FESTIVALS

SELECTED CURATORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO VARIOUS FESTIVALS

  • Pomegranates – a mini-festival across Edinburgh marking World Day of Dance with in-person and online events exploring the primary ingredient of the triple step in all traditional world dance. Curated by Wendy Timmons, Iliyana Nedkova and Eleanor Sinclair, 29-30 April 2022 at the Dance Studio at University of Edinburgh and Scottish Storytelling Centre READ MORE

  • Thistles and Sunflowers a festival weekend of stories, dance, drama and music from the lands of thistles and sunflowers, 18 May – 18 September 2022 in and outwith Edinburgh’s Scottish Storytelling Centre. Curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Daniela Dimova-Yaneva as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022. READ MORE
  • Scottish Screen Dance – tour of selected works from the Movement programme celebrating the legacy of Margaret Morris (1891–1980) exclusively at Cuccoo Clock Cinema curated by 51zero/voyager 2022 for Medway Light Nights festival, 11-12 February 2022, Store 104, Rochester

  • On Demand – A rise in demand for dance creativity on screen? Selection of diverse Scottish screen dance works curated by Iliyana Nedkova as part of DanceLive 2021 – Aberdeen 17th annual festival of dance at Citymoves Dance Agency, onsite at the Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen and online, 14-30 October 2021 READ MORE
  • Outwith – from the Scots preposition ‘outwith’ meaning outside and beyond, to a proposition to celebrate the outward looking and diverse community of film and dance artists working within Scotland and the Scottish diaspora outwith the country. Selection of 9 Scottish screen dance works curated by Iliyana Nedkova as part of DanceLive 2021 – Aberdeen 17th annual festival of dance at Citymoves Dance Agency, onsite at the Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen and online, 14-30 October 2021 READ MOR
  • There is a Place – a celebration of the cultural legacy of Simon Fildes (1962-2021) through eight short screen dance works which he directed, co-directed, co-produced or edited. Curated by Iliyana Nedkova.as part of DanceLive 2021 – Aberdeen 17th annual festival of dance at Citymoves Dance Agency, onsite at the Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen and online, 14-30 October 2021 READ MORE
  • Movement – a collective moving image portrait of the contemporary dance diva Margaret Morris (1891–1980) by various artists. Curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Wendy Timmons as part of DanceLive 2021 – Aberdeen 17th annual festival of dance at Citymoves Dance Agency, onsite at the Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen and online, 14-30 October 2021 READ MORE
  • Windows, Screens & Greens – festival exhibition and events by artists-in-residence at Abbeyhill Primary School Dave Pratt, Sylwia Kowalczyk, Romy Danielewicz, Heather Rikic and Citadel Arts Groupwith special guest-artists Caroline Brockbank and Bernie Hewitt as part of the 16th annual Colony of Artists Festival, 18-19 September 2021 at Abbeyhill Primary School windows and website, Holyrood Park and Leith Dockers Club
  • Peace Cranes Janis Hart Curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Heather Kiernan as part of Just Festival and International Festival Fringe at St John’s Church, Edinburgh 6 August – 13 November 2021
  • Hidden Letters 6 – 28 August 2021 Curated by Iliyana Nedkova, Diana Dimova-Yaneva and Todora Radeva as part of Just Festival, International Festival Fringe at St John’s Church, Edinburgh and various artists online
  • Thistles, Sunflowers and Dreamscapes Ariana Stoyanova, Alexis Street, Rossen Kissiov and James Macdonald 3 August 2021 as part of International Festival Fringe at Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
  • Thistles, Sunflowers and Dreamscapes Diana Savova 3 – 30 August 2021 Curated by Iliyana Nedkova as part of International Festival Fringe at Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
  • Zoom in on Perth and Pskov Su Grierson and Polina Medvedeva 15 June 2021. As part of Zoom In On Festival, Perth of Pskov Association, Perth
  • Zoom in on Freedom Ken Alexander, Kaya Fraser, Mare Tralla 18 May 2021. As part of Zoom In On Festival, Perth of Pskov Association, Perth
  • Zoom in on Plein Air Creativity Oleg Tsvetkov, Andrew Hunter, Mare Tralla, Barbara Pease, Svetlana Rodionova, Serafima Zibnitskaya and Dave Hunt. 15 April 2021. As part of Zoom In On Festival, Perth of Pskov Association, Perth
  • Zoom in on Pushkin and Soutar Jim Mackintosh, Natalya Macdonald, Billy Kay, Iona Fyfe, Iain Mackintosh, Iain Jordan, Chloe Mackay and Debra Salem 15 March 2021. As part of Zoom In On Festival, Perth of Pskov Association, Perth
  • Growing Up. Rediscovering Our Inner Child Liudmila Komrakova, Gabri Christa, Hadi Moussally, Noe Pignatto, Ida Thomasdotter, Fu Le, Catalin Rugina, Mary Wycherley, Charity Santagado, Kate Corby, 12 – 31 March 2021. Curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Simon Fildes as part of Screen.dance 2021 at Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen
