Edition 2018


Ritual rEvolution, 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  – http://www.acc-pavlikeni.net/en/page/archeology

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.

21.00  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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