Bazaar Festival: VICTORY DAY / Willy Prager (BG)

performance length: min
The street is seething. The sound of rebellion thunders. Wafts of mist on the stage. The noise of alarm horns. A remote-controlled police car races by, a small helicopter hums, going up and down: the day of victory? Willy Prager, Iva Sveshtarova and Galina Borissova seize the theatre both as insurgents and as entertainers. However, they don’t re-enact the revolution but break it down into its component parts, into gestures, slogans, poses – like a performative machinery of signs and symbols of protest. The question is whether the signs and symbols of a revolution will transfer from the stage to the auditorium and which emotions ranging from enthusiasm to disappointment will be triggered there.

Performance takes place at Studio ALTA as a part of the Bazaar Festival.


Willy Prager - independent artist, graduate of Theatre-studio „4XC“-Sofia. He has completed „Synthetic Stage Arts“ at the University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria and MA SODA in HZT, University of art Berlin. As a performer he worked with Nikolay Georgiev, Ivo Dimchev, David Zambrano, deufert&plishke, Thomas Lehmen, Dalija Acin, Maren Strack etc. Willy Prager often collaborates with Iva Sveshatrova. With the performance The victory day, Willy was awarded the audience price Jardin d'Europe at Inpulstnazfestival 2013. Prager is a co–founder of Antistatic - Festival for Contempora Frory Dance and Performance in Sofia, Nomad Dance Academy and Brain Store Project foundation.

Iva Sveshtarova is an artist and performer born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She graduated from Theatre - Studio 4XC and Synthetic Stage Arts at the University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Iva has recently completed MA in Choreography and Performance at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, Germany. Her interests and activities are mainly in the field of contemporary dance and theatre. She has worked with directors and choreographers such as Nikolay Georgiev, Filipe Pereira, Galina Borissova, deufert&plischke, Thomas Lehmen, Ani Vaseva, Maren Strack, Anna Dankova, Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz. Iva Sveshtarova is co-founders of the Nomad Dance Academy and Antistatic – Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance in Sofia.

Galina Borissova works as dancer and choreographer. Her work first attracted attention at the American Dance Festival 1996, where she participated in the International Choreographers' Residency Program. In 1998 she received first prize for her performance "A Never Ending Story" at the International Competition for Choreographers in Groningen. Galina received golden medal for her solo Juanita Hildegard Bo in Belgrade for the best solo performer (2006). She is an author of the book Dance Images and Artistic Preferences.

Performing: Iva Sveshtarova,Willy Prager and Galina Borissova
In collaboration with: Iva Sveshtarova
Music: Emilian Gatsov-Elbi
Dramaturgical advisor: Angelina Georgieva
Advisor: Galina Borisoova
Light designer: Lutz Deppe
Production: HZT-Berlin,Tanztage-Berlin, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, Willy Prager