Center for Jewish-Bulgarian cooperation

Israeli choreographer-innovator is touring in Burgas

World-famous Miriam Engel presents her show A-WAKE, which conquered a number of stages in Europe and USA

On 26th of August 2021 on the open stage “Snail” in the Sea Garden citizens and guests of Burgas will have the exclusive opportunity to get acquainted with the art of the world famous Miriam Engel from Israel. The avant-garde choreographer will present her performance A-Wake from 20:30 with free admission.

The Israeli dance artist is touring in Burgas at the invitation of Center for Jewish-Bulgarian Cooperation “Alef” with the assistance of the Municipality of Burgas.

In addition to the stage performance, Miriam Engel will hold a dance workshop, through which she will present her unique creative style to young dancers from Burgas. The dance workshop will be held on 27th of August 2021 from 9.30 am in the yard of the Center for Contemporary Art and Library-Burgas.

Miriam Engel is the main performer and artistic director and choreographer of Angela Dance Co., Jerusalem, Israel and the Mazya Dance Festival – Jerusalem, artistic director and curator of the Dance Series Festival at the Mazya Theater, chief choreographer and lead artist of Micro Theater Company – Jerusalem.

She was born in 1983 in Jerusalem. She is the granddaughter of Dora Mushanova – founder and pioneer of avant-garde dance in the twentieth century, pedagogue and artist, great-granddaughter of the great industrialist Ivan Hadjiberov and great-niece of Nikola Mushanov.

Since 2008 she has been professionally engaged in choreography, and in 2011 she founded Angela Dance Co. – a dance company touring in Israel and around the world, as well as ‘Dance Space Jerusalem’ – a cultural and educational organization supporting professional programs and projects for dance, public art and body art. Founder and creator of the project “LoveINg JERUSALEM”.

As a guest artist, she is invited to direct and perform dances, give lectures and teach her repertoire and unique technique in companies and festivals around the world. Among them are Shanghai, Milan, Johannesburg, Minsk, Duisburg, Sofia, Cork, Ireland, Kigali, Rwanda. She teaches at the De-Paul University (Chicago) and at the Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley, California. Miriam Engel is the winner of the Charette Award of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for professional dancers.

Miriam Engel is an avant-garde dance innovator whose art is known and appreciated all over the world. She is an innovator both in her ideas and in the ways she transforms them. One of them is creating dances based on real love stories.

The A-Wake performance, which conquers the stages in Israel, Europe and the USA, was created in memory of Dora Mushanova. The music in it is by Mozart, Monteverdi, Arvo Perth, Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt.

Miriam Engel’s innovative expressive approaches will form the basis of the workshop the day after the show. Through direct contact with her, ideas and techniques will be exchanged as a basis for future contacts and cooperation.


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