PROGRAM OF THE OLD SCHOOL RESIDENCY, Ritual rEvolution, Gorna Lipnitsa village, 3 – 13 August 2018


03.08.2017 /Friday/

Arrival in Gorna Lipnitsa. Accommodation of the artists. 

04.08.2018 /Saturday/


Opening of the residency. Presentation of the working places in the school. Providing materials to the participants. Visiting the main places in Gorna Lipnitsa – the office of the mayor of Gorna Lipnitsa, Community center Zora -1887 and museum collections located therein, visiting the Agricultural Museum.

18.30 – 20.30      

Visiting The St. Dimitar church, the temple chapel St. John of Rila and the ritual place of the Dragon/Zelen sinor/. Walk around the village.


Performance of the ancient ritual Nestinarstvo /fire dancing/ by guest artists. It involves a barefoot dance on smouldering embers. Place: in front of the church. 

05.08.2018 /Sunday/

19.00 - 20.30  A bike ride to the village of Dolna Lipnitsa – 10 km. 

06.08.2018 /Monday/

19.00 – 20.30  Ritual day walk in the area of Gorna Lipnitsa.

22.00   Bulgarian horo dance lessons with Dimitar Sabev. 

07.08.2018 /Tuesday/

10.00 - 13.30 

A visit to the open-air market in Pavlikeni and visit to The  Ancient ceramic center, Pavlikeni town  -

19.00 – 20.30

„The hidden values of the creative revolution“ – a lecture by Teodora Konstantinova and Radoslav Mehandziiski /in English/. Place:  the hall of the community center.

22.00   Bulgarian horo dance lessons with Dimitar Sabev.

08.08.2018 /Wednesday/

18.30 - 20.30  “Healthy mind in a healthy body”:

  • Running with Dimitar and Radoslav to the surroundings of Gorna Lipnitsa /the route covers part of the distance of Krobiz ultra marathon/   – 15 км.
  • Vinyasa flow yoga practice.

22.00   Bulgarian horo dance lessons with Dimitar Sabev. 

09.08.2018 /Thursday/

19.00 - 20.30       Performance.  

22.00 – 24.00      

Ritual night walk in the area of Gorna Lipnitsa. Observing the starry sky from a Thracian mound. 

10.08.2018 /Friday/

19.00 – 19.30

Recreation of the battle leaded by the famous Bulgarian revolutionists Stefan Karadja and Hadji Dimitar in Grandfather Panjo’s copse – a performance with the participation of the children who take part in the residency.    


Screening of the movie "The Truman Show". A story about a man who has become the central star of the most ambitious Big Brother project in the world without even realizing it. Place:  the hall of the community center. The movie will be presented by the curators of the residency - Teodora Konstantinova and Radoslav Mehandzhiyski.

11.08.2018 /Saturday/

10.00 – 11.00       Bread celebration in Community center Zora.

18.00 – 21.00

"Ritual rEvolution" closing exhibition - presentation of the artworks of the participants created during the residency.

22.30-23.30   A concert by Vaiana Tasheva a.k.a. Nettle.

12.08.2018 /Sunday/

10.00 – 13.00       Performance/workshop.

14.30 – 17.30       Performance/workshop.

18.00 - 19.30      

Curator's tour "Ritual rEvolution" by Teodora Konstantinova and Radoslav Mehandzhiiski.


Closing night. Giving certificates for participation in the residency.

22.00 – 24.00       Closing party. 

13.08.2018 /Monday/

Leaving the residency.


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