  • Going Out. Exploring the Great Outdoors Andrea Pelaez, Mitchell Rose, Thomas Freundlich, Emily Dynes, Tiffany Rhynard, Elizabeth Shea, Holly Wilder, Joel Smith. 12 – 31 March 2021. Curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Simon Fildes as part of Screen.dance 2021 at Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen
  • Staying In. Redefining the Incredible Indoors Mayte Richter and Cadeu, Shaun Clarke, Alexandre Richard, Carmen Porras, Tom Tsai, Jelk Franzén, Erika Randall, Vito Alfarano, Mariana Garcia, Paul Malek, Jimmy Fernández. 13 – 31 March 2021. Curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Simon Fildes as part of Screen.dance 2021 at Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen
  • With Love from Quebec and Festival Quartiers Danses Marites Carino, Priscilla Guy, Stefan Verna, Jules de Niverville, Vincent René-Lortie, Do Phan Hoi, Pepper O’bomsawin, Guillaume Marin, Siam Obregón, 13 – 31 March 2021. Curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Marlene Millar as part of Screen.dance 2021 at Citymoves Dance Agency, AberdeenZoom in on Perth and Pskov 15 June 2021 online. As part of ZOOM IN ON – Friends of Pskov Association monthly festival gatherings celebrating the 30th twinning anniversary of Perth and Pskov
  • Zoom in on Freedom 18 May 2021 online. As part of ZOOM IN ON – Friends of Pskov Association monthly festival gatherings celebrating the 30th twinning anniversary of Perth and Pskov
  • Zoom in on Plein Air Creativity 15 April 2021 online. As part of ZOOM IN ON – Friends of Pskov Association monthly festival gatherings celebrating the 30th twinning anniversary of Perth and Pskov
  • Zoom in on Pushkin and Soutar 15 March 2021 online. As part of ZOOM IN ON – Friends of Pskov Association monthly festival gatherings celebrating the 30th twinning anniversary of Perth and Pskov
  • Screen.dance 2021 11-13 March 2021 livestreaming online and on demand until 31 March 2021. As part of Scotland’s annual festival of dance on screen 2021
  • Windows and Screens from 19 September 2020-ongoing at Abbeyhill Primary School, Edinburgh and online as part of Colony of Artists Festival. The Garden Party 2020
  • Peace Cranes. Pre-exhibition event 22 August 2020 as part of the digital Just Festival, Edinburgh and Edinburgh International Festival Fringe 2020
  • Peace Cranes. Pre-exhibition events 6 and 9 August 2020 at Peace & Justice Scotland and online as part of the world commemorations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 Years On
  • Screen.dance 2020 19-20 June 2020 online as part of Scotland’s annual festival of dance on screen
  • 3G: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform  6 March 2020 at Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre and Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall as part of Perth and Kinross Women’s Festival 2020
  • Artists-in-residence  Programme October 2019- September 2020 at Abbeyhill Primary School, Edinburgh and online as part of Colony of Artists Festival. The Garden Party 2020
  • Movement 26 July – 29 October 2019 at Moray House School of Education and Sport, Edinburgh | 7 August – 7 December 2019 at Dance Base National Centre for Dance, Edinburgh as part of Edinburgh International Festival Fringe 2019
  • 3G: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform  8 March 2019 at Threshold artspace, Perth Theatre and Concert Hall as part of Perth and Kinross Women’s Festival 2019
  • screen.dance 2019 Scotland’s festival of screen dance  6 – 8 May 2019 at Joan Knight Studio and Threshold arspace, Perth Theatre. Co-curated with Simon Fildes and Peter Royston as part of Perth Dance Festival 2019
  • Artists-in-residence  October 2018 – September 2019 at Abbeyhill Primary School, Edinburgh as part of Colony of Artists Festival 2019
  • 3G: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform  8 March 2018 at Threshold artspace, Perth Theatre and Concert Hall as part of Perth and Kinross Women’s Festival 2018
  • Artists-in-residence  October 2017 – September 2018 at Abbeyhill Primary School, Edinburgh as part of Colony of Artists Festival 2018
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  • Platform 2017  inaugural festival of Perthshire creativity 25 March – 1 April 2017 with 30 events across 30 venues in Perth and Kinross
  • House Arrest Pernille Spence and Zoe Irvine 31 May 2017 at Norie Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall as part of Perth Dance Festival 2017
  • 3G: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform  8 March 2017 at Threshold artspace, Perth Theatre and Concert Hall as part of Perth and Kinross Women’s Festival 2017
  •  Artists-in-residence October 2016 – September 2017 at Abbeyhill Primary School, Edinburgh as part of Colony of Artists Festival 2017
  • Videoarcheology International Video Art Festival 1999. Co-curated by Iliyana Nedkova, Boris Kostadinov and Zhivka Valyavicharska, 1 – 22 October 1999 at various venues across Sofia. Review by Perry Bard published in Nettime READ
  • Cyberknitting. Online and onsite performance by various artists co-curated by Iliyana Nedkova, Nina Czegledy, Branca Milic-Davic and Denis Neumand presented at Ostranenie 97. The International Electronic Media Forum, 5-9 November 1997. Curatorial essay by Nina Czegledy DOWNLOAD Review by Perry Bard DOWNLOAD Review by Katy Deepwell DOWNLOAD

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