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After Europe | 1 Nov. | lecture | 18:30
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No Exit | 2, 10 Nov. | theatre | 19:30
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Reverse Angle – a short film platform | 6 Nov. | screenings, discussions | 19:00
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Open University: Contemporary Literature | 6, 13 Nov. | lectures | 19:00
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Revolutions and Their Children | 7, 8, 9 Nov. | debate, lectures | 18:30
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N/TRY Outward | 14 Nov. – 3 Dec. | documentary theatre
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THE SERIES "MEMORIAL LECTURES DJU" PRESENTS:

After Europe
LECTURE
1. Nov. | 18:30 | Red hall | BG |Free entrance

The lecture presents the main theses in the book of political scientist Ivan Krastev of the same name. For Europeans, the EU was a very natural world, Ivan Krastev writes. After Brexit and Trump's victory, this is no longer the case. Should we worry about the fragility of Europe or be impressed by its sustainability? The future of the EU, says Ivan Krastev, is a story with an open end.
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Lecturer: Ivan Krastev, Centre for Liberal Strategies (CLS), Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (IWM). The lecture is part of the series "Memorial Lectures DJU" organized by CLS in memory of Julia Gurkovska.

Reservations: you can book a seat by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are valid until 15 minutes before the start of the event.
DEBUTS ON THE EDGE SERIES PRESENTS:

No Exit

THEATRE
2, 10 Nov. | 19:30 | Red hall | BG | Tickets: 12/10 BGN


No Exit is a theatre adaptation of a play written by Jean- Paul Sartre – philosopher, writer and Nobel Prize winner. Three strangers are damned in Hell. Striving for salvation makes them face their own weaknesses and leads them to extremes. Hell is a place where life, character and existence are unthinkable unless we have a mirror to reflect us. The corrective is other people. No Exit is a provocation to reach for our goals and search ways to achieve them.
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The verdict is free choice. A choice we have no courage to make.

The performance is produced by Other Line Theatre.

Directing, adaptation and sound: Darey Chavdarov
Stage and costume design: Rositsa Grancharova
Technical management: Peter Sapondzhiev
Translation: Mariya Koeva
Cast: Radoslav Vladimirov, Martina Krasteva, Nadya Keranova.
Duration: 80 min.

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You can also buy a ticket every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at The Red House on 15 Ljuben Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

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: you can reserve a seat by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART – SOFIA AND THE RED HOUSE INVITE YOU TO:

Julieta Aranda

PRESENTATION
5 Nov. | 17:00 | Red hall | EN | Free entrance


Julieta Aranda is one of the most complex and charismatic personalities in the art world today. Her practice as an artist, theoretician and editor, activist and teacher fuses into a single biography the most urgent issues engaging the attention of artistic and theoretical communities all over the world.
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Julieta Aranda was born in 1975 in Mexico City, but lives and works in Berlin. Positioned at the centre of events and debates in the Berlin art scene, Julieta Aranda is a face associated with the most promising and progressive criticisms and analyses of the global world related to the search for something beyond the current state of affairs.

She is interested in the mechanisms and "poetics" of the circulation of ideas, things and people; in the potential of the politicized subject seen through the perception and the use of time, as well as through the notion of power over the imagination. Her diverse body of work exists beyond the limitations of the object; she is after the visualization of the fleeting notions of time, circulation and imagination. Her installations and projects are deeply related to a specific site; they engage with social interactions and the role played by the circulation of objects within the cycle of production and consumption. Many of her works investigate time – either through alternative experiences of time or through its relativity. Her works vary from testing the time coordinates of her own body to the vision of its existence within the alternative domain of outer space.

Since 2003, Julieta Aranda has collaborated with e-flux (http://www.e-flux.com/ ) – a platform for information and archiving, an artistic project and curatorial framework, as well as a cultural project started in 1998 by Anton Vidokle. Currently she is editing together with him and Brian Kuan Wood the e-flux journal (http://www.e-flux.com/journal/ ). Launched in 2008, it is now the most inspiring publication on contemporary art and art theory. Within the e-flux platform, Julieta Aranda has co-authored projects that present new models for art circulation and dissemination such as, for instance, the e-flux rental – a travelling video library of video works by artists from all over the world that are offered for free renting by the audience in various cities. In 2015, within the main exhibition of the 56th Venice Biennial, e-flux presented their project Supercommunity. The authors of the project together with leading artists, theoreticians and writers "exhumed" all kinds of dystopian and utopian visions of the future that are contained within the present. The project's authors claim: "I am the supercommunity, and you are only starting to recognize me. I grew out of something that used to be humanity. Some have compared me to angry crowds in public squares; others compare me to wind and atmosphere, or to software."… "I convert care to cruelty, and cruelty back to care. I convert political desires to economic flows and data, and then I convert them back again. I convert revolutions to revelations. I don't have desires; I want to leave, and then disperse myself everywhere and all the time."

Julieta Aranda's works have been shown in exhibitions and museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2017), Der Tank, Basel (2016), Guggenheim Museum (2015, 2009), 56th Venice Biennale (2015), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2015), 8th Berlin Biennale (2014), Berardo Museum, Lisbon (2014), Witte de With (2013 and 2010), Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genoa (2013), MACRO Roma (2012) Documenta 13 (2012), N.B.K. (2012), Gwangju Biennial (2012), 54th Venice Biennale (2011), Istanbul Biennale (2011), Portikus, Frankfurt (2011), New Museum NY (2010), Kunstverein Arnsberg (2010), MOCA Miami (2009), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007), 2nd Moscow Biennial (2007) MUSAC, Spain (2010 and 2006), and the 7th Havana Biennial; amongst many others.
THE RED HOUSE PRESENTS:

Reverse Angle – a short film platform
SCREENINGS, DISCUSSION
6 Nov. | 19:00 | Red hall | BG, EN subs | Free entrance


You will see three short movies about dance and movement. We will screen "Daydream" (8 min) and "Yet Another Daydream" (9 min) by directors Petya Stoykova and Yosif Astrukov, as well as "The Woman" by Margarita Bozhilova. The screenings will be followed by a discussion with the authors led by Elena Moshovova. Our guest will be Head Assistant Professor Dr. Kamen Ivanov – actor and lecturer in "Stage Fighting Techniques" and "Jazz Dance" at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts.
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The screenings are in Bulgarian, with English subtitles. The discussion is in Bulgarian.

For reservations:
you can call tel. (+ 359 2) 988 81 88, (+ 359 885) 82 85 32 or e-mail [email protected] Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.


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Daydream
(2017, 8 mins, directors: Petya Stoykova, Yosif Astrukov; with the participation of: Antonia Paskaleva, Aneta Stamatova, Elena Georgieva, Iva Ovcharova, Marina Zmeeva, Yana Ovcharova. Production: Dance BG Association - Petya Stoykova. With the support of: Programme for Co-Financing Cultural Projects - Burgas Municipality, Burgas State Opera, Bossa Bar, Burgasbus EOOD, Hotel Bulgaria, Fotinov Hotel)

Ballerinas in an urban environment - a dream or a reality?! Six ballerinas walk through the port of Burgas, in the bus, on the pier, in the bar ... "Daydram" is a short dance film that takes classic ballet off the stage and brings it to the street, amid people and everyday life. The ballerinas' presence is unreal and short-lived - they disappear, leaving the city as we knew it.

Yet Another Daydream
(2017, 9 mins, directors: Petya Stoykova, Yosif Astrukov; musician: Reydio / d_rradio; wth the participation of: Radoslav Yordanov, Jana Pencheva, Elena Georgieva, Milen Petrov, Elisa Kancheva, Petya Stoykova, Chakarova. Produced by "Dance BG" Association - Petya Stoykova. With the support of: Programme for Co-Financing Cultural Projects - Burgas Municipality, Photosynthesis, Burgas State Opera, Bossa Bar, Burgasbus EOOD, Fotinov Hotel)

Are our relationships a dream or a reality? Do we meet or do we stay alone, experiencing our friendships until the end, as in a dance or a dream ... In essence, we are just children who follow the fingerprints of childhood.

The woman
(2016, 31 min, director: Margarita Bozhilova; camera: Krasimira Andonova; composer: Valeria Krachunova; mounting: Amanda Sanchez; starring: Margarita Bozhilova, Blagovesta Miteva, Monika Karanedeva, Yanita Kirova, Iva Lapatova, Bozhana Manovska, Alexander Kalinov, Yassen Popov, Ivan Marinov. The movie was selected at six international festivals and awarded at the Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival.)

This is a non-verbal dance film that tells of the woman's path to herself; about the faces of love and finding the lost female identity; about the signs and elements in the woman's soul that return life and love. Through the signs accompanying her everyday life, through gestures, colour and dance, a woman confronts herself to find the way to continue her life.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/239713493?ref=fb-share&1

Reverse Angle
is a Red House project for presenting Bulgarian short films through a screening and a discussion with the participation of their authors, guest professionals and the audience. The project is funded by the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality for 2017.
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESENTS:

The Bulgarian Novel in the Years of Transition
LECTURE
6 Nov. | 19:00 | Pesha Nikolova hall | BG | Free entrance


Prof. Alexander Kyosev will talk about the Bulgarian novel in the years of transition and the changes in the last 15-20 years, which can briefly be summarized as as the globalization of Bulgarian literature. One of the themes of the lecture is the very problematic concept "Bulgarian literature" because of the tension between literary production in the country, emigrant literature written in Bulgarian and literature by Bulgarian authors written in a foreign language.
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The lecture will also look at the market pressure for writing in global, bestseller genres and at the influence of the thriller, fantasy and noir genres and the new type of historical erudite novels. How and to what extent can these genres be used to see and rationalize the social and cultural processes in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe? Are Bulgarian novelists working to create their own independent, original genre, plot and style models while trying to make sense of the Bulgarian transition period? What are the authors' positions on the cultural memory of Bulgarian language and Bulgarian literature and on the two writing strategies - writing for translation and writing for untranslatability?

The Open University of The Red House is a series of open lectures meant for everyone who wants to expand their knowledge of the modern world and feels that sharing knowledge is an exciting experience. It is part of the project Reality Check implemented with the support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The third theme of the Open University is contemporary literature. The events are organized in cooperation with Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. The three lectures that are part of the series are "The Social Function of Literature" by Theodora Dimova (30 October), "From Journalism to Literature" by Bistra Velichkova (13 November) and "The Bulgarian Novel in the Years of Transition" by Alexander Kiossev (6 November).

Reservations: you can book a seat by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
THE PROGRAMMЕ CYCLE "REVOLUTIONS AND THEIR CHILDREN" PRESENTS:

Revolutionary Legacies: 1917 and 1989
DEBATE
7 Nov. | 18:30 | Red hall |BG | Free entrance


The short XX century, an era of ideological struggle, started in November 1917 and ended in November 1989. What are the common and different things between the two revolutions that framed the "short" ХХ century? Debate participants: Valentina Georgieva, Assoc. Prof. Alexander Sivilov, Stanimir Panayotov, Evgenii Dajnov, Petko Kovachev.
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What is going to determine the perception of the ideological legacy of the twentieth century – the ideas of the October Revolution about social progress or the revolutionary terror that spread over Russia and then Eastern Europe? How far do the ideas of the Soviet Revolution about a new revolutionary man, a new just society, new values and non-capitalist progress resonate with contemporary visions about more possible and just socio-economic arrangements in post-industrial societies?
Moderator:
Irina Nedeva.

About the participants:

Valentina Gueorguieva is a professor at the Department of History and Тheory of Culture at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". She holds a PhD in sociology from the University Laval (Canada). Her research interests are in the field of youth subcultures and social movements, in the studies of popular culture and political anthropology. She is the author of many academic publications, as well as popular articles in the online periodicals Seminar_BG and dVersia.

Assoc. Prof. Alexander Sivilov
is a historian. He teaches history of the USSR and international relations at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". He has specialized at the Faculty of History in Moscow State University "M. Lomonosov", at the Department of Political Sciences of Loyola University, Chicago, USA, and at the Department of Political Science of Meiji University in Tokio, Japan. He studies the connections of Russia and the USSR with Latin America and East Asia. He has a special interest in the radical left in the period from 1917 to the end of the Cold War.

Stanimir Panayotov is a PhD candidate in comparative gender studies at the Central European University, Budapest. He works at the intersections of continental and feminist philosophy, non-philosophy and Neoplatonism. He is a co-director and organizer of Sofia Queer Forum (2012-present) and co-organizer of the Summer School for Sexualities, Cultures and Politics (2012-2017) in Belgrade.

Evgenii Dainov
is a political science professor, author, political commentator and lead guitarist in a blues-rock band. He graduated in modern history and Russian from Oxford University. He has published three major monographs and one collection of short stories and co-authored many collections of papers on civil society, community development, politics, public administration, reform and minority integration. He has been a passionate activist for freedom and self-government since the Velvet Revolution to the Green Revolution. He teaches political philosophy and social practices at New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria. He also regularly testifies in parliamentary hearings.

Petko Kovachev is among the participants in the first Ecoglasnost protests of the late 1980s and an active participant in the processes from 1989 to the 2013-2014 anti-government protest #ДАНСwithme – the longest anti-government protest in the history of Bulgaria. He was a member of the Green Party when it was created. Today he is part of the Green Policy Institute and the energy coordinator for CEE Bankwatch Network for Bulgaria (1997 - 2006). He has worked on projects related to Bulgaria's alternative scenarios for energy development, the future of nuclear energy, the financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy from international financial institutions. He has analyzed all energy strategies of Bulgaria since 1996.

The event is part of the programme cycle "Revolutions and Their Children" , which explores the revolutions, counter-revolutions, conservative and postmodern revolutions in the bigger enduring question: What is progress? November is the month that is marked by two key historical events – the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the Velvet Revolution of 1989. What is the legacy of the revolutions and what is the fate of their children? What is the place of the October Revolution in Putin's Russia? What is the place of the Velvet Revolutions in the development of Eastern Europe as part of the European Union?

