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Month of Photography | 29 May – 29 June
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On Movement and Freedom | 4 June | Monday | video presentation by Gita Hashemi | 19:30
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Debating Europe | 5-13 June | debates | 19:00
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CapitaLiterature | 6 June | Wednesday | a meeting between Bulgarian and English-speaking writers and Bulgarian students | 13:00-14:00
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On the Stage of Theory: Psychodrama and Psychoanalysis: Paul Holmes | 8 June | Friday | 19:00 | performance and book presentation
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Debuts on the Edge | 8-17 June | theatre, dance | 19:30
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Heart of Darkness | 15 June | Friday | theatre | 19:30
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Avant Garde | 18 June | Monday | 19:30 | comedy show
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Corpus meum | 19 June | Tuesday | 19:30 | dance performance
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Pavilion 19 presents:
The Children at the Market – a Happening to Celebrate 1 June
1 June | Friday | 11:00 | happening | Bg | Women's Market/ Zhenski pazar | free entrance
Pavilion 19 presents:
Children at the Market – a Happening to Celebrate 1 June

1 June | Friday | 11:00 | happening | bg | Women's Market/ Zhenski pazar | free entrance

An unusual event by and for children will take place at the Women's Market in Sofia to celebrate 1 June, Children's Day – a happening with storytelling and poetry reading.

The organizer is Pavilion 19 - a Red House initiative for crisis work with local and migrant communities at the Women's Market through art, culture and psychosocial support. Pavilion 19 is in close proximity to the Women's Market where children, young people on the street and their families participate in workshops on education (reading and writing), art (theatre, psychodrama, dance, painting) and storytelling. They also receive individual psychosocial support.

On 1 June, the children attending Pavilion 19's education and art workshops will use classic literary texts to engage with passers-by. The heaping will begin with an interpretation of the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. By changing some parts of the story, the children will invite the audience to join them in telling it and becoming a co-author. In this way, the organizers hope to create a space for spontaneous encounters with people who, for one reason or another, have never talked to the children on the market.

In the second part of the event, children will offer passers-by poetry. A procession of children will walk from one end the market to the other, reading poetry and handing it to people. This will allow them to be in the role of a giver, instead of in thei rusual role of children asking for something and being spurned.

A free workshop for adults "A Gift for My Child" will be taking place in parallel with the storytelling and poetry reading. The mothers and fathers who have not yet thought of a present for their children or do not have the opportunity to buy one, will be given materials to make a handmade present.

More about Pavilion 19
The pilot phase of the project Pavilion 19: In-between People and Cultures - Establishing a Pilot Model for Working with Migrant and Local Communities through Art, Culture and Psychosocial Support" was carried out in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria and the Sofia Region "Vazrazhdane" , with the financial support of the Europe 2016 Programme of Sofia Municipality.

Currently Pavilion 19 works in partnership with Goethe-Institut Bulgaria with the financial support of the Europe 2018 Programme of Sofia Municipality and Telus International in a room provided by Vazrazhdane Markets. The work of Pavilion 19 is supported by volunteer students from the Master's Programme "Artistic Psychosocial Practices and Psychodrama" at New Bulgarian University.
Yanka Kyurkchieva Academy of Photography and FotoEvidence present:
The Month of Photography
May – June 2018 | festival
The Month of Photography 2018 presents:
A Light Inside

photo exhibition by Danielle Villasana

29 May – 8 June – every working day from 10:00 to 19:00 | Nameless and Gulliver halls
free entrance

A Light Inside is an ongoing documentary project by photojournalist Danielle Villasana who is a finalist for the Fotoevidence Book Award with World Press Photo. Villasana explores the life-threatening challenges trans women face throughout Latin America. Most trans women in Latin America die or are murdered before they reach 35. Latin America leads the world in homicides of transgender people (80% of global trans homicides occur in the region) and HIV prevalence among trans women is nearly 50 times higher than it is worldwide.

The exhibition is part of the programme of the ninth edition of The Month of Photography and of Sofia Pride Arts: the culture programme accompanying the annual Sofia Pride events.

About the Month of Photography
The theme of the ninth consecutive edition of the Month of Photography is POWER: the power of photography to master the mind and induce it to act, to stop your breath, to inspire you; the power of old photos to remember instead of us and save us from the amnesia that has overtaken our lives; the power of young authors to rebel and change our attitudes and fates; the power of generations to flow into each other and learn from each other; the power of partnership that overcomes all obstacles; the power of friendship that forgives all mistakes. Power is energy to work. And we at the Academy of Photography do not stop working to support the Bulgarian photographic community.
The Month of Photography 2018 presents:
Hate Hurts
11 June | 19:00 – opening | photo exhibition | 12-29 June | 10:00-19:00 every working day | Nameless hall | free entrance

Hate Hurts is a documentary project that exposes the violence refugees and asylum seekers face the moment they try to cross one of Europe's borders and the factors that cause it. With its investigative approach, Hate Hurts aims to chronicle and denounce the systematic violence against refugees and asylum seekers. It takes the viewer on a visual journey of reflection and analysis by mapping the various aspects of migration, including the ways in which governments justify nationalism, war, increasing border control and attacks on civil liberties with the need for national security, while also imposing a sense of economic insecurity and uprooting cultures.

