In autumn a Balkan Express meeting in Sofia was organized in connection to the meeting of the International Network for Contemporary Performing IETM.
The meeting happened on October 15th in the Red House Centre for Culture and Debate in Sofia, Bulgaria. Focus of the meeting was on trans sectorial collaboration. As an introduction to the theme, a Slovenian contemporary art critic, publicist, researcher and interdisciplinary artist (art tandem KITCH) Nenad Jelesijević held an interesting lecture: Entering the Common In-between Art, Culture, Philosophy and Science.
You can acces the full lecture here: Nenad Jelesijevic_Entering the Common_October 2015.
Participants of the meeting presented good practices of synergies that show how to effectively and practically break down barriers between sectors and make creative and unexpected alliances that actually can work.
Balkan Express Meeting on Trans-sectoral Cooperation in the Balkans:
11:00 – 12:50 Opening Lecture
Nenad Jelesijević: Entering the Common In-between Art, Culture, Philosophy and Science
12:15 – 13:30 Concrete Experiences: Trans-sectoral Cooperation in the Balkans
Samo Selimović & Tamara Bračič Vidmar, Balkan Express and Bunker, Slovenia
Karla Horvat Crnogaj, Domino, Croatia
Eugenia Tzirtzilaki, Libby Sacer, Greece
Firat Kuscu, Taldans company, dancer, Turkey
13:45 – 14:30 Concrete Experiences: Trans-sectoral Cooperation in Bulgaria
Tzvetelina Josifova, The Red House, Bulgaria
Denisa Ezekieva, Fabrika for Dreams, Bulgaria
Neda Sokolovska, Vox Populi Studio, Bulgaria
15:30 – 17:00 Discussion on Trans-sectoral Cooperation
Moderator: Corina Bucea, Fabrica de Pensule, Romania
19:00 Dance Performance anti-GONE – it’s me by Galina Borissova
20:00 Dance Performance OVA by Violeta Vitanova