Haiduti Association presented the trailer of Troubled Times (Smutni vremena) at Trakart Cultural Center. The film Troubled Times is based on the Chronicles of Troubled Times – a novel by Vera Mutafchieva.
The Ottoman Empire during the internal and foreign policy crises, where large feudal lords and janissaries oppose the reforms. Riots break out throughout the Empire. The Bulgarian lands suffer devastation from the Kircali raids. The unrest further undermined the pillars of the Empire in its military and economic aspects and Selim III was forced to cancel the reforms. But the ones who suffered most from it all were the civilian Bulgarian population…
Students from the violin class of V. Tencheva from “Dobrin Petkov” National School of Music and Dance in Plovdiv put on a concert with music from the Baroque period.
Piano accompanist: Alexandar Kolev
Christmas mood with MusiсArt. Concert with performances by soloists from MusicArt Music Center and its schools of guitar, piano and singing. With the support of I Dream and Create Art Association.
On 19 December, Trakart Cultural center hosted the Christmas concert of students from the piano school at Lyceum “Slaveykov” – Plovdiv
On 18 December 2017 was held a concert called With Smiles Before Christmas with performаnces by: Children’s Dance School with Hebar Ensemble led by Petya Atanasova
Kitka Children’s Dance Formation with Izgrev Community Center, vill. Graf Ignatievo, with artistic director Zoya Ruskova and assistant director Zlatka Karaboycheva
DUENDЕ Dance Studio led by Ivaylo Ivanov Violin performances: Neli, Kalina and Lia
Blessings: Ivan Ivanov
THE SEARCH FOR SPLENDID COINCIDENCES. 20 and more love stories for cities and people shows sections of the history of places and people. It is not a tourist guide, although you can find lots of information which will interest a traveler. If you take it as such, you will find it far from exhaustive, and at other times you’ll be bored by the overflow of details. There is no calculation of emotions here but it will be grasped and respected by all who chased by their curiosity and expectations set out on uncharted roads and hoist „scarlet sails” as after Alexander Grin.
On 7 December, Trakart Research center hosted the opening of “Owls” – an exhibition-collection by Prof. Nedyalcho Todorov.
The collection, gathered over the course of several decades, amounts to more than 800 exhibits, made of different materials such as wood, ceramics, stone, bronze, crystal, porcelain, cardboard, canvas, etc. Today’s exhibition presented about 200 of them.
The exhibition was opened by Dr. George Trak and was accompanied by music works by G. Faure, V. Zaimov and V. Abadzhiev performed by Prof. Nedyalcho Todorov – violin/viola, Dr. Nadezhda Kuzmanova – piano, Liliya Ilieva – mezzo-soprano, and Galina Apostolova – piano. Dr. Nadezhda Kuzmanova shared her thoughts about the programme.
This fourth volume, or at least its first part, is a natural continuation of the previous three volumes of Remember Plovdiv. These are a summarized collection of more than 20 years of memories about people, streets, neighborhoods. The perimeter is to the west of the Glavnata Street: Gyol bahcha, the Triangle, about Ivan Vazov, Veliko Tarnovo and Ruski streets. The storytellers now include Nezabravka from Veliko Tarnovo Street, Dimitar Simidchiev – Semkata and many other elder citizens of the Filibe who entrusted their memories to the author. The faces of hundreds of unforgettable Plovdivians come back to life – from the prominent doctor Professor Andreev to the inn-keeper of the legendary Tihiyat Kat – bai Pesho Papukchiev. From Avram Litman to Milyo, of course.
A multimedia presentation with records of the Women’s Chamber Choir with AMDFA and founder and choirmaster Krikor Chetinyan. With performances by Trimontium Female Choir with Plovdiv Municipality.
Choirmaster: Vanya Atanasova
Piano accompanist: Diana Kaneva
On 1 December, Trakart Cultural Center hosted the book presentation of T I M E A N D A L L /conversations/, with the participation of its authors Andrey Raychev and Aleksandar Andreev.
The event was organized by Janet 45 Publishing House and the Faculty of Philosophy and History at Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv.
“Powerful, sophisticated conversation on the “weather and all”. From Thales to Deleuze and from the Bulgarian chthonicity to the idea of federal Europe. This book revives the intellectual conversation in slumbering Bulgaria. It provokes and enriches. The intellectual energy of Andrey Raychev arouses admiration. Regardless of all differences in ideologies and predictable disagreements. “