OPENING WEEKEND (11 - 13 JANUARY 2019)
The Opening of the ECOC 2019 will be within the range of an extended weekend (11 - 13 January 2019) full of events which will take place at various in- and outdoor spaces across the city. Its peak will be on Saturday, 12 January, with the most attractive and momentous highlight in the programme - the 'We Are All Colors' show.
WE ARE ALL COLORS (12 JANUARY 2019)
The very heart of Plovdiv will welcome the 'We Are All Colors' show. The show, combining music, light and dance, will give the key to the whole year ahead and to the basic concept of the European Capital of Culture project, in which the citizens themselves are not only audiences and actors, but also creators of events. More than 1500 participants from Bulgaria and abroad will recreate on the open stage a large and colorful metaphor of all the main themes of the programme ‘Plovdiv 2019’ and their relationships under the motto ‘Together’.
A programme featuring more than 30 events will welcome the guests of Plovdiv at the Opening of the European Capital of Culture 2019. The bill for the long weekend (11 to 13 January) is the result of the collaboration between the Plovdiv 2019 Foundation and cultural institutions from Plovdiv. Instead of chronologically, the events are listed in a way that allows guests to choose from the form of art that best suits their tastes and temperaments. The route of locations starts from Tobacco City and SKLAD – Plovdiv's new space for culture – passes through the city centre to end in Kapana, the quarter of creative industries.
The opening weekend will host events of Plovdiv City Art Gallery, Starinen Plovdiv Municipal Institute, Plovdiv Drama Theatre, State Opera Plovdiv, Plovdiv Artists Society, Regional Museum of Ethnography, Regional Museum of Natural History, Ivan Vazov National Library, Lucky House of Cinema, Kapana Fest. The FIRE THEATRE Mime Company; Shade and Fire theatre ‘Fireter’; the D'Ambrosio brass band from the Italian town of Matera; and community centres (chitalishta) from Plovdiv and the Plovdiv region will be presenting their own shows.
Detailed bilingual programme for the Opening Weekend you can find here: