FLAPSe – Jivko Jeliazkov

Beit Mazia Theater, Tuesday December 4, 6pm

Jivko Jeliazkov is an awarded with IKAR 2017 for contemporary dance and performance and one of the TOP 20 Aerowaves choreographers for 2018.

When the present disappears;

When the past becomes a shelter;

When we are hiding from the wind in a memory chest,

When the fear OF conquers the desire FOR…

FLAPSƎ – a wordplay created of flaps, a bird’s wings position when preparing to fly, and lapse.

Concept and choreography: Jivko Jeliazkov

Performance: Gergana Ilieva, Vasil Zelyamov

Music and sound design: Ivan Shopov 

Photographer: Yana Lozeva

Graphic design: Teodora Simova

Producer: Atanas Maev

This performance is funded with the support of the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture as part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality for 2017.

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Jivko Jeliazkov

Jivko Jeliazkov – Artistic Director of Derida Dance Center

Jivko Jeliazkov holds a dual degree in Drama Theater and dance theater from the Bulgarian National Academy for Theater and Film Arts. His passion for contemporary performing art took him to Melbourne, Australia, where he specialized in Choreography in Contemporary Dance at the Victorian College of Arts. Since 2013, he is a chairman of the Guild for Contemporary Performing Arts, part of the Union of Artists in Bulgaria. He has directed and choreographed over 25 performances, many of which in international cooperation. In 2015, Jivko Jeliazkov received the Sofia Municipality Award for contribution to the development of contemporary artistic genres in Bulgaria.
The performance SINNER by Jivko Jeliazkov was awarded with IKAR by the Union of the Bulgarian actors for best performance of 2017. 
His performance F63.9 has been selected as one of TOP20 performances of Europe in the frame of Spring Forward 2018 by Aerowaves platform.