The programme cycle is organized by The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate "Andrey Nikolov" in partnership with the European Network of Houses for Debate Time To Talk and with the support of the EU Europe for Citizens programme.

Reservations: you can book a seat by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and e-mailing [email protected].
Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
The King's Disco
PHOTO EXHIBITION, MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE BY IVAYLO STOYANOV
7 Nov. | 19:00 – opening | 8-23 Nov. – every working day 10:00-19:00 | Pesha Nikolova hall | BG | Free entrance


Ivailo Stoyanov is a photography professor at New Bulgarian University and founder of the PHOTOCONCEPT Contemporary Photography Space. In 2013 he created the platform for contemporary photography Bulgarian Photography Now with photographer Nikola Mihov. Stoyanov has authored and co-authored many individual and group exhibitions attracting a lot of interest from collectors. His works are part of important contemporary collections and are featured in leading publications on modern photographic art.

Another Question 5
CONTEMPORARY CONCEPTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION BY VELIN PETKOV AND IVAYLO STOYANOV
7 Nov. | 19:30 – opening | 8–23 Nov – every working day 10:00–19:00 | Gulliver hall |Free entrance


The title intends to provoke the viewer to constantly ask questions: "Where am I?" "What is it?" "Is this real or not?" The authors' goal is to photograph objects that are disappearing from urban environments, which they document and digitally process. This in turn gives them new life and meaning in the modern world.
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About the authors:

Velin Petkov graduated in photography at New Bulgarian University and the National Academy of Arts in Sofia. He has shown his work in the Bulgarian Cultural Centre in Paris, in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, in Thessaloniki, in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sofia and in private galleries.

Ivailo Stoyanov is a photography professor at New Bulgarian University and founder of the PHOTOCONCEPT Contemporary Photography Space. In 2013 he created the platform for contemporary photography Bulgarian Photography Now with photographer Nikola Mihov. Stoyanov has authored and co-authored many individual and group exhibitions attracting a lot of interest from collectors. His works are part of important contemporary collections and are featured in leading publications on modern photographic art.
THE PROGRAMMЕ CYCLE "REVOLUTIONS AND THEIR CHILDREN" PRESENTS:

Revolutions and Avant-Guard: Visual Footnotes in the Field of the Great and the Damned October Revolution
PUBLIC LECTURE BY IARA BOUBNOVA

8 Nov. | 18:30 | Red hall | BG | Free entrance


Radical utopias are unthinkable without social, political and artistic imagination. How did the 1917 Revolution affect imagery?
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Do the new assessments, political analyzes and historical details change the way we "see" the very historical event? How can iconophilia and iconoclasm be recognized through the question of how the image influences our perception of the revolution? How does the struggle with images change or fail to change perceptions of history? And what is the impact of revolutions on art?

Iara Boubnova is an art historian, one of the founders of the Institute for Contemporary Art and a curator of leading art projects in the field of contemporary art. She has a specialization in History of Contemporary Art (Russian Academy of the Arts). She graduated from the Department of History of Art, Theory and Criticism at Moscow State University and specialized Art Policies and Management at City University, London, New York.

The event is part of the programme cycle "Revolutions and Their Children", which explores the revolutions, counter-revolutions, conservative and postmodern revolutions in the bigger enduring question: What is progress? November is the month that is marked by two key historical events – the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the Velvet Revolution of 1989. What is the legacy of the revolutions and what is the fate of their children? What is the place of the October Revolution in Putin's Russia? What is the place of the Velvet Revolutions in the development of Eastern Europe as part of the European Union?

The programme cycle is organized by The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate "Andrey Nikolov" in partnership with the European Network of Houses for Debate Time To Talk and with the support of the EU Europe for Citizens programme.

Reservations: you can book a seat by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and e-mailing [email protected].
Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
THE PROGRAMMЕ CYCLE "REVOLUTIONS AND THEIR CHILDREN" PRESENTS:

The End of a Post-Revolutionary Utopia. A Central European View
PUBLIC LECTURE BY PAVEL BARSA
9 Nov. | 18:30 | Red hall |BG | Free entrance


There are two readings of today's crisis in Central Europe. According to one of them, various negative phenomena such as corruption, xenophobia and the rise of populism should be conceived as manifestations of a failed exodus from communism to the promised land of liberal democracy.
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According to the other, we have already arrived at our destination. The crisis of our region and our countries (so-called "Visegrad countries") is part of the crisis of the promised land itself. Thus, our task would not be to cope with the remnants of communism, but rather with the reality of capitalism. The god that failed us was not in the face of the revolutionary utopias that defined the agenda and parameters of a very short 20th century (1914-1968), but rather the post-revolutionary utopia which emerged in the wake of their demise in the long 1970s. In Central Europe the emergence of this "last utopia" (S. Moyn) was associated with discourses of independent intellectuals such as Adam Michnik, Václav Havel or György Konrád. The fall of this utopia calls on us to critically revisit this dissident legacy of the 1970s and 1980s.
Pavel Barša (1960) is teaching Political Philosophy at Charles University in Prague. Currently he is a fellow at the IWM (Institute for Advanced Studies) in Vienna. In the 1980s he was a fellow traveler of the movements of Czech civil society that challenged and helped to overthrow the communist regime. His criticism of some of their presuppositions and discourses is, therefore, a criticism from within.