About the Month of Photography
The theme of the ninth consecutive edition of the Month of Photography is POWER: the power of photography to master the mind and induce it to act, to stop your breath, to inspire you; the power of old photos to remember instead of us and save us from the amnesia that has overtaken our lives; the power of young authors to rebel and change our attitudes and fates; the power of generations to flow into each other and learn from each other; the power of partnership that overcomes all obstacles; the power of friendship that forgives all mistakes. Power is energy to work. And we at the Academy of Photography do not stop working to support the Bulgarian photographic community.
The Month of Photography presents:
Synergy

11 June | 19:00 – opening | photo exhibition | 12-29 June | 10:00-19:00 every working day | Gulliver hall | free entrance

The exhibition consists of selected contemporary photography projects by students created during their studies in photography at the New Bulgarian University. The works were inspired by the power of synergy, the strength to examine and explore social, personal and creative interactions and their subsequent imprint.

Curator: Kallina Brailsford

Participants:
Adelina Petkova
Ksenia Margarit
Zhivka Kalinkova
Pepa Angelova
Nevena Zlatareva
Yana Yorgachkova
Plamena Georgieva
Bilyana Kasabova
Silvia Karadzhova
Dorotea Maneva.

About the Month of Photography
The theme of the ninth consecutive edition of the Month of Photography is POWER: the power of photography to master the mind and induce it to act, to stop your breath, to inspire you; the power of old photos to remember instead of us and save us from the amnesia that has overtaken our lives; the power of young authors to rebel and change our attitudes and fates; the power of generations to flow into each other and learn from each other; the power of partnership that overcomes all obstacles; the power of friendship that forgives all mistakes. Power is energy to work. And we at the Academy of Photography do not stop working to support the Bulgarian photographic community.
Film's not dead

June 11 | 19:00 – opening | photo exhibition | 12-29 June | 10: 00-19: 00 - every working day | foyer | free entrancefree

The project is conceived as the first large group cyanotype on canvas in Bulgaria. Two 260 x 400 cm works develop the practice of giant group cyanotypes with an original concept. A message written with the portraits of the participants gives an identity to their anonymous silhouettes. The inscription is composed of contact copies of 132 photographs taken on a 120 mm film. This is a co-authored project by Dr. Lilyana Karadjova and second-yer students at the New Bulgarian University's Photography Bachelor's Programme: Alexandra Argirova, Angelika Davidkova, Vladimir Ivanov, Viktor Mladenov, Georgi Ivanov, Kiril Kralev, Kristian Kanchev, Kristina Todorova, Leonor Nikolova , Nina Stoimenova, Sanya Arnauldova, Yana Todorova.

About the Month of Photography
The theme of the ninth consecutive edition of the Month of Photography is POWER: the power of photography to master the mind and induce it to act, to stop your breath, to inspire you; the power of old photos to remember instead of us and save us from the amnesia that has overtaken our lives; the power of young authors to rebel and change our attitudes and fates; the power of generations to flow into each other and learn from each other; the power of partnership that overcomes all obstacles; the power of friendship that forgives all mistakes. Power is energy to work. And we at the Academy of Photography do not stop working to support the Bulgarian photographic community.
The Month of Photography 2018 presents:
The Photographic Original and Artistic Practices 2018

11 June | 20:00 – opening | photo exhibition | 12-29 June | 10:00-17:00 every working day | Pesha Nikolva hall | free entrance

The authors from the National Academy of Arts are presenting a non-standard approach to the noble and alternative processes. The artistic interpretation takes away from the transparency of the photographic image, but also reminds us that any copying technique inevitably creates a surface. The participants experiment with techniques that release their sense of "flesh" on the surface. Participants fromn the Master's Programme in Photography at the National Academy of Arts: Antoaneta Panova, Vanessa Lou, Gergana Moodova, Dimitar Vladimirov, Ivan Bogdanov, Ivan Iliev, Lilyana Karadjova, Mihaela Mihailova; curator: Lilyana Karadjova.

About the Month of Photography
The theme of the ninth consecutive edition of the Month of Photography is POWER: the power of photography to master the mind and induce it to act, to stop your breath, to inspire you; the power of old photos to remember instead of us and save us from the amnesia that has overtaken our lives; the power of young authors to rebel and change our attitudes and fates; the power of generations to flow into each other and learn from each other; the power of partnership that overcomes all obstacles; the power of friendship that forgives all mistakes. Power is energy to work. And we at the Academy of Photography do not stop working to support the Bulgarian photographic community.

The Month of Photography 2018 presents:
Photography Between the Window and the Tunnel: from the Ontological Models of the Object to the Psychological Theories of Perception

18 June | Monday | 19:00 | lecture | Pesha Nikolova | free entrance

Dr. Lilyana Karadzhova's lecture will present two opposing photography metaphors: the idea of the open window formulated by Alberti on the perspective of two-dimensional surfaces, which reached its most categorical development in the realistic views on photography in the XX. century; and the metaphor of the tunnel and the remoteness of objects developed in contemporary photography by authors like Bill Henson, Philip-Lorca diCorcia and Steven Pippin.

