Musical Lineup Kaba Stage – Beglika Fest 2017

This year the musical lineup of Beglika Fest combines new with well-known and experimental Bulgarian authors' projects in the field of ethno, jazz, electro-ambient and audio-visual art. Immersing us into a mystical world, the music of Beglika will reveal new spaces and will send us on a trip in time, culture and the various places where body, mind, and spirit roam. The difference with previous years will be that the music on the main stage will stop just after midnight. The musical thrills will go on in a more private acoustic atmosphere around the fires of Beglika Fest. Wednesday, 23rd August Tui Mamaki Tui Mamaki is a singer from New Zealand who lives and works in Sofia. She is known to the Bulgarian club stage for performing with Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs. We will hear songs from her new solo album inspired by Bulgarian folklore. Bad Roosters Bad Roosters create author music that includes songs in Bulgarian and instrumental pieces with a flavor of film and theatre...

Impro-Jam Scene Program

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 11:00 - 12:15 Ira Iroctopus - Workshop "Experimental dance" Ilina Bodurova - Bile, Travel through energy portals Ira Iroctopus - Workshop "Experimental dance" "CreateMe" 12:15 - 13:30 Improvisation in Dance with Al. Nenchev Acoustic performers: Kate Anastasiou (Greece) - authors' music, vocal and guitar; Sanya Barakova - Handpan solo Djembe Workshop and Jam with Jamfree Plovdiv 13:30 - 15:00 Jam Connectivity Jam Unity Jam Freedom 15:15 - 16:15 Improvisation in Dance with Al. Nenchev Workshop "Connectivity and Movement" Workshop "Connectivity and Movement" "CreateMe" 16:30 - 18:30 Jembe Workshop and Jam with Jamfree Plovdiv Soulfia Workshop ЕCHO Workshop with...

The Island of the Silenauts

Sensory Theatre Sofia and the Institute for Silence Research present THE ISLAND OF THE SILENAUTS – a sensory space-Labyrinth at Beglika Fest 2017 We are entering the space BEYOND WORDS. We remain still for a moment. Fall silent. Open our senses in depth. Connect. Enter the fine dimension. The island is slowly approaching. The splash of the oars and the whiff of the wind are already Music. Every drop of water clearly echoes. Last meters and ... the silenauts step on the shore. The Island accepts us in the eternal Present. Here and Now. This is the third part of a scientific-poetic study leading to the unknown parts of the Island which is outside as much as it is inside of us. The Island is a mysterious object located at the bottom of the ocean of air and in the middle of a large water mirror – and it has called us again for our next meeting ... The Island of the Silenauts is...

Beglika Fest Seeks Volunteers

The preparation and onsite realization of Beglika Fest is a creative act of togetherness that is charged with the energy of people who believe that can communicate, do arts and change the world TOGETHER in the most appropriate place – the nature. The volunteering adventure, part of Beglika Fest, is happening in 3 stages: - August 8th to 16th – first stage of the preparation activities; - August 16th to 28th – second stage of the preparation activities along with the festival dates (23 – 27 August) - August 28th to 30th – last stage including completion retreat. The first stage of the preparation activities (8 – 16 August) NEEDS VOLUNTEERS who would set serious learning and work intentions :) It is important to gather a group of 15 – 20 people who are willing to dive deeply into the festival placement and zones arrangement. To get into details with tents, ropes and woodwork, into relationship with people and community. People, who are willing to...

Beglika Fest 2017 – REBIRTH

Each year, Beglika Fest brings together a community of visionaries, free-minded, free-spirited people, artists, musicians,  enthusiasts and dreamers who seek harmony with nature. We come here to establish a deeper connection with the nature around us, to calm down and listen to her voice, to go deeper into her language, her silence, her sounds, her stillness. We are aware that our human footprint can leave serious marks on this beautiful but delicate ecosystem. And we intend to implement some of the best practices available to keep that impact to a minimum! Together, we want to create a truly environmentally-friendly festival. To come to the mountain as to a sacred place. To calm down. To awaken the feelings of sacredness in each of us. To extend our gratitude. To be more aware, more enlightened creators of love, life and art. Less noise, more poetry and listening to nature's own...

Charter

Sustainable Development Charter Sustainable development is about improving the long-term economic, social and environmental wellbeing of people, familys and communities in Bulgaria. To be truly sustainable, this needs to be done in ways which promote social justice and equality of opportunity, and which enhance the natural and cultural environment and respect its limits. Our vision of sustainable Festivals Enhancing the long-term wellbeing of people,familys and communities is central to our approach to sustainable festivals. To promote this we are committed to a sustainable future for Bulgaria where we:  live within our environmental limits, using only our fair share of the earth’s resources, for example by radically reducing our use of carbon-based energy and greenhouse gas emissions, moving towards becoming a zero-waste activity;  support healthy, biologically diverse and integrated ecosystems, by actively recognising and supporting our environmental assets including people land, water and biodiversity;  build a resilient and sustainable economy, including by fostering local economies and suppliers, supporting innovation, achieving the transition to a low carbon, low...

Waste Management

Beglika Fest’s waste management philosophy, or how to consume less and make materials last longer This year with your help we will try to separate and recycle as much waste as possible over the course of the festival. Do not be surprised if some of the places for food and drinks ask you to leave a deposit for a beer cup or a plate, so that you keep them and use them till the end of the festival. And why don’t we bring our own real mugs or cups, plates, forks and spoons? This way we won’t have to throw away dozens of plastic cups and plates after each meal or drink… HOW AND WHERE SHOULD WE THROW OUR WASTE There will be around 30 stations for separate waste collection: in Camp 1 and 2, as well as within the festival area. We divide waste into 4 categories, each of which is marked with a different color: yellow for plastics and metals (bottles,...

Beglika Area

Beglika area is at the heart of Batashka Planina – one of the highest and wildest parts of the Rhodope Mountains. The name “Beglika” dates back to the times of the Ottoman Empire, when once a year Yuruk shepherds used to gather in the area to pay authorities the belgik tax (a tax on sheep and goats). In summer the vast pastures in this part of the mountain used to be covered with huge herds. In fact, it is thanks to this historical background that we can enjoy these pastoral meadows filled with colorful herbs. NATURAL RESOURCES The preserved natural heritage of Beglika and Batashka Planina is something we should all be proud of and try to keep for future generations. Most of the area is covered with natural coniferous forests, consisting mainly of spruce and pine trees. The age of these forests is 80 years on average, but in some parts is over 150 years with certain species reaching 200 years. The...

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