The event is part of the programme cycle "Revolutions and Their Children", which explores the revolutions, counter-revolutions, conservative and postmodern revolutions in the bigger enduring question: What is progress? November is the month that is marked by two key historical events – the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the Velvet Revolution of 1989. What is the legacy of the revolutions and what is the fate of their children? What is the place of the October Revolution in Putin's Russia? What is the place of the Velvet Revolutions in the development of Eastern Europe as part of the European Union?

The programme cycle is organized by The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate "Andrey Nikolov" in partnership with the European Network of Houses for Debate Time To Talk and the Czech Centre with the support of the EU Europe for Citizens programme and the Czech Centre in Sofia.

Reservations: you can book a seat by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and e-mailing [email protected].
Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
DEBUTS ON THE EDGE SERIES PRESENTS:

No Exit

THEATRE
10 Nov. | 19:30 | Red hall | BG | Tickets: 12/10 BGN


No Exit is a theatre adaptation of a play written by Jean- Paul Sartre – philosopher, writer and Nobel Prize winner. Three strangers are damned in Hell. Striving for salvation makes them face their own weaknesses and leads them to extremes. Hell is a place where life, character and existence are unthinkable unless we have a mirror to reflect us. The corrective is other people. No Exit is a provocation to reach for our goals and search ways to achieve them.
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The verdict is free choice. A choice we have no courage to make.

The performance is produced by Other Line Theatre.

Directing, adaptation and sound: Darey Chavdarov
Stage and costume design: Rositsa Grancharova
Technical management: Peter Sapondzhiev
Translation: Mariya Koeva
Cast: Radoslav Vladimirov, Martina Krasteva, Nadya Keranova.
Duration: 80 min.

BUY A TICKET (10 November)

You can also buy a ticket every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at The Red House on 15 Ljuben Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

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: you can reserve a seat by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
THE INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES OF THE RECENT PAST AND THE RED HOUSE PRESENT:

Literary Scandals in the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB)
BOOK PRESENTATION
13 Nov. | 18:00 | Red hall | BG | Free entrance


Presentation of the latest book of Plamen Doinov "Literature of the Cases: from "Tobacco" to "Wolf Hunt". Case studies from the literary field of PRB." It tells of those accidents in literature that have caused the strong reactions of both critics and the government – from the activation of censorship and the secret police and the circulation of rumours to the apparent or hidden intervention of the communist leader himself.
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Reservations: you can book a seat by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESENTS:

From Journalism to Literature
LECTURE
13 Nov. | 19:00 | Pesha Nikolova hall |BG | Free entrance


What is the connection between journalism and fiction? Does working as a journalist affect the style of writers and how? We will analyse examples with established authors and their works, including Ernest Hemingway, in whose words working as a journalist does not harm young writers and may even be a benefit, as long as they leave the job in time. Lecturer: Bistra Velichkova.
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The Open University of The Red House is a series of open lectures meant for everyone who wants to expand their knowledge of the modern world and feels that sharing knowledge is an exciting experience. It is part of the project Reality Check implemented with the support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The third theme of the Open University is contemporary literature. The events are organized in cooperation with Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. The three lectures that are part of the series are "The Social Function of Literature" by Theodora Dimova (30 October), "From Journalism to Literature" by Bistra Velichkova (13 November) and "The Bulgarian Novel in the Years of Transition" by Alexander Kiossev (6 November).

Reservations: you can book a seat by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
THE INTERACTIVE CULTURES SEMINARS PRESENT:

On Social Movements Beyond Protest Eruptions
DISCUSSION
14 Nov.| 19:00 |Gulliver | BG | Free entrance


A conversation about the book "The Multitudes of Dissent" by Valentina Georgieva, which documents the public acts of resistance in Bulgaria in the period 2009-2013. In disagreement with the government, but also among themselves, can the multitudes of dissent deal with their differences and can they last? Todor Hristov and Ruzha Smilova will take part in the conversation.
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The book of Valentina Georgieva "The Multitudes of Dissent" (St. Kliment Ohridski University Publishing House, 2017) offers an anthropological description of the formation of protest groups in Bulgaria in the period 2009-2013. The book documents the public events and semantic frameworks of resistance – from the subcultural groups through the networks of trust and longstanding campaigns to the formation of persistent social movement structures. In disagreement with the government, but also among each other as to the desired change and the ways to reach it, the multitudes of dissent are unstable, highly susceptible to internal competitive clashes and unable to cope with their differences.