About the Month of Photography
The theme of the ninth consecutive edition of the Month of Photography is POWER: the power of photography to master the mind and induce it to act, to stop your breath, to inspire you; the power of old photos to remember instead of us and save us from the amnesia that has overtaken our lives; the power of young authors to rebel and change our attitudes and fates; the power of generations to flow into each other and learn from each other; the power of partnership that overcomes all obstacles; the power of friendship that forgives all mistakes. Power is energy to work. And we at the Academy of Photography do not stop working to support the Bulgarian photographic community.
Sofia Pride Arts presents:
At the Table
3 June – premiere | Sunday | 19:30 | verbatim theatre | 64 min | Red hall | bg | free entrance
Sofia Pride Arts представя:
At the Table

3 June – premiere | Sunday | 19:30 | verbatim theatre | 64 min | Red hall | bg | free entrance

How has the personal struggle of LGBTI people changed in Bulgaria in the last 25-30 years? "At the Table" explores the different viewpoints present when the LGBTI issue is raised in the family. The starting point of the project are both current LGBTI stories and stories that remained untold because they happened under communism.

Directing and scenography: Konstantsa Getsova.
Dramaturgy: Daniel Alexandrov
Actors: Mihail Milchev, Yavor Karaivanov, Krasimira Dukovska, Katerina Stoyanova, Ahmed Jumer.

Sofia Pride Arts is the culture programme acoompanying the annual Sofia Pride events.

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Reservations: You can book a seat by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
Libertarium Citizen Association presents:
I Will Tell You a Story

4 June | Monday | theatre for children | 14:00 | Pesha Nikolova | bg | 50 min | tickets: 6/4 BGN
Libertarium Citizen Association presents:
I Will Tell You a Story

4 June | Monday | theatre for children | 14:00 | Pesha Nikolova | bg | 50 min | tickets: 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?

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:
Y
asen 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.

The online ticket sale ends 3 hours before the event.
Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
On Movement and Freedom
4 June | Monday | video presentation | 19:30 | Red hall | en | free entrance
On Movement and Freedom

4 June | Monday | video presentation | 19:30 | Red hall | en | free entrance

In 2015 and 2016, as part of a series of performances, Gita Hashemi traveled backwards on the refugee route – from Germany through the Balkans to Turkey. She stopped in many places to meet migrants and refugees, artists and activists. On 4 June she will talk about her experiences and show photos and videos from her archive.

In 2011, Gita Hashemi (an Iranian immigrant in Canada) presented her solo exhibition "The Political is Personal" at The Red House. She has received awards for her trans-media works covering a period of over 30 years and including work based on visuals, media, performances, as well as artistic happenings related to the context of the place and the living presence. She is the author of the maxim: "The personal is poetic, the poetic is political, the political is personal".

Reservations: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
CapitaLiterature and Pavilion 19 present:
Children's Book Club with Georgi Tenev and the Children at Pavilion 19
5 June | Tuesday | 12:00-14:00 | bg | Pavilion 19, 111 Hristo Botev Blvd., Sofia | free entrance
CapitaLiterature and Pavilion 19 present:
Children's Book Club with Georgi Tenev and the Children at Pavilion 19

5 June | Tuesday | 12:00-14:00 | bg | Pavilion 19, 111 Hristo Botev Blvd., Sofia | free entrance

The children who reside daily at the Women's Market in Sofia will have an unusual meeting with a writer. Georgi Tenev will present some of his works at Pavilion 19 where children and young people have free access to educational and artistic workshops. Besides hearing the stories, the children will have the opportunity to interpret them in drawings and by acting them out with the author.

The meeting is part of the Festival CapitaLiterature organized by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation.

Photo: M. Zaimov, Capital newspaper.

More about Pavilion 19
Pavilion 19 is a Red House initiative for crisis work with local and migrant communities at the Women's Market through art, culture and psychosocial support. Pavilion 19 is in close proximity to the Women's Market where children, young people on the street and their families participate in workshops on education (reading and writing), art (theatre, psychodrama, dance, painting) and storytelling. They also receive individual psychosocial support.

The pilot phase of the project Pavilion 19: In-between People and Cultures – Establishing a Pilot Model for Working with Migrant and Local Communities through Art, Culture and Psychosocial Support" – was carried out in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria and the Sofia Region "Vazrazhdane" , with the financial support of the Europe 2016 Programme of Sofia Municipality.

Currently Pavilion 19 works in partnership with Goethe-Institut Bulgaria with the financial support of the Europe 2018 Programme of Sofia Municipality and Telus International in a room provided by Vazrazhdane Markets. The work of Pavilion 19 is supported by volunteer students from the Master's Programme "Artistic Psychosocial Practices and Psychodrama" at New Bulgarian University.

More about CapitaLiterature

The project CapitaLiterature (2018) of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation takes place with the financial support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation, Sofia Municipality, the Lois Roth Endowment, the United States Embassy in Bulgaria, and the Mobility Programme of the National Culture Fund. The project is a part of the 2018 Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality. It is implemented in cooperation with the Department of English and American Studies and the Department of History and Theory of Culture at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Gulliver Clearing House Foundation, Sofia City Art Gallery, the Nadezhda Municipal Institute of Culture, DA Poetry Press, and Free Speech International Foundation. The creative partner of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation is the advertizing agency "А-ТЕАМ".
The Bulgarian Debate Association presents:
Debating Europe
A series of student debates on the topics identified as priorities in the framework of Bulgaria's presidency of the Council of the EU: the future of Europe and young people; the Western Balkans; security and stability; digital economy
The Bulgarian Debate Association presents:
Should Civil Organizations Receive Funding from Foreign Donors?

