“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 audiences, and lay the groundwork for sustained collaboration among the numerous countries that will attend.
Performances will be presented in four venues throughout Plovdiv, the 2019 European Capital of Culture. American Dance Abroad, ONE DANCE WEEK and ONE Foundation for Culture and Arts are closely collaborating on the project and together will invite and host 50+ international programmers from approximately 30 countries to attend the event.
A prestigious international jury curated the platform from a select list of 50 proposals. Congratulations to the following American companies selected by the jury: Christine Bonansea Saulut (New York, NY), CONTRA-TIEMPO (Los Angeles, CA), Dance Heginbotham (New York, NY), Degenerate Art Ensemble (Seattle, WA), <fidget> (Philadelphia, PA), Jonah Bokaer Choreography (New York, NY), Kate Wallich + The YC (Seattle, WA),Palissimo Company (New York, NY), and Tahni Holt Dance (Portland, OR).