Concept and creation: Willy Prager
In collaboration with: Iva Sveshtarova
With: Iva Sveshtarova , Jea-Ae Lim, Willy Prager
Music: Emilian Gatsov-Elbi
Dramaturgical advisor: Angelina Georgieva
Advisor: Galina Borissova
Produced by: Tanztage-Berlin, HZT-Berlin,Tanztage-Berlin, Goethe-Institut Bulgariа
Watch the Victory Day Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_rl-wJLAA4
The Victory Day takes up the “revolution” as a subject of exploration to be presented as a stage event. Appropriating revolutionary signs, symbols and accessories as a material, the piece investigates their performativity. It uses the figure of the revolution as an already automatized machine and it puts it into action by rediscovering the well known tricks and means of the theatrical machinery evoking effects of revolutionary enthusiasm and disappointment. In the attempt to convey them to the audience, the performance manipulates its role and perceptions provoking the spectators to be “with” or “against” the show. Are revolutions possible and efficient today, when their theatricality seems to have become more significant and appealing?
Willy Prager, independent artist, finished Theatre-studio „4XC“-Sofia. He completed “Synthetic Stage Arts” at the University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In 2013, Willy Prager graduated from the MA SODA – Solo/ Dance/ Authorship at UdK-HZT Berlin. He was a scholarship holder of DanceWeb, Theatertreffn -Berlin, resident at Tanzquartier Vienna, WASP Bucharest a.o. He has collaborated with a lot of directors and choreographers. He has been working for a long time with Iva Sveshtarova and last year he colaborated with Sonja Pregrad for a new production. He has created own works (”Prager Strasse”, Game-a-porter”, ”Transformability, ”Egyptina Spring”, ‘Transformability” etc.).
Willy Prager is a cofounder of Б brain Сstore Пproject-Sofia, of the Nomad Dance Academy Network and the Antistatic Festival – Sofia.