5 June | Tuesday | 19:00 | Red hall | bg | free entrance

The civil sector is increasingly reliant on funding from international grants and donors. Thus, it remains independent of state structures, but this often invites speculations that NGOs act as foreign agents in the public space. Does this criticism prevent NGOs from criticizing the government effectively? Are there alternative ways to finance the sector?

With the participation of students and experts.

The debate is part of the project "Debating Europe" implemented with the financial support of Sofia Municipality's 2018 Europe Programme.

Reservations: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
Finals of the "Sofia Cup" High-School Debate Competition on European Topics

10 June | Sunday | 13:00 | Red hall | bg | free entrance

The Bulgarian Debate Association and The Red House are organizing "Sofia Cup", a two-day high-school student debate competition on European topics. The event is part of the project "Debating Europe" implemented with the financial support of Sofia Municipality's Europe Programme 2018. The tournament's final round is open to the general public.

With the participation of students from Sofia high-schools.

Reservations: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
The Bulgarian Debate Association presents:
Should There Be Specific Legal Measures for Gender Equality?

13 June | Wednesday | 19:00 | Red hall | debate | bg | free entrance

Gender equality is a fundamental value enshrined in all key documents of the European Union. However, the legal guarantee does not always prevent domestic violence and protect women's lives, as well as the actual inequalities in wages and in social and labour rights. Should there be specific legal measures that not only guarantee, but actively promote gender equality?

The event is part of the project "Debating Europe" implemented with the financial support of Sofia Municipality's 2018 Europe Programme.

Reservations: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation presents:
Writing as a Profession
6 June | Wednesday | 13:00-14:00 | meeting | Red hall | bg, en | free entrance
The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation presents:
Writing as a Profession

6 June | Wednesday | 13:00-14:00 | meeting | Red hall | bg, en | free entrance

A meeting between Bulgarian and English-speaking writers and Bulgarian students. Authors: Albena Todorova (BG/DE), Genadiy Mihaylov (BG), Jo Langdon (AU), Nathan Go (PH/UK/US), Nevena Grigorova (BG), Petar Krumov (BG), Rumen Pavlov (BG), Sacha Idell (US), Sofie Verraest (BE), Taymour Soomro (PK/UK). Moderator: Laurel Zmolek-Smith.

Reservations:
you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
Vocal Concert
7 June | Thursday | 19:00 | concert | Pesha Nikolova | tickets: 5 BGN
Vocal Concert

7 June | Thursday | 19:00 | concert | Pesha Nikolova | tickets: 5 BGN

In the programme: Ludwig van Beethoven - 6 songs, op. 48; Johannes Brahms - 4 songs, op. 43; Johannes Brahms - 2 songs for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano, op. 91; Frank Bridge - 3 songs for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano. Performers: Yana Uzunova - mezzo-soprano and Simeon Zlatkov - piano. With the special participation of Ilina Ilieva - viola.

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The online ticket sale ends 3 hours before the event. Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
The publishing house „HSS – Human and Social Studies" and The Bulgarian Society for Group Analysis and Group Processes present:
On the Stage of Theory: Psychodrama and Psychoanalysis: Paul Holmes
8 June | Friday | 19:00 | performance and book presentation | Pesha Nikolova | bg | free entrance
The publishing house „HSS – Human and Social Studies" and The Bulgarian Society for Group Analysis and Group Processes present:
On the Stage of Theory: Psychodrama and Psychoanalysis: Paul Holmes

8 June | Friday | 19:00 | performance and book presentation | Pesha Nikolova | bg | free entrance

The book will be presented in the form of a three-act play with a prologue.

Dramatic personae (the names of the actors are coming up soon): Paul Holmes; Antoaneta Koleva; George; J. Moreno; David Jeroham; Wilfred R. Bion; Vanya Nedyalkova; The group; Asya Zaharieva; George's father; The cat; Yana Levieva; Sigmund Freud; Tzvetelina Iossifova; S.H. Foulkes; The grammar Corrector; Melanie Klein; The students; The printer; Gergana Ikonomova; The packer; Тhe folding man; The bookseller; and others.

An evening in which the publishing house "HSS - Humanism and Social Studies" and the Bulgarian Society for Group Analysis and Group Processes will present - theatrically and theoretically - the first Bulgarian edition of "The Inner World Outside: Object Relations Theory and Psychodrama" by Paul Holmes. Paul Holmes is a living classic and an unsurpassed researcher of the border area between psychodrama and psychoanalysis. The book is a classic in the field of psychotherapy and combines psychodrama and psychoanalysis. Paul Holmes leads us on the stage of the "inner world" of the protagonist's object relations and of their "outside world" shared with others - a world where real relationships happen. Each book chapter begins with a fragment from a psychodrama session. The narrative always effectively illustrates a specific aspect of psychodrama and the theory of object relations. The subsequent discussion of this clinical material illuminates basic psychodramatic and psychoanalytical concepts and approaches by synthesizing them in an understandable, erudite and inspiring way.

