Philip Milanov

Philip Milanov graduated The National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Bulgarian with a degree in Theatre of Movement. He also graduated the educational and training program Dance PORT Derida. From this moment on he became a performer of Derida Dance Company. With the company he participates in various festivals and international projects. Philip has been a part of Arabesk Ballet dance group since 2012. His performance "Exit" became an indisputable winner of IX Margarita Aranoudova Competition 2014 for contemporary choreography. In 2015 he was awarded with National Ikar Award for contemporary dance and performance. Since than he choreographed two more dance performances - "Distance" and "Bloodthisrty".

workshop for students from Pernik

The workshop wants to invite young high school students from Pernik, interested in dance, to
give an insight into the professional work field of contemporary dance. It will introduce the
basic principles and techniques of contemporary dance. The participants will focus on
control, center, balance, breathing, strength and musicality. They will also explore the
connection between different bodies in a group and the difference of being solo on the stage.
The showing of the results will be a short dance performance resuming process of the
workshop on the opening of the festival.