NEWS

11th Edition

180° - LABORATORY FOR INNOVATIVE ART

04 — 11 October 2024

Join us at 180° – Laboratory for Innovative Art, a place where imagination and creativity come together. This is not just an event; it’s a journey where artistic dreams become reality. Here, art creates unique stories, and performances reflect our shared experiences. Meet fellow art lovers and world-renowned artists, and help us shape the future of creativity. At 180°, we step outside the ordinary, exploring the boundless world of innovative art. We invite you to join us on this journey and experience a world of creative expression.

180° PROGRAM 2023

Festival topic: 42

Video: Mihaela Dobreva Music; A. Hadjiev

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Play°

For the opening of 180° - Laboratory for Innovative Art, we are thrilled to present EXISTINCT – a captivating performance featuring Ensemble Modern (Germany) and the artistic team of 180°. With the music composition of Alexandar Hadjiev, who alongside the theater director Ksenia Ravvina and scenographer Mihaela Dobreva developed the concept, this immersive experience creates a multidimensional world of sound and time. Developed within the Checkpoint concert series by Ensemble Modern in March 2023, this extraordinary production invites you to join the anniversary edition of 180° and to embark on a journey exploring the coexistence of past, present, and future.

 

22.30 | 180° Turns 10
Party at TOPLOCENTRALA 

We celebrate our 10th turn around the sun with a special galactic party with music selected by Julieta Intergalactica.

21. July
Friday
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180° Community Lab°

Results of the Creativity Lab for art school students led by director Ksenia Ravvina, part of the cultural and educational program Community Lab°.

22. July
Saturday
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The scenographer Nina DeLudemann (Germany/Brazil), the double bass player Ivar Roban Križić (Croatia), and the dancer and choreographer Violeta Vitanova (Bulgaria) present the outcome of their collaboration inspired by this year's festival theme: 42.

24. July
Monday
Team 2

19.30 | Team The dancer and choreographer Sara Bizzoca (Italy), the musician Pablo Garretón (Chile/Germany) and the director Kamelia Tavitian (Bulgaria) present the outcome of their collaboration inspired by this year’s festival theme: 42.

Followed by I 180° Summer Bar 

Join us at the 180° Summer Bar, where the festival team, artists, and the audience gather. Enjoy drinks, dance to the beats, and celebrate the spirit of the 180° Festival. Reflect on the festival experiences and embrace the vibrant energy of the evening.
DJ set by Milen Apostolov 

25. July
Tuesday
Team 3
19:30 | The Loft

19.30 | Team 3° The actor and musician Valentin Schroeteler (Switzerland/Germany), the cello player Elif Dimli (Turkey/Germany) and the visual artist Michail Michailov (Bulgaria) present the outcome of their collaboration inspired by this year's festival theme: 42.

Followed by I 180° Summer Bar 

Join us at the 180° Summer Bar, where the festival team, artists, and audience gather. Enjoy drinks, dance to the beats, and celebrate the spirit of the 180° Festival. Reflect on the festival’s experiences and embrace the vibrant energy of the evening.
Dj set by Annna

26. July
Wednesday
StudentLab
Community Lab°
17:00 | Discussion° | Goethe-Institut Bulgaria

“Building sustainable artistic international partnerships – mission (im)possible”
Culture Office of Creative Europe Desk, in partnership with 180° – Laboratory for Innovative Art Festival, invites you to an open discussion on the relevance, function and state of artistic mobility in Europe and beyond. More Info

19:30 | StudentLab° | Goethe-Institut Bulgaria 

Art students from Germany and Bulgaria are meeting during the 180° festival in Sofia to collaborate and create an art experiment in the building of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria. They will present the outcomes of their collaborative work, inspired by this year's festival theme: 42.

Followed by | 180° Summer Bar I 100 Chairs

Join us at the 180° Summer Bar, where the festival team, artists, and the audience gather. Enjoy drinks, dance to the beats, and celebrate the spirit of the 180° Festival. Reflect on the festival’s experiences and embrace the vibrant energy of the evening.
Music selection by Brusho 

27. July
Thursday
4
Stop°
19:30 | Fabrica 126

Official closing of the festival and final of the VideoMotion 2023 competition for short silent films, open to professionals and amateurs. This year the theme is 42, and the videos selected at the final will be accompanied by live improvisation performances by the 180° musicians.  

22.00 | Closing party, SODA bar

This year, the closing party is housed in the SODA bar, where we wrap up the festival week properly with a top selection of summer drinks and an energetic music mix. The party celebrates a decade marked by remarkable performances, boldness and significant collaborations.
DJ set by
Stephane Love

28. July
Friday

Admission free

We’re delighted to keep 180° admission free, ensuring everyone can join us. At a time when cultural events face challenging circumstances, we would greatly appreciate donations from those who can afford a ticket.

Find our donation Box at the events to contribute. Help us ensure the future of the 180° Festival. Every contribution, in every form, truly makes a difference!

Thank you for being with us and for your support.

LOCATIONS

ul. “Emil Berzinski” 5, 1408 Yuzhen, Sofia, Bulgaria

pl. “Narodno sabranie” 10, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

ul. “Cherkovna” 28, 1505 Kv. Poduyane, Sofia, Bulgaria

Budapeshta Street 1, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

ul. “Moskovska” 13А, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

bulevard “Knyaginya Maria Luiza” 126, 1233 Orlandovtsi, Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgaria Blvd 2, 1463 Ndk, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Visual Identity: Yasen Zgurovski; Web Design: Alexandar Hadjiev

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