Paul Holmes is a psychotherapist practicing the methods of psychoanalysis and psychodrama. In "The Inner World Outside: Object Relations Theory and Psychodrama", he explores the connections between the theories of Jacob Levi Moreno, the creator of psychodrama, and Sigmund Freud, the creator of psychoanalysis, combining them with the ideas of other psychotherapy approaches. The book is brilliantly usable in the training and practice of all professionals in the field of psychotherapy and mental health. At the same time, it can be of invaluable help to people working in the fields of psychodrama, psychoanalysis and the humanities. The guidance it can offer to any self-reflective person is also beyond doubt.

This is the first event of the series "On the Stage of Theory" organized by the Bulgarian Society for Group Analysis and Group Processes. Coming up later are the events "The Man Who Owed His Life to a Dream" by Felix de Mendelssohn, The Phenomenology of Dreaming, etc.

The event is hosted by the Psychodrama Institute of The Red House.

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Reservations:
you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
Art History for Art Lovers presents:
A series of lectures on modern art
Art Nouveau and Catalan Modernism
Art History for Art Lovers presents:
Secession, Gustav Klimt


8, 22 June | Friday | 19:30 | а lecture by Kristina Toujarova | bg | entrance: 10 BGN

Klimt is a leading figure of the Viennese Secession, the radical group of artists whose first president he becomes in 1897. A master of Symbolism, he is also considered one of the greatest decorative artists of the 20th century. The painter of "The kiss" explores basic themes like birth, death and sexuality in his own, eclectic and often fantastic style. His life and work were often the source of scandal and disapproval, in contrast to the official recognition he received as a young and promising artist among the conservative Ringstrasse society of Vienna.


If you have any questions, please call: 0885 61 57 54

More on the series
In June, the lecture series "Art for Art Lovers" will introduce the audience to famous and lesser-known works of world visual art and architecture in the style of Art Nouveau: their authors and viewers, functions and significance, in their in their historical context. The focus will be on the art of Gustav Klimt and Antoni Gaudi. In the lecture "The Architects of Sofia in the Late 19th and Early 20th century", we will also see examples of Art Nouveau architecture (Secession) from Bulgaria.

More about the organizers

The series is organized by Kristina Toujarova, a graphic designer and illustrator, and Rusina Rusinova, a professor at Stockholm University, Department of Art History. The lectures are led by Kristina Tuzharova.
Art History for Art Lovers presents:
Antoni Gaudí

15 June | Friday | 19:30 | а lecture by Kristina Toujarova | bg | entrance: 10 BGN

Art Nouveau is a common trend in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In Spain, the style is called Modernism and has a unique personality thanks to Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi is one of the most original designers and architects of his generation. His early work was marked by a keen interest in the medieval history and architecture of Catalonia, which he combined with local traditions in craftsmanship. His buildings are richly ornamented, with forms inspired by nature, but his work far exceeds the ornament to become a fundamental representation of nature through structure and form.

To sign up for the lecture, please fill out the form here.

If you have any questions, please call: 0885 61 57 54

More on the series
In June, the lecture series "Art for Art Lovers" will introduce the audience to famous and lesser-known works of world visual art and architecture in the style of Art Nouveau: their authors and viewers, functions and significance, in their in their historical context. The focus will be on the art of Gustav Klimt and Antoni Gaudi. In the lecture "Sofia's Architects in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century", we will also see examples of Art Nouveau architecture (Secession) from Bulgaria.

More about the organizers

The series is organized by Kristina Toujarova, a graphic designer and illustrator, and Rusina Rusinova, a professor at Stockholm University, Department of Art History. The lectures are led by Kristina Tuzharova.
Art History for Art Lovers presents:
Sofia's Architects in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century

The detailed information on this lecture and its date is coming up soon!


More on the series
In June, the lecture series "Art for Art Lovers" will introduce the audience to famous and lesser-known works of world visual art and architecture in the style of Art Nouveau: their authors and viewers, functions and significance, in their in their historical context. The focus will be on the art of Gustav Klimt and Antoni Gaudi. In the lecture Sofia's Architects in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century", we will also see examples of Art Nouveau architecture (Secession) from Bulgaria.

More about the organizers

The series is organized by Kristina Toujarova, a graphic designer and illustrator, and Rusina Rusinova, a professor at Stockholm University, Department of Art History. The lectures are led by Kristina Tuzharova.
The Red House presents:
Debuts on the Edge
The series Debuts on the Edge was established in 2005. It presents new and surprising projects that test the boundaries between different genres and are hard to stage in traditional cultural spaces
Debuts on the Edge presents:
No Exit

Nomination for the actors for the IKAR theatre award in the Debut category

8 June | Friday | 19:30 | theatre | 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. 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.
Photo by:
Tania Decheva
Duration:
90 min

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The online ticket sale ends 3 hours before the event
. Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
Debuts on the Edge presents:
11:27 (or 33 Min to 12)

12 June | Tuesday | 19:30 | theatre | bg | tickets: 12/ 10 BGN

"Where am I? Are east, north, west and south directions or only ideas? Am I lost souls? Are we... am I... are you illusions doomed to an impossible return or a disconsolate stay here? Ingraining in, growing into ... Am I... are we... am I roots without a tree or wind without a compass? I build ghostly towers of dreary dreams... There is a me!" – "Who said this? "

The play is a theatrical experiment based on texts by Alexander Evgeniev, Elena Ivanova, Elitsa Yovcheva, Slavena Zaikova, Tsvetan Peychev.

