talk // Jivko Jeliazvok // Derida Dance Company

For the final part of REEDANS 2019 residencies,  we are happy to introduce Jivko Jeliazkov (BG), the mentor that has been invited to guide the creative process of the fourth REEDANS resident, Elena Vertegel  (UKR).

Co-founder and art director of the first contemporary dance center in Bulgaria, Derida Dance Center, in Sofia, Jivko Jeliazkov has produced over 21 performances since 2001. We use this opportunity to invite you to meet the artist and take part in a discussion on:


Artistic Residencies as an opportunity for active international exchange between artists

Jivko will also introduce the working model of Derida Dance Center as an independent structure that operates in a country without targeted state subsidy in the freelance cultural sector. Two of the most important and established projects of Derida Dance Center will be presented – the educational and training program in contemporary dance Dance PORT Derida, as well as Derida Dance Center Residency Program, which is recognized as one of the top five best practices by the European Commission.

So why are international artistic residencies important? What is the context of contemporary dance practices in Bulgaria? What are the similarities between the Romanian context and the Bulgarian one? What are the lessons and how could they be applied?

We kindly invite you to engage in this conversation, over at our favorite place in Cluj, RAP space at Fabrica de Pensule.

*The entrance is free.