The Interactive Cultures Seminars are organized within the Cultural Anthropology master's programme of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" in cooperation with The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate "Andrey Nikolov".

The discussion is part of the series of public events in the framework of the project "Reality Check" of The Red House implemented with the support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The statements and opinions expressed during the event do not necessarily reflect the views of the America for Bulgaria Foundation or its partners.

In Bulgarian
Free entrance

Reservations: you can book a seat by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and e-mailing [email protected].
Reservations are valid until 15 minutes before the start of the event.
N/TRY OUTWARD PRESENTS:

What Remains
DOCUMENTARY PERFORMANCE-PROMENADE
14, 16, 28 Nov. | 19:30 – premiere |Free entrance with a donation following the performance

Led by the actors of Vox Populi, the audience of the performance will walk to three significant streets in Sofia to witness situations from a parallel city life. In front of memorials, garbage containers, graffiti art and invisible hiding places, they will suddenly hear the city's enigmatic inhabitants speak the people who take care of what "remains", of what we leave behind.
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irector: Neda Sokolovska
Cast: Plamena Pencheva, Petko Kamenov, Georgi Naddzhiev, Stoyka Stefanova. The performance starts at The Red House and will be presented outdoors.

* Due to the specifics of the show, the maximum number of viewers is limited to 15 people. You need to reserve a place in advance by e-mailing [email protected]

The performance is a joint initiative of VOX POPULI Documentary Theatre Studio, the Ecological Association "For the Earth" and students of Cultural Studies at Sofia University.

The performance is part of the project "School for Sustainable Development and Activism" implemented by "For the Earth" and "Friends of the Earth-Europe." It aims to promote informal methods of environmental education with a focus on practical knowledge and building an informed civilian position on global topics that affect people and nature.

During the first stage of the project, in May-June 2017, a field study was organized in which the team met with dozens of recyclers in different parts of Sofia. Most of the garbage collection points in the city were visited and the team collected the stories of the people who visit them every day and feed themselves and their families with the money received. These "anonymous" garbage collectors, who often face our apathy and suspicion, are in fact among the most important engines for the constant renewal of Sofia and the preservation of its appearance.

"Friends of the Earth Bulgaria" is thankful for the financial support of the European Union. The content of this event and the materials presented in it do not reflect the positions of the European Union. The European Union is not responsible for the information provided during the event.

N/TRY Outward is the fourth module of thematic events organized by the platform for documentary art N/TRY – a collaboration of Documentary Theatre Studio Vox Populi and The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate. Its purpose is to promote documentary and socially engaged art.
ACT INDEPENDENT THEATRE FESTIVAL AND N/TRY OUTWARD PRESENT:

Generation Ь
DOCUMENTARY THEATRE
15 Nov. | 19:30 | Red hall | BG | Tickets: 15/10/5 BGN.

Тhis play by Documentary Theatre Studio Vox Populi is dedicated to the Bulgarian transition – the years from 1989 to 1997. Extreme, contradictory, uncertain, this period proved decisive for the generation growing up at the time.
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Generation Ь is dedicated exactly to the teenagers of the transition, the mature individuals of modern times, to their fears and loneliness wrapped in alcohol and drugs, to their musical tastes that were their most powerful attempt for rebellion. The play is a search for identity in the gravity-free 90s.

Director: Neda Sokolovska.
Cast: Tzveta Baliyska, Petyo Petkov "shaybata", Bratan Bratanov, Neda Sokolovska.

Tickets: 15/10/5 BGN. (The price is chosen by the audience. You can pay online or after the end of the show at the Red House reception desk.)

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ACT Independent Theatre Festival has been organized by the Independent Theatre Association (ACT) since 2011. The seventh edition of the festival is entitled "Temporary Reality" and runs from November 11 to November 17. It includes a variety of independent theatre genres, seminars, lectures, workshops, round tables and discussions.

N/TRY Outward is the fourth module of thematic events organized by the platform for documentary art N/TRY – a collaboration of Documentary Theatre Studio Vox Populi and The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate. Its purpose is to promote documentary and socially engaged art.
DEBUTS ON THE EDGE SERIES PRESENTS:

Mainstream
DANCE PERFORMANCE
17 Nov. | 19:30 | Red hall| Entrance: 12/10 BGN


Mainstream deals with the almost invisible, subconscious obsession of man with the momentum in which life falls. Where is the totality of our existence, where is our true, unaltered nature? Sometimes it appears for a moment, only to disappear again...
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Concept and choreography : Marion Durova
Music: Ivan Shopov COOH / BALKANSKY and Alexandar Evtimov-Shamancheto
Visual environment: Polina Stoyanova
Cast: Boris Georgiev, Hristo Ushev, Ina Gerginova
Photography: Maritza Kolcheva

The performance is created within the platform "Trizavisim" with the help of the Guild for Contemporary Performing Arts and the A25 Foundation.