Participants: Alexander Evgeniev, Elena Ivanova, Slavena Zaikova, Tsvetan Peychev
Director: Elitsa Yovcheva
Text editing: Elitsa Yovcheva
Stage architect: Alexandra Yotkovska
Costume designer: Alexandra Yotkovska
Photographer: Maria Tsvetkova
Poster authors: Maria Tsvetkova and Alexandra Yotkovska.
Trailer cameraman: Maria Tsvetkova
Trailer montage: Monika Ivanova.

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The online ticket sale ends 3 hours before the event. Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
You can book a seat at 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and by e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
Debuts on the Edge presents:
Constellations

17 June | Sunday | 19:30 | theatre | bg | tickets: 12/ 10 BGN

A play in which the two main characters conjure up mind games and thus construct a world in which to experience a whole new universe of lives and to survive not just Life itself, but also Death. In this race with themselves, and also with time, the games crystallize as the most powerful form of living. After Love.

Constellation won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for 2012 for Best Drama. This is the first staging of the play in Bulgaria and the first independent production of the newly established Heliotrope Theatrical Association. The performance is a professional debut for the actors Nevena Nikolova and Vassil Mihailov.

Author: Nick Payne
Translator: Lina Tsvetanova and Vassil Mihailov
Staging: Yordan Slaveykov
Stage design and costumes: Juliana Voykova-Nieman
Music: Kalin Nikolov
Choreographer: Anna Miteva
Starring: Nevena Nikolova, Vassil Mihailov
Trailer: 4frames; camera and montage: Mincho Minchev.

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The online sale ends 3 hours before the event. Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
You can book a seat at 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and by e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
Debuts on the Edge presents:
Mainstream

The event has been cancelled!

20 June | Wednesday | 19:30 | dance performance | tickets: 12/ 10 BGN

Mainstream deals with the almost invisible, subconscious obsession of people with the inertia 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...

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:
Paraplet

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

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The online ticket sale ends 3 hours before the event.
Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
You can book a seat at 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and by e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
The Red House presents:
Ideological Trajectories: the New Dissidents
In this series we analyze without prejudice the ideological shifts of a series of key public intellectuals and the rise of anti-elite movements in Europe
Ideological Trajectories: the New Dissidents presents:
Should We Be Afraid of Populism? A Talk with Petar Volgin

12 June | Tuesday | 18:30 | bg | Pesha Nikolova hall | free entrance

Petar Volgin is a journalist and a writer, well known in Bulgaria for the radio shows "Without Control", "Smoke over the Water", "Deconstruction", "12 + 3", as well as for his numerous articles in print and electronic media, especially in the magazine "A-Specto". Over the years, his articles have grown more and more critical of global liberal elites and the "liberal status quo" and his defense of the new political forces that are often described as populist has grown. In our conversation with Volgin about his personal ideological trajectories, we will try to better understand the sources of contemporary populism.

Moderator:
Iliya Valkov, journalist.

More on the series "Ideological Trajectories: the New Dissidents"
Radical changes are taking place in the political landscapes of Europe and the world. In the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Spain, Germany and the United States, new anti-elite parties and candidates with almost no background are gaining broad support and winning elections, and in general dictating the political agenda. Their positions are varied – leaning both to the left and the right; but they champion a common criticism against traditional elites who have lost touch with the majority of ordinary voters' concerns and interests. These new players have their fierce opponents, they are often called populist, there are public appeals for their exclusion from politics. After decades of skepticism and apathy, confrontation and passion are returning to the core of political life. The negative side of this trend towards highly conflicting identity politics is the narrowing space for conversation.

In this series we analyze without prejudice the ideological displacements in contemporary society and the grounds a series of prominent public figures find for them. Why do politicians and intellectuals active in the first years of democracy now rebel against European elites? What turns a convinced pro-European into an advocate of Brexit? What changes in recent years have made such ideological shifts possible? What does it cost to leave the comfort zone of your own reference group and does this make you a "new dissident"? Is this the end of liberalism's hegemony and the end of the "End of History"?

The series "Ideological Trajectories: the New Dissidents" is organized by The Red House in partnership with the Europe-wide network of debating houses Time to Talk. The series is supported by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the OSIFE of the Open Society Foundations.
The Red House presents:
Open University | Science, Art and Technologies
The Open University is a series of lectures and discussions for everyone interested in expanding their knowledge of the contemporary world. Its fifth theme explores the connections between science, art and technologies and is organized in cooperation with the Arts and Science Research Foundation Re:
The Open University presents:
Music in the XXIst century – Between Reason and Emotion

13 June | Wednesday | 19:00 | a lecture by Milen Apostolov | bg | tickets: 5 BGN

What is the place of music in the contemporary world and what is the best way to think about it – as listeners and creators? Young Bulgarian composer and conductor Milen Apostolov will talk on this topic on 13 June and initiate a dialogue that incorporates thought, emotion, sensitivity and rationality.

