National Theatre Ivan Vazov

10 & 11 April 2024

On 10 and 11 April the premiere of the multi-genre performance “Hypothetically” by the choreographer Galina Borissova will take place at “Apostol Karamitev” Stage of Ivan Vazov National Theatre in Sofia. It is the first production of the theatre, realised as a result of its Open Call for Artistic Ideas, open to performing art professionals, as well as to established artists from different fields.

„A performance that is not to affirm, but to happen. A performance about the performance itself. We are silent, or we speak concretely and conceitedly, but we do not strive for excessive illustrations. A performance that soothes, but at the same time raises anxiety. We discuss things that we have heard about but have not seen. The performers demonstrate their commitment and challenge the issues with pleasure. We present details, but the essential part may be missing. We also think about what might be missed. We use words to flesh out hypotheses and the body as a container of content made up of problems and memory. Judgments that creep into specific images in specific circumstances can be proved or rejected. Hypothetically, anything can happen. It is tempting to control processes, but the likelihood of succeeding is slim and doubtful. We live together only to realize that collectives are gatherings of alienated individuals. We don't want art to end." - says about the performance Galina Borissova.


Galina Borisova calls herself a choreographer "mutant". She is a choreographer and a performer in more than 50 performances presented in Europe and the USA. She is known to audiences for her iconic solo works "Juanita Hildegard Bo", "Dancing Maria Callas", "anti-GONE-It's me", "Down here all the lilacs die", "How fast life goes from January to December", "True to original". Her performances provoke with their conceptual solutions, precise details and sense of humor. She is the initiator and producer of the Etudes and Friends Festival. She is the author of the book "Dance Conceptions and Artistic Preferences". Active blogger and initiator of the platform "Preference for Dance" (

First prize winner for choreography for the performance "A Never Ending Story" in Groningen, The Netherlands. She received a gold medal for her solo "Juanita Hildegard Bo'' at the Zemun Festival in Belgrade. Her latest projects are presented at the Etude Gallery, where she is also the programmer of the space. Guest lecturer at Duncan Center, Czech Republic; New Bulgarian University and others. She has worked as a guest choreographer at Hippodrome Theatre, Florida; Gilotin Theatre, Sweden; Duncan Center, Czech Republic; National Opera - Novi Sad, Serbia, etc. Her choreographies have been presented at various festivals in Europe and the USA.

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