Silent Legends

Visual performance after Bulgarian legends and myths
Staging
Boian Ivanov
Scenography
Svila Velichkova
Costumes
Svila Velichkova
Video
Todor Todorov
Choreography
Tatyana Sokolova
Dramatization
Boian Ivanov
CGI animation
Todor Todorov
Music
IRFAN
Cast
Evgeniya Vasileva, Stoyan Stoyanov, Veselina Kalcheva, Boyan Stoyanov, Gergana Gospodinova, Teodor Hristov, Ivan Shumarov, Vera Stoykova, Diana Tsolevska
Forthcoming dates


“Silent Legends” is a try along the help of the dance theater and the multimedia to create the visual worlds of two Bulgarian legends about wood-nymphs, united in a common plot.
The story of a wood-nymph whose magical power was taken by a young man so he could marry her is a motive taken from the Bulgarian mythology and it is the plot’s focal point for the performance.
The two different ideas represent life without rules and life in the society’s frames and their points of contact and a possibility for them to exist together with no compromises or not. These two ideas are the topic that concerns the creators of the performance.
Live performance with projections and animations open an opportunity for creating a fantasy world in which image and motion lead the story.
The performance is based entirely on Irfan musical band’s music, which is one of the small number of Bulgarian representatives of the musical flow World Music which has the typical mixing of musical motives of the national folklore and motives of the world musical heritage.


This project is a part of Varna’s Candidature for European Capital of Culture for 2019 and it is being realized with the financial support of Varna Municipality’s Fund “Culture”.
 

       

16th International Puppet Festival The Golden Dolphin, Varna, Bulgaria, 2014
Award for best direction and choreography (section performances for adults) to Boian Ivanov and Tatyana Sokolova , Award for set design to Svila Velichkova,Award for video and CGI animation to Todor Todorov , Award for original music (section performances for adults) to IRFAN , Award for best female performance to Evgeniya Vasileva


Special IKAR Prize 2015 for striking imagery for Silent Legends

Varna Prize 2015 to the team of the performance Silent Legends directed by Boian Ivanov