Ottawa events - Bulgarian Arts Festival
Bulgarian Arts Festival
Ottawa BAF Events
Under the auspices of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria
The Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in
Ottawa and the Bulgarian Consulate in Toronto.
We are also grateful to our partners in Ottawa:
Shenkman Arts Centre and Ottawa Region Bulgarian Foundation (ORBF)
(BAF Events Ottawa):
For BAF Ottawa tickets: http://bgottawa-gatineau.ca
Urania (D. Zekina)
The Bulgarian Arts Festival showcases the best of Bulgarian culture. It brings attention to
contemporary art, music, theatre and film and offers a glimpse of some of the most amazing
and unique cultural expressions of modern Bulgarian artists, musicians and actors from Bulgaria
This year the festival is dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic
relations between the Republic of Bulgaria and Canada and 40 th anniversary of the opening of
the Bulgarian Consulate in Toronto. The theme of the festival is “Awakening”/”Пробуждане”.
Sponsors and partners
For more information about the Festival, please visit www.bulgarianartsfestival.com
If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact the BAF Ottawa Coordinator, Olga
Arnaudova at [email protected]
Sunday, April 3, 2016 (Exhibition, concert and movie)
Sunday, April 3, 4:30 pm – Opening of Ottawa events with Exhibition “Awakening”
Lalonde & Doyle Gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre– 245 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Daniela Zekina, Peter Bojadjiev, Victor Pavlov, Christina Tzekova, Krasimira Dimchevska,
Svetoslav Tzekov, and Ralitsa Dencheva
Sunday, April 3, 6:00 pm -CD Release “Awakening the Cosmos” of Marina Velikova
(Marina India). Richkraft Theatre, Shenkman Arts centre – 245 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa, ON
The concert is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Guinness Records Everest Concert where
she was the only woman to perform with musicians such as Teodosii Spasov, Doni Vekilov and
Sunday, April 3, 7:15 pm – Djakon Levski, 2015. Directed by Maxim Genchev
Richkraft Theatre, Shenkman Arts Centre– 245 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa, ON
In Bulgarian with English subtitles. 130 min
*Special price for movie and concert: $25
Friday April 17, 2016 (Theatre Play)
Sunday, April 17th, 8:00 pm – Theater Play “Finding Aphrodite” (“Пътят към
Афродита”), Richkraft Theatre, Shenkman Arts Centre – 245 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa,
ON) Starring Boyka Velkova. A play written by Boyka Velkova and inspired by the scent of
cinnamon, red wine, the lips of a man, lonely nights, Isabel Allende’s thoughts and a number of
other aphrodisiacs. Music by Theodosii Spasov. In Bulgarian
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7:00 pm – Jazz Trio “Acoustic Version” with Antoni
Donchev (piano), Hristo Yotsov (drums, vibes, percussion), George Donchev (bass), CD Release
“Time In, Time Out”
Shenkman Arts Centre, Music Room, 245 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 6:30 pm,
Body and Soul Seminar
This workshop aims to introduce you to different practices on how to find and connect to our
inner soul. In English and Bulgarian.
6:30 pm, April 5, 2016
Ottawa Citizen Hall, 1101 Baxter Rd, Ottawa.
In Bulgarian and English
Suggested donation: $10
Sunday, April 10th, 2016
Dessi Dobreva in Ottawa!
Concert and dinner
Restaurant “Lebanese Palace”, 919 Industrial Ave, Ottawa, ON
Tickets$40 (include all you can eat Lebanese buffet and cash bar)
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
THE COSMOS VOICE OF BULGARIA LIVE! THE MAGIC OF BULGARIAN VOICE: VALYA
BALKANSKA with PETAR JANEV (“gaida” player – Bulgarian bagpipe)
The concert is dedicated to 40 years of European Union and Canada relations.
Wednesday, May 11th: Valya Balkanska, Petar Janev – Bulgaria
Valya Balkanska is the most famous Bulgarian folk singer from the Rhodope Mountains known
for performing the song "Izlel e Delyu Haydutin", part of the Voyager Golden Record selection
of music included in the two Voyager spacecrafts launched in 1977. The disc carries a collection
of music, including a song by Valya Balkanska.
Tickets: $25 general admission, $15 students and seniors; children under 12 are free.
19:30 in Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa
Friday, May 20th, 7:00 pm
MOVIE SCREENING: WHILE AYA WAS SLEEPING (ДОКАТО АЯ СПЕШЕ), 90 min
The movie screening s dedicated to 40 years of European Union - Canada relations.
Friday, May 20th, 7:00 pm
University of Ottawa, Desmarais Hall 1110, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
Tickets/suggested donation: $10
In Bulgarian with English subtitles.
Director and script: Tsvetodar Markov, music: Teodossi Spassov, cinematography: Kiril
Palikarski. With Stefan Denolyubov, Yulian Vergov, Georgi Kadurin, Irini Zhambonas, Stefan
Mavrodiev, Emil Emilov, Stanka Kalcheva, Krasimira Kuzmanova, Aya Mutafchieva (90 min).
Award for best actor to Stefan Denolyubov at “Golden Rose 2015” ("ЗЛАТНА РОЗА" 2015).
Presented by the Bulgarian Arts Festival in Canada in cooperation with The Slavic Research
Group at the University of Ottawa
Letter to the Festival from H.E. Daniel Mitov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of
Letter to the Festival from Mr. Nikolay Milkov, Bulgarian Ambassador to Canada