More about Milen Apostolov
Milen Apostolov graduated from the National Academy of Music "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov" with master's degrees in Opera and Symphony Conducting and in omposition in 2015. That same year, "Forbes Bulgaria" placed him in their "30 under 30" ranking as one of the most influential young professionals in the field of art and culture.

Apostolov has composed music for tens of artistic productions and films, some of which have been selected at some of the most prestigious film festivals in the world: at Cannes, Berlin, Paris, Los Angeles and London. He has also received best film score nominations at the CineFest and San Luis Obispo festivals in California.

Between 2011 and 2015, Apostolov conducted the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the National Academy of Music. He also conducts chamber ensembles and works with famous Bulgarian instrumental soloists like Atanas Krastev, Angel Nikolov, Martin Pavlov, Svetoslav Slavchev, and many others. He has worked with outstanding ballet soloists such as Egor Motuzov, Yurica Aoki and Pavel Kirchev, as well as with some of the laureates of the prestigious Varna Ballet Competition, like Elena Svinko and Dmitry Diatchkov.

At the moment, Apostolov advises the Association for the Development of Sofia on candidacy of the city for European Capital of Culture, 2019. He is also collaborating with Brain Hub Lab in the creation of a new type of musical instrument and software.

You can read more about Milen on his website: www.milenapostolov.com

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More about the Open University
The Red House's Open University was launched in 2016. It is a series of open lectures and discussions for all those who want to expand their knowledge of the modern world and who think sharing knowledge is an exciting experience. Among its topics so far have been the emerging, new cultures, education in the age of technologies, contemporary literature and the ethical questions surrounding technoscience.

More about the Arts and Science Research Foundation Re:

The lecture is organized by the Re: Foundation as part of a series of public lectures and discussions devoted to the relationship between science, art and technologies, which are given by renowned Bulgarian and foreign professionals. You can read more about the foundation here: http://www.refoundation.net/

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The online ticket ale ends 3 hours before the event.
Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
Teatar Vyatar Association presents:
Heart of Darkness
15 June | Friday | theatre | 19:30 | Red hall | bg, en subs | 100 min | tickets: 12/10 BGN
Heart of Darkness

15 June | Friday | theatre | 19:30 | Red hall | bg, en subs | 100 min | tickets: 12/10 BGN

Through cabaret, farce and ritual theater, the play tells of Captain Marlow's mysterious adventure somewhere deep in the African continent where he finds the European-born Kurtz dying deep in the jungle. Kurtz had become a god for the indigenous people. "The jungle had whispered to him things about himself which he did not know, things of which he had no conception till he took counsel with this great solitude—and the whisper had proved irresistibly fascinating.

After the novel "Heart of Darkness" by British writer Joseph Conrad.

Directed by: Valeria Valcheva
Scenographer: Martian Tabakov
Music consultants: Branko Valchev, Buryana Tabakova, Yosif Gerdjikov
Music and actor performance:
the Heart of Darkness band: Yavor Kostov, Denitsa Darinova, Miroslava Zahova, Lyubomir Zhelev, Martin Hristov, Martyna Tabakov, Branko Valchev.

This is a project implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and the Sofia Culture Programme.

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The online ticket sale ends 3 hours before the event.
Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
You can book a seat at 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and by e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
HaHaHa ImPro Theatre presents:
Аvant-Garde
18 June | Monday | 19:30 | comedy show | Red hall | in Gibberish | 70 min | tickets: 15 BGN
HaHaHa ImPro Theatre presents:
Avant-Garde

18 June | Monday | 19:30 | comedy show | Red hall | in Gibberish | 70 min | tickets: 15 BGN

Avant-Garde is a physical comedy show on the universal theme of war and struggle. Two brothers and their two best friends are enrolled in the armed services and sent on a mission to locate and identify the enemy. Their diverse adventures force them to face themselves and each other. What are they fighting for? And whose war is it anyway?

The show is suitable for all languages and ages.

Produced by: HaHaHa Impro Theatre
Created by: Vasil Bovyanski, Jivko Jouranov, Alexander Mitrev, Ivaylo Rogozinov, after an original idea by Caspar Schjelbred
Director: Caspar Schjelbred
Actors: Vassil Bovyanski, Jivko Jouranov, Alexander Mitrev, Ivaylo Rogozinov
Costume design: Zlatka Vacheva

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The online sale ends 3 hours before the event. Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
You can book a seat at 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and by e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
Corpus meum
19 June | Tuesday | 19:30 | dance performance | Red hall | 45 min | tickets: 12/10 BGN
Corpus meum

19 June | Tuesday | 19:30 | dance performance | Red hall | 45 min | tickets: 12/10 BGN

A good death. Not a paradox, but humaneness. Freedom is a choice that has not been given to me. Could this body be called mine if I have no rights over it. Without the right to death, the right to life is a lie. Civilized silence ...

Idea and choreography: Marion Durova
Sound environment: Alexander Evtimov - Shamancheto
Performers: Tsveta Doycheva, Kalina Georgieva, Bratan Bratanov
Photos: Nina Kornlieva
Design: Polina Stoyanova
Video: Nina Kornlieva
Video montage: Evgenia Taneva.

With the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and with the assistance of Тhe Red House Centrе for Culture and Debate.

