Spotlight USA/One Dance Week

“SPOTLIGHT: USA,” a platform of American dance in Bulgaria, will feature U.S. dance companies in performances in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from March 26-28, 2018. SPOTLIGHT will introduce American dance companies to international dance professionals, increase cultural exchange and appreciation between the U.S. and Bulgaria, provide opportunities for American dance to be seen and embraced by international ...
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22nd International Sofia Film Fest

SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the biggest film festival in Bulgaria. It began in 1997 and attracts more than 85 000 spectators annually. The festival aims to present the best of the contemporary cinema to local audiences and regional Bulgarian and Balkan cinema to international audiences, as well as to encourage cooperation between local and ...
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International Biennale of Glass 2017

The International Biennale of Glass is a project without an analogue in Bulgaria. The Biennale team consists of young professionals offering the audience a rich cultural program with an international participation and diverse events. You will have the opportunity to visit exhibitions, lectures and workshops in different locations of the country. With its first edition, ...
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Sofia Biting Docs Film Festival

October 2-12, 2017 SOFIA BITING DOCS presents a selection of documentary films, going into topics such as human rights, environmental problems, discrimination, disrespect for diversities, integration of minority groups – on the face of it, seemingly overexploited, but actually topical, controversial issues of key importance for the society, raising discussions and arguments. The festival focuses ...
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Apollonia Festival of Arts 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria is happy to support the Apollonia Festival of Arts, which is taking place Aug. 27th  to Sept. 5th in the Black Sea town of Sozopol. Our selection for you from this year’s festival program is the play by American playwright Charles Evered called “Class”, which relates a story about theatrical art ...
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NIGHT/Plovdiv, 2017

The U.S. Embassy is sponsoring the American component of NIGHT/PLOVDIV again this year. On 16 September, the highlights of the program are urban spaces and the international part of the HERE EVERYWHERE curated program. Part of the latter is the world premiere of the audio-visual performance “Liminal” by American artist Mary Franck, which has to ...
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Water Tower Art Fest

This year Foundation “IME” is launching the Short Artists Residency as a continuation of their practice of socially engaged arts in alternative venues. It will be an attempt to do work in collaboration between artists on site working with: performance and installation, interactive actions including the audience and citizens around the places. For more information ...
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U.S. Embassy Sofia Holds a Reception in Honor of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation

Chargé d’Affaires Martina Strong held a reception Wednesday night at the Ambassador’s residence for members and friends of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation (EKF). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the foundation for Creative Writing, which since its inception has been supported by the U.S. Embassy in Sofia and by the America for Bulgaria Foundation. ...
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International Festival of Masquerade Games in Pernik

January 30 – Over the weekend Amb. Eric Rubin visited Surva, the International Festival of Masquerade Games in the town of Pernik. This event is one of the most emblematic folklore festivals in Bulgaria. Every year thousands of visitors from all around the world enjoy the magic of this unique festival, whose main goal is ...
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