• Stara Zagora Drama Theatre is charged with youth

    15 October 2008

  • Добрият стил трябва да се отглежда

    9 October 2008

  • We have to not forget that we are Bulgarians above all

    2 October 2008

    Petya Zlatanova

    Do you like to go to the opera? Do you think that this is really old-fashioned? At least operetta, musical or ballet… ? I think myself, that the next orders will excite your curiosity just to see what the new season of State Opera Stara Zagora will offer. The principal Vesselin Stoykov is creative young professionalist, who wishes to attract more of the young audience in the halls of the opera.
  • Rhapsody in Black

    25 September 2008

    text Irina Marinova, photos Ilian Rujin

    Iavor Gardev already rules the of theater world so he decided to try and conquer the cinema. His first step – Zift – is so splendid we are looking at him with awe. After months of talk about the success of the movie at a number of festivals this week Zift finally hits the screens here. In the meantime, Iavor is working on his next two cinema projects and his new play had its premiere in Varna.
  • The declining head cannot be fallen by sword!

    16 September 2008

    Petya Zlatanova

  • On the Poetic Side

    11 September 2008

    text Alexander Velickov, photos Iliian Rujin

    Rumen Barosov is well spoken and seemingly calm but he can't hide his enthusiasm – the Sofia: Poetics festival, organized by himself and colleague Yasen Atanasov is close at hand. And it is a thing to be excited about indeed – eight years after the first Bulgarian festival combining urban poetry and modern music comes its second incarnation. And it shapes up to be quite good – 32 poets, 15 bands and DJs, 3 dance miniatures and one whole evening of art improvisation, on 21 September, under the stars and right next to the water lillies lake.
  • I like to feel the audience

    3 September 2008

  • 2:0 for Poland

    21 August 2008

    Andrzej Saramonowicz is known around the world as the author of the theater play Testosteron but he is actually the mainman behind some of the most popular Polish movies to come out lately – all of them humorous urban tales of war of the sexes, a struggle with ni actual winner. The cinema version of Testosteron and his latest hit Lejdis are already on their way to Varna for the Love is Folly festival. And although Andrzej won't come to present the movies himself, he was kind enough to explain all about machos, theatre and football in an exclusive interview for Programata.
  • Where are you, where am I

    20 August 2008

    Petya Zlatanova

    In the center of August begins The National Tour On The Gagmen under the logo It's easy to laugh. Hristo Gurbov is an one from the superb six with Lubomir Neykov, Krustyo Lazarov, Ruslan Muinov, Nencho Iliev and Petyo Petkov. Now he gives us answers on some questions, that are curious for supporters of the tv-show.
  • Known By His Voice

    10 July 2008

    text Elena Peneva, photos Valentin Danevski for Angel Kotsev Studio

    Dr. House is going to a rally. Take it easy, the freak from the famous tv series had not thrown away his walking stick and his caustic remarks on the speedway. It's only Daniel Tsochev who doubles him in Bulgarian language and who has found a more extreme way of expressing his actor's talent. He is the narrator in the new 3D movie NASCAR.
  • Love should be given away, it shouldn't be taken

    2 July 2008

    Petya Zlatanova

  • To Russia and Back

    26 June 2008

    text Elena Petrova, photos Apolonia

    After years of absence from Bulgarian stage Alexandar Morfov comes back to show two performances produced in Vera Komisarjevska Theatre in Saint Petersburg.
  • Cinnamon for Fans

    30 May 2008

    text Nikola Shahpazov, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    This text is about theatre, poetry and the C section on Bulgarian Army stadium. The common element among these three topics is Elin Rahnev – a journalist, a passionate fan of the football team CSKA, capable of representing life in Bulgaria as a minibus or glorifying the football predilections of the Pope. We met Elin in a café, a hundred meters away from the Satirical Theatre and discussed his new book of poetry Canela (cinnamon) and some other things.
  • New Hope

    16 May 2008

    text Irina Marinova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Boian Ivanov is one of the young theatre directors who wins popularity by making provocative spectacles as Q4. He seldom comes to Sofia but now he has just surprised us with two spectacles in the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts and the New Bulgarian University preformed by graduating students. He is also intending of making a third one – Servant of Two Masters in the Ivan Vazov National Theatre. The last one did not happen but anyhow we met Boian to talk about theatre as a mass kind of art and about the mischievous childhood.
  • Brave Heart

    21 March 2008

    text Irina Marinova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    After the Dunav Most series everyone hurried to label Ioana Bukovska and point at her because of the scenes in which she is naked. But this doesn't prevent her from fighting and going on and recently she is very active in theatre as well as in cinema. That is why we decided to meet Ioana and have a sincere talk about the roles, the scandalous image and... these three things.
  • Video Box

    15 February 2008

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    We saw the new video of Nevena form Music Idol and we remembered we have only talked to the director Stoian Radev only about theatre until now. While he is behind some of the best videos in Bulgaria, he shoots a lot of adverts and dreams of a good modern Bulgarian film. Now we have questions.
  • Еlen In A Box

    1 February 2008

    text Anelia Aleksandrova, photos Iana Blajeva

    She doesn’t go out much, walks her dog in the garden of St. George’s church, and sits on benches and paint stones in the summer. She also goes to tae bo lessons. Her name is Elen Koleva. Recently she was awarded the film prize in Best Actress category for her role in Dressmakers. In fact the best is still to come, honest.
  • A Dangerous Player

    21 December 2007

    text Elena Peneva, photos Freestyle magazine

    Deian Donkov is one of the important faces of new Bulgarian theatre and cinema. You must have seen him at least as a nasty policeman in Parched, one-eyed skinhead in Children of Wax or a demonic Don Juan in the spectacle with the same name directed by Alexander Morfov. We see see him so often that we have almost got used to his bad boy image who gets in fights, looks bad or takes away other people’s wifes and brakes their lives. However recently Deian changes direction playing a confused and divided between life and death man in the new performance at the National Theatre and directed by Margarita Mladenova – Ivanov. Now let’s hear what is in the head of our hero Donkov.
  • One Survivor on the Stage

    7 December 2007

    text Elena Peneva, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    During the last two months we have seen Vladimir Karamazov almost every evening on television. What made him become a reality host and to encourage tired robinsons somewhere on the Carribean Islands. Our main idea was to ask him what is the new spectacle he prepares in the National Theatre. We didn’t ask him the usual questions about women and cocoa nuts and we talked about more important things as the rehearsals in life, about his travelling around the world and his work with Krikor Azarian.
  • The Brave Dressmaker

    1 November 2007

    text Elena Peneva, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    The first time that Alexandra Sarchadjieva popped right infront of our eyes was in Melotvmania show on Bulgarian National Television. Then she started her eduaction at NATFIZ (The National Academy of Theatre and Film Art), played a couple of leading roles and recently became a member of the theatrical group at the Bulgarian Army Theatre. In a very short time Alex managed to impress us with her talent, vitality and the fact that she is always natural and smiling. After seeing her at the new and very good Bulgarian film Dressmakers and while waiting for her new leading role at the spectacle Vampire of Salza and smiah theatre wedecided it is the right time to ask her some questions.