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The online ticket sale ends 3 hours before the event. Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at Тhe Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
The Sofia Development Association presents:
Living Together Online. Positive Messengers for Tolerance
21-22 June | Thursday-Friday | international conference | free entrance following a registration
The Sofia Development Association presents:
Living Together Online. Positive Messengers for Tolerance

21-22 June | Thursday-Friday | international conference | free entrance following a registration

"Living Together Online: Positive Messengers for Tolerance" is an international conference to discuss methods to counter online hate speech.

How does hate speech originate, who are the offenders, when does it move from the virtual into the physical world, how can false news cause tension and even violence, what do hate speech victims experience? These are some of the questions we will discuss together with a Rwanda genocide survivor, with the founder of the most massive public campaign for culture without hate in the Czech Republic, as well as with hate speech researchers, journalists and experts from Greece, Great Britain, Italy, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany and Bulgaria.

We will talk about the future together with politicians, human rights experts, gaming industry representatives, local authorities. We will review the instruments that are already used online and offline to effectively limit hate speech. We will map the way ahead together.

The conference is organized by the Sofia Development Association in the framework of the project Coalition of Positive Messengers to Counter Online Hate Speech, which is co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union.

The conference is part of Sofia Municipality's programme for Bulgaria's presidency of the EU. Among the speakers are Iliana Yotova, vice president of Bulgaria, and Yordanka Fandakova, mayor of Sofia.

You can see the programme here.

You can register before June 18 2018, here.

The available seats are limited.
"Long Live Bulgaria" – Does Education Provoke Nationalism?
25 June | Monday | 18:30 | screening and discussion | bg | Red hall | free entrance
"Long Live Bulgaria" – Does Education Provoke Nationalism?

25 June | Monday | 18:30 | screening and discussion | bg | Red hall | free entrance

The documentary "Long Live Bulgaria" by director Adela Peeva is a compelling account of the far-right ideas of several Bulgarian young men from Stara Zagora, Sofia and Plovdiv. The film opens room for discussion: how did these young people come to these ideas? Have they been spread through the deficiencies of the education system or by nationalistic cultural figures? Which different social and political factors have brought this situation about? After the screening of the movie, we will try to define the problem and the possible courses of action on a personal and institutional level.

Participants: Valentina Georgieva, sociologist and researcher of social movements (Sofia University); Stanislav Dodov (National Network for Children); and Solomon Bali, board member of B'nai B'rith Europe. Moderator: Irina Nedeva, journalist.


About the movie "Long Live Bulgaria"

(2017; 55 min; director and screenwriter: Adela Peeva; cameramen: Dimitar Skobelev, Plamen Gelinov, Svetla Neykova)

The film focuses public attention on a serious problem - the revival of nationalism in Bulgaria. In the course of three years, the team followed several young people from Sofia, Stara Zagora and Plovdiv – big cities in Bulgaria. These are young people with strong patriotic feelings who define themselves as patriots, and more often as nationalists.
The Red House presents:
Trans-European Debates on the European Parliament
The series offers debate on important European presented from a variety of perspectives – regional, national and trans-European
The series Trans-European Debates on the European Parliament presents:
Can European Values Be Bought with EU Funds?

27 June | Wednesday | 18:30 | Red hall | debate | bg | free entrance

Will the European Commission's proposal to restrict the funds for countries that do not respect the rule of law achieve its objectives? Should there be a special fund to finance projects in support of European values as proposed by the European Parliament? In brief – can European money create European values? In recent years, we have repeatedly seen how European money have been used to lead anti-European policies or sponsor corruption schemes. Will the new EP and EC proposals succeed in stopping these practices and direct European funds to integration processes?


The topic will be discussed by:

Tomislav Donchev – deputy prime minister in the present government and deputy prime minister and minister for European funds and economic policies in 2014-2017

Andrey Novakov – chief negotiator of the European Parliament on the Cohesion Policy of the EU after 2020, MEP from GERB / EPP

Boryana Dimitrova – sociologist, university lecturer, founder and director of one of the largest independent agencies for social and marketing research in Bulgaria - Alpha Research

Chief Assist. D-r Vihar Georgiev
– Georgiev is a lecturer at the Department of European Studies at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ". He is a member of the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), the American Political Studies Association (APSA) and a journalist for the Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies and European Security.

Apostol Dyankov, regional Green Economy head for WWF's Danube-Carpathian Programme. His work is dedicated to promoting more sustainable and transparent public and private funding for environmental and climate policies. He participates in consultations with the civic sector in the development of the new EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2021-2027.

Moderator: Polina Paunova, journalist.
Photo:
PUggBoy ♥ UggGirl, CC BY 2.0

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More on the series Trans-European Debates on the European Parliament
TEDEP (Trans-European Debates on the European Parliament) is a Red House project in partnership with the Bulgarian Debate Association, the Europe-wide Time to Talk debate network, the Belgian debating organization "Deburen" and the Serbian Centre for Cultural Decontamination. Important EU topics are debated within the project in a variety of contexts and from a variety of perspectives – regional, national, trans-European and youth points of view are all considered. The project is implemented with the support of the European Parliament (EP). The EP is not responsible for the theses, comments and opinions expressed during the events.

Reservations: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
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