ECHO III – For Memory’s Sake | Caravan Tour 20-28 September 2023
Bucharest – September 20th
Vidin – September 22nd
Sofia – September 23rd
Ioannina – September 25th
Berat – September 27th
Lushnje – September 28th
How does the new generation understand the concept of marriage?
What does it mean to be bound together for life with someone you met once?
Are there any remains of the traditions of our ancestors in how we choose partners?
Where were women positioned in such a context?
Ηow gender norms link the past to the future?
Is marriage just an economic proposition, just a prospect of prosperity, a way out of poverty, salvation from criticism and ridicule and gossip?
These intriguing questions will be examined through the lens of art, as artists from Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Albania from four performing arts groups come together to provide their unique perspectives on the subject of arranged marriages.
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join the tour in Bulgaria:
- 22.09 in Vidin town – in The Riverside garden and
- 23.09 in Sofia, в in Borisova gradina, Summer stage
20.00 – 20.40_Video-poems: _Ornela Alia, _Elena Chirila, _Ana Gurdiș, _Gergana Ivanova, _Ioana Țurcan, _Katazyna Wojtczak
20.40 – 21.00_Poems: _Meri Dishnica, _Olya Stoyanova, _Tonia Zacharatou, _Miruna Vlada, _Jona Xhepa
21.0 – 21.10_Teather play: _conductor: Panagiotis Liaropoulos
21.10 – 22.00_Jazz concert: _Dimitar Liolev – sax, _Stanislav Arabadjiev – piano, _Ilire Avdiu – clarinet, _Stefan Goranov – drums, _Pantelis Stoikos – trumpet
In the hours before the concert program:
15:00 – 20:00 – exhibition-installation in a special construction Pesisi.
It is a symbol of our commitment to push artistic boundaries and create a unique experience for everyone. As you explore this installation, we hope you will gain a deeper understanding of the complex tapestry that is Balkan culture and the profound impact of marriage and family on our lives and modern societies.
The project behind the Wandering Arts Caravan:
“ECHO III: for Memory’s Sake” explores how Balkan cultures integrate and diverge from each other, our similarities and differences, to piece together a puzzle of our collective experiences. It is a European program that aims to bring together artists from the Balkans working in the fields of theatre, music, visual arts and literature to explore tradition and culture through the themes of marriage, arranged marriages, the essence of family in the Balkan context. You can find the Facebook event here.
The project is implemented with the financial support of the European program “Creative Europe” and of the Sofia Municipality – Program “Culture”.