Mainstream is presented within the Red House series Debuts on the Edge. The series has existed since 2005. It presents new and surprising projects that test the limits of individual genres and are hard to accommodate in traditional cultural spaces.

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THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART – SOFIA AND THE RED HOUSE INVITE YOU TO:

NSK: A State in Time
A PRESENTATION BY MIRAN MOHAR
18 Nov. | 17:00 | Red hall | Free entrance


Miran Mohar is an integral part of one of the most renowned East European artistic groups in the world - IRWIN, for which politics, in particular the concept of the state, is one of the main themes. The group was founded in 1983 and is part of the art conglomerate Neue Slowenische Kunst (New Slovenian Art).
THE BULGARIAN LAWYERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION, THE CENTRE FOR LEGAL AID "VOICE IN BULGARIA" AND THE RED HOUSE PRESENT:

The Working Migrant in Bulgaria: Opportunities and Obstacles
DISCUSSION
22 Nov. | 18:30 | Pesha Nikolova hall | BG | Free entrance

This is the first discussion of a series in which we will talk about the challenges faced by international protection seekers in Bulgaria. We will focus on situations where asylum seekers find themselves on the labour market. What are the opportunities for the state and society?
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With the participation of: Stana Iliev (expert at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Dilyana Giteva (Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights), Mariana Stoyanova (Refugees and Migrants Service at the Bulgarian Red Cross), Nadezhda Bogdanova (Department for Vocational Guidance and Adult Education, Directorate "Employment Services" at the Employment Agency). Moderator: Stefan Krastev.

The event is part of the project "Protecting migrants with an insecure status: reducing the use of detention, implementing alternatives in the community" implemented by the Centre for Legal Aid "Voice in Bulgaria" in partnership with the Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights Foundation. The project offers focused advocacy, legal protection and administrative support for migrants and is funded by the European Programme for Integration and Migration.

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REPLICA THEATRE AND N/TRY OUTWARD PRESENT:

Alone
DOCUMENTARY THEATRE
22, 23 Nov. | 19:30 – premiere| Red hall | BG | Tickets: 12/10 BGN

Many houses. One person. Silence. If a person says something but there is no one to hear it, did they say it really? In Bulgaria there are over 60 villages with only one inhabitant. 60 other villages have two inhabitants. The performance is one of the winners of the N/TRY Small Art Doc Grant Programme. Authors and cast: Boryana Peneva, Milko Yovchev. Artist: Margarita Dancheva.
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N/TRY Outward is the fourth module of thematic events organized by the platform for documentary art N/TRY – a collaboration of Documentary Theatre Studio Vox Populi and The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate. Its purpose is to promote documentary and socially engaged art.
N/TRY OUTWARD PRESENTS:

Ale Hop! On a Wire Stretched High Up
VERBATIM PERFORMANCE-PROMENADE
24 Nov. | 19:30 | 25 Nov. | 12:00 | 26 Nov. | 19:30 | Ground floor | BG | Entrance: 15/10/5 BGN


"Ale hop!" is the bravest phrase in the circus. A moment of supreme concentration followed by the jump, the flight, the magic. What is it like to be born in a circus? Where does Stella keep her 40 pots of flowers? What happens when a hippopotamus escapes from its cage? Come to see the show and get insight into this and many other details from the troupe of Orient Circus.
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The show is based on interviews conducted by the team of Documentary Theatre Studio VOX POPULI in the scope of 10 days under the dome of circus "Orient". It was nominated for "Masterful technical implementation – ICARUS 2014"

Director:
Neda Sokolovska.
Cast: Elena Kuneva, Tony Karbashev, Lynda Ruseva, Philip Trifonov, Petko Kamenov, Nikola Bozadzhiev, Teodora Kuleva.

Entrance: 15/10/5 BGN. (The price is chosen by the audience. You can pay online or after the end of the performance at The Red House reception desk.)

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Reservations: you can book a place on the wire. 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and e-mail [email protected] Reservations are valid until 15 minutes before the start of the event.

