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NATFA – National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts – Sofia

 

International Conference-Debate “30 years of Pantomime Higher Education in Bulgaria”

 

On Monday, December 20th

from 3pm to 5pm EET (2pm to 4pm Paris/Berlin/Belgrade time)

will be held Conference-debate on topics:

 

1.“30 years of Pantomime Education in Bulgaria – reminiscence & analysis.

 

2.“World Pantomime Art and Education in the Face of the Challenges of the Present.”

 

Organizer:

NATFA – Sofia
Prof. Dr. Velimir Velev, head of the specialty Theater of Movement – PANTOMIME “(BA) at NATFA.

 

The conference will take place in the following order:

 

–    Introduction and greetings from Prof. Dr. Velimir Velev, Head of the specialty “Theater of Movement – Pantomime” at NATFA

 

–       Greetings from Prof. Plamen Markov – Dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts, NATFA

 

–       Greetings from Mr. Tobias Biancone the Director-General of the International Theatre Institute.

 

PART 1

Presentation of Bulgarian Mime (Education)- reminiscence and analysis of our Bulgarian colleagues (30-45 min)

 

PART 2

Discussion: “Mime Art & Education Facing Challenges of Today”

 

 

 

This conference is proudly supported by the World Mime Organisation and the ITI-WMO Physical Theatre Working Group.

  • First part participants:
    • Moderators/speakers
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    • -Prof. Dr. Velimir Velev (NATFA), Head of the specialty "Theater of Movement - Pantomime" (BA) at NATFA. Supervisor and mentor of 2nd-year Pantomime students (BA)
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    • -Prof. Dr. Alexander Iliev (PU), Co-founder of the specialty "Theater of Movement - Pantomime (BA) in NATFA. Supervisor and mentor of 4th-year Pantomime students (BA)
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    • Speakers:
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    • -Assoc. Prof. Dr. Margarita Bozhilova - Lecturer in Pantomime, NATFA (Bulgaria)
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    • -Ivo Leonkev - mime, director, actor, director of the Polychimnia Theater
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    • -Traiche Georgiev (Northern Macedonia) - Actor at the Macedonian National Theater, director and mime, Director of the International Pantomime Festival and Physical Theater PANFIS - Skopje, Macedonia.
  • Second part participants
    • Moderators/speakers
    •  
    • -Prof. Dr. Velimir Velev (Bulgaria) National Academy of Theater and Film Arts “Kr. Sarafov ” Head of the specialty "Theater of Movement - Pantomime" (BA) at NATFA. Supervisor and mentor of 2nd-year Pantomime students (BA)
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    • -Marko Stojanović President of the World Mime Organization Co-president of the ITI-WMO Physical Theater Working Group
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    • Speakers:
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    • -Tatjana Ažman (Slovenia), playwright and theatrologist, International Theater Institute (ITI) Worldwide Executive Council Member Head of Slovenian Center ITI
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    • -Daniel Bausch (Switzerland) Vice Dean / Head of Advanced Studies at Accademia Dimitri Member of the ITI Executive Council and co-president of the ITI-WMO Physical Theater Working Group Swiss ITI Center
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    • -Prof. Dr. George Mascarenhas (Brazil) Professor of Drama and Physical Theater at the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil). Artistic Director of Mimus theater company (Brazil).
    •  
    • -Prof. Ph.D., Ph.D. Vladimir Nikitin Head of the Department of Philosophical Anthropology and Art Therapy, Moscow Social and Pedagogical Institute; Chairman of the Eastern European Association of Art Therapy
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    • -Assoc. Prof. Dr. Margarita Bozhilova - Lecturer in Pantomime, NATFA (Bulgaria)
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    • -Ofer Blum (Israel), vice-president and co-founder of the World Mime Organization