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Yasen Vasilev, Bulgaria

Yasen Vasilev (1988) holds a Bachelor in Dramaturgy from the Academy in Sofia (2013) and a Masters in Intercultural Communication from Shanghai Theatre Academy (2016). The practical research of his Master thesis on the politics of dance, NUTRICULA (2015–) has been developed and presented in the form of workshops and performances internationally. He is the author of poetry collections and theatre plays which won him the award of the audience at Sofia:Poetics festival in 2010, nomination for the Askeer award for new dramaturgy in 2013 and the CEI fellowship in 2020.

In 2018 he co-founded Drama Pact, a collective of writers who share resources instead of competing for them, and started working with Radar Sofia, an artist-run residency for playwrights and artists at risk. He also co-curates the international program of Small Season festival at Theatre Laboratory Sfumato.

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What makes a performance contemporary?

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Alice Ripoll: Lavagem

Read Icon Mette Ingvartsen in The Dancing Public. Woman in trunks and sleeveless top, head thrown back and arms up, on a platform. Behind and to the right of her is her own shadow on the wall

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Mette Ingvartsen: The Dancing Public

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Marion Darova & Martina Apostolova: WO MAN

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Dance+: Mulholland Drive

Read Icon Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois: Celui qui tombe (He Who Falls). Photo © Foteini Christofilopoulu

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Circulating artists, defunded infrastructures (audio)

Read Icon Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois: Celui qui tombe (He Who Falls). Photo © Foteini Christofilopoulu

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Circulating artists, defunded infrastructures

Read Icon Mårten Spångberg in 46. Photo: Yasen Vasilev

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Mårten Spångberg: 46

Read Icon Ana Kreitmeyer / Sonja Pregrad (Croatia): Out There and In Here, at Antistatic Festival 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Vote for dance: Antistatic Festival 2019, Bulgaria

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Oktoberdans, Bergen: minorities dance for a majority audience

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Pietro Marullo’s WRECK: survival of the fittest in the age of austerity?

Read Icon Mia Habib’s How to Die, Inopiné. Woman with cropped hair and outstretched arms is looking up in the foreground. She wears a grey unitard embroidered with lichen-like greys and oranges. In the background are four others, in similar costumes. Wooden pallets lie on the floor and there is smoke in the background.

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CODA collection: four dances from Norway

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Les Brigittines International Festival 2018