The platform World Theatre in Sofia 2020 offers a digital selection of theatre performances outlining the esthetic profile of European stage over the past two decades. Among them there are also some productions by Bulgarian artists who have worked abroad: Stefan Moskov’s “Haus No. 13” with Samuel Finzi at Thalia Theater, Hamburg, or “Swan Lake” by the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet with the participation of Bulgarian ballet dancer Kaloyan Boyadzhiev. The programme ends by In memoriam of Dimiter Gotscheff who staged Heiner Müller’s “The Hamletmachine” in 2007 and participated as an actor in that performance of Deutsches Theater.
The three renowned plays by Chekhov, whose 160th anniversary of birth we are celebrating this year, “The Seagull,” “Three Sisters,” and “The Cherry Orchard” will be shown in powerful stage interpretations by a German, a Romanian and a Belgian productions.
The programme shows the different faces of theatre today: both performances based on classical and contemporary texts, Eugenio Barba’s theatre anthropology, Milo Rau’s political theatre, the expanding territories of theatricality in contemporary ballet, and contemporary circus art.
The access to all performances is free for 72 hours each on the territory of Bulgaria from the subsite of each performance in the PROGRAMME section. Let us turn the restrictions on live meetings into an opportunity for an interesting digital journey in the world of European theatre!
World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of Sofia Municipality’s Calendar of Cultural Events.