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       BULGARIAN-AMERICAN CENTER MADARA invites you to the
7th BULGARIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN NEW ENGLAND
TO MARK 100 YEARS OF BULGARIA’S INDEPENDENCE
supported by the
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Washington, D.C.
(March 29-May 3, 2009)




First time in the USA! The largest private folk ensemble in Europe!

THE BULGARIA'S BEST ENSEMBLE

BULGARIAN  NATIONAL  FOLKLORE  ENSEMBLE
"B U L G A R E"


presents the musical
“THIS IS BULGARIA”

The 8th wonder of the World - Bulgarian folklore

Unique choreography that goes beyond human imagination, inimitable talents and virtuosos, incredibly beautiful costumes and ornaments, and an avalanche of musical rhythms - all combined with the culture, history and the soul of one of the most ancient countries in Europe – Bulgaria.

It reveals the richness and beauty of the music, songs and dances of Bulgaria's seven ethnographic areas: The Rodophi Mountains, Macedonia, Shopluka, Northern Bulgaria, Dobrudzha, Strandzha and the Thrace.

The performance “This is Bulgaria” will present the new phenomenon in the world’s culture – ensemble “BULGARE”, with singer
Albena Veskova, former soloist of the Le Mystere des voix Bulgares.

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009
7:00 PM


JOHN  HANCOCK  HALL
180 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116 MAP>>

See the hall web: www.tillingers.com/calendar.html

The hall is NOT in John Hancock bulding!
It is 5 min from there , see the map!!


--------------------------- PARKING ------------------------

= Free street meter parking!

= $10, all night after 5 PM, 2 min from the Hall
Back Bay Garage

Address- 4 enters: 222 Berkeley Street,
205 Clarendon St,
85 St James Ave and
500 Boylston Street, BOSTON, MA
MAP>>

= $11 after 4pm, all night, 5 min from the Hall
Boston Common Garage:
MAP>>
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TICKETS: $35 at the door, $25 students and seniors 65 and up,
children under 12 free

GENERAL SEATING !

For tickets and more info: 617.283.4543, center.madara@gmail.com

The event support DANA FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE ,
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BOSTON AND JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER

Ensemble "BULGARE" will visit New York, Chicago and Washington D.C
For more info:
radimusic@yahoo.com, 646-721-4411


SEE VIDEO: This is Bulgaria -Thrace- part ²²



No one should miss this performance
- Anna Nikolova, Russia

I would have never guessed that this could happen to me in this world and in this life
- Jens, Dresden, Germany

Awakening one nation with music, song or dance is not easier than protecting your own country at war
  - Lilia Resi,  Israel

I have not seen anything like it before
 -  Todor Angel, Romania

I am speechless at what I witnessed
-  Panayotis  Karapiperis                        

BULGARIAN  NATIONAL  FOLKLORE  ENSEMBLE "BULGARE"
( www.Bulgare.net )


In times of hardships, changes and ordeals there is no stronger building power for a nation than turning back towards its roots, towards the great moments of its history, towards its authentic traditions, ethnography and folklore. This was the truth Hristo Dimitrov perceived when in October 2002 he decided to create the first private professional ensemble for folk dances "BULGARE".

It all began with an idea.
The idea to create a grand folklore performance, displaying in seven music and dance acts the typical music, songs, dances and mentality of the Bulgarians from the seven ethnographic regions: the Rhodopi Mountain, Macedonia, Shopluka, North Bulgaria, Dobrudzha, Strandzha and Thracia.

Later, Hristo Dimitrov realizes that in order to create such a show, he would need to create an elite professional ensemble consisting of folklore dancers who need special training in order to carry out this impressive task. The idea met with the approval of Hristo's sister, Elena, but the most powerful boost came from the British citizen Ian Charles Anderson (consequently Elena's spouse) who funded the establishment of the project. In spite of the fact that the planned budget was exceeded nine times, Ian Anderson did not give it up and the project was completed. This created the first private folklore ensemble in Bulgaria: Bulgare.

On October 1, 2002 Hristo and Elena Dimitrov, together with about twenty dancers, established the Bulgare Ensemble. Now there are 25 men and 25 women, all of them professional dancers, and soloist is Albena Veskova - who was at that time soloist of the Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices. This is the largest private folk ensemble in Europe. In 2003 was created Bulgaria's first grand folklore project - the dance spectacle "THIS IS BULGARIA". In 7 musical and dancing scenes the narrator-foreigner reveals the richness and beauty of the music, songs and dances of Bulgaria's 7 ethnographic areas: The Rodophi Mountains, Macedonia, Shopluka, Northern Bulgaria, Dobrudzha, Strandzha and the Thrace.

In 2006 the Bulgare Ensemble presented the premiere of its second spectacle "BULGARIA TROUGH THE CENTURIES". This is a historical dance spectacle. In it sound church chants, film music, mysterious ancient rhythms with horns and kettle drums. On the eve of the Bulgaria's actual accession to the European Union, the Bulgare Ensemble presented the spectacle "Bulgaria in Europe", which is an incredible combination of the spectacles "This is Bulgaria" and " Bulgaria through the centuries". Particularly impressive is the superb performance of the new Bulgarian folklore star - the singer Albena Veskova.

On May 15, 2007 we produced the third show of ensemble "Bulgare" - "ALBENA". It is music - dance show. The Bulgare Ensemble has an extraordinary success in the country and aboard - Japan, Israel, Luxemburg, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, Greece, Romania, Macedonia, France etc. Today, 6 years later, the Bulgare Ensemble's concerts exceed 100 per annum and eve one of them turns into an unforgettable folk experience for everyone who attends them. 

                          





Todor Ialamov

Vasil Nenkov



David Flashenberg

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