N/TRY Outward is the fourth module of thematic events organized by the platform for documentary art N/TRY – a collaboration of Documentary Theatre Studio Vox Populi and The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate. Its purpose is to promote documentary and socially engaged art.
CIVIL ASSOCIATION "LIBERTARIUM" PRESENTS:

I Will Tell You a Story

THEATRE FOR CHILDREN
26 Nov. | 11:00 – premiere| Pesha Nikolova hall | BG |
Entrance: 6/4 BGN

A show for children based on children's texts (suitable for ages over 6). The show is based on five fairy tales, each with a different perspective on the topic of diversity. The actors are seeking entrance to their own past childhood. Will the fairy tale worlds of children's imagination survive the pressure of growing up?
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Based on the fairy tales of: Lubomira Dimitrova, Albena Veleva, Kristian Teodosiev, Kiril Dimov and Victor Dzhakov.

Cast:
Denitza Datinova, Yana Bobeva, Boyan Arsov and Zhivko Simeonov; dramaturgy: Yasen Vasilev; visual environment and costumes : Karolina Dalkalucheva; musical arrangement: Kristian Sugarev; staging: Teya Sugareva.

This project is implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality for 2017.

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N/TRY OUTWARD PRESENTS:

The Invisibles No. 1
VERBATIM THEATRE
27 Nov. | 19:30 | Red hall | BG | Tickets: 15/10/5 BGN


The Invisibles No. 1 is the first of a thematic series exploring marginal and minority social groups and their problems. The Invisibles No. 1 focuses on people with physical disabilities and explores the themes of isolation, movement and the power of the spirit. The unique verbatim method helps performers present the personalities and stories of real people in an utterly realistic way and engage the audience on a deeper emotional level.
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rector: Neda Sokolovska.
Cast: Valentin Kirkov, Yonko Dimitrov, Diana Encheva, Lubomir Lubenov, Denitza Darinova, Velislav Velchev.

Entrance 15/10/5 BGN (The price is chosen by the audience. You can pay online or after the end of the performance at The Red House registration desk)

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N/TRY Outward is the fourth module of thematic events organized by the platform for documentary art N/TRY – a collaboration of Documentary Theatre Studio Vox Populi and The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate. Its purpose is to promote documentary and socially engaged art.
"SMISAL" CLUB, THE RED HOUSE AND THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES PRESENT:

Universal Basic Income – a Utopia or a Necessity?
DISCUSSION
28 Nov. | 10:00-14:00 | Pesha Nikolova | BG |
Free entrance


The discussion has the ambition to address different aspects of the problem of universal basic income, which has gained popularity in Bulgaria as "unconditional basic income". The futuristic dimension will be debated – the need for universal basic income following the automation and robotization of production.
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We will analyze the social dimensions of universal basic income as an existential necessity, but also as something that brings the danger of isolation. The most complex and multidimensional part of the discussion is the philosophical aspect. In human evolution, labour and the idea of progress have to a great extent brought meaning to existence. An answer will be given to why this paradigm is in crisis. Last but not least, there will be different views on how to finance such a massive and even utopian project.

The event is part of The Red House Citizen Bee Series, which offers a space for meetings, training and mutual support for the activists of formal and informal groups working for the democratization of society through civic participation. The series is part of the project Reality Check, implemented by The Red House with the support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The statements and opinions expressed during the event do not necessarily reflect the views of the America for Bulgaria Foundation or its partners.

More about "Smisal" Club (Club "Meaning")

The "Smisal" Club is an informal gathering of enthusiasts from different professional spheres united by their desire to discuss topics of public importance in depth. The club has existed since 2015, organizing discussions that allow for the clash of opposing ideas and opinions with the aim of enriching all participants. Meetings are open and anyone who wants can share their personal experiences and knowledge.

So far, Club "Smisal" has held more than 50 events on topics such as "Sofia's Cultural and Architectural Heritage", "Economic History of Bulgaria", "Do We Need Feminism in Bulgaria?", and many others.

For discussion videos and contact with the club: write to [email protected], visit the club's Facebook page www.facebook.com/klubsmisal/ or join the club's Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/smisal/ .

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An Attempt for a Revolution
PAINTING, SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO BY THE XXL GROUP
29 Nov. | 18:30 – opening | 30 Nov.–15 Dec. – every working day 10:00–19:00 | Nameless hall, Gulliver hall | Free entrance


The exhibition includes seen and unseen works by the XXL Group (1994-2017). Georgi Tenev selected the works from personal and corporate collections to share his view of the "XXL" phenomenon. This is the story and testimony of an aesthetic rebellion in the years of privatization. The exhibition also includes archives and documentation. Authors: Ivan Kyuranov, Genadi Gatev, Georgi Tushev, Rasim Krastev, Kosyo Minchev, Svilen Stefanov, Huben Cherkelov, Georgi Rujev.
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N/TRY Outward is the fourth module of thematic events organized by the platform for documentary art N/TRY – a collaboration of Documentary Theatre Studio Vox Populi and The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate. Its purpose is to promote documentary